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Explosive and Weapons Technical Instructor

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

4 skill sets | 46 total skills
Basic Instructor
Read and acknowledged all required manuals, accreditation and Quality Management System (QMS) documents
Familiar with assigned course/s schedule of events
Deliver assigned modules of instruction
Assist with classroom and practical preparation
Complete annual recertification evaluation
Senior Instructor Level One
Onsite Assessments of location & Classroom Prep: if providing delivery via mobile training team or on set and known location ensuring proper learning environment is ready
A/V Training & Set-up: actual set up of audio visual equipment such as overhead projectors, drop down screens, white boards, etc.
First-Aid & Safety: as required based on program; if explosives will be utilized there will be a safety brief and emergency procedures covered in case of an accident; general environmental safety such as heat exhaustion
Evaluate & Mentor Basic Instructors: Seniors are expected to mentor basic instructors as required; conduct instructor delivery assessments
In Class Remediation: as required when the Senior Instructor may need to spend additional time with struggling students
Logistics of Learning Materials Delivery & Set-up: whether a mobile environment or teaching from a known location the actual preparation and placement of administrative materials and practical training equipment. Example-for demolition operations explosives must be moved from an approved storage magazine to the actual preparation and demolition sites – or having appropriate learning module uploaded for delivery on a classroom.
Course Schedule & Instructor Changes: class schedules are regularly shifted due to weather or government shut down requiring moving around classroom events and outside activities or worse case-cancelling a class and rescheduling
Record keeping: both personal employment updates and classroom assessments such as Level 1 questionnaires, Level 2 pre/posttest knowledge assessments.
Lesson planning and delivery: preparation of modules he/she will deliver within a given period over a 12 month calendar timeframe
Master Instructor Level Two
Budget Management: Program Manager (PM) responsible for preparation, meetings, utilization, updates and reporting of same
Classroom Instruction
When courses are in session training days can run 10-12 hours for instructors (prep-train-post): PM Instructor led training functions pertaining to Certified Explosive Specialist (CES) course and recertification (RECERT)
Mentoring of personnel: New instructors and program officers (PO)
After-action reports: Writing/editing/briefing if required per each delivered course or RECERT
RECERT: Coordination and participation
Learn Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF): Professional development (online) training and awareness
Conferences: Attend, brief various conferences including (IABTI) International Association of Bomb Technicians & Investigators
Conferences: Attend, brief various conferences including (ISEE) International Society of Explosive Engineers
Conferences: Attend, brief various conferences including (IME) Institute of Makers of Explosives
Conferences: Attend, brief various conferences including (NABSCAB) National Association of Bomb Squad Commanders
Academic Professional Development: Masters Certificate/degree program (16 week semester)
Administrative: Emails, phone calls, logistics planning (special events), student updates, Project Officer (PO) supervision and accreditation
Practice Development
Set goals
Track activity
Understand Financial Representative (FR) Contract requirements
Start with a Client Relationship Management (CRM) system
Complete a basic application package
Manage activity to achieve goals
Understand FR Contract fundamentals
Apply basic financial management principles
Commit to CRM system
Apply New Business/Underwriting procedures
Maintain a business pipeline
Manage FR Contract status
Manage cash flow and expenses
Define additional team support
Develop client service/review process
Implement business planning
Identify practice expansion opportunities
Leverage full CRM capabilities
Implement New Business/Underwriting for complex cases

Technical Instruction

Foundational: Career Start Up – Level 1 - 72 req. hrs
Execute effective delivery of training services as a NCETR Instructor
Define the qualifications and expectations for NCETR instructors
Recognize key concepts related to the adult learning audience
Recognize the instructor’s responsibilities regarding curriculum development and revision
Start Up: Level 2 - 72 req. hrs
Discuss NCETR curriculum standards, requirements, and the process of curriculum development, revisions, and course reviews
Discuss NCETR curriculum standards, requirements, and the process of curriculum development, revisions, and course reviews
Recognize proper instructor preparation techniques
Enabling Learning Objectives
Explain how people learn
Describe good and bad habits of instruction
Discuss the instructor preparation process
Building: The First Year – Level 3 - 72 req. hrs
Evaluate Instructional delivery
Enabling Learning Objectives
Provide verbal feedback to evaluated instructor
Discuss good and bad habits objectively
Prepare appropriate evaluation forms
Select the appropriate curriculum template for development purposes
Explain the differences in curriculum application for audience
Describe elements of NCETR curricula
Underline ANSI administrative curriculum requirements
Underline ANSI administrative Instructor requirements

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