Firearms Instructor/Sr Range Safety Officer

Location: Blackstone, VA 23824, USA


Requisition Number: 2022-6156

Position Title:

External Description: Summary


Ho-Chunk Inc. Management Services (HCIMS) is seeking a full-time Firearms Instructor/Senior Range Safety Officer. The Firearms Instructor/Senior Range Safety Officer will serve as a range safety officer and course administrator for firearms training courses with responsibility for planning, organizing, and presenting and/or managing the presentation of one or more of these courses and for evaluating training effectiveness to ensure that objectives are met. The incumbent will also serve as a Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC) subject matter expert on firearms. The position is based in Blackstone, VA.

Essential Functions

  • Operates the Diplomatic Security (DS) range facility and judgmental use of force facility ensuring compliance with OSHA and/or EPA standards and regulations.
  • Plans, organizes, and instructs/manages the presentation of firearms training courses, which may include basic and advanced firearms and use of deadly force.
  • Conducts firearms and deadly force scenario-based training; provides appropriate after-action reviews and feedback to trainees.
  • Applies U.S. Constitutional law, relevant case law, and DS policies to firearms training and use of force scenarios.
  • Reviews established training objectives, lesson plans, training materials, and instructional methods prior to the beginning of assigned courses.
  • Research and reviews current reports related to DS and introduces applicable information into firearms training courses.
  • Resolves problems that occur in the preparation for and during training.
  • Evaluates training effectiveness to ensure that training objectives have been met.
  • Complies with all Federal Law Enforcement Training and Accreditation (FLETA) standards.
  • Complies with all DS and Firearms Training program policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Reviews and analyzes trainee evaluations, feedback from other instructors, and personal observations.
  • Identifies need for and assists with revisions to course content and materials or instructional methods as necessary to improve the firearmstraining curriculum effectiveness and quality
  • Participates in curriculum review conferences.
  • Ensures optimum efficiency in the use of assigned resources.
  • Assists instructors in other security related subjects.
  • Establishes and maintains liaison with a broad array of law enforcement, security, military, government, and civilian organizations related to security and firearms techniques, tactics, and procedures.
  • Keeps abreast of current security techniques, methods, and procedures in firearms training through attendance at training sessions, seminars, and workshops.
  • Provides technical guidance to managers, law enforcement employees, and students on basic and complex topics related to firearms and use of deadly force.
  • Assists in scheduling and planning classes by developing and maintaining close contact with program coordinators as well as with other appropriate training entities.
  • Submits training records in a timely manner.
  • Serves as subject matter expert for the design of new training.
  • Tests/evaluates new training courses and instructional materials.
  • Tests/evaluates new and updated firearms, ammunition, and related equipment.
  • Assists with equipment inventory and maintenance for assigned training programs.
  • Maintains requisite levels of proficiency in all duty-related techniques and procedures to include 90% on all graded DS courses of fire.
  • Employee will require supervision and has limited opportunity to exercise independent judgment and initiative in the line of work.
  • Periodic local travel may be required as well as occasional travel within and outside the United States to support/conduct training.

  • Must have excellent people and organizational skills.
  • Must be proficient in firing, handling, and giving instruction on a variety of revolvers, pistols, submachine guns, carbines, rifles, machine guns, and grenade launchers.
  • Expert knowledge of health and safety standards for firearms ranges and training facilities.
  • Knowledge of security concepts, principles, and practices to provide basic training in the application of firearms use.
  • Knowledge of security programs, operations, and techniques, including terrorism and anti-terrorism operations, use of force, civil liability, with respect to firearms and appropriate techniques, tactics, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current protective security methods to provide instruction that is consistent with currently accepted methods and practices.
  • Familiarity with the functions, responsibilities, and duties of Foreign Service 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 maintain requisite knowledge of U.S. Constitutional Law, case law, and DS policies related to firearms and use of force.
  • 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.
  • Ability to complete work requiring regular and recurring physical exertion, long periods of standing, occasional heavy lifting, and irregular hours in both training and protective service operations, at times, during inclement weather.

Supervisory Responsibility

None required for this position

Work Environment
  • Ability to work in unpleasant or adverse environmental conditions, such as extreme hot and cold.
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment and materials.
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.
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.

1-3 (one-three) years of firearms instructor experience required with evidence of increasing work responsibility in a firearms training environment.

Must have a high school diploma.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Must be a certified firearms training instructor; completion of a recognized instructor development training course preferred.

Security Clearance

Must be a US citizen and possess or be able to obtain/maintain a SECRET security clearance.

Executive Order 14043 COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
Pursuant to Executive Order 14043, this position may require full vaccination against COVID-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.


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State: Virginia

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