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
Apr 04, 2021
Apr 04, 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
Execute effective delivery of training services as a NCETR Instructor
# | 72 hrs
Define the qualifications and expectations for NCETR instructors
# | 72 hrs
Recognize key concepts related to the adult learning audience
# | 72 hrs
Recognize the instructor’s responsibilities regarding curriculum development and revision
# | 72 hrs
Start Up: Level 2
Discuss NCETR curriculum standards, requirements, and the process of curriculum development, revisions, and course reviews
# | 72 hrs
Discuss NCETR curriculum standards, requirements, and the process of curriculum development, revisions, and course reviews
# | 72 hrs
Recognize proper instructor preparation techniques
# | 72 hrs
Enabling Learning Objectives
# | 72 hrs
Explain how people learn
# | 72 hrs
Describe good and bad habits of instruction
# | 72 hrs
Discuss the instructor preparation process
# | 72 hrs
Building: The First Year – Level 3
Evaluate Instructional delivery
# | 72 hrs
Enabling Learning Objectives
# | 72 hrs
Provide verbal feedback to evaluated instructor
# | 72 hrs
Discuss good and bad habits objectively
# | 72 hrs
Prepare appropriate evaluation forms
# | 72 hrs
Select the appropriate curriculum template for development purposes
# | 72 hrs
Explain the differences in curriculum application for audience
# | 72 hrs
Describe elements of NCETR curricula
# | 72 hrs
Underline ANSI administrative curriculum requirements
# | 72 hrs
Underline ANSI administrative Instructor requirements
# | 72 hrs