CTS Instructor
Lexington Park, MD 
Posted 21 days ago
Job Description
CTS Instructor
Job Locations US-MD-Lexington Park
ID 2021-1546
Category Instructor
Type Part Time - No Guarantee of Hours
Telecommute Yes
Career Pathing Stream Consulting / Direct
Career Pathing Levels Sr. Associate

AVIAN is seeking a Counter Threat Solutions Instructor to support an ongoing contract delivering a set of Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS) courses in support of the New Mexico Tech (NMT) Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC), in coordination with FEMA's National Training and Education Division (NTED).

AVIAN (pronounced *a-v-yin*) is an employee-owned, entrepreneurial-spirited company where creative, talented minds flourish, and where proactive, productive, proficient professionals feel valued.

We are resourceful, responsive and reachable for various government and commercial clients in program, financial, and logistics management; engineering and systems engineering; test and evaluation of manned and unmanned systems; workforce development and training; communication strategy and graphic design.

The type of work we do is a direct result of the creativity of our team, and the talents they bring. But in the end, we are all driven by the purpose of taking care of those around us.

We're seeking people that are passionate and excited about creating well-crafted products and memorable experiences with our customers. We are not in the market of automated transactions; we build lasting relationships.


This EMRTC CUAS course series provides front-line first responders with the information necessary to develop an understanding of the criminal and terrorist threat to US communities involving the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Incorporated into this in-person training, first responders are presented with discipline-specific actions to protect themselves and their communities in response to UAS threats. An ongoing need exists for part-time employees to assist AVIAN to deliver these EMRTC courses, including instructors with notable UAS flight experience and a FAA Part 107 Certificate.

    Leading, conducting, and/or participating in classroom, field, and computer based/aided training of first responders, as assigned.
  • Updating and reviewing course content as required, updating course documentation to ensure timeliness and relevance.
  • Assist in development of new counter threat training curriculum.
  • Execute classroom preparation and set-up for incoming students.
  • Maintaining records of training activities and participant progress.
  • Ensuring strict adherence to all applicable policy and directives.
  • Accurately assessing student performance and providing required feedback.
  • Assisting in the preparation of instructor materials such as course manuals, workbooks, handouts, completion certificates, and course evaluations forms.
  • Staying current with new training, educational, and multimedia technologies.
  • Maintaining current knowledge (currency) of all equipment and software utilized by our customers to provide training.
  • Participating in special projects within the scope of the Performance Work Statement (PWS), as required.

Required Qualifications

  • Counter Threat Solutions Instructor Junior High School Diploma (Bachelor's degree preferred) and 0-3 years of related experience in applicable systems and platforms. A Junior level person is responsible for assisting more senior positions and/or performing functional duties under the supervision of more senior position.
  • Journeyman Bachelors degree and 3-7 years of related experience in applicable systems and platforms Performs tasks with little or no guidance
  • Counter Threat Solutions Instructor Senior Bachelors degree and 12 years of related experience or Master's degree and 7 years of related experience in applicable systems and platforms. A Senior level person in this category is responsible for providing supervision and guidance to other instructors on multiple projects
  • Allowable Substitutions An AS or AA degree and an additional four (4) years of experience; OR an additional eight (8) years of experience may be substituted for a BS or BA degree; a Master's degree in a relevant field may substitute for 2 years of experience
  • FEMA Instructor Certification, or ability to obtain
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering instruction both individually and in groups

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience operating multiple platforms of unmanned systems
  • Graduate of a formal instructor course
  • Experience building, modifying, and/or maintaining applicable unmanned systems
  • Previous law enforcement, fire fighter, Emergency Medical or another first responder experience
  • FAA Certifications, Part 107, or military equivalent certifications for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and web-based collaborative resources such as SharePoint and Microsoft Teams preferred

AVIAN is a service-based organization. As an equal opportunity employer, our policy of business is to seek the most qualified candidate for each talent opportunity without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, religious belief, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual preference, physical or mental handicap, lawful political affiliation or veteran's status.

Our entire AVIAN workforce is required to comply with the Executive Order 14042 requiring employees to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. An employee will be considered fully vaccinated when at least two (2) weeks have elapsed after the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 series or at lease (2) weeks have elapsed after a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
0 to 3 years
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