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Instructional Designer/Trainer (Chemist) - 26706 in San Diego, CA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/23/2019

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Job Description


Location: San Diego, CA


The Chemist will provide knowledge continuity in science, further enhance technical understanding, and enable advance training in the realm of chemical, biological and homemade explosive hazards. In charge of providing EOD TEU ONE instructors advance proficiency, and ensuring that O-FRP Basic Phase ULT training is scientifically accurate resulting in EOD platoons meeting MCO training requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze ocular viewed immersive photorealistic spherical video performance outcomes and provide curriculum support, and be willing to travel 30% of the year.
  • Conduct periodic surveys of former students and instructors to ascertain utility of curriculum.
  • Evaluate student and instructor feedback on course content, scheduling, and delivery to recommend and implement changes.
  • Manage and organize curriculum update efforts. Refine existing training aides, areas, and scenarios.
  • Technical analysis (i.e. storage, processing, and dissemination) of Lessons Learned Reports, Technology Recommendations, all course critique data (raw and analyzed).
  • Use collected course critique data to make recommendations to government personnel for improving future course iterations.
  • Facilitation of training, i.e. instructing students and facilitating Practical Assessments as well as support to other instructor’s w/regards to the technical aspects of training or operating in an environment with potentially reactive materials, taking place at local training venues as well as NEOD training sites in Darwin Wash, SLC, VA Beach, and others.
  • Other facilitation requirements include: Aid in obtaining and maintaining divisional professional knowledge library, coordinate with and schedule civilian and/or contracted instructors, communicate with National Labs, NAVEODTECHDIV, LANL etc.
  • Required to travel to training sites both local and remote.
  • Required to attend HME training at the Chemical Energetics Course at NAS China Lake; HME ESOF facilitated by Point One; Advanced C/B training DPG; assist with technical aspects of device builds and drills during China Lake FTX; and various other training venues and conferences relevant to the NEOD C/B mission. Estimated 25% travel time.
  • Manage and organize any curriculum update efforts. Refine existing training aides, areas, and scenarios.
  • Conduct periodic surveys of former students and instructors to ascertain utility of curriculum. The purpose of this support is to continually improve the existing curriculum. This support will also determine training capability gaps, make recommendations to correct deficiencies and update training materials as required.

Education and Experience:

  • Must have a  Bachelors degree in Chemistry or Bio Chemistry

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have experience logged as an assistant to include forming lesson plans, grading, and advising students.
  • Lab experience, outside of college training, or, experience with energetic materials.
  • Ability to facilitate Curriculum Development.
  • Ability to coordinate and schedule training courses of instruction.
  • Willingness to travel approximately 25% of work year to other areas to schedule, facilitate and monitor all course convening’s.
  • Ability to coordinate with external EOD commands and HHQs.
  • Strong communication skills; ability to communicate with military personnel in a military environment.
  • Take direction from designated EODTEUONE personnel.
  • Microsoft Office skills.
  • Having regular interactions with NEOD and NECC Students.
  • Ability to aid in developing new drill sets and scenarios based on real world intelligence reports.
  • Required to interact with other technical SMEs at US National Labs.
  • Possess or qualify for a Security Clearance of SECRET
  • Valid CPR Certification

Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.


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