Explosives Instructor Contingent

S2 · Huntsville, Alabama
Department S2
Employment Type Contingent


The Explosives Instructor will deliver and present classroom instruction and conduct practical problem training exercises that are required of students attending the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Hazardous Devices School (HDS) to satisfy requirements for standardized certification, re-certification, advanced training, and other FBI sponsored or partnered explosives-related training.


  • Communicate directly to, and receive assignments and direction, from the HDS Task Lead and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).
  • Deliver and present FBI Basic, Recertification, and, as scheduled, Advanced training and curricula to HDS students. Lead and conduct classroom, practical problem exercises, and explosives range training consistent with established course curricula and in conformance with applicable rules, policies, and explosive site safety plans.
  • Assist other instructors and curriculum design specialists in drafting, updating, and reviewing lesson plans for existing and proposed courses.
  • Demonstrate proper and safe use of equipment used in classrooms and training exercises.
  • Follow HDS standard operating procedures, to include the use of explosives and energetic tools. Follow HDS and Redstone Arsenal safety practices and standards.
  • Work with students and provides informal and formal evaluations of progress and feedback to students.
  • Assist Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Fabricators and Technicians in preparing and setting up IED training aids and equipment for use in course exercises.
  • Perform routine, operator-level maintenance.
  • Maintain proficiency in knowledge, skills, and abilities to be capable of providing all manners of IED defeat training from a Basic level to Advanced Training. Maintain knowledge of all applicable safety and training rules and regulations applicable to HDS training and training operations. Maintain knowledge of current IED tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), trends in the use of commercial and homemade explosives, and trends in the use of chemical, biological, and nuclear explosive threats.
  • Assist other instructors and curriculum design specialists with writing scenarios based on current TTPs incorporating an understanding of IED/ Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) functioning while implementing weapons technical intelligence and tactical forensic exploitation into training tasks and devices.
  • Assist in the proper transport and storage of IED training devices, materials, equipment, and supplies in accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, methods, and explosives site safety plans.
  • Maintain accountability of issued HDS training aid inventory, equipment, supplies, and materials.
  • Serve as either a Primary or Assistant Instructor, as assigned.
  • May assist in explosives-related research projects conducted under the direction of the FBI.


  • Active Top Secret clearance required; Active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility preferred.
  • Minimum high school diploma or a GED; Bachelor or Graduate Degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, a clinical laboratory science, industrial safety, electronics engineering, or similar science/engineering discipline or Business Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, or similar discipline (may include Executive MBA or related programs) preferred.
  • Minimum high school diploma or a GED; Bachelor or Graduate Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in chemistry, biology, clinical laboratory science, industrial safety, electronics engineering, or similar discipline preferred.
  • Minimum five years of recent operational experience as either a HDS Certified Public Safety Bomb Technician and certified bomb squad member or a certified Federal bomb technician; or Active-Duty Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician/Specialist; Ten years of experience is preferred.
  • Experience handling IED and UXO training devices, in accordance with applicable health and safety rules and regulations.
  • Successfully completed the course(s) of instruction in forensic exploitation of IEDs or possess prior work experience in a Combined Explosive Exploitation Cell (or equivalent), at Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center, or at an accredited criminal forensic laboratory.
  • S. Army Training and Doctrine Command or equivalent Service Instructor Training Course Certification; or FBI or equivalent law enforcement Instructor Certification.
  • Senior EOD Badge preferred.
  • Experience providing formal classroom instruction to adult learners in a structured academic setting and using a formal program of instruction/curriculum (e.g., community college, college, university, professional training institute, or government training program) preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Competent in Windows OS and Microsoft Office, operating an IBM-style microcomputer and utilizing computer databases.
  • Ability to lift and carry items weighing approximately 80 lbs.
  • Ability to drive and operate a motor vehicle, forklift, and other warehouse equipment.
  • Ability to meet minimum physical/medical requirements (standard qualifications based on recommendations by the National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board).


  • Hazardous Devices School, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL

This position requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by your start date. Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will need to present proof that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for medical or religious accommodations.


Health and Dental Insurance

Life insurance

Short-term & Long-term Disability insurance

Workers Compensations benefits

401k retirement plan

*Not an exhaustive list


ZP is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive, and respectful work culture that values all.

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