Antisubmarine Warfare Trainer/Evaluator

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
  • Sep 01, 2021

Job Description



SAIC currently has a career opportunity for an Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Trainer/Evaluator to provide unit-level academic training support in the classroom and underway to Afloat Training Group Atlantic (ATGL) in Norfolk, VA as a training subject matter expert (SME).

Training SMEs are highly-skilled persons with knowledge gained over years of experience at senior levels. They promote greater information sharing for staffs and stakeholders.  They provide realistic as well as reliable, consistent support and well-developed recommendations to various audiences in training and real world events. They will maintain the integrity of the training objectives, and maintain a knowledge base that is consistent with the requirements that cover the full spectrum of the listed Functional Area duties. SMEs serve as the catalyst for developing and evaluating requirements.  They provide the expertise and insight to support programs and leaders at all levels, including very senior levels, civilian and military sectors. They are experienced subject matter experts in their fields of expertise.

The individual in this position will serve as a classroom and shipboard ASW operational trainer and evaluator supporting the Basic Phase of the Fleet Readiness Training Plan (FRTP), including unit-level academic training; Navy Mission Essential Task List (NMETL)/Navy Military Training Information Management System (NTIMS) development tracking and training; development, execution, and assessment of training scenarios; shipboard training team and training officer seminars; and fleet synthetic training (FST) unit level program training at ATGM.  The ideal candidate will have operational experience underway as an AN/SQQ-89 A(V)15 shipboard sonar supervisor with five years of experience as a sonar operator/technician.  He/she will have experience with fleet training processes, live exercises, and Fleet Synthetic Training (FST) capabilities.  In addition, he/she will have six years of applicable Training SME experience in/with:

Conducting fleet training analyses to identify gaps, training needs, and solutions

Developing and modifying training event/exercise scenarios and curricula

Delivering training in person and/or online

Managing training projects

Designing custom training to meet Fleet/Joint training objectives

Specific Functional Area duties include:

Conduct classroom, hands-on and live training for Navy technicians and tacticians from surface combatants in the operation and maintenance of the AN/SQQ-89(V)15 and 89A(V)15 sonar systems and associated subsystems

Provide sonar supervisor-level expertise in the operation and tactical employment of the AN/SQQ-89(V)15 and A(V)15 sonar systems in accordance with current Type Command (TYCOM) training policy and instructions and the ASWC instruction (CNSP/CNSLINST 3361.2 series).

Provide instruction on sonar principles, environmental analysis and exploitation to include tactical oceanography.

Provide technical/operator support for AN/SQQ-89(V)15 and AN/SQQ-89 A(V)15.

Provide tactical feedback on reconstructed data of real-world ASW events.

Provide support for ATL missions to include overseas missions in support of ASW basic phase events and Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST).

Evaluate and analyze ASW weapons firing for on and off range events using firing reports.

Analyze electronic and hard copy data package elements to provide reconstruction feedback and debrief of ASWC events.

May be required to travel (to support underway missions) for extended periods of time (up to 14 consecutive days at a time) or work extended hours ashore.  These consecutive underway or ashore periods may include weekends and holidays.  Additionally, CONUS and OCONUS travel may be required to support training missions.



U.S. citizen with Secret clearance.

Bachelor of Arts or Science degree.

Active military duty experience including recent instructional/training experience.

Six (6) years of general training analyst and Functional Area experience (ten years in lieu of degree will be considered); see detailed duties above.

Six (6) years’ experience with sonar systems to include qualification on the major systems of the SQQ-89 sonar suite. Certifications: AN/SQQ-89(V) and 89A(V)15.

Three (3) years’ experience as AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 shipboard sonar supervisor .

Must possess proven written and verbal communication skills and be able to act independently.

Experience in use of MS Office (e.g., Excel, Access, PowerPoint) products.


Experience as Combat Systems Training Team member.

Designation as Afloat Training Specialist or Master Training Specialist.

Familiarity with Surface Force Readiness Manual (SFRM), Surface Force Exercise Manual (SFEM), and use of the Master Scheduling Program (MSP) is a plus.

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. Full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work onsite at an SAIC location. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer requirements which may include mandatory vaccination, mandatory attestation regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory weekly or bi-weekly testing.