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Naval Fires Training Analyst

Job ID: 214983
Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 3, 2021
Category: Training
Subcategory: Training Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description



The SAIC is currently looking for a Naval Fires Training Analyst to provide Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) training using the Integrated Maritime Portable Acoustic Scoring System (IMPASS) at Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Atlantic (EWTGL) in Virginia Beach, VA. 

Training SMEs are highly skilled persons with knowledge gained over years of experience at senior levels. They promote greater information sharing for staffs and stakeholders.  They provide realistic as well as reliable, consistent support and well-developed recommendations to various audiences in training and real world events. They will maintain the integrity of the training objectives, and maintain a knowledge base that is consistent with the requirements that cover the full spectrum of the listed Functional Area duties. SMEs serve as the catalyst for developing and evaluating requirements.  They provide the expertise and insight to support programs and leaders at all levels, including very senior levels, civilian and military sectors. They are experienced subject matter experts in their fields of expertise.

The ideal candidate will be a former Navy Fire Controlman or Operational Specialist with at least four years’ experience as a trainer/evaluator and two years’ experience with NSFS firing/scoring systems. Also, a viable candidate will have sufficient expertise and experience to provide academic support and serve as a shipboard naval fires operational trainer supporting the Fleet Response Training Plan (FRTP), including unit level academic/classroom training; Navy Mission Essential Task List (NMETL)/Navy Training Information Management System (NTIMS) development tracking and training; development, execution, and assessment of training scenarios; shipboard training team and training officer seminars; and fleet synthetic training (FST) program training at EWTGL. In addition, he/she will have excellent public speaking, presentation, and time management skills, as well as at least six years of applicable Training SME experience in:

Conducting fleet training analyses to identify gaps, training needs, and solutions

Developing and modifying training event/exercise scenarios and curricula

Delivering training in person and/or online

Managing training projects

Designing custom training to meet Fleet/Joint training objectives

Specific Functional Area duties include:

Provide IMPASS support as team leader/safety observer, buoy deployers/spotters and IMPASS control unit operators.

Provide IMPASS deployment training for unit and strike group level naval fires training program as required in support of FRTP precertification and sustainment training.

Provide system performance feedback to applicable engineering and maintenance commands to ensure long-term viability of the system.

Support naval surface fires training requirements in live and synthetic exercises and events.

Support Navy fires training to units (classroom and virtual) using the 20E18B and Shipboard Embedded Trainer for synthetic Naval Fires Training.

Provide academic training and education in person.  Provide subject matter expert course of instruction (COI) for NSFS Mobile Training Teams (MTT).

Assist government representative and stakeholders to maintain, update and standardize the instructor certification program and ensure instructor knowledge and presentation skills maintain credentials. The Government shall be the final approving authority for the instructor certification program.

Develop, maintain, and distribute instructional material supported by outlines, lesson plans, reference material, briefs, lectures, videos, scenarios, animations, handouts, student and instructor workbooks and study guides, testing materials, critiques, and feedback.

Provide support for curriculum review, development, and implementation for academics of warfare training requirements for NSFS.

Provide detailed post-mission reports and scoring information.



Must be a U.S. citizen with an active Secret clearance.

Bachelor of Arts or Science degree.

Active military duty (U.S. Navy) experience, including recent training / instructional/ evaluator experience, multiple tours on naval ships, and experience with naval gunfire control systems.

3+ years of general training analyst and functional area experience (4 additional years of experience lieu of degree will be considered).

3+ years of experience as a trainer/evaluator.

Two (2) years of operational/technical experience as NSFS team member on (or knowledge of) MK-34/MK-160 gun computer system/scoring systems or MK-86 Gun Fire Control System (GFCS) and familiarity with IMPASS operations, Naval Fires certification procedures, Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP), and Joint Fires concepts.

Experience in use of MS Office (e.g., Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint) products.

Possess proven written and verbal communication skills at the junior management and senior executive level, and be able to act independently.

Must be willing and able to work extended hours during certification events, which may include weekend events/travel.

Must have the ability to medically screen for underway operations on a U.S. Naval vessel.

Must have the physical ability to lift 50 lbs. and be able to deploy and retrieve mobile buoys from a naval ship during various weather conditions and climb or descend a Jacobs Ladder from various vessels.

Must be willing to travel overseas and in CONUS, including support of underway missions, up to 10 consecutive days at a time.


Experience with the Computer Aided Dead Reckoning Tracer (CADRT) of Naval Fire Control System (NFCS).

Experience implementing naval fires training requirements and associated Expeditionary Warfare training requirements.

Familiarity with the Global Command & Control System – Maritime (GCCS-M). 

Deep understanding of all phases of the FRTP and Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP).

Experience as Combat Systems Training Team member.

Designation as Afloat Training Specialist/Master Training Specialist.

Familiarity with fleet and type commander training policy documents, including the Fleet Training Continuum (FTC), Surface Force Readiness Manual (SFRM), and Surface Force Exercise Manual (SFEM), and use of the Master Scheduling Program (MSP).


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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