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Job Title:  Training Instructor (TADSS)
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  13-175 917087

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year
Monday, July 08, 2013 to Monday, July 22, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Boise, ID United StatesView Map





Training Instructor (TADSS)

Boise, Idaho

Appointment Type: Permanent

PD #: E03414ID


Series/Grade: GS-0301-09/09

Salary Range: $47,448.00-$61,678.00


*Candidates may have to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance*

*PCS is not authorized*


MEMBERSHIP IN THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED:  This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Idaho Army National Guard as a condition of employment.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.  Loss of military membership will result in immediate loss of your full-time military technician position.



Current members of the Idaho Army National Guard assigned to the Installation Support Unit.


Application materials must be received by Monday, July 22, 2013Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations section to understand the requirements. 



  • Military requirement: ENLISTED/WO
  • MOS: 92Y, 920A


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The primary purpose of this   position is to perform duties  as Training Instructor for Training Aids, Devices, Simulators, and   Simulations (TADSS)   within the Training Support Branch.    The work consists  of duties   involved in non-related processes, procedures, and   methods to develop and perform instruction, tours, briefings, and simulator operations.    Serves  as training support advisor for units assigned (i.e., Active   Army, US Army   Reserve, National Guard, and other DoD agencies).  Serves  as the TADSS subject matter training expert on major systems.  Operates

and instructs on all training simulators.




1.    Serves  as Instructor/Operator for Virtual TADSS and installation subject matter expert on TADSS training issues.    Researches  data  from  a variety of sources  to provide information on doctrine and   utilization strategy to applicable trainers.  Interprets and adapts   guidelines and established training objectives for the  type  of unit  and equipment, and designs   training modules to meet  their   objectives.  Develops and updates TADSS instruction course   material, lesson

plans,   program of instructions, etc., to ensure  Soldiers  receive  the  most   up-to-date instruction. Ensures   instructional materials, training aids and systems are present and are operational. Answers   technical questions related to the  full  range  of trainer capabilities, to include displays controls, training scenarios, etc.     Provides   instructions on a wide   variety of virtual TADSS such as the   Engagement Skills   training System, the   Multiple Integrated Laser   Engagement Systems (MILES), and  the  Call for Fire Systems, and HUMVEE Assistance Egress Training System. Instruction includes detailed explanation, demonstration and   practical exercises.  Manages   and maintains TADSS to include issuing  and   receiving training devices. Provides   technical assistance to staff  and unit instructors to improve instructional competence.  Monitors and observes students during practical exercises and   provides assistance as required.  Observes   students operating the   trainers, ensuring that  any   operational errors are detected and students redirected.     Evaluates performance and   provides special   assistance to students or instructors requiring special  or additional training.


2.    Provides   training and certification of new operators and annual re-certification of current operators.  Performs operator maintenance, service checks, and diagnostic procedures in accordance with  the   applicable operator and   maintenance manuals. Install, set up simulator and performs daily   preoperational readiness checks  that   facilitate fault   isolation by the   trainer. Based on the   results of the checks,   replaces failed   plug-in modules identified diagnostics and perform technical inspections of the   trainers.  Performs post  shut  down   procedures on the  assigned   trainers subsequent to daily   training. Ensures   adequate security measures are in place to equipment malfunction.  Provides   guidance and problem solving techniques to resolve operational problems.  Briefs   students in safety   procedures, required equipment, etc.,   prior to operations.  Contacts contractor logistics support to obtain repair services. Troubleshoots to diagnose problems and  takes   corrective actions  as prescribed.  Knowledge of simulator systems is required in order  to operate, troubleshoot to diagnose problems, and   takes   corrective actions and  make   adjustments to systems as prescribed .   Consolidates related training maintenance and usage   reports submitted by the TADSS.     Monitors internal control systems and operations to ensure   government resources are effectively and efficiently managed.


3.    Provides   Virtual TADSS Training support and services.  Conducts tours  and   briefings for small informal groups regarding support and   capabilities.  Prepares  and    conducts briefings to all levels of staff  and   commands as required.  Assists   units in determining what  MILES/TADSS   support is available to provide the  unit  with   mission-related training support services. Assists   others in maintaining proficiency and understanding of the  full  range  of the  MILES/TADSS   product and service capability.   Assists  the  Branch  Chief  with  special   projects, which  may   require some research, organization, and/or presentation of data.     Prepares   reports and records   detailing work and projects accomplished and/or status.  Provides   input for the   development, staffing, and execution of training support policies  and programs within the Training Support Center   ( TSC ) footprint.  Input includes, but  is not limited to, policies, procedures, SOPs, and similar guidelines for scheduling and use of training facilities, equipment, and   resources.    Consolidates input from units into  an annual Training Needs Assessment. Information  is obtained from  a variety of sources, such   as regulations, directives, catalogs, bulletins, and mission statements; therefore, incumbent must have  the   ability to read, interpret and implement appropriate guidance. Provides   guidance and   resolves routine and   recurring problems. Coordinates, meets, corresponds, and discusses related training issues   regularly with   suppliers, logistics personnel, maintenance representatives, contracted and government Field Service   Representatives (Maintenance Technicians), supported units, training NCOs, and other   training support personnel.     Services as a focal  point  for all programs associated with   training equipment usage and identifies anticipated or actual  causes  of problems adversely impacting on TADSS training support.


4.    Serves  as Technical Oversight Representative (TOR)   responsible for   monitoring, evaluating, and   inspecting simulator maintenance, repair, and operational contract performance to protect the interests of the   government.  Ensures   contractor complies with  the  term  of the   contract and prescribed maintenance is performed satisfactorily.  Prepares   required TOR reports pertaining to performance of the   contract and submits to the Contracting Officer .   Reviews   correspondence and data   prepared by the   contractor in support of the   contract for accuracy, completeness, and adequacy and   makes appropriate comment s . Submits recommendations that  may   constitute a change  to the  scope  of work  to the Contracting Officer.


5 .   Performs other  duties as assigned.



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Work involves supervising or performing work requiring knowledge of (a) the basic processes of administration, (b) the principles and standard practices of management, and (c) the techniques of organization, direction, coordination, and control.

Experience, education, or training which provided a general knowledge of principles of organization, management, and administration.  Experience using computer and automation systems.





No education requirements needed for this vacancy.



Within your application package, you must explain how you gained the specialized experience required for this position.  Applicants applying at the GS 09 level must have at least 24 months experience, education or training in any position that required compiling reports, letters, memoranda, etc., and required person-to-person contacts to convey information. Applicants must have experience providing technical guidance and assistance in the type of work or in comparable work of the position to be filled. Applicants must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of administrative procedures and practices of management. Experience developing administrative procedures.



Study successfully completed in a college, university, technical or vocational school may be substituted for experience at the rate of one year of study (30 semester hours or 20 classroom hours of instruction per week) for 6 months of experience.  Courses must be directly related to the work of the position.




Idaho National Guard Mission Statement:

The incredible versatility of the National Guard enables its troops to respond to domestic emergencies, combat missions, counter drug efforts, reconstruction missions and more—all with equal speed, strength and efficiency.

Whether the call is coming from the Governor of the State of Idaho or directly from the President of the United States, Guard Soldiers and Airman are always ready and always there.


Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Funds Transfer Program. 


This is a dual-status position and membership in the Idaho Army National Guard is required.  By submitting this application you are affirming to the validity of the information you have provided.


All male applicants born after 31 December 1959 will be required to furnish a statement of Selective Service registration status prior to appointment. (5 U.S.C. 332)

Acceptance of any military technician position over 179 days will cause termination of entitlement and eligibility for all bonuses and student loan repayments effective the date of employment.  This does not affect Montgomery GI Bill eligibility.  Payments of Selected Reserve reenlistment bonuses authorized in section 308b of title 37, United States Code, to Military Technicians (Dual Status) who become eligible for reenlistment while serving on active duty in Iraq, Afghanistan or Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom (in theater) are excluded from repayment.  Acceptance of any military technician position may affect your incentive bonus.  Check with your incentives manager to see if this applies to the incentive you received.


Applicants who feel they have reinstatement/restoration/re-promotion rights to this grade and position should contact the Human Resources Office.


The Idaho National Guard is an Equal Opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical handicap or age which does not interfere with job accomplishment or National Guard membership. Veteran's Preference does not apply to any National Guard position.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes all of the following parts:

1.  Your Resume or OF 612

2.  ALL DD214s

3.  Explanation of Specialized experience

4.  Other documents specified in the Required Documents section, if any are listed


The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MST) on Monday, July 22, 2013.


We are currently not accepting on-line applications.  Please use the following information to submit your application:


- By Mail or Hand Deliver to:

  Idaho National Guard

  Human Resource Office/Staffing

  4794 Farman St,  Bldg 442

  Boise, Idaho   83705-8112


- Email or Fax requires prior approval from the HR Staffing Specialist for each application submitted.


Important information regarding completion and submission of your Application Package:

- Applicants must type or print in legible dark ink, sign and date each application package.


Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position.


- Current Resume or OF 612


- DD Form 214s


- Transcript (If using education to substitute for experience, you must submit a transcript)


- Job related certificates and licenses (Optional) - current only.


Phone: (208)422-3343
Agency Information:
Idaho National Guard
ATTN Staffing Specialist
4794 Farman St Bldg 442
Boise, ID


After the position closing date, your application will be reviewed in full.  If qualified your application will be forwarded to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interview are required you will be contacted.

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