Centerra Group LLC.

Training Specialist

Job ID
Instructor - Training Specialist


Centerra Group, LLC. is a world leader in providing high-end armed and unarmed security personnel, paramilitary protective forces, law enforcement officers, fire-rescue services, aviation operations and support, base operations and facility management, entry level and advanced training, and cleared personnel to government and selected commercial customers. For over 50 years, Centerra has been a leader in workforce development and training.

Centerra is seeking a Training Specialist for our Oakridge, TN location.

EOE Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Centerra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.


An Instructor serves as a member of the OST training staff at his/her location, with responsibility for training DOE and other federal, state, and local agency personnel. This involves: (1) teaching various subjects, such as driving, the use and safe operation of firearms, marksmanship, tactical response to and resolution of crises situations, etc.; (2) developing and revising courses, using instructional system development (ISD) methodology; (3) formulating teaching outlines and determining instructional methods, utilizing knowledge of specified training needs and effectiveness of such methods; (4) developing and selecting training aids, such as multimedia visual aids, training handbooks, demonstration models; and (5) and testing students to measure progress and evaluate effectiveness of such training.

1. Serve as subject matter expert in training by maintaining and applying comprehensive (mastery level) knowledge and competency in area(s) of occupational expertise (e.g. use and safe operation of firearms, marksmanship, use/employment of special weapons and tactics, use of force, driving, etc.), and related laws, regulations, and orders
2. Teach/conduct training presentations by reviewing course materials and lesson plans prior to instruction/presentation; identify learning objectives; utilize teaching aids (e.g., multimedia visual aids, training handbooks, reference works, demonstration models, etc.)
3. Reinforce learning by utilizing teaching aids; demonstrating occupational practices, procedures, skills, and techniques; involving students in hands-on/experiential learning and practical applications/exercises; encouraging student participation and interaction; and/or remedial training needs; providing technical guidance; and coaching, counseling
4. Lead and Evaluate effectiveness of training/course presentation by observing student performance and student application of techniques/skills; assess student comprehension of subject matter
5. Ensure instructional presentations meet course objectives and training standards by maintaining a comprehensive level of knowledge, skills, and abilities requisite in the occupation or profession
6. Complete course/project administrative tasks by planning, organizing, and prioritizing work for accomplishment within expected timeframes; document action(s)/task(s) completed
7. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by studying/reviewing all relevant laws, regulations, orders, and policies; attending educational workshops; reviewing professional and technical publications; establishing and maintaining professional liaisons/networks with subject-matter experts; and participating in professional associations/affiliations
8. Ensure that integrated safety and quality management principles are applied to all duties
9. Serves customers (external and internal) by focusing on quality as it relates to the customer; anticipating/understanding customer needs and expectations; responding expeditiously to customers’ questions, requests, and concerns; and satisfying customer needs and expectations


High school diploma or G.E.D. (bachelor’s degree preferred).
A minimum of three years specialized experience applying the principles, practices, skills and techniques used by military force, protective force, security police, and law enforcement personnel.
A minimum of two years teaching experience and certification as an instructor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Ability to obtain and maintain HRP status and an appropriate DOE security clearance.
2. A working knowledge of PC’s and related MS programs.
3. Knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the use, function, training points, and tactical deployment of firearms.
4. Knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in a field environment of, but not limited to, squad ambushes, squad urban defense, and squad attacks.
5. Knowledge of nomenclature, function, and manipulation of weapons utilized within the TSD system and employment of weapons systems.
6. Knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the employment of weapons and synchronization of elements in the conduct of a counterattack at the platoon level.
7. Knowledge of DOE orders relating to firearms, firearms safety, and qualification courses.
8. Knowledge of Live Fire Range operations, policies, and procedures.
9. Maintain a level of physical fitness and agility sufficient to perform requisite physical tasks and functions.
10. Knowledge of applicable assigned subject/topical areas for the level of instruction delivered.
11. Ability to develop course objectives, lesson plans, training aids, and student evaluations.
12. Ability to work flexible hours to accommodate the training schedule.


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