Position Description

The Training Manager, Johnson Space Center-NASA is primarily responsible for managing all training facets in regard to NASA Protective Services Training Academy (NPSTA) and Johnson Space Center (JSC) local requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Management, Leadership, and Supervisory Skills required to supervise a minimum of two mid-level management personnel assigned to or assisting the with training at JSC
  • Work in concert with all supervisors/managers and oversees and assists the Training Specialist (when required and/or needed) to ensure all Security Contract Personnel maintain proficiency and meet all Contract Statement of Work Requirements
  • Provide technical instruction to Security Contract Personnel in a professional manner
  • Directly oversees Training Specialist to ensure the management and supervision of all training programs and firearms training programs are appropriately documented and conducted in a safe manner
  • Oversees the timely development, maintenance, and up-keep of applicable lesson plans, written measurements and practical evaluation checklists as needed
  • Oversees the development, maintenance, and up-keep of applicable databases, training sign-in source documents and individual training records
  • Oversees the Training Officer with the Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to ensure all required Security Contract Personnel understand the minimum requirements needed to attempt their PAT, that appropriate notification of attempts are provided as required and documentation of their PAT is completed
  • Ensure all training requirements are in compliance with all related NPSTA and local procedures and regulations
  • Other duties as assigned


This position has supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Must include a minimum of 10 years in Law Enforcement or Security training experience with instructor training certification for classroom instruction and firearms training and qualification or 5 years equivalent experience during military or federal service.
  • Graduate of an accredited community college and/or a combination of training, seminars, experience or education that provides knowledge required to perform tasking requirements

Computer Skills

  • Skill in operating a personal computer and standard office equipment
  • Working knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database, (such as: MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), and Outlook
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Clearance

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance
  • Must be able to obtain and the maintain a certification as a NPSTA adjunct instructor


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritize and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

Language Skills – Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence, effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills – Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability – Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to question activities and issues in all functional areas and make sound decisions based on that data.

Physical Demands – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment – The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee will occasionally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

During visits to areas for training operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

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