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The O'Gara Group3.8
San Diego, CA
Rating Highlights
Compensation & Benefits : 3.2
Culture & Values : 3.8
Career Opportunities : 3.3
Work/Life Balance : 3.8
Job & Company Insights
Job Type : Full-time
Job Function : instructor
Industry : Business Services
Size : 51 to 200 Employees

O’Gara Training and Services division is focused on training to enhance personal survivability, provide tactical security training for law enforcement, security, homeland security, and counter terrorism professionals and technical risk mitigation, survivability and security service solutions in complex international environments. O’Gara provides a diverse set of training programs and services supporting a large and growing worldwide market comprised of governments, non-governmental organizations, military(s), corporations and individuals seeking to more effectively protect and preserve lives and assets. We have developed state-of-the-art testing and training facilities that are integral to our ability to exceed the stringent performance and quality assurance standards mandated by our customers.
The Combat Skills Instructor {CS) will conduct high-risk courses designed to educate, train and qualify EOD Forces with combat proficiency from basic to advance skills. The CS is a member of a support team of Subject Matter Experts experienced in Explosive Ordnance Disposal operations, combat shooting techniques, tactical vehicle operation, NECC training evolutions, critical time intensive administrative functions, and logistical support roles. This support team will assist with various aspects of the EODTEU ONE and Navy Expeditionary Combat Command training mission.
  • Perform basic to advanced levels of classroom, laboratory, and practical instruction in accordance with approved curricula, including nighttime exercises.
  • Develop and maintain an instructor training binder with approved personalized course materials.
  • Perform and observe the safe operations of, but not limited to, the EOD authorized weapons systems, tactical vehicles, and authorized technical training equipment, including 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 set up, practical area set up, and vehicle staging.
  • Perform operator level weapons cleaning, maintenance and repairs of all authorized weapons systems and ranges.
  • Provide assistance to active duty personnel for operational upkeep of all ranges.
  • Meet and maintain eligibility for high-risk training instructors.
  • Participate in material maintenance of existing curricula following Government authorized processes.
  • Obtain course specific qualifications and certification in accordance with approved guidance.
  • Perform general facility cleanup to include but not limited to, trash removal, sweeping, swabbing, kitchen, appliances, lounge, bathroom, TOC areas, and ranges.
Minimum Education and Experience Required:
  • Graduate of Navy Instructor Training Course {NEC 805A (formerly 9502) or equivalent {Completion of Instructor Training Course from another DOD service, a civilian (or commercial) formal course of instruction which has been evaluated and certified as a NITC equivalency by the Center for Professional Development.
  • Proof of completion of training on required weapons systems within last 5 years.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in Armed forces special operations (e.g., USMC Recon, USA Ranger/Green Beret, USN SEAL, USAF Combat Controller, UK or Australian SAS) or US Navy EOD with shooting experience.
  • Graduate of: Blackwater, Mid-South Shooting Institute, Gryphon, SFAUC, or MCAUC small arms weapons training. Equivalent small arms weapons training school will be considered.
  • One year of instructional experience in lieu of designation (DD-214, course certificates, etc.).
  • Must meet Navy High-Risk Training requirements as outlined in OPNAVINST 1500.75 series.
  • Current CPR/First Aid/AED certifications.
  • Current certifications (within last three years) using M9/M11 Pistol and M4/M16 (variance) weapons systems.
  • Must be able to qualify on weapons systems utilized at EOD TEU.
  • Must be available for occasional night and weekend training.
  • Ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds multiple times a day during training exercises.
  • Current DoD Secret Clearance.
EEO Vets/Disability
We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.
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