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PD#: EAME0513

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TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (COMBATIVES)

GS-1712-09

Organization Title:

POSITION LOCATION:

Servicing CPAC: FORT BENNING, GA

Agency: VARIES

Installation: VARIES

Army Command: VARIES

Region: SOUTH CENTRAL

Command Code: VARIES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS USED IN CLASSIFYING/GRADING POSITION:

Citation 1: OPM PCS TRNG INSTRUCT SERIES, GS-1712, MAY 91

Citation 2: OPM GLG / INSTRUCTIONAL WORK, MAR 89

Supervisory Certification: I certify that this is an accurate statement of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and its organizational relationships, and that the position is necessary to carry out Government functions for which I am responsible. This certification is made with the knowledge that this information is to be used for statutory purposes relating to appointment and payment of public funds, and that false or misleading statements may constitute violations of such statutes or their implementing regulations.

 

Supervisor Name: DOUGLAS G. VINCENT, COL, COS

Reviewed Date: 09/11/2019

Classification Review: This position has been classified/graded as required by Title 5, U.S. Code in conformance with standard published by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management or if no published standards apply directly, consistently with the most applicable published standards.

 

Reviewed By: CHARLES W. DURR, COL, COS

Reviewed Date: 01/06/2009

POSITION INFORMATION:

Cyber Workforce:

  • Primary Work Role: VARIES
  • Additional Work Role 1: VARIES
  • Additional Work Role 2: VARIES

FLSA: NON-EXEMPT

FLSA Worksheet: NON EXEMPT

FLSA Appeal: NO

Bus Code: VARIES

DCIPS PD: NO

  • Mission Category: VARIES
  • Work Category: VARIES
  • Work Level: VARIES

Acquisition Position: NO

  • CAP:  
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Functional Code: 00

Interdisciplinary: NO

Supervisor Status: VARIES

PD Status: VERIFIED

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

Drug Test Required: VARIES  

Financial Management Certification:

Position Designation: VARIES

Position Sensitivity: VARIES

Security Access: VARIES

Emergency Essential:   

Requires Access to Firearms: VARIES

Personnel Reliability Position: VARIES

Information Assurance: VARIES

Influenza Vaccination: NO

Financial Disclosure: VARIES

Financial Disclosure: NO  

Enterprise Position: VARIES

POSITION ASSIGNMENT:

Competitive Area: VARIES

Competitive Level: VARIES

Career Program: VARIES

Career Ladder PD: NO

Target Grade/FPL: 09

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POSITION DUTIES:

The primary purpose for the establishment of this position is to serve as the organization's executive agent for fitness training, with specific emphasis on Combatives instruction. The incumbent will be the primary instructor of the Army's Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) for the 316th Cavalry Brigade, US Army Armor School, Manuever Center of Excellence (MCOE). Instructional responsibility includes the implementation, conduct, and update/revision of Combatives instruction within the Brigade; the evaluation of subordinate units' Combatives programs; and the evaluation of student progress during all advanced Combatives instruction. Duties require knowledge and experience with the Modern Army Combatives Program. Incumbent receives general supervision from the Brigade S-3. Supervisor indicates objectives and general policies with responsibility delegated to incumbent for planning and coordinating work assignments. Supervisor provides guidance and direction only when unusual problems are encountered.

MAJOR DUTIES:

1. Implements the Modern Army Combatives Program. (75%)

- Serves as the organizations primary Combatives instructor, responsible for overseeing the Combatives training program, instructor certification program, coordinating subordinate unit programs, and training unit cadre and institutional student populations in Combatives. Responsible for the management of all Combatives training conducted within the Brigade, (i.e., participate in and demonstrate fighting techniques that include full contact boxing, wrestling, martial arts, and various kinds of weapons fighting during training and scenario-based training exercises), which requires platform instruction that may require prolonged standing, physical exertion, and physical contact (wrestling) to include preparing, teaching, and updating lesson materials IAW TC 3-25.150 and Fort Benning Training Support Packages. Provides program guidance and administrative and logistical support. Utilizes and enforces standards for acceptance into Combatives training. Accounts for and maintains Combatives training equipment and facilities, and oversees and coordinates all Combatives risk management assessments for instruction in the 316th Cavalry Brigade. Develops, maintains, and updates the organizations Combatives SOP.

- Responsible for planning, conducting, and supervising quarterly battalion or company competitions both within the organization and for Post-level competition. Coordinates with external agencies for tournament execution, including facility set up, scheduling, advertisement, rules, referee education, fighter handicapping system, and conduct.

2. Assists with the conduct of fitness programs and presents physical fitness instruction. (15%)

- Provides instruction in various areas of physical fitness and related subjects using the materials, methods, and techniques consistent with Army policy and FM 21-20. Instructs and maintains instructional materials. Provides instruction and recommendations peculiar to the Army's Physical Fitness Program to include, but not limited to, the Weight Control Program, 40 and Over Fitness Program, Reserve Components Fitness Program, and physical fitness program development. Assists students in areas in which they are deficient. Also conducts hands-on physical training instruction and leads physical training. Incumbent provides technical information consisting primarily of specific instructions or guidance with respect to fitness programs. Updates commanders on the progress of physical fitness and health promotion programs via briefings at conferences, command updates, and individual sessions. Provides input into policy decisions in the area of physical training and health promotion. Conducts staff studies and serves as project officer for projects relating to Total Fitness Training, and healthy lifestyle practices. Responds telephonically or in writing to inquiries related to physical fitness training and health promotion, from commanders, master fitness trainers, and Soldiers.

3. Performs administrative duties. (10%)

- Maintains documentation in support of training programs, such as SOPs, training records, and Combatives student records. Prepares reports. Maintains records of student and instructor course feedback. Schedules physical training and Combatives events. Maintains classroom decorum by acting upon distractions or disturbances. Reports student absence and tardiness. Ensures teaching supplies, equipment, and classrooms are available and operational at the allotted time. Initiates changes/updates to course content, presentation, or emphasis as appropriate and provides feedback to the U.S. Army Infantry School on the Combatives program. Maintains program information on 316th Cav website.

Performs other duties as assigned.

1. References:

a. OPM PCS for Training Instruction Series, GS-1712, May 91.
b. OPM Grade Evaluation Guide for Instructional Work, Mar 89.

2. Title and Series Determination: This position meets the series definition in Reference 1a above in that the position in responsible for instructing in a program of training when the paramount requirement of the work is a combination of practical knowledge of the methods and techniques of instruction and practical knowledge of the subject-matter being taught. The employee is responsible for instruction in all ranges of the fight by training striking skills and introducing soldiers to integrating combatives training, fitness training, with specific emphasis on combatives instruction. This does not require a professional educator; therefore, the 1712 series is appropriate. The title Training Instructor (Combatives) best describes the function.

3. Grade Determination: This position is graded using Reference 1b above using the criteria under Part I for instructor work, which is further broken down into two broad classification factors: (1) Nature of Assignment and (2) Level of Responsibility.

Nature of Assignment: The primary responsibility for this position is to serve as a Combatives instructor and to assist with the physical fitness program. This requires a thorough familiarity with the subject-matter area and use of a wide range of teaching methods and tools depending on the students’ learning requirements. The Combatives course requires the instructor to participate in and demonstrate fighting techniques that include full contact boxing, wrestling, martial arts, and various kinds of weapons fighting during training. This type of training/instruction requires the incumbent to maintain extremely high standards of mental and physical fitness. The platform instruction may require prolonged standing and extreme physical exertion. The incumbent must be physically conditioned and free of any physical profile that inhibits performing Combatives training. Incumbent may also be requires to carry/handle bulk items weighing up to 40 pounds. The work will be performed in both indoor and outdoor environments. Seasonal changes will require incumbent to ensure all required safety precautions are adhered to.

Level of Responsibility: The employee independently plans and carries out training sessions within the prescribed course framework. When students/cadre are not up to par, the instructor provides remedial training. The incumbent resolves problems but on unusual matters may obtain guidance before taking action. Employee may participate in task analyses for determining training requirements or in special staff studies.

4. Final Determination: Training Instructor (Combatives), GS-1712-09


Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Determination = (NON EXEMPT)

 

1. Availability Pay Exemption - (e.g., Criminal Investigators, U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilots who are also Law Enforcement Officers).

 

2. Foreign Exemption - (Note: Puerto Rico and certain other locations do not qualify for this exemption – See 5 CFR 551.104 for a list of Nonexempt areas.)

 

3. Executive Exemption:

    

a. Exercises appropriate management responsibility (primary duty) over a recognized organizational unit with a continuing function, AND

    

b. Customarily and regularly directs 2 or more employees, AND

    

c. Has the authority to make or recommend hiring, firing, or other status-change decisions, when such recommendations have particular weight.

 

4. Professional Exemption:

    

a. Professional work (primary duty)

    

b. Learned Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.208 ) (Registered Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Physician’s Assistants, Medical Technologists, Teachers, Attorneys, Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, Engineers, Architects, and Accountants at the independent level as just some of the typical examples of exempt professionals). Or

    

c. Creative Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.209 ) (The primary duty requires invention and originality in a recognized artistic field (music, writing, etc.) and does not typically include newspapers or other media or work subject to control by the organization are just some examples of Creative Professionals). Or

    

d. Computer Employee, (See 5 CFR, 551.210 ) ( must meet salary test and perform such duties as system analysis, program/system design, or program/system testing, documentation, and modification). Computer manufacture or repair is excluded (non-exempt work).

 

5. Administrative Exemption:

    

a. Primary duty consistent with 5 CFR 551 (e.g.; non-manual work directly related to the management or general business operations of the employer or its customers), AND job duties require exercise of discretion & independent judgment.

  FLSA Conclusion:
  Exempt
  Non Exempt


FLSA Comments/Explanations:

Comments/Explanations: The position does not meet any criteria for exemption.
Conclusion: NON-EXEMPT
ACTION OFFICER: Rich Coreno, Human Resources Specialist (Class)


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT & NOTES:

This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination to ensure the required level of physical health & ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.

-MODERATE TO HEAVY LIFTING
This position has a requirement to lift up to 40 lbs. in the regular performance of duties



POSITION EVALUATION:

Pen & Ink changes: Minor changes to the duties, updated the Conditions of Employment, and added an Evaluation Statement. RB 9/11/19