Technical Instructor – Secret


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Technical Instructor (for MSOFS NAVSCIATTS)

Spathe Systems is seeking a Technical Instructor with riverine experience for a NAVSPECWARCOM customer.

Spathe Systems is a rapidly growing SOF led, 8(a) defense contractor headquartered in Tampa, FL with offices in Fayetteville, NC and strategic partner locations in Virginia Beach and Coronado. As a small business with a tight nit family feel, Spathe empowers its employees to solve problems and make decisions.

Clearance: Secret


Job Description:

Provide instructional and logistical support, training analysis and course development

expertise to support Naval Small Craft Instructor and Technical School (NAVSCIATTS). Employ public speaking expertise to deliver technical and tactical curriculum to trainees coherently. Employ expertise in the methodology of learning, curriculum development, question and test development, effective classroom, and lab instructional delivery techniques, employment of training aids, student progress measurement strategies, lesson delivery, public speaking, and functional knowledge of the Navy’s Operational Risk Management process. Employ extensive knowledge at the technical expert level to analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate curriculum in areas to include but not limited to: Advanced Diesel Maintenance and Trouble Shooting for multiple manufactures and sizes, Advanced Outboard Motor Maintenance and Troubleshooting for multiple manufactures and sizes, Advanced Jet Drives Maintenance and Trouble Shooting for multiple manufactures and sizes, Advanced Welding expertise (Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Oxyacetylene cutting and welding), Fiberglass repair expertise, and Inflatable Boat maintenance expertise for multiple manufactures and craft surfaces, Small Arms Repair for U.S and major foreign weapons systems.



  • Shall perform functions in accordance with Naval Education and Training Command’s NAVEDTRA 135C (series) and have an in-depth knowledge of written and oral communication principles, methods, and techniques; analytical methods; and interpersonal relations practices.
  • Assist active duty personnel with instructing Foreign Security Force Students (FSF) in multiple languages, to include, but not limited to English, Spanish and French, in CONUS and OCONUS locations. Note that English is the only language required.
  • Assist in analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum for assigned courses and assist in determining the need for new or revised curricula.
  • Communicate with Government Representatives, Training Officer (TO) and Learning Standards Office (LSO), Dynamic Instructors, engineers, technicians, contractors, vendors, and manufacturers to assist in development of new curricula on current and new technical and dynamic courses of instruction.
  • Assist with coordinating schedules between Operational, Communications, and Maintenance related courses to support end of course Field Training Exercises (FTX).
  • Assist to devise, develop, and implement long range plans to anticipate and incorporate new procedures and technological developments into the respective curriculums coincident with production.
  • Assist with training analysis and instructional support for various weapon systems as provided in paragraph outboard engines, and navigation and communications equipment as required.
  • Assist in evaluating training aids and provide recommendations to determine need for upgrades or changes.
  • Shall provide advice and information regarding technical support for various watercraft equipment and weapon systems in accordance with the following Naval Instructions: OPNAVINST 5100.19E, Safety Precautions for Forces Afloat; OPNAVINST 3500.39C, Operational Risk Management; OPNAVINST 4790.4 Series, Maintenance and Material Management (3-M) Manual; and OPNAVINST 5530.13C Arms, Ammunition and Explosives Physical Security.
  • In order to provide technical instruction on range safety, shall complete all specific criteria in accordance with COMNAVSPECWARCOM INST 3591.1C and designated in writing by the Commanding Officer, conduct duties as Range Officer In-Charge (ROIC) and Range Safety Officer (RSO).


  • Six (6) years’ leadership and instructor experience in a formal training environment with no degree or four (4) years’ experience leadership and instructor in a formal training environment with a degree or certificate from an accredited U.S. college in either Education, Engineering or Instructional Development.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in a technical environment (technical writing, rewriting and
  • updating curriculum) in principles of SOF-unique watercraft systems and equipment.
  • Four (4) years’ experience as a Navy Enlisted Qualification (NEC 805A) Instructor.
  • US Navy Master Training Specialist (MTS) certification or another agency equivalent.
  • Six (6) years’ experience in course curriculum management.
  • Shall be fluent in English. Ability to also speak fluently in Spanish and/or French is preferred.
  • Five (5) years’ collective experience working with/implementing the following Naval Instructions in their respective course: OPNAVINST 5100.19 Series, Safety Precautions for Forces Afloat; OPNAVINST 3500.39 Series, Operational Risk Management; OPNAVINST 4790.4 Maintenance and Material Management (3-M) Manual; and OPNAVINST 5530.13C Arms, Ammunition and Explosives Physical Security.
  • Five (5) years’ experience in logistics and maintenance support of various U.S. Navy maritime systems, watercraft, and equipment.
  • Shall be able to complete the Personnel Qualification Standard (PQS), mental, medical, and financial screening, along with the Commanding Officers concurrence in writing within six months of employment, as a “High Risk Instructor” per guidelines set forth in OPNAVINST 1500.75 Series, Policies and Procedures for Conducting High-Risk Training. Courses taught incorporate the use of dynamic and static small arms “Live Fire” action during course of instruction.
  • Shall be able to obtain and maintain current Mississippi Statewide Security Guard Gun permit.
  • Shall be able to obtain and maintain current Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class A.


Work Location:

  • Stennis Space Center, MS


  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time off
  • 10 Federal Holidays



  • Monday to Friday with flexible work hours (may require additional weeknights and/or weekends).
  • General core hours 0700-1800 hrs.



  • Personnel may be required to travel CONUS or OCONUS for up to 4 weeks per trip.
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