Objective: To secure a position with a profitable organization, and utilize my skills and success to all levels of the adult learning cycle.
SPECIALIZED SECURITY TRAINING INSTRUCTOR / TRAINING SPECIALIST
Award- winning training instructor, with more than 18 years of experience providing specialized security training/testing and operational oversight for organizations ranging from a regional correctional facility to a federal government agency. Skillfully develop and deliver innovation curriculum, training programs, and presentations for thousands of individuals nationwide. Effective communicator and rapport builder, with demonstrated success in collaborating with colleagues, students, and management. Security management/ training experience spans government and correctional industries, with an additional 7 years in mental health and educational sectors. Key strengths include:
Specialized Security Training Instruction ● Security Assessments & Analysis ● Coaching & Development
‘Expertise in Screening Passengers Utilizing Explosive Trace Detection & Explosive Detection Systems
Mastery-Level Instructor on Improvised Explosive Devices ● Cross Functional Team Leadership
Performance Management ● Presentations ● Budget Management ● New Hire Orientation
Organizational Development ● Diversity Training ● Recruitment
Willing to relocate
Northrup Grummon West Atlantic City NJ, ALLTECH INT’L / HOMELAND SECURITY INC., Nashville, TN/ Vienna, VA● 2002-2013
Leading provider of IT Consulting and Professional Services to the Federal and Commercial marketplace
Supervisor / Site Training Coordinator Lead Specialized Instructor, Specialized Security Training Team Provided all aspects of specialized security training and testing (from checkpoint to check baggage) for screeners in the nation’s airports across the U.S. Oversaw 6-12 employees and as many as 50+ students at one time. Contributed to development and testing curriculum on new technology to prevent further attacks like 9/11. Facilitated the annual recertification process of all screeners on the technology, practical skills, and evaluations. Assisted team supervisor and instructors on instructional skills. Supported development of new pilot programs and testing.
Facilitated successful training and testing to include certification of 56,000+ screeners across the U.S. within designated timeframe (12 months).
Chosen by Federal Security Director and Training Coordinators to coach and deliver new hires and current TSA employees on basic and advanced screening associated with SOP’s and policies at airports across the nation.
Consistently received highest QA evaluations attainable over 7-year period- “Exceeds Expectations”
Maintained a passing score for annual testing certifications required by company and our customer, Department of Homeland Security (TSA).
Realized 95% success rate in students achieving necessary certifications to complete day to day operations to protect nation’s transportation system while ensuring freedom and movement for people and commerce.
Received Liberty Award 3 times, in recognition of superb performance of an employee or team on a project, test, or activity- includes outstanding support of daily business operations or process improvements.
Earned Certificate of Appreciation; also a member of the Ted Anchorage Team AK
Served as the technical/ engineering expert for imaging testing technology operations and capture. May load and unload scan items (up to 50lbs), operate, and maintain imaging technology and store, manipulate, process for mass dissemination (i.e. convert machine version to popular format - .jpeg or .bmp), test and catalog corresponding system images. Able to operate in Unix, Linux, dos, or Windows operating environment.
More than 10 years’ experience, Smiths-Heimann 6040 ATX series, L3 6000, and GE CTX 5500, 9000, 9400, 9800 series. CT 80, CT80 DR+ are just a few of many when it comes to expertise in testing aviation security equipment. Capable and competent in managing file structures, create, and maintain command files in XML or other proprietary formats used as needed.
Facilitated successful training and testing to include certification and testing annual and new hires across the nation’s airports.
Chosen to participate in a pilot program associated with Air Cargo Phase II, III, and IV OCAST STUDY/TESTING
Consistently received highest QA evaluations attainable over the past years.
Graduate Studies, Counseling Psychology
Tennessee State University, Nashville TN
Bachelor of Science, Psychology (Minor in Social Work & Special Education)
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
Juvenile Sex Offenders Certification Counselor Program, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Senior Trainer / Instructor, Special Project Training Image Mastery
Special Pilot (Pilot Program Annual Recertification Program)
Instructor, Handle with Care Behavior Management System
Annual Train-the-Trainer Certification
Professional Member & Certified Trainer , American Society for Training & Development (ASTD)
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