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20 Feb 2020

Full-Time Instructor/Fighter SME

BGI, LLC – Posted by cpetrella Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, United States

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Instructor/Subject Matter Expert (I/SME) provides Combat Air Forces expertise for the USAF Weapons School’s (USAFWS) instructional materials. The WS I/SME provides operational expertise to USAFWS courseware development (CWD) team members on the technical, performance, and employment aspects of aerospace weapons systems, associated equipment, and support systems. The I/SME also performs instructional duties as classroom and mission instructor. Primary responsibilities include all types of classroom and mission instruction (lecture, seminar lead, coaching, facilitator, etc.) and ensuring courseware is developed utilizing instructional systems development (ISD) principles as defined by the USAFWS. Acting in an advisory capacity to Weapons Squadrons and the USAFWS, the I/SME conducts research when applicable and makes recommendations as necessary for the updating and enhancement of academic and other instructional media.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Instructs and measures training process of students who train in the established aircrew training curriculum
  • Conducts briefings and debriefings and counsels with student to develop and maintain a high level of proficiency
  • Performs administrative duties relative to training; such as recordkeeping, monitoring student progress, counseling, training development and maintenance of training programs
  • Maintains a high level of subject knowledge, capability and expertise
  • Develops, analyzes and reviews all assigned courseware and related materials IAW the current Air Force model of ISD as defined in AFH 36-2235 Vol. 1
  • Analyzes test items and cumulative data for trends, and performs basic trend analysis
  • Maintains a thorough working knowledge of all applicable regulations, instructions, procedures, Technical Orders, and other publications as outlined in the Performance Work Statement (PWS)
  • Reviews and/or revises courseware materials on both a scheduled and out-of-cycle basis IAW the PWS
  • Develops, coordinates, and produces a specialty specific courseware development schedule which identifies projected milestones and time phasing of courseware delivery throughout the year; updates this scheduled as required
  • Perform other incidental and related duties as required and assigned


Education: Graduate of the USAF Weapons School or Fighter Weapons School. Bachelor’s degree required, prefer Master Degree (Education or related discipline desired).

Training and Experience: Previous instructor/evaluator experience in primary USAF fighter aircraft (F-15C, F-15E, F-16, F-22 or F-35 preferred)

Desired/Preferred qualifications:

  • Current Top Secret security clearance
  • More than 1,500 flying hours or 10 years’ experience in mission area
  • More than 500 instructor flying hours or 3 years’ experience as an instructor
  • Previous experience as a Weapons School or an academic (FTU) platform instructor
  • Qualified instructor/evaluator in aircraft within the preceding four years or qualified as a contract instructor within the preceding two years
  • Attended the military Instructional Systems Development (ISD) course, or civilian equivalent
  • Graduate of the Air Force Advance Instrument School (AFAIS) or equivalent
  • Previous experience in the design and development of instructional materials


  • Must possess strong technical writing skills and  highly developed collaboration, communication, organizational and facilitation abilities
  • Able to express ideas clearly in documents and facilitate concepts in a classroom setting with appropriate organization, structure and grammar; capable of adjusting language and terminology to meet the characteristics and needs of the audience
  • Ability to effectively manage numerous tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Ability to foster teamwork throughout the organization; ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop technical and conceptual content; ability to design learning activities that take advantage of principles of adult learning, participant-centered learning, effective facilitation and debriefing techniques
  • Ability to establish and maintain  customer-oriented relationships, including listening to and understanding the customer (both internal and external) and placing high priority on customer satisfaction

Computer Skills:   Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Security Clearance:  Must maintain a “Top Secret/SCI” level security clearance

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Job Categories: Pilot. Job Types: Full-Time.

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