2023-58563 - Advanced ILS Specialist (Strategic Programs Training and Curriculum Development)


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General Dynamics Mission Systems
100 Plastics Avenue

Website: gdmissionsystems.com

Company Description:
Platforms: Smarter. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we solve the toughest security and technology challenges facing our nation and its allies by building smarter mission-critical products and systems.We develop mission critical C4ISR solutions across the land, sea, air, space and cyber domains. As you might imagine, we can offer career paths that fit almost any area of expertise. Almost any background or interests. And almost any short- and long-term career goals. At our location in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, we develop advanced solutions to support the U.S. Navy's latest ships and combat systems.

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.

Learn more about the Pittsfield facility here: www.gdmissionsystems.com/PittsfieldMA.

Additional Business Name: General Dynamics Mission Systems

2023-58563 - Advanced ILS Specialist (Strategic Programs Training and Curriculum Development)
To Commensurate With Experience
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree

Ready to be a leader with the company that is committed to pushing the limits of truly advanced technologies? At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we create the products and services that help our service members, intelligence analysts and first responders keep our nation safe. The work we do is so advanced, it’s often classified. If you want to put your talent in the spotlight, it’s waiting for you right now, right here.

We apply advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, AR/VR, Cloud Native and Quantum Physics to solve our customers’ missions in cyber, RF, undersea, interstellar and everything in between.

Utilizing your strong knowledge of Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Elements, you’ll assist in defining, reviewing and analyzing system requirements for enhancements/modifications for supportability by providing input to project/program plans and deliverables. Additionally, the Advanced Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Specialist will lead the review, development and modification of procedures and products for one or more ILS functions, while mentoring team members. It’s your chance to put your talent to the ultimate test. Are you ready?

Advanced ILS Specialist (Strategic Programs Training & Curriculum Development)

What you’ll experience:

  • Technologies that aren’t just top-notch, they’re often top-secret
  • A team of bold thinkers committed to exploring what’s next
  • Opportunities to gain new knowledge - as it’s discovered

What you bring to the table:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Management or Engineering, a related specialized area or field (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience
  • Fully proficient knowledge of Acquisition Logistics (a multi-functional technical management discipline associated with influencing design for supportability and planning the support infrastructure for a system by focusing on the integrated logistics support (ILS) elements and working with and across all IPTs)
  • Strong knowledge of Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) elements (supply support; maintenance planning; manpower and personnel; technical manuals; training and training equipment; support equipment; facilities; computer resources support; packaging, handling, storage and transportation (PHS&T); design interface; reliability, maintainability and availability (RM&A), how they interact and how they are applied across a program, their effect on a system, plus how a systems’ design and changes affect the ILS elements)
  • Knowledge of military/commercial requirements/specifications

What sets you apart:

  • Proven conflict management skills
  • Subject matter expert (SME) in one discipline/field and developing fully proficient knowledge in adjacent disciplines/fields
  • Strong leadership skills consistent with a team-based work environment



  • Conducts in-depth technical evaluations and analyses of system technical documentation to support Navy's Virtual Instructor Project (VIPr) development
  • Assists in project/program tasks related to training, curricula development, and user documentation
  • Provides training input/impacts to project/program plans and proposals
  • Supports other disciplines for program/project resolutions/enhancements
  • Participates in internal and external customer reviews
  • Supports review, development and modification of curricula and user documentation
  • Trains internal/external customers on operation, maintenance, and support of cognizant programs
  • Supports internal audits/peer reviews and development and review of corrective action plans
  • Coordinates workflow to meet program and customer delivery requirements
  • May be required to travel (up to 20%)
  • Ensures that customer service and time objectives are achieved in accordance with program plans and milestones
  • Ensures the execution and continuous improvement of standard processes
  • Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments



  • Proficient knowledge of SSBN Fire Control System (FCS) requirements/specifications applicable to training
  • Experienced professional with a full understanding of area of curricula development and implementation
  • Resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways
  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors
  • Proficient knowledge/experience in one or more of the elements of curriculum and documentation development Save
  • Ability to coordinate other disciplines for program/project resolutions/enhancements
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal



  • Experience Operating Navy's Virtual Instructor Project (VIPr)
  • Navy Master Training Specialist
  • TRIDENT Training Facility Instructor (Formal or Team Trainer)
  • Experience with Navy Protection Systems
  • Knowledge of curricula development best practices
  • Experience in developing curriculum for the Navy
  • Prefer Navy Rates (MT or ET)
  • Military service may be valid substitute for degree requirement


NOTE: This position is based out of Pittsfield, MA and requires you to be on site, but is offered on a 'flex / hybrid' schedule.

Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Management or Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

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