• Training Instructor (Part Time)

    Job Locations US-SC-Columbia
    Job ID 2020-1093
    Trainer/Training Instructor
    Regular Part-Time
    Union / Non-Union
  • Overview

    Diversified Protection Corporation


    Diversified Protection Corporation (DPC) is a trusted provider of integrated security solutions for private and public entities. We offer a full spectrum of services from training and risk assessments to armed security guards. As a company with two decades of experience, our clients include the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Protective Services (DHS/FPS); Department of Defense, Pentagon Force Protection Agency (DoD/PFPA), Department of the Army and Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DoS/DS) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE).


    Training Instructor 



    This position provides required new hire and periodic refresher curriculum to Protective Service Officers who provide “guard” services to DPC clients in accordance with the Statement of Work for the contract.  This position will ensure that all PSO’s have attained proficiency, are thoroughly trained and received appropriate certification in the requisite coursework for their respective contract in a timely and efficient manner.


    Essential functions:

    • Firearms handling familiarization
    • Firearms use and proficiency qualifications
    • First Aid
    • CPR / AED
    • Handcuffing
    • Baton
    • 40-hour to 64-hour basic security training
    • National Weapons Detection Training Program
    • Active Shooter / Threat Training
    • State Hand Gun license training
    • Periodic Refresher Training



    • In-depth knowledgeable in security training protocols and techniques.
    • Proficiency in effective teaching styles that engage trainees in the curricula.
    • Ability to effectively demonstrate techniques and protocols in a manner understandable and adaptable by trainees.
    • Ability to determine strengths and weaknesses of trainees at early stage to ensure appropriate actions are taken to ensure the overall success of a training course or class.
    • Interpretative Skills to be able to read, understand and apply provisions of agency training criteria.
    • Patience in teaching new skills and knowledge to trainees in such manner as to instill confidence in trainees.
    • Detailed focus on trainee techniques and tendencies to identify and correct any detrimental behaviors or aptitudes that may endanger the success of the trainee.
    • Ability to make critical unbiased evaluations of trainee performances to protect the integrity of the contracts and the safety of the trainee and their colleagues on the contract as well as the parties to be protected.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    Trainers have supervisory responsibilities over trainees under their care, custody and control during the conduct of all training activities.  Trainers must enforce discipline over the trainees and immediately advise the Program Managers to whom the trainee will be assigned and the Manger Operations and Support Services of any discipline or competency issues that arise.  Such issues will be promptly dealt with in a fair and consistent manner.


    Work Environment 


    This position works with supervision from Program Manager and the Training Manager.  The former will support with regards to the conduct of training curricula, addition of new curricula and scheduling classes while the latter has oversight of scheduling, performance evaluations, and coordination with Program Manager.


    This position is expected to work  20-30 hours per week inclusive of travel to remote locations.  


    The function of this position requires responsive and friendly customer service skills accompanied with professionalism and patience.  Many of the trainees are not conversant in the subject matters to be discussed and will require a practical orientation and base level training that may require extra time.


    Exposure to noise levels in excess of 85 decibels for more than 4 to 6 hours per day can be expected at the ranges. Trainers are to use protective ear and eye wear that minimizes exposure to any damage to hearing or sight.


    Trainer may also serve as Armorers for specific gun manufacturers which entails safe use of clearing protocols for weapons, protective gear for cleaning weapons and appropriate attention to detail in the examination of the fitness and suitability of a weapon.


    Must be proficient in the English language.



    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.


    • To stand for several hours in deliver of lectures in a classroom, firearms instructions at a range, teaching defensive and arrest techniques in a simulated environment, and working outdoors to teach vehicle inspections or conduct physical ability tests in varying weather conditions.
    • Will be required to travel to locations in the the state of South Carolina to conduct training courses.
    • Will have physical contact with trainees in respect to handcuffing, baton use, defensive techniques, taser use, OC Spray use, and other security applications.
    • Will transport ammunition and firearms to ranges. May have to lift up to fifty (50) pounds and carry over some distance.  Carts and dollies will be provided.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

    • This is a Part-Time position that will work hours as scheduled. The position does provide for flexibility in scheduling based on the training schedules which may involve nighttime work and weekends.
    • The position may require availability on nights, weekends and holidays for projects.

    AAP/EEO Statement 

    Diversified Protection Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.


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