Range Operations Specialist

Career Area: Security Domestic
City: Upper Marlboro
State: Maryland
Country: United States
Job Description


The primary responsibility and function of a Range Operations Specialist (ROS) is to comprehensively operate all firing range systems (e.g. software, programs, equipment, etc.) during all shooting activities.  An ROS is often depended upon to assist and/or guide range personnel, both on and off the firing range deck, and is expected to do so in a professional and courteous manner at all times.



  • Monitors the daily range schedule
  • Operates target carrier system and all other firing range software, programs, and equipment
  • Observes range activity and alerts the Range Master accordingly (e.g. safety violations and other issues or concerns)
  • Addresses and corrects repair needs on the firing range
  • Performs range inspections before and after all range activity, and reports findings accordingly
  • Keep the Range Operation Booth sanitary and neat
  • Perform all computer functions as assigned
  • Ensures ranges are entered hot and hold utilizing the Brains Computer Software
  • Communicates range hot and cold status with Range Master via hand-held radios
  • Assists with the preparation of Daily Range Control Brief as directed by the Range Master
  • Conducts Range Check-in and Check-out tasks in accordance with Range Control Standard Operating Procedure
  • Ensures Daily Range Control Brief is accurate and submitted in a timely manner
  • Ensures ranges are checked out and in, in accordance with the Range Control Standard Operating Procedure
  • Reports range deficiencies to Range Master and the Lead ROS
  • Reports range conflicts to the Lead ROS (and/or training center scheduling entities if necessary) for resolution
  • Assists commercial clients with range assignment and other needs as necessary
  • Completes all training requirements as assigned
  • Comprehends and follows all emergency response plans and procedures as required
  • Completes annual Blood Lead Level and Audiogram testing
  • Other duties as assigned


  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Candidates must be at least 21 years of age
  • Experience as a Range Safety Officer preferred, or equivalent combination of training and related experience within the U.S. Military or Law Enforcement required
  • Proficiency with MS Office required
  • Effective oral and written communication skills within all levels of the organization
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage time and multiple priorities to completion
  • Problem solving skills with an analytical thought process
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment




Work is based out of a busy training center/business office environment and may be subject to frequent interruptions.  The standard work week for a Range Operations Specialist is Monday through Friday, with operating hours anywhere between 6:00 AM through 12:00 AM; however, extended hours and weekend hours are also sometimes required. The Day Shift typically runs from 6:00 AM through 3:00 PM.  The evening shift typically runs from 3:00 PM through 12:00 AM.  The work schedule for a Range Operations Specialist will include hours during the day shift and/or the evening shift, either in their entirety, or any portion or combination thereof.  Scheduling is based upon the needs of the training center.


Must be able to lift and carry awkward items weighing up to 80 lbs. Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching, and bending throughout the workday.  Requires constant use of hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.