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SERE Evasion Instructor Subject Matter Expert (SME)

InovaTech Inc. anticipates the need to fill additional Full Spectrum Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Level C Instruction and instructional support positions at Fort Rucker, AL at the government request in the near future.  We have provided support to the Fort Rucker SERE program for the last 5+ years and are seeking the following individuals to support Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Program.

SERE Evasion Instructor Subject Matter Expert (SME)

The qualified employee will:

  • Serve as SME in Survival, Evasion/Recovery subjects such as map reading, land navigation, survival methods/techniques, preparation of fish and game, plant identification, escape and evasion, air/sea/land ex-filtration.
  • Serve as SME in SERE subjects such as cross-cultural communications, physical and psychological aspects of captivity, clandestine communication, escape planning, resistance to exploitation interrogation, and the U.S. Military Code of Conduct.
  • Provide motivational and remedial advice and counseling for students and organic Government workforce personnel regarding Survival and Evasion/Recovery training.
  • Observe, analyze, evaluate, and assess student’s knowledge and ability to employ resistance and escape strategies in simulated captivity environment to include wartime, peacetime governmental detention, and hostage scenarios.
  • Provide feedback to students in order to improve their performance.
  • Knowledgeable in individual and group resistance postures, techniques and strategies, establishing overt and covert  organizations, establishing overt and covert communications, and planning and executing escapes in all captivity environments – wartime, peacetime  governmental detention, and terrorist hostage.
  • Conduct classroom instruction and role play in resistance training scenarios. Apply various captor exploitation efforts   to include: interrogation (eight methods), indoctrination, propaganda,  video propaganda, concessions, forced labor and reprisals.
  • Knowledgeable in emerging core captivity guidance and  have the ability to adapt survival principles to satisfy needs during captivity. Impart knowledge to students needed to adapt survival principles to satisfy needs during captivity.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate of DoD approved Level C SERE “High Risk” Course (e.g., Wartime) or able to complete the SERE-C course at Fort Rucker (must meet physical screening requirements).
  • Possess or able to obtain an interim SECRET security clearance.
  • Due to the sensitivity of the customer requirements, US Citizenship is required.
  • If former military, must possess an honorable discharge.
  • No adverse UCMJ actions.
  • Undergo and pass initial psychological evaluation performed by the SERE clinical psychologist and annual medical physical.

Physical fitness requirements:

  •  Personnel must be able to perform the following activities without restrictions or limitations on a daily basis:
  • Full active range of motion (FAROM) and muscle strength  of 5/5 with strong resistance against gravity and examiner of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, and ankle joints. FAROM of cervical and lumbar spine.
  • Perform upper body pushing/pulling activities while holding up to 75 lbs. of supported weight.
  • Perform upper body lateral pushing/pulling activities while holding up to 75 lbs. of supported weight.
  • Lift, lower and reach overhead while holding up to 10 lbs. of equipment.
  • Lift and carry 50lbs up to 50 meters/10 minutes
  • Lift and lower up to 75 lbs. of supported weight vertically from shoulder height to ground or from ground to shoulder height.
  • Stand for 50 minutes with 10 minute break.
  • Lift/carry 45 pounds and walk up to six (6) miles per day with a rucksack.
  • Be able to provide eight (8) to twelve (12) consecutive hours of instruction, most of which involves long periods of standing.
  • Be able to run with students on the break contact range and successfully negotiate barriers to evasion.
  • Capable of safely applying all required pressures IAW DOD and Army Level C SERE training guidelines.
  • Able to physically work in austere field environments.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Successfully completed an approved DoD Instructor  Trainer’s Course (ITC), or other equivalent course.

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