As the Range Safety Officer at A Place to Shoot, I was responsible for maintaining the safety of all personnel (customers) on the pistol and rifle ranges. Additional responsibilities included maintenance of the range each day, and assisting customers who were having problems with their firearms. During this time, I was working directly with upwards of 150 customers a day coming out to enjoy shooting on our 400 yard rifle range and our 50 yard pistol range.
I was assigned to monitor the pistol range on my own and to assist the other RSO on the rifle range on busy days. During this time I gained a great deal of experience in the following professional skills.
- Customer Relations and Conflict Management.
- Risk Management and Safety Management.
- Communication skills and Public Speaking.
- Training of civilian customers in Marksmanship and Weapons Handling.
After working with this company for several months, my family and I decided it was time to move elsewhere as the job market in California was simply not there for me to seek better opportunities. We decided to move to Texas in August of 2014.