Summary/Scope of Work
The Training Support Center Specialist (TSCS) provides support to the Army National Guard’s (ARNG) Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations (TADSS) program throughout the United States and its Territories.
Job Functions and Responsibilities
- Provides training aids, devices, simulators and simulations (TADSS) training and operations at each training center, includes target acquisition, identification and engagements with turret weapons systems with both the primary or alternate fire control and sighting equipment and small arms tactics.
- Participates and recommends revision of lesson plans, program of instructions (POI); ensures crews receive training in the most up-to-date regulatory procedures conducted by instructor/operator (I/Os) personnel.
- Utilizes Training Support-Material Army-wide Tracking System (TS-MATS); Annotates required maintenance and service in TS-MATS, provides instructions on TS-MATS operations as needed.
- Presents technical instruction that includes detailed explanation, demonstration and guidance on practical exercises; evaluation of performance; special assistance to students requiring additional training; observes students operating the trainers and identifies operational errors are detected and students are redirected; provides guidance and problem solving techniques to resolve operational problems.
- Operates training devices and simulators to include: installing, setting up simulator and performs daily preoperational readiness checks; technical inspections on the trainers; briefing students on safety procedures, required equipment, etc.
- Prepares for assigned classes, ensures instructional materials, training aids and systems are present and operational prior to classes beginning.
- Conducts complete groupings of instruction and briefings in an established program of instruction (POI).
- Certifies new operators, provides and tracks annual recertification.
- Assists unit trainers in developing individual and crew training.
- Manages the Training Center and the following operations: daily opening and closing of facility schedules training; serves as liaison with military active Army and National Guard Units to ensure maximum utilization of the trainers; maintains up-to-date utilization and training status reports; prepares and submits monthly utilization reports; assists in establishing a unit training program; monitors unit(s) training performance and training sessions for Army compliance.
- Performs warehouse operations that includes processing of actions in TS-MATS; assists with incoming shipments; issues, receives and accounts for TADSS equipment; Performs user-level TADSS equipment troubleshooting to detect malfunctions and escalate when applicable; verifies hand-receipt holders to include validation of signature card; validates proper identification and signature of requesting officer or authorized representative is on signature card.
- Assembles and groups items/materials according to receiving vouchers/turn in documentation based on property class, condition, and type of transaction; Receives Inventory and validates proper type, quantity and quality; stages all equipment orders as necessary in Government warehouse; conducts 100% accountability of annual inventories of parts, tools, test equipment, and other TADSS property IAW AR710-1-1 & AR 710-1-2, submits to Government for review/approval.
- Conducts joint inventory, inspects new equipment, training devices upon receipt; stores/prepares equipment for issue and submits reports to appropriate offices; notifies Government of any discrepancies and recommends resolution; processes TADSS requests and ensures requesting units are authorized to request/receive equipment; compiles a record of demand for material issued by date, unit and type of equipment and ensure requested material is on hand for issue; receives turn-in equipment, inspects and prepares equipment for re-issue.
- Utilizes automated TADSS databases; documents and tracks TADSS trends on availability and operability; assists with TADSS scheduling and in the maintenance of TADSS accounts.
- Ensures personnel have valid state driver’s license to operate passenger type vehicles in the performance of this contract. Government shall provide training and certification of forklift as required to move material in open storage areas to designated areas.
Complies with all safety guidelines.
- Provides technical assistance to newly assigned unit instructors to improve instructional competence.
- Utilizes TS-MATS, TADSS and Microsoft Word computers to product requests, lists, records, reports, statistics memos, correspondence, etc.
- Drafts program policy standards and procedures for Government consideration; attends meetings, conferences and planning sessions to provide experienced technical recommendations with Government; attends government-unique training on Government supplied training devices; assists Government with research on variety of different issues as needed.
- Participates in area maintenance to include cleaning floors, work tables and stations, distribution office, repack areas, receiving areas and staging areas.
- Performs safety checks on forklifts, material handling equipment and machinery prior to use.
- Participates in cycle counting and periodic inventories which includes, but is not limited to, the upkeep, cleanliness and organization of all assigned areas.
- U.S. citizenship
- Prior military experience
- Minimum three (3) years experience in training support center operations
- Knowledge in TS-MATS, TADSS and MS Office
- Experience as an instructor/staff/cadre member
- Working knowledge/understanding of military protocol/chain of command
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships
- Possess professional demeanor and attitude
- Ability to work cooperatively with military and civilian workforces
- Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner
- As much of the National Guard training is conducted on the weekend, you may occasionally be required to work on Saturday and Sunday
High school diploma or equivalent.
Desired Qualifications and Skills
- Background in or working knowledge of Infantry or Armor.
- Background in or working knowledge of Military Operations, Training Development, Doctrine Development or Combat Development.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and drive a motor vehicle (in clear and limited visibility conditions). The employee must possess physical dexterity (bend, twist, turn and climb) commensurate with military physical activity while wearing personal protective equipment. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
This position requires travel depending on the training needs and schedule for contract support.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed, and perform special projects as assigned.
OT Training Solutions, LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability status.