The Site Lead (Supply Specialist/TADSS Scheduler) provides support to the Army National Guard’s (ARNG) Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations (TADSS) program throughout the United States and its Territories. Site Leads are responsible for the daily operations of the site.
Job Functions / Responsibilities
- Issues, receives and accounts for TADSS equipment; utilizes automated TADSS databases.
- Verifies hand-receipt holders to include validation of signature card; validates proper identification and signature of requesting officer or authorized representative is on the signature card.
- Prepares and submits monthly utilization reports.
- Conducts 100% accountability of annual inventories of parts, tools, test equipment and TADSS. Submits report to Government for review/approval.
- Processes TADSS requests and ensures requesting units are authorized to request/receive equipment.
- Assists with TADSS scheduling and in the maintenance of TADSS accounts.
- Compiles a record of demand for material issued by date, unit and type of equipment and ensures requested material is on hand for issue.
- Upon receipt of turn-in equipment, inspects and prepares equipment for re-issue.
Utilizes Training Support-Material Army-wide Tracking System (TS-MATS). Annotates required maintenance and service in TS-MATS. Upon request, provides instructions on TS-MATS operations.
- Attends government-unique training on Government supplied training devices.
- Documents and tracks TADSS trends on availability and operability.
- Assists Government with research on a variety of different issues, when requested.
- Conducts joint inventory, inspects new equipment, training devices upon receipt, stores/prepares equipment for issue and submits reports to appropriate offices. Notifies Government of any discrepancies and recommends resolution.
- Receives inventory and validates proper type, quantity and quality.
- Attends meetings, conferences and planning sessions to provide experienced technical recommendations with Government.
- Site Leads directly support and lead staff on site; communicates with Program Manager on a daily basis if needed informing them of any site issues; ensures the daily activities of the program are met; serves as liaison on site to the client on all program matters.
- Provides training aids, devices, simulators and simulations (TADSS) training and operations at each training center, includes target acquisition, identification and engagements with turret weapons systems with both the primary or alternate fire control and sighting equipment and small arms tactics.
Assists unit trainers in developing individual and crew training.
- Manages the Training Center and the following operations: daily opening and closing of facility schedules training; serves as liaison with military active Army and National Guard Units to ensure maximum utilization of the trainers; maintains up-to-date utilization and training status reports; assists in establishing a unit training program; monitors unit(s) training performance and training sessions for Army compliance.
- Performs warehouse operations that includes processing of actions in TS-MATS; assists with incoming shipments; assembles and groups items/materials according to receiving vouchers/turn in documentation based on property class, condition, and type of transaction; Inventory arrival shipments upon receipt; stages all equipment orders as necessary in Government warehouse; assists in inventories of parts, tools, test equipment, and other TADSS property IAW AR710-1-1 & AR 710-1-2.
- Ensures personnel have valid state driver’s license to operate passenger type vehicles in the performance of this contract. Government shall provide training and certification of forklift as required to move material in open storage areas to designated areas. Complies with all safety guidelines.
- Provides technical assistance to newly assigned unit instructors to improve instructional competence.
- Drafts policy standards and procedures for the program for Government consideration.
Required Qualifications and Skills
- Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.
- Working knowledge/understanding of military protocol/chain of command.
- Participates and recommends revision of lesson plans, program of instructions (POI); ensures crews receive training in the most up-to-date regulatory procedures conducted by instructor/operator (I/Os) personnel.
- Presents technical instruction that includes detailed explanation, demonstration and guidance on practical exercises; evaluation of performance; special assistance to students requiring additional training; observes students operating the trainers and identifies operational errors are detected and students are redirected; provides guidance and problem solving techniques to resolve operational problems.
- Operates training devices and simulators to include: installing, setting up simulator and performs daily preoperational readiness checks; technical inspections on the trainers; briefing students on safety procedures, required equipment, etc.
Prepares for assigned classes, ensures instructional materials, training aids and systems are present and operational prior to classes beginning.
- Conducts complete groupings of instruction and briefings in an established program of instruction (POI).
- Certifies new operators, provides and tracks annual recertification.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships, professional demeanor and attitude; ability to work cooperatively with military and civilian workforces.
- As much of the National Guard training is conducted on the weekend, you may occasionally be required to work on Saturday and Sunday.
Desired Qualifications and Skills
Prior military experience
- Minimum three (3) years’ experience in training support center operations.
- Knowledgeable in TS-MATS, TADSS and Microsoft Office.
- Background in or working knowledge of Infantry or Armor.
- Background in or working knowledge of Military Operations, Training Development, Doctrine Development or Combat Development.
High school diploma or equivalent.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk and hear. The employee must use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms frequently. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds.