TRACR Suite Instructor

Vertex has a requirement for a Targetry Range Automated Control and Recording (TRACR) Suite Instructor, with experience in Unified Land Operations maneuver, capabilities, gunnery range operations, small-arms range operations, and military instruction. The TRACR Suite Instructor will work directly under the supervision of the Range Support Supervisor at URSC SWORD, Udairi, Kuwait. Primary duties include: instructing URC customer operators on the TRACR Suite system, keeping lesson plans and training aids up to date, ensuring all TRACR Suite-enabled ranges remain fully functional, assist with troubleshooting the TRACR systems on the ranges, and serving as the Range Safety Technician for all TRACR-enabled ranges. This Instructor will also ensure the training of all unit personnel operating the TRACR Suite system on the Udairi Range Complex (URC), assist in scenario & lesson-plan development, and the implementation of the TRACR Suite instructional program. Duties also include ensuring units train safely on the TRACR-installed ranges IAW ASG-KU Policy and Procedures. A successful candidate must be a United States citizen, with proof of citizenship and a current U.S. passport.

Required Hours:

Standard work week will be six (6) days per week for up to eight (8) hours per day while at OCONUS work site(s), and a standard 40-hour work week while at CONUS work sites.


Plan, prepare and implement TRACR Suite training for unit operators and Range Operations personnel.
Train unit TRACR Suite operators requiring the use of TRACR supported ranges on the URC (MPRC & SRGC).
Inspect unit OICs, RSOs and TRACR operators for proper range procedures and safety on the URC TRACR Suite-enabled ranges.
Provide TRACR Suite SME support to training units utilizing TRACR-enabled ranges.
Provide range expertise in the conduct and operation of ranges.
Maintain and record all training classes and participants for validation purposes.
Advise the Range Operations Lead on TRACR Suite-enabled range integration and support.
Maintain currency on all aspects of the TRACR systems, AR 385-63, and local URC policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned /directed.

Required Qualifications:

4 years’ experience in Unified Land Operations maneuver, capabilities, and gunnery range operations, infantry and small arms training. Extensive instructional and training background.
Subject Matter Expertise on U.S. Military weapon systems, Infantry operations, maneuver and gunnery capabilities and operations, and the TRACR system.
Instructional experience at Military Center of Excellence (COE) or Battalion level.
Knowledge of all weapons systems in an Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT).
Knowledge of range operations at a major training sites such as CTCs and NTC.
Expertise and experience operating the TRACR system on live-fire ranges.
Detail-oriented with the ability to work under deadlines while adhering to all applicable safety guidelines including: AR 385-63, DA Pam 385-63, and Area Support Group – Kuwait Range Operations Standardized Operating Procedures.
Knowledgeable with AR 385-63 Range Safety and DA Pam 385-63 Range Safety.
Possess knowledge and technical expertise in the use of all Microsoft Office products, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Adobe Acrobat products.
Demonstrated skills in the principles and techniques of military instruction.
Able to work closely with other team members, Customers, and End Users.
Excellent time-management skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Must currently possess at a minimum an interim Secret security clearance and be able to obtain/maintain an active/valid US Secret security clearance.
Ability to multi-task, and interface on a regular basis with military leaders, managers, and trainers.
Self-starter with good organizational skills who can work both independently and as a member of an integrated team; excellent problem-solving skills.
Highly proficient in reading and using a map, giving, and accepting directions in topographical terms, and in communicating map information with other members of the Range Operations team.

Other Requirements

Must be willing to live and work in an austere desert environment.
Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a Common Access Card (CAC).
Must have a valid driver’s license, able to obtain a US Government Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and Kuwait Driver’s License.
US citizenship is required as this position needs an active/current DOD Security Clearance as of day one of employment.
Must possess a US Passport with at least 2 years of remaining eligibility.
Meet medical requirements for position as determined by a pre-employment medical screening & published CRC and USCENTCOM medical deployment standards.
Walk or stand on level and/or inclined surfaces up to 8 hours/day & sit for up to 3 hours/day; climb/descend stairs; grasp or handle objects; use finger dexterity; bend elbows/knees; reach above/below shoulders; read/interpret typewritten print; communicate by voice & detect sound by ear.

Desired Qualifications:

Previous experience working on a US government contract in Southwest Asia.
NCO Advanced Course graduate or equivalent schooling.
Sergeant First Class or above.
Knowledge of military training methodologies.
Anticipate requirements, and suggest, implement, and follow up on solutions.
Knowledge of military protocols and procedures.

Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Training, Management, Business, or a related field from an accredited institution and four (4) years’ work experience. Eight (8) years of additional equivalent work experience (12 total years) may be accepted in lieu of BA/BS education requirement.
Able to complete the Range Operations Professional Development (ROPD) Program IAW AR 350-19 within 30-days of hiring.

Contractor personnel shall comply with all theater command policies, regulations, and General Orders. All tours are unaccompanied.

Must have an ACTIVE/CURRENT U.S. SECRET Security Clearance

Vertex is committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment in which we recognize and value each other’s differences as well as fostering a culture that promotes its core values: Professionalism, Integrity, and Respect. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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