Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Training Sergeant/Instructor

Location:  Tracy, CA
Category:  Trades & Facilities
Job ID: 103698
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Science and Technology on a Mission!
For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for a Training Sergeant/Instructor. You will identify training requirements, conduct classroom and field security operations training using various specialized training methods and sources, and coordinate related administrative activities. This position is in the Training and Operational Services Division (TOSD) within the Security Organization.

Essential Duties
- Instruct protective force personnel in the requirements for protecting LLNL assets and interests, schedule and conduct rigorous field training and deliver presentations; conduct formal, informal, on-the-job, or remedial training and provide remedial training recommendations.
- Research and contribute to the development of innovative and creative training techniques, lesson plans and procedures.
- Assess and validate knowledge learned, effectiveness of training, and recommend changes to training program development, delivery, or trending measures.
- Research and assess relevant security operations training requirements and make appropriate recommendations to improve protective force readiness and operations.
- Identify and conduct self-assessments, ensuring timely action to correct any deficiencies identified.
- Determine training equipment needs, evaluate training environments and make cost effective recommendations that improve the overall effectiveness, safety and efficiency of the training program.
- Coordinate, deliver, and assess training that meets specific protective force requirements, utilizing the Enterprise Mission Essential Task List.
- Support the job analysis process by completing task analyses with TOSD instructional design specialists; serve as a subject-matter expert for task validation.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Associate’s degree in a security-related field or the equivalent level of related education and experience in security, military, or law enforcement.
- Ability to successfully complete Basic Security Police Officer Training (BSPOT) and DOE National Training Center (NTC) Basic Instructor Training; the Basic Readiness Standard and a comprehensive medical exam including a multi-state cardiovascular assessment and psychological evaluation; and Live Fire Shoot House Instructor certification.
- Broad knowledge of protective force security operations, policies and procedures, and the application of individual and small team tactics.
- Experience coordinating and leading training or related activities, providing instruction and direction to others, and able to work on different shifts to support the training requirements of the Security Police Officers.  Experience contributing to, participating in, or conducting assessments.
- Demonstrated problem solving skills with experience identifying and researching alternatives or solutions to obstacles.
- Advanced interpersonal skills, sound judgment, and the ability to handle sensitive issues with tact, discretion, and maturity.  Effective organizational skills, attention to detail, communication skills and  ability to present information in both written and oral formats- Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance and physical fitness and firearms qualifications in accordance with 10 CFR 1046.
- Proficiency with personal computers including word processing, database and spreadsheet applications, and experience with the MS Office suite.

Desired Qualifications
- Current certification in BSPOT or Tactical Response Force-I or Opposition Force, Basic Tactical Entry (BTE) Specialist, BTE Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Intermediate Force Instructor,  BIT, Armorer, and/or Live Fire Shoot House Instructor and experience performing protective force related duties at a DOE site.
- Experience as a trainer/supervisor in a protective force, security operations or related field.
- Success building and leading teams and motivating others.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Anticipated Clearance Level:  Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.


Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.5 billion, employing approximately 6,000 employees.

Site 300 is an experimental test site operated by LLNL.  Situated on 7,000 acres in rural foothills approximately six miles southwest of downtown Tracy and 15 miles southeast of Livermore, Site 300 hosts approximately 200 employees with expertise in such fields as engineering, chemistry, biology, and environmental restoration.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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