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

Reports to Range Operations manager / Direct Supervisor

Job Summary

The Range Ops Specialist works at the Fort Irwin Range Operations center under the direct supervision of the Range operations supervisor. Range Operations is the central organization that schedules and de-conflicts all range training and processes all administrative standard and non-standard range requests. Range Operations is a 7 day a week 24 hour service for Military training. This position requires strong interpersonal skills with a professional attitude with clear concise emphasis on Customer service.

This is a union position.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Work at the Range Operations firing desk on one of three shifts
  • Monitor and assist military units during range use.
  • Administratively monitor training, Range operations personnel and contractors
  • Assist with the control of access and movement of military training areas and firing Ranges.
  • Maintain continuous two-way radio communication with military and civilian personnel in training areas and static ranges.
  • Document hourly communication checks
  • Document range/training area activity status.
  • Utilize and update the Range Facility Management Support System (RFMSS).
  • Issue; Range portfolios, access passes, targets and other items required by military units during range training.
  • Provide safety equipment as needed for range operations.
  • Monitor and document Drop Zone operations with ATC personnel.
  • Ensure historical data of ammo types and the quantities of ammunition fired is maintained.
  • Professionally report and initiate weapons/ammunition malfunctions procedures.
  • Coordinate with relative organizations the Ft. Irwin medical evacuation process.
  • Operate an emergency communications system
  • Notify senior leadership of serious incidents and emergencies on military ranges and training areas.
  • Serve as the primary hub for medical evacuations.
  • Initiate, coordinate and document the mishap/MEDEVAC request procedure
  • Processes the initial MEDEVAC incident report and will activate necessary alarms, will dispatch emergency responses with associated agencies, will notify affected agencies and restrict all relevant operations as necessary.

Supplementary Functions shall include

  • Issue targets, PPE, maps, publications and schedules
  • Forward reports as required by written directives.
  • Type, file and perform other administrative duties utilizing MOS
  • Maintain reference publication library and files.
  • May be required to lead emergency or other vehicles to specific locations within the Fort Irwin training area using civilian or military vehicle.
  • At times to maintain coordinated events and retain continuity, other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Educational Equivalent: High school diploma or equivalent.

Abilities: Must have the ability to conduct themselves in a calm professional manner and must comprehend the level of customer service required of becoming a representative of Range Operations. Must be able to work with difficult customers in a calm professional manner, must have the ability to interact calmly and professionally when receiving calls for medical and emergency support from panicked or confused callers. Must have the ability to monitor and communicate using a telephone and/or radio system. Must be able to work 2nd or 3rd shifts, holidays, and weekends. Must have the ability to use and interpret Army Manuals.  Must have the ability to use good judgment and common sense when performing job functions.  Must have the ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

Specific Knowledge: Knowledge desired: basic understanding of military range control and field training operations: familiar with military phraseology and acronyms; familiar with processing, logging, filing and coordinating follow up actions to forms and verbal information; must know how to orient and read a military map to an eight digit grid coordinate, and basic knowledge of military weapons and ammunition.

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 pass a security background clearance to obtain a Public Trust.

Skills Required: Understand personal computer well enough to use a word processing program and an Office OS.

Communication Skills: Must be capable of using FM communications in an articulate and knowledgeable manner.  Must be capable of reading, writing and speaking English to assist customers with questions and/or instructions.

Equipment/Tools Used

The employee must have PC experience and have a general understanding of an office OS; word, excel, power point and outlook.

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, use and operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 30 pounds.

Travel Requirements : None


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.