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Training Coordinator – Coast Guard Security Assistance

at Mary Jane Prigge Consulting

Posted: 7/1/2020
Job Reference #: 568

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DC, Washington

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Training Coordinator – Coast Guard Security Assistance
Washington, DC                                                         

Security Clearance: Current secret (at a minimum)

Travel Requirement: This position will require CONUS/OCONUS travel including underway periods.       

We are recruiting for a Training Coordinator with USCG experience to support Security Assistance training programs.  This role will closely interact with USCG and foreign customer representatives and support a variety of program needs including cutter and boat training projects to ensure the foreign maritime services are capable of safe and efficient operation of the cutter/boat. The Training Coordinator should have expertise supporting USCG training programs and maintain strong knowledge of training policies. This position requires experience supporting foreign maritime services including conducting training with the use of language interpreters.  Underway experience is highly desired. Starting work in this position is contingent pending a contract award.

Role and responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate training of foreign maritime personnel in the maintenance and operation of cutters and boats provided by the USCG through various Security Assistance and Foreign Military Sales programs.  
  • Serve as a primary liaison with government personnel and customer country representative at the executing shipyard or industrial facility.
  • Work directly with Program Manager to support the USCG and the foreign maritime services with development and execution of training plans.
  • Support cutter/boat transfer programs including pier-side training.
  • Share responsibility with the Waterfront Manager in developing and efficient and effective training program. 
  • Determine manpower requirements for various cutters and boats and the job qualification for each billet.
  • Determine the training and experience levels of the minimal crew identified by the foreign maritime service and identify sources of training to meet required levels of proficiency.
  • Participate in development of ship repair specifications and Ship Alteration and Repair Packages (SARP).
  • Anticipate, research, and provide reports on changes in training requirements and the impact of those changes to project schedules.
  • Oversee quality of training programs and manage metrics to provide timely program feedback and recommendations including:
    • Implement and enforce a Quality Control Plan.
    • Provide recommendations to the Program Manager and monitor recommendations through coordination and approval to implementation.
    • Ensures daily site inspections are performed and directs all quality control personnel.
    • Provide training and support all aspects of life cycle management, ship operation and repair, and quality assurance.
  • Ensure training resources are met including assisting in the employment, training, coaching, mentoring, motivation, discipline and performance evaluation of assigned employees.
  • Provide review and comment on subcontractor task orders and oversee performance of subcontractor work as it pertains to training.
  • Serve as a liaison to logistics organizations to ensure timely and cost-effective ordering, delivery, and receipt inspection of ship repair material and parts to avoid disruption of training.

Requirements include:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Current security clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • 5+ years of experience supervising shipboard training and/classroom training and curriculum development supporting U.S. Coast Guard training.
  • 2+ years of overall experience should be managing complex training projects involving naval ships and combat systems.
  • Experience as a USCG Training Officer or NCO is preferred.
  • USCG training coordination experience and expertise  to  ensure qualified trainers are available to support all pier-side and underway training.
  • Direct experience building training materials, conducting training programs, and supporting On-The-Job (OJT) training events.
  • Expertise with USCG manning documents for each type/class of cutter/boat and understanding of the rating and training required by each position.  
  • Experience serving as a liaison with government personnel and country representatives at shipyards and industrial facilities.
  • Experience conducting training programs and facilitating meetings integrating customer country, USCG, and shipyard roles in the training program.
  • Direct experience training foreign nationals including using interpreters to facilitate training.
  • Experience implementing and enforcing a Quality Control Plan
  • Experience managing schedules for large and complex training program planning including:
    • Overseeing training program execution to ensure program deadlines are met on time and within budget.
    • Monitoring an integrated master ship repair schedules in cooperation with the USCG, foreign maritime service and industrial facility performing the industrial work.
    • Preparing and submitting training schedules, daily training reports, and weekly training SITREPs.
  • Knowledge of local, state, federal, and OSHA safety laws and practices.
  • Experience monitoring, recording, and reporting on activities, trends, results and recommendations relating to all cutter/boat training activities
  • Proficiency working across Microsoft Office Suite including preparing and presenting information and training materials.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage tight deadlines and demonstrate calmness in times of uncertainty or stress.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of this role including ability to: hear and see well (either naturally or with correction), speak clearly, sit for long periods of time, walk on uneven surfaces or climb on things and maintain balance.  Must be able to board all ships and enter all spaces onboard regardless of location and size of those spaces.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license (U.S. state)
  • Ability to travel CONUS/OCONUS including travel to undeveloped areas, industrial and shipyard facilities, and support short duration underway periods about small boats and cutters.