High Threat Driving Instructor

Career Area: Security Domestic
City: Nutley
State: New Jersey
Country: United States
Job Description

BL-Academi JV, LLC is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA’s) approved Mentor Protégé Program joint venture (JV) between Big Lake 2, LLC (Protégé) and Academi Training Center, LLC (mentor). Together Big Lake 2 and Academi offer our clients comprehensive security solutions and training services at highly competitive rates.


Academi Training Center, LLC is a part of the Constellis family of companies and was established in 2010 by a group of operators and investors who sought to combine best-in-class brands, assets and people within the complex risk management industry. Today, the leading provider of risk management and operational support services worldwide, Constellis combines the legacy capabilities and experience of ACADEMI, AMK9, Triple Canopy, Olive Group, OMNIPLEX, Centerra, Edinburgh International, Strategic Social and all of their affiliates. From life support, procurement, operations and maintenance to high-threat protection, training, C4I systems integration and crisis response, Constellis helps its clients achieve and sustain success, no matter where they are in the world. Constellis operates in approximately 40 countries with regional offices in Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Constellis is headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C. in Reston, VA.


BL-Academi JV, LLC seeks High Threat Driving Instructor, subject matter experts (SMEs) with a minimum of 4 years drivers training experience in military and/or law enforcement operating environments. Candidates shall perform driving instruction/demonstration and student evaluations as required by the syllabi and Plan of Instruction (POI).




  • Serve as primary and assistant instructor for High Threat Drivers training for USAF EOS Fieldcraft students. Provide vehicle dynamics classroom and practical training utilizing standard sport utility vehicles (SUV’s) in a variety of operating terrain (hard surface, unimproved roads, and off road).
  • Ensures student safety is paramount during high threat drivers training during practical training exercises; ensures students understand capabilities and limitations of various SUVs including armored vehicles
  • Prior military experience in deployed combat environments including permissive and non-permissive operating environments such as; Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Freedoms Sentinel (OFS), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation New Dawn (OND) and the Islamic State Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR).
  • Provides advice, recommendations, and guidance regarding the planning, execution and reconstitution of high threat drivers training assets.
  • Has demonstrated experience with pre-deployment training issues and practices; provides solutions, alternatives and ancillary support to ensure EOS clients receive required training to meet mobilization and/or deployment milestones.
  • Provides high threat drivers training and other EOS Fieldcraft training services (C-IED, soldiering skills, and TACMED) support to enable USAF EOS students to operate in dynamic permissive and non-permissive environments.
  • Proactively identify problems, challenges and obstacles related to daily operations; determines accuracy and relevancy of information, communicates frequently with EOS leadership, subordinates and laterally with other training counterparts and takes prompt action to correct deficiencies, substandard performance and other issues as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Previously attended a formal, reputable High Threat Driving Training course constituting at least 24 hours of instruction and has a minimum four (4) years of military and/or law enforcement experience in high threat driving operations (training certificate required)
  • Possess a knowledge base and skill set sufficient to instruct and demonstrate proficiency by conducting exercises such as: Slalom, off road driving skills, high-speed turns, alternate driver drills, evasive lane change, reverse slalom, vehicle push out/push through (knowledge), and attack scenarios.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with all levels of the organization; previous instructor certification course highly desired
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage time and multiple priorities to completion.
  • Problem solving skills with an analytical thought process and ability to closely monitor student safety during high-risk training operations involving the use of explosives.
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and to provide continued, uninterrupted support to assigned projects, clients and/or programs.


With operations across every major continent our team provides a wide array of opportunities for individuals looking to build successful careers in a fast-paced, growing industry. Legal, moral and ethical business practices remain at the cornerstone of our culture and continues to be recognized for our emphasis on quality and compliance. This strong track-record of performance is supported by our deep relationships across key government agencies and blue chip commercial customers. With more than 21,000 personnel worldwide, the majority of whom are military or law enforcement veterans, we leverage our employees’ ambition and passion for creating a safer world. Our extensive operational expertise is augmented by our intimate knowledge of economies, communities and cultures. As a result, we share a willingness to support complex operations in some of the world’s most demanding places.



Work is based in a busy training environment and subject to frequent interruptions. In addition to work in a classroom setting, frequent work outside and in inclement weather conditions is required, including heat, cold, and humidity. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required by established Company Safety standards and USAF client requirements Normal work hours are Monday-Friday 7:00AM to 6:00PM, however some extended night, weekend or holiday hours are required, and work schedule will vary. Candidates will be required to possess a valid current driver’s license and will be assigned to support training at Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst (JBMDL) near Camden, New Jersey.


Must be physically capable of lifting and carry 50 lbs. unassisted and running 500 feet (not simultaneously). Requires standing for long periods of time in all weather conditions. Requires intermittent sitting, walking, running, climbing, squatting, stretching, bending and kneeling. Requires constant use of hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.

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