Headquartered in Germantown, MD, Project Enhancement Corporation (PEC) is a technical services business focused on providing Project Management and specialized consulting and training services in the areas of nuclear safety, worker safety and health, security, quality assurance, environment as well as materials and facilities disposition within the DOE and commercial power industry.

Specialized Instructor - Full-time

Location:  Fort Smith, AR, Albuquerque, NM, Amarillo, TX, Oak Ridge, TN


  • Serve as a member of the OST training staff, with responsibility for training DOE and contractor personnel.
  • Provide specialized instruction in Firearms, Small-unit Tactics, Law Enforcement Control Tactics/Combatives, Close Quarters Battle, and/or Physical Fitness Training.
  • Serve as subject matter expert in training by maintaining and applying comprehensive (mastery level) knowledge and competency in area(s) of occupational expertise.
  • Maintain and apply comprehensive (mastery level) training/learning methodologies and techniques.
  • Teach/conduct training presentations by reviewing course materials and lesson plans prior to instruction/presentation.
  • Lead and evaluate effectiveness of training/course presentation by observing student performance and student application of techniques/skills.
  • Ensure instructional presentations meet course objectives and training standards by maintaining a comprehensive level of knowledge, skills, and abilities requisite in the occupation or profession.
  • Complete course/project administrative tasks by planning, organizing, and prioritizing work for accomplishment within expected timeframes.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by studying/reviewing all relevant laws, regulations, orders, and policies.
  • Ensure that integrated safety and quality management principles are applied to all duties. Performs all activities and tasks in a safe and healthful manner.
  • Test students to measure progress and evaluate effectiveness of such training.
  • Maintain certification in First Aid, CPR, and AED.
  • Remain flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient, with a high level of professionalism.
  • Complete mandatory general instructor training (Basic Instructor Training, Firearms Instructor Course).
  • Complete specialized training as directed (Special Reaction Force, Designated Marksman, Live Fire Shoot House Instructor).

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma (bachelor’s degree preferred) or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have at a minimum a mastery of 4 of the listed skills: Close Quarters Battle (CQB), Scoped Precision Rifles, Urban Warfare, Vehicle Assault Operations, Live-Fire Shoot House Operations, and Explosive, Shotgun, and Mechanical Tactical Entry Techniques.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Willingness to work directly with customers in an environment that changes rapidly and requires occasional long hours.
  • Maintain a level of physical fitness and agility sufficient to perform requisite physical tasks and functions.
  • Ability to travel to locations throughout the CONUS.
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite including advanced word processing using Microsoft Word, as well as Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
  • Must be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently.
  • Must be able to wear designated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to include passing FIT test with Avon C50 Protective Mask.
  • Ability to meet the requirements for a DOE security clearance and Building Access badge. Access will require the qualified candidate to be a U.S. citizen with DOE L clearance. The candidate’s written consent to conduct a background check for the purposes of maintaining a security clearance will be required as a condition of employment.
  • A pre-employment test for the absence of any illegal substances will be required. Ongoing reviews and tests for the absence of illegal substances may also be conducted for continued access to client sites. The candidate’s written consent to conduct such tests will be required as a condition of employment.

Desired or Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years prior military or law enforcement experience. Special operations/SWAT preferred.
  • Knowledge of DOE sites and types of operation.
  • Self-directed, and able to define and achieve goals with little supervision.

Physical Demands:

  • Work is normally performed in an office, workshop, or classroom setting.
  • Work is also performed outdoors on a range or in support of a training exercise.
  • Worker may be exposed to dust, fumes, loud noises, and the environment.
  • Work involves standing, walking, running, and kneeling for sustained periods.
  • May involve occasional heavy lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling.

Please e-mail your résumé to:

Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules.)