Combat Skills Instructor

Job Title: Combat Skills Instructor (EODTEU TWO)
Position: Fulltime
Location: Fort Pickett, Blackstone, VA or other as required
Clearance: SECRET
Rigid Tactical has numerous positions available in performing and instructing basic to advanced levels of classroom, laboratory, and practical instruction in support of the NECC Combat Skills Continuum and other live fire shooting courses executed by EODTEU TWO, in accordance with approved curricula, including nighttime exercises as required.

Responsibilities/Required Skills

  • Maintain an instructor training binder with approved personalized course materials to be utilized during instruction.
  • Perform and instruct the safe operation of, but not limited to, the EOD authorized weapons systems, tactical vehicles, and authorized technical training equipment, including optics, laser systems and synthetic weapons trainers.
  • Perform course preparations to include, but not limited to, preparation of classroom, weapons loading, weapons mounting, target placement, computer setup, practical area setup, vehicle staging, etc.
  • Perform operator level weapons cleaning, maintenance, and repairs of all authorized weapon systems.
  • Assist in the management of Command small arms qualification program and database.
  • Extended Work Week authorization as required by current tasking.

Required Experience and Education

Must be a graduate of Special Tactical Services (STS), Mid-South Shooting Institute, Gryphon Group, Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance Target Analysis and Exploitation Techniques (SFARTAETC), Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat (SFAUC) or Marine Corp Advanced Urban Combat (MCAUC) small arms weapons training, or equivalent.  Equivalent small arms weapons training courses will be considered.

Must be a graduate of International Training, Inc. (ITI), Gryphon Group, Tier One Off-road or Tony Scotti’s Vehicle Dynamics Institute (VDI) tactical driving courses, or equivalent.

Will have Six (6) years’ experience in a minimum of one (1) of the following backgrounds/specialties and/or have prior instructor experience within the last (3) three years training the below DoD entities:

  • US Navy EOD NEC 5337 with a minimum of one (1) deployment ISO NAVSOF/ARSOF
  • US Army Special Forces MOS 18 (Series)
  • US Navy SEAL NEC 532X
  • USMC Recon MOS 0321
  • USAF Combat Controller AFSOC 1C2X1
  • USAF Para-Rescueman Jumper AFSOC 1T2X1

Possess valid CPR certification and maintain the certification annually.

Combat Skills Instructor personnel must pass the U.S. Navy Physical Fitness Assessment (excluding body fat composition portion) for their applicable age bracket with a minimum overall score of GOOD, as outlined in OPNAVINST 6110.1 Series and demonstrate their ability to drag/carry a 185 pound training dummy a distance of 50 meters once during each period of performance.

  • Shall meet Navy High-Risk Training requirements as outlined in OPNAVINST 1500.75 series.
  • Navy Instructor Training Course (NEC 9502) or equivalent (Completion of a civilian [or commercial] formal course of instruction which has been evaluated and certified as a Journeyman Instructor Training / National Inspection Testing & Certification equivalency by the Center for Personal and Professional Development [CPPD]).
  • Proof of completion of training on required weapons systems within last five (5) years.
  • Qualify as Range Safety Officer (RSO) / Range Officer in Charge (OIC).
  • Possess a valid state motor vehicle operator license(s).
  • Shall be required to obtain license to operate Light Vehicles through 1 ¼ Ton, HMMWV, and related equipment.

Shall be intimately familiar with the safe operation and maintenance of all service provided weapons, weapons systems and all optics and associated components of those weapons to include, but not limited to the following and their variants:

  • M9/M11 Pistol
  • M4/M16 Rifle
  • M14 Rifle
  • M240/M60
  • M2 .50 cal
  • M203 Grenade Launcher
  • M82/M107 .50 cal

Desired Skills

Previous deployment experience with US military, Department of State, or law enforcement.