Department(s) Operations, TSS Range Sustainment, Fort Irwin, CA

Reports to Range Control Manager

Job Summary

Supervises, coordinates and reviews the work Range Operations Specialists in the Range Operations Section. Provides support to upper management for planning and mission support. Manages and safeguards information concerning installation training and safety. Accountable for all communications of sensitive nature that are received at the Range Operations Center. Monitors and controls all access to the Fort Irwin Installation Training Areas. This is a management/supervisory position.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Supervises Range operations personnel in the daily operations at the firing desk.
  • Develops and maintains Standard Operating Procedures covering the Range Control Firing Desk Operations and utilizes NTC Schedules as the logistical guideline for training Area access and tracking.
  • Plans and organizes work schedules ensuring required tasks are accomplished and a twenty-four hour, 7 day week communication operation is capable and provided.
  • Trains, assign duties, and provides administrative and operational support for the Operations segment of Ft. Irwin Range operations.
  • Provides Range Management with information to coordinate NTC Ranges and Training Areas.
  • Assist scheduler with the DE confliction of Ranges and training areas based on potential and approved schedules.
  • Reviews, provides and manages the daily Firing Log.
  • Utilizes as a logistics and supervisorial tool the Range Facility Management Support System (RFMSS)
  • Works with the Range Scheduler.
  • Ensures adherence to Company Policies, practices and procedures as they pertain to firing desk operators and operations.
  • Shall Train employees of Range Operations practices and requirements to ensure all tasks are conducted safely and efficiently.
  • Shall Ensure Range SOPs and work instructions are continuously updated as required
  • Ensures Range SOPs are issued to users of Fort Irwin Ranges and Training Areas.
  • Controls and maintains RCS and FM radios.

Supplementary Functions shall include

  • Provide and submit correspondence, reports, and information to upper management personnel and other authorized officers as required.
  • Type, file and utilize MSO for administrative work.
  • Maintains reference publication library and files.
  • Ensure historical data on the types and quantities of ammunition fired is maintained.
  • Ensure records of all requests for Range Facilities and resultant additions are maintained.
  • Ensure a Range Firing Log is available each workday in the week.
  • Ensures personnel operating Range operations equipment are properly trained on procedures and safety requirements.

Minimum Requirements

  • Educational Equivalent:  High school diploma or equivalent.  Two years experience in a Tactical Operations Center/Emergency Operations Center.  Four years military experience in Range Operations.Abilities: Ability to use good judgment and common sense when performing job functions.  Ability to be punctual. Ability to form rational thoughts, formulates ideas and concepts, and act appropriately.  Be able to diagnose or analyze problems and form solutions that are beneficial, constructive and functional in approach and use.  Must have the ability to react calmly and control critical and emergency scenarios.Specific Knowledge: Must be thoroughly knowledgeable in map reading.  Must have knowledge of Combat Arms operations.  Must be familiar with ammunition classifications, range safety requirements and Army Regulations pertaining to Range Safety and procedures.  Must be knowledgeable in Operations Center duties and functions.  Must be thoroughly familiar with Army communications systems.  Familiar with military phraseology and acronyms.  Familiar with Army reporting systems and serious incident reporting.

    Licenses Must possess a valid California driver’s license and the ability to obtain a military driver’s license within the first 30 days of employment and attend the Defensive Driver’s Course (DDC).  Must be able to pass a security background clearance to obtain a Public Trust.

    Skills Required: Management skills. Understand personal computer well enough to use a word processing program. Must be proficient in FM and RCS radio procedures.

    Communication Skills: Must be able to write and listen with comprehension.  Must have excellent verbal communication skills for interfacing with higher level military and civilian customers.  Capable of using FM and RCS communications in an articulate and knowledgeable manner.  Effectively communicate both orally and in writing using various formats, styles and methods.  Must speak, read and write fluent English. Must have the ability to effectively brief large groups of military and civilian personnel.

Equipment/Tools Used

Computer, SINCGARS Radio, RCS Radio, protractor, GPS and computerized office systems.

Physical Requirements

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 frequently required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 20 pounds. The employee may be required to wear and use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate to individual job tasks, including but not limited to safety boots, safety headgear, eye protection, and hand protection. The employee may be required to work in exposure to dust, desert pollen, extreme heat and cold associated with desert environment and natural conditions existing on Fort Irwin.

Travel Requirements : Limited, as necessary.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.