Position Title: sUAS/C-sUAS Instructor/Operator V2X GTS has a requirement for a Small Unmanned Aircraft System / Counter Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS/C-sUAS) Instructor/Operator, with experience in Unified Land Operations, and Unmanned Aircraft System instruction and flight operations. This Instr

sUAS/C-sUAS Instructor/Operator

Vertex Aerospace • 
Madison, Mississippi, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:
Position Title: sUAS/C-sUAS Instructor/Operator

V2X GTS has a requirement for a Small Unmanned Aircraft System / Counter Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS/C-sUAS) Instructor/Operator, with experience in Unified Land Operations, and Unmanned Aircraft System instruction and flight operations. This Instructor will ensure the training of all training unit personnel, assist in lesson plan development, and the implementation of sUAS and C-sUAS instructional programs and Training Support Packages (TSPs). Duties also include ensuring units train Safely within the recognized NOTAM IAW ASG-KU Policy and Procedures and Kuwaiti Government guidelines. Due to the US government required security clearance and travel requirements, the successful candidate must be a United States citizen, with proof of citizenship and a current U.S. passport.

Job Description:

The sUAS/C-sUAS Instructors will work directly under the supervision of the ATROMS Live Training Lead, Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Primary duties include: Threat Briefs on emerging and current small UAS threats within the CENTCOM AOR, Operator training on the InstantEye Mk2 Gen4 small tactical sUAS, Operator training on the PD-100 Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) nano sUAS, and Operator training on the DroneDefender C-sUAS signal disruption weapon. Additionally, keeps TSPs, lesson plans and Commercial training aids up to date, and ensures all training lanes remain fully functional.

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.


  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that Safety is the priority in the workplace.
  • Comply with all Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Provide information and materials to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation. Participate in and enforce all mandatory training requirements; implements provision for Government-wide programs such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, personnel and information security requirements.
  • Ensure the delivery of effective sUAS/C-sUAS training.
  • Plan, prepare and implement sUAS/C-sUAS training for unit trainers and OSS, OTH and transitional unit personnel.
  • Ensure all sUAS/C-sUAS training is focused on defeating sUAS threats, and increasing unit survivability, refinement of SOPs and improved Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs).
  • Provide sUAS/C-sUAS SME support to training units when requested.
  • Maintain and record all training courses and participants for validation purposes.
  • Advise the ARTC Integrator on sUAS/C-sUAS and Blended training integration and support.
  • Maintain currency on all aspects of sUAS/C-sUAS trends, policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned in support of the Program Manager.

Additional Responsibilities, when no sUAS/C-sUAS training is Scheduled:

  • Monitor range-land conditions and utilization.
  • Monitor/Report range use in accordance with the published Bulletin.
  • Investigate unauthorized use and inspect/report on existing range improvement projects.
  • Work outdoors in rugged terrain.
  • Work alone, or with other people, during early morning hours and throughout the day.
  • Develop all reports as directed in support of the Prime Program.
  • Coordinate directly with training units and other authorized organizations for all range facilities and training areas.
  • Responsible for ensuring the enforcement Safety standards on all ranges and or training areas in accordance with DA PAM 385-63.
  • Assist the Firing Desk Technicians in the notification process and closing of all live-fire ranges with all MEDEVACs.
  • Monitor all range communications and ensures status changes within the ArcView (GIS) system.

Job Requirements:

  • 4 years' experience in Unified Land Operations, Mobility and C-IED capabilities, and maneuver, Infantry and Engineer training.
  • Extensive instructional and training background.
  • Subject Matter Expertise on U.S. Military weapon systems, Infantry operations, maneuver, and operations.
  • Instructional experience at Military Center of Excellence (COE) or Battalion level.
  • Knowledge of all weapons systems in an Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT).
  • 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.
  • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team.
  • Ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.
  • Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information to a diverse group of customers.
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 US CENTCOM medical deployment standards.

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.

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

V2X 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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