Tactical Weapons Based Instructor

Career Area: Training
State: Virginia
Country: United States
Job Description



The Tactical Weapons-Based Instructor will support delivery of CENSECFOR AT/NSF Course of Instruction in accordance with the contract PWS including the instructional, operational, and administrative tasks required to deliver formalized training. The instructor is expected to be ready to teach content assigned to them and pass any tests associated with that content, consistent with the standards of the contractor’s internal quality assurance plan. The instructor should be familiar with all presentation, delivery method, testing and remediation procedures, curriculum, training aids, devices, electronic podiums, and equipment operation and maintenance procedures associated with the course or section of the course they will instruct.



  • Designated and qualified instructors are responsible for acting as designated Range Safety Officers (RSO) during periods in support of live-fire training. This designation requires the satisfactory completion of the appropriate small arms instructor qualification, completion of the applicable Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS) for RSO as contained in the Security Force Weapons PQS (NAVEDTRA 43466-C), and a letter of designation signed by the CENSECFOR Commanding Officer or designated representative. When fulfilling the requirements of the RSO the individual must not perform other instructor or line coach functions. The RSO may call the course fire in accordance with OPNAVINST 3591.1F.
  • Certified as Crew Served Weapons Instructors per OPNAV 3591.1 series and be capable of delivering the following courses: Crew Served Weapons Operations and Maintenance (CSW O&M) course, Crew Served Weapons (CSW) Instructor course, and Submarine Force Crew Served Weapons Instructor (SUBFOR CSWI) course.
  • Tactical Weapons instruction requires instructors who possess the fitness and conditioning to support the level of instruction. Instructors shall be personally capable of performing all training evolutions including the ability to effectively complete weapons qualifications in the standing, kneeling and prone positions, ascend or descend ladders and go through narrow passageways, and be free of any abnormal fear of heights.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must sign Lautenberg Amendment acknowledgement and receive a favorable background screening from a National Agency Check with Local Agency and Credit Check (NACLC)
  • Must have attended the Navy Instructor Training Course (NITC) (A-012-0077) (or military service equivalent), or hold academic credentialing (teacher/professor), or instructor training via Tidewater Community College course MILT 5100
  • Must possess at least two years of past military experience in a weapons-carrying and employment operational environment or equivalent experience as a Law Enforcement officer with a military or civilian security force    
  • Must possess a minimum of five (5) years documented armed tactical military operational experience involving: Basic Tactical Communications, Small Arms (Rifle and Pistol) Employment, Tactical Shooting, Mission Planning, Tactical Movement, Defensive Tactics, Non-lethal weapons employment, Tactical Hostile Intent Decision Making (Shoot/Don’t Shoot)                  
  • Must possess a basic understanding of Military/Civilian Security Force techniques                                  
  • Must be qualified as a small arms weapon instructor                  
  • Preferred to be qualified as crew served weapons instructors     
  • For instructors who have the Non-Compliant Boarding, Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (NCB VBSS) (A-830-0395) course assigned as their primary course, possess or be able to qualify as a Second Class Swimmer in accordance with NETC P1552/16 (Navy Swimming and Water Survival Instructors Manual)                                
  • Must complete Instructor Evaluation and Certification Process                            
  • Must have completed or complete primary course CUIT certification process                       
  • Must pass medical and 12 panel drug screening                        
  • Must receive favorable psychological evaluation in accordance with OPNAVINST 1500.75D.                        
  • After hire, must complete 40-hour Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) certification, CPR/AED, Basic First Aid, and Blood-borne Pathogen Training        




Constellis offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects its commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace. 

  • Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance
  • Paid Time-Off Program & Company Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Insurance: Basic Life & Supplemental Life
  • Health & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
  • On-the-job Training, Skills Development & Certifications
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach



Work is typically based in a busy office environment and subject to frequent interruptions. Business work hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, however some extended or weekend hours may be required. 




May be required to lift and carry awkward items weighing up to 25 lbs. Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching, and bending throughout the workday.