Personnel Recovery Training Specialist - 32010 in Washington, DC at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/22/2020

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The Personnel Recovery Training Specialist conducts training programs in coordination with the Personnel Recovery (PR) Program Coordinator, PR Senior Training Specialist, and USAID PR Security Specialist.  The position will be located in Washington DC.


  • Conducts training during mobile training team events, in CONUS and OCONUS environment, in support of USAID Mission specific Personnel Recovery Programs
  • Presents Personnel Recovery Employee Education, Management, Prevention, and Training (PREEMPT) and PR Officer (PRO) training IAW Course of Instruction (COI) documents
  • Conducts PRO training during mobile training team events in support of USAID Mission specific PR programs
  • Assist in developing training objectives in accordance USAID SEC/ISP/CETS/PR requirements
  • Assists in developing COI documents, training aids, and lesson plans
  • Assists in maintaining PR equipment inventory including PR Communications, Personnel Survival Kits (PSK) and Individual First Aid Kits (IFAK), and training team equipment
  • Creates individual lesson plans in support of COI and USAID Mission specific requirements
  • Produces required training reports in support of training deliverables

Position Requirements: 

  • Must have an extensive background in training delivery, curriculum development, and planning and is responsible for conducting academic, laboratory, demonstration-performance, and operational training in accordance with the prescribed syllabus and other Course of Instruction documents (COI) in support of USAID security training programs.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in instruction delivery and three years of specialized experience in developing and providing training to civilian employees, and must possess and demonstrate at the professional level the below skills sets:
  1. Verbal and written communication skills; Must be capable of articulating thoughts, ideas, and opposing points of view through all forms of communication with both internal and external government agencies. Must be proficient in crafting all types of correspondence to reach their target audience with clarity and comprehension to include the senior management level. Must be skillful in giving briefs, guidance, and assistance on all personnel recovery issues, policies, procedures, and methodologies to a diverse audience.
  2. Training Skills: Must demonstrate the ability to effectively teach through a prescribed syllabus on personnel recovery to a diverse audience. Possess the necessary skills to develop training aids, prepare course materials, and conduct practical application assessments. Know how to measure enabling learning objectives through testing and critiques.
  • Must have extensive experience in tactical medical
  • Graduate of Department of Defense PR 206, Joint Resistance Training Instructor Course, or equivalent SERE Subject Matter Expertise in the areas of: map reading, land navigation, world-wide survival methods/techniques, world-wide escape and evasion techniques, air/sea/land exfiltration, cross cultural communications, physical and psychological aspects across the spectrum of captivity, captive communication techniques across the spectrum of captivity, escape planning techniques across the spectrum of captivity, techniques for resistance to exploitation across the spectrum of captivity, and the U.S. Military Code of Conduct
  • Ability to maintain professionalism, confidentiality, and sensitivity to various issues
  • Time management and organizational skills
  •  Base knowledge in safety and security principles

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be able to physically stand, kneel, and bend for long periods of time and have the ability to climb ladders with dexterity in both hands
  • Must be able to lift a 50-pound item to waist height and must be able to lift a 30-pound item over the head
  • Must have 20/20 vision with corrective lenses if necessary
  • Must have acceptable color vision and have acceptable depth perception
  • Must be physically able to travel to and operate in potentially dangerous, overseas environments
  • Must be physically able to walk distances up to five miles in a variety of adverse environments while carrying a 30-pound backpack
  • Must have the ability to hear normal conversation, alarms, and warning signals with corrective devices if necessary


Security Clearance: Top Secret

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