Provides T-45C aircraft systems/operational procedures instruction; classroom and simulator aviation instruction and/or practical environments training. The Contract Instructor will work directly for the Site Manager and will be responsible for student pilot training in the associated training devices supporting the CNATRA CIS Program. Can assist as a Subject Matter Expert in development of curriculum for new type courses as required. May provide additional services such as courseware review and other additional administrative and/or collateral duties such as publications, safety, quality audits, FCIF, scheduling, and other duties as maybe assigned by the Program or Site Manager. The Instructor will ensure a safe and secure work environment is maintained.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Conduct scheduled CI led/supported training for Training Device and Systems Training (including briefs and debriefs) using traditional and modern tools such as computers, video projectors, overhead projectors and other multimedia systems.
Evaluate student performance during training as required. Debrief students using full replay/debrief capabilities of the device utilized for the training event. Complete and submit electronic grade sheet(s) in the approved CNATRA Training or Learning Management System (T/LMS) during the student debrief. If this is not possible due to a technical issue, the CI shall immediately report the issue to the SM/ASM and fill out a paper grade sheet. The electronic record shall be completed as soon as possible. For prolonged outages, the SM and the GTO shall develop a corrective action plan.
Evaluate and record trainer performance and/or deficiency in accordance with (IAW) established criteria.
Maintain, assess, and recommend improvements to training scenarios for effectiveness and currency.
Review curriculum; assess and recommend improvements to the training curriculum via the appropriate Site Training Officer or Stage Manager.
Provide classroom instruction and make recommendations for improvement to instructional media, to include tests and test materials, lesson plans, interactive courseware, flight training instructions and other guides under the guidelines of current directives.
Conduct training and instruction on device operation for personnel as needed, to include instruction on briefing, debriefing, grading and assessments.
Provide academic instruction, to include instructor led lecture discussion for Crew Resource Management (CRM), Instrument Ground School (IGS), etc., and self-paced Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) and Computer Based Training (CBT) in support of curricula required for each platform.
Assist with training device inspections and certification programs as well as other special projects as required. This includes mishap re-creation and simulator device testing.
Other weapons system specific support responsibilities, as listed in appendices.
Answer questions and assist the students with the content of the ICW, the functionality of the lessons, or the student management system.
Ensures the content of instruction provided is appropriate to all current and implemented instructional materials and CNATRA Instructions/Notices.
Other duties assigned by management.
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Qualifications and Education Requirements
Must possess a bachelor’s degree.
Be a former or reserve military aviator of a tactical or strike pipeline jet aircraft.
Possess a minimum of 1,000 flight hours, of which 500 hours must be in a tactical jet or strike pipeline jet aircraft.
Simulator instructors for the Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) and Carrier Qualifications (CQ) stages of the curriculum must be former carrier pilots with a minimum of 50 carrier landings.
Must have a solid understanding of the T-45C mission and crew procedures.
Must have strong working knowledge of tactical formation flying, aircraft weapons employment, aircraft carrier operations, and air Combat Maneuvering is also desired.
Must successfully complete the T-45C NATOPS open book, closed book, and emergency procedures boldface examinations.
Must maintain currency of qualifications that includes, but not limited to taking an annual standardization exam for each stage of simulator instruction.
Contractor personnel shall be able to read, write, speak, and understand English fluently.
Previous T-45C Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) qualified pilot or has been a T-45C simulator instructor within the preceding five (5) years.
At least one deployed fleet tour and T-45C flight experience.
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