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

Reports to Program Manager / Range operations manager

Job Summary

The RSM (Range Support Manager) is the sub contract site manager. The RSM is responsible contract personnel tasked with the facilitation and issue of military firing range procedures, range site maintenance / repair, information management, dispatching, remote tracking, Airfield fuel services. Should have knowledge of Military training logistics and Forward Operating Base activities and management. Overall knowledge of Military range planning and military training requirements. This position will serve as a liaison for range operations to Rotational Units training at the NTC (National Training Center) and will support as a crucial team member, the development of training plans, training coordination. Shall support in the promotion and management of the Fort Irwin Ranges and Training Areas to the Installation and Rotational Units. Will maintain existing and develop new range sustainment standards. Will be responsible for all aspects of contract compliance. This is a management/supervisory position.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Manages Range personnel in daily operations.
  • Manages FORSCOM and Training Area standards that pertain to production and Safety.
  • Manages 23 Ranges, standard and non-standard.
  • Manages 64 Training Areas.
  • Manages 13 Urban Operation Areas.
  • Manages 5 Forward Operating Bases.
  • Ensure adherence to safety standards, policies and practices. Trains employees in safety practices and requirements and ensures that all maintenance and operation tasks are conducted safely.
  • Ensures that all range users follow all procedures and safety directives, and that serious violators are removed from the Range Complex.
  • Plans and organizes work schedules to ensure required tasks are accomplished and a 24-hour range operation capability is provided.
  • Provides range support to include targets and target maintenance, range/training area maintenance, range safety, range inspections and range upgrades.
  • Ensures that all off limits areas on the range complex and training areas are prominently marked.
  • Ensures adherence to Company Policies, practices and procedures.
  • Provides Range Patrols ensuring Training Area safety procedures are followed.
  • Ensures Government and Contract guidelines, regulations, policies and standards are complied with.
  • Ensures adherence to Standard Operating Procedures for operation of all ranges and training areas.
  • Coordinates, and interacts with prime contractor and Government representatives on Range Control priority work plans.
  • Safeguards and maintains Government furnished equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Provides efficient and cost-effective operation of range functions.
  • Provides customer assistance and advice in a proficient and professional manner.
  • Manages the scheduling of facilities through the Range Facility Managements Support System.
  • Provides and submits correspondence, reports, and information to upper management personnel and other authorized offices as required.

Supplementary Functions shall include

  • Coordinate with upper management and staff personnel concerning resources and contractual requirements.
  • Provide counseling and guidance to Range Control personnel as required and take appropriate corrective actions as necessary.
  • Provide Range SOPs for all Ranges and Training Areas.
  • Coordinates with external agencies for outside agency support.

Minimum Requirements

Educational Equivalent:  High school diploma or equivalent. Knowledge of military Combat Arms, experience as a Range Operations Manager, Officer or Supervisor. Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience with a Military range and range maintenance operation.

Abilities: The 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.

Specific Knowledge: Must be trained in and knowledgeable of Range Operations, Range Safety, and Range Maintenance Operations.  Must be thoroughly knowledgeable in map reading and land navigation.  Must be knowledgeable with Army Regulations pertaining to Range Operations and Safety.

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 hold a Secret Security Clearance.

Skills Required: Management skills. Understand personal computer well enough to use a word processing program.

Communication Skills: 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, and GPS

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.