Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) HQ TT Facility Engineering (ANASOC) Trainer/Mentor – (ASSF) in Kabul at PAE

Date Posted: 11/30/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Kabul
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/30/2019

Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) HQ TT Facility Engineering (ANASOC) Trainer/Mentor – (ASSF)

PAE is seeking a Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) HQ TT Facility Engineering (ANASOC) Trainer/Mentor – (ASSF) to support one of its government customers:

Duty Description:

The ANASOC HQ TT Facility Engineer (FE) Trainer/Mentor will Train, Advise, Assist, and Mentor (TAAM) the ANASOC Corps Engineer Section in infrastructure project management of the (ANASOC) Corps and subordinate units to include the Special Operations Brigades (SOB), the National Mission Brigade (NMB), Special Operations Kandaks (SOK), Mobile Strike Kandaks (MSK), Cobra Strike Kandaks (CSK), and other designated Afghan Special Security Forces (ASSF) as determined by the ANASOC Corps HQs; the cipher process (Afghan orders process); the MoD 14 process (to include MOD 9 and MOD 63); and design, review, and implement new processes or improvements in the operations or construction of a new facility or refurbish an existing structure. The Trainer/Mentor will interact with SOB, NMB, and other subordinate Trainer/Mentor teams to ensure projects are nested and synchronized with ANASOC Corps priorities. Interact with the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A) in order to synchronize and coordinate ANASOC Corps FE actions and events. Ensure to synchronize TAAM efforts and actions with military mentor/Requirements Owner (RO) Lines of Efforts (LOE) and ASSF goals and objectives. Develop Programs of Instruction (POI) as required and directed in order to build ANASOC Corps and subordinate organization capacity and capability. The FE (ANASOC) Trainer/Mentor will be prepared to provide Mobile Training Team (MTT) support, Expeditionary Train, Advise, and Assistance (ETAA), and Out of Sector (OOS) coverage to Special Operations Brigades (SOB), the National Mission Brigade (NMB), Special Operations Kandaks (SOKs), Cobra/Mobile Strike Kandaks (C/MSKs), and any other SOF entity designated by the PAE ANASOC HQ Team Lead and/or the military mentor/RO. Provide all reports and required documentation to the PAE ANASOC HQ TT Trainer/Mentor (team lead) as directed.

Required Hours:
Work may include nights, holidays, and weekends on short notice. Standard will be to conduct training sixty hours (60) per week while OCONUS.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • TAAM the ANASOC Engineer Section in infrastructure project management of the (ANASOC) Corps and subordinate units to include the SOBs, the NMB, SOKs, MSKs, CSKs, and other designated ASSF as determined by the ANASOC Corps HQs; the cipher process (Afghan orders process); the MoD 14 process (to include MOD 9 and MOD 63); and design, review, and implement new processes or improvements in the operations or construction of a new facility or refurbish an existing structure.
  • Interact with SOB, NMB, and other subordinate Trainer/Mentor teams to ensure projects are nested and synchronized with ANASOC Corps priorities.
  • Provide MTT, ETAA, and OOS support to SOBs, the NMB, SOKs, MSKs, CSKs, and any other ASSF entity designated by the PAE team leader and/or the RO/military mentor.
  • Ensure TAAM efforts and actions are synchronized with military mentor/RO LOEs and ASSF goals and objectives. 
  • Interact with CJSOTF-A for the purpose of synchronizing and coordinating ANASOC Facility Engineer actions and events.
  • Develop POIs as required and directed to build ANASOC Corps and subordinate organization capacity and capability.
  • Provide all reports and required documentation to the PAE ANASOC HQ TT Trainer/Mentor (team lead) as directed.
  • Must be capable of building and maintaining positive relations and rapport with teammates, the client (US, NATO, and Troop Contributing Nation military forces), and Afghan counterparts.
  • Understand the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) and capable of relating MDMP to the Afghan cipher process.
  • Able to work and live in austere and hostile environments in Afghanistan, and understanding of the possibility to be further assigned to any location in Afghanistan, as allowed by the contract. 
  • Willing and able to travel outside of protected areas via military convoys or MILAIR, and wear protective clothing and equipment, as required. Force protection will be provided by authorized sources.   
  • Must have the demonstrated ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing. 
  • Must comply with all theater command policies, regulations, and General Orders.
  • Understand the Theater ROE (Rules of Engagement). 
  • Additional duties, responsibilities, and requirements as identified by program management.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Former Senior NCO, WO or Officer with at least five (5) years of experience in military engineering with a 12 MOS series or service component equivalent.
  • Shall have at least one (1) year of experience in the facility engineering field and project management at the Engineer Battalion-level or equivalent.
  • Civil Engineer degree, Professional Engineer (PE), or Project Management Professional (PMP) is required.
  • One (1) year of combat experience is required.
  • Shall be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Able to pass CENTCOM medical, dental, and other CRC-related deployment requirements from CRC at Ft. Bliss, TX.    
  • Must continue to maintain CENTCOM Mod 13 and other deployment-related requirements for the Afghanistan theater of operations.     
  • Able to receive and maintain a current/active Afghanistan visa. 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Former US Army or Marines Corps Quartermaster field grade officer that is a Command and General Staff College graduate.
  • One (1) year of experience in Special Operations.
  • OCONUS experience in Afghanistan or Iraq working with Partnered Nation Security Forces as an advisor.
  • Previous experience working with coalition forces, NATO, or other Troop Contributing Nations.
  • Familiarization with the Afghan Special Security Forces (ASSF) structure/organization and mission sets.
  • Understanding of the NATO, Operation Freedom Sentinel, and Resolute Support structures and missions.


Physical Requirements/Working Environment:

  • Include but are not limited to the wear of body armor and helmet Personal Protective Gear, unassisted lifting and carrying of duffle bags not exceed the weight of 70 lbs. per piece, and the unassisted movement over uneven terrain.
  • Must be willing to work and live in Afghanistan with an understanding that there could be further assignments to any location in Afghanistan based upon the needs of the U.S. Government, to include hostile and austere areas.
  • Must be able to attend and pass USG deployment requirements at CONUS Replacement Center (CRC), Fort Bliss, Texas or equivalent location.
  • Must meet the medical requirements for the position being offered as determined by a pre-employment medical screening and in accordance with published CRC and USCENTCOM medical deployment standards.
  • Must be able to walk or stand on level and/or inclined surfaces up to eight (8) hours per day and sit for up to three (3) hours per day.
  • Must be able to routinely climb / descend stairs.
  • Must be able to routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows / knees, and reach above / below shoulders.
  • Must be able to read and interpret newspaper and typewritten print.
  • Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.
  • Employee will be required to work and live in a potentially hostile environment, at remote locations, and under austere conditions.
  • May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, under extreme weather conditions, within a hostile environment.
  • May be exposed to extreme noise from aircraft, hostile fire, and other acts of aggression associated with this region.
  • Contractor personnel shall comply with all theater command policies, regulations, and General Orders. All tours are unaccompanied.
  • Refrain from using alcohol/illegal and non-prescription substances—abide by CENTCOM’s General Order #1.


Security Clearance: An active DoD Secret Security clearance is required in order to handle classified material and to work in a controlled area on a daily basis in support of the client.

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