Special Skills Tactics Instructor (FACT)


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Requisition Number: 4818

Position Title:

External Description: Special Skills Tactics Instructor (FACT)

700 Kemper Ave, Blackstone, VA 23824, USA Req #4818

Thursday, May 12, 2022


Ho-Chunk Inc. Management Services (HCIMS) is seeking a Special Skills Tactics Instructor who will serve as an instructor and subject matter expert in areas that may include defensive/non-lethal force tactics, room entry tactics, small unit tactics, physical fitness/wellness, emergency medical care, suspect apprehension and control techniques, risk management, mission planning, personal security detail operations, communications, security awareness and threat prevention, surveillance and surveillance detection, react to direct and indirect fire. The incumbent has responsibility for planning, organizing, and presenting and/or managing the presentation of one or more of these subjects and for evaluating training effectiveness to ensure that objectives are met. The incumbent may also serve as a subject matter expert for all Diplomatic Security (DS) specialized skills programs, force continuum procedures and for such anti-terrorism topics as domestic and overseas high threat dignitary protection, improvised explosive device (IED) recognition, room entry tactics (Close Quarters Battle-CQB), defensive tactics, advanced firearms tactical applications and physical fitness.The position is based at the U.S. Department of State, Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC) at 700 Kemper Ave, Blackstone, VA.

Essential Functions

• Plans, organizes, and provides instruction in all environmental conditions.

• Maintains liaison with law enforcement, security, military, government, and civilian organizations.

• Research and reviews information related to DS and keeps abreast of current security techniques, methods, and procedures through attendance at training sessions, seminars, and workshops.

• Complies with all Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) accreditation standards.

• Reviews established training objectives, lesson plans, training materials, and instructional methods prior to the beginning of assigned courses.

• Tests/evaluates new training courses and instructional materials.

• Resolves problems that occur in the preparation for and during training.

• Evaluates training effectiveness to ensure that training objectives are met.

• Reviews and analyzes trainee evaluations and feedback from other instructors.

• Identifies need for and assists with revisions to course content and materials or instructional methods as necessary to improve the effectiveness and quality of the training curriculum.

• Participates in curriculum review and the design of new training as a subject matter expert.

• Ensures optimum efficiency in the use of assigned resources.

• Assists instructors in other security-related subjects.

• Performs Training Safety Officer/role player controller support tasks and assigns other instructors and role players as needed to assist in training sessions.

• Provides assistance with practical exercises.

• Presents briefings to a wide range of audiences.

• Assists in scheduling and planning classes by developing and maintaining close contact with program coordinators and other training entities.

• Ensures training is consistent with Department regulations and applicable law.

• Submits training records in a timely manner.

• Assists with equipment inventory and maintenance for assigned training programs.

• Maintains levels of proficiency in all duty-related techniques and procedures.


• Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment and possess organizational skills.

• Knowledge of security concepts, principles, and practices to provide basic training in the application of protective and personal security and surveillance detection.

• Knowledge of security programs, operations, and techniques, including terrorism and anti-terrorism operations.

• Knowledge of current protective security methods to provide instruction that is consistent with current practices.

• Familiarity with the duties of Foreign Service and foreign affairs personnel preferred.

• Basic knowledge of adult learning principles, course development, classroom and practical instructional presentation methods, and methods for evaluating training effectiveness.

• Basic knowledge of the development and revision of training curriculum.

• Ability to immediately analyze, predict, and preclude situations to ensure training is conducted in a safe manner.

• Ability to establish and maintain liaison with personnel at all levels in order to plan and coordinate assigned responsibilities.

• Skill in oral and written communications to present training to a variety of audiences.

Supervisory Responsibility

None required for this position

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

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.

• Ability to complete work requiring regular and recurring physical and mental exertion, long periods of standing, and irregular hours.

• Ability to work in unpleasant or adverse environmental conditions, such as extreme hot and cold.

• Ability to lift and carry equipment and materials.

• Ability to work effectively in an environment that consists of numerous personnel and use of pyrotechnics.

• Expresses or exchanges ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening and weekend hours required, as required by business need.


Travels as necessary to other U.S. and foreign training sites, though it is not expected such travel will exceed 25% of total work time.


• Two (2) years of instructor experience required, plus five (5) years of relevant hard skills tactics experience.

• Experience working overseas preferred.

• Experience in an embassy environment preferred.


Must have a high school diploma

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Completion of a recognized instructor development training course preferred.

Security Clearance

Must be a U.S. citizen and possess or be able to obtain/maintain a SECRET clearance.

Executive Order 14043 COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
Pursuant to Executive Order 14043, this position may require full vaccination againstCOVID-19 regardless of work location pending final decision on Executive Order.

AAP/EEO Statement

All Native Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability. However, preference may be extended to persons of Indian descent in accordance with applicable laws.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Other details

  • Pay Type Salary

City: 700 Kemper Ave

State: Virginia

Community / Marketing Title: Special Skills Tactics Instructor (FACT)

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