Chief of Maintenance and Training Operations in Kabul at PAE

Date Posted: 11/27/2019

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Job Description

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Chief of Maintenance and Training Operations

Overall job objectives

Under the guidance of the Program Manager, the Chief, Maintenance/Training Operations Center has the responsibility of advising the Afghan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF) and the National Maintenance Strategy- Ground Vehicle Support (NMS-GVS).  This includes enhancing both the ANDSF and NMS supply chain management system, ANDSF and NMS Distribution processes, and ANDSF Maintenance and related processes.  He or she serves as the operational hub of the Program synchronizing internal logistics operations with external support, ANDSF training, analysis and reporting to inform program decisions.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide multi-echelon analyses of logistics functions to successfully support self-sustaining capability development in the ANDSF. 
  • Performs DOTMLPF and JCA analysis to inform security cooperation efforts with ANDSF.
  • Conduct quantitative or qualitative analysis of ANDSF logistics readiness and training data to provide both senior Coalition and NMS decision makers with timely, accurate and reliable analysis to inform decision-making at CSTC-A and DoD levels.
  • Provide program analysis that increases the effectiveness of advisory efforts by collecting and analyzing data and developing decision support tools or products.
  • Formulate and apply logistics models and other sustainment methods to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision making, policy formulation, or other sustainment functions.
  • Understand Afghan data reporting tools, to include but not limited to, CoreIMS Suite, Readiness Reporting System (RRS, ANP) and Logistics Readiness Assessment Tool (LRAT, ANA), in order to extract necessary data for analysis and logistics planning.  Analyze information obtained from Afghan systems to identify, optimize, and resolve logistics and readiness challenges.
  • Develop communication products that distill complex sustainment concepts or data into useful products for high-level decision-making of ANDSF, NMS and Coalition leaders.
  • Develop sustainment methods and procedures to include logistics models and planning tools or management systems to optimize equipment and repair parts delivery schedules and sustainment priorities.
  • Collaborate internally and externally to solve complex problems shared among the NMS-GVS program, CSTC-A Operational Support (OS) staff, Security Force Advisor Brigade (SFAB) and the Train Assist Advise Command (TAAC) personnel.
  • Prepare and synchronize management reports to include all Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) reports to the USG that assess contract performance and shape program decisions and resourcing. 
  • Accurately assess and forecast the effects of ANDSF training to inform decisions that off-ramp CLS augmentation IAW program objectives. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Military logistics experience required (LTC or higher) with demonstrated success as Support Operations Officer at brigade-level and above in Afghanistan. 
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with expert time-management skills, solving complex problems.
  • Strong analytical skills using appropriate quantitative and qualitative tools and methods.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the results of the studies, analyses and presentations senior Coalition and ANDSF logistic officials through written reports, briefings, and oral presentations.
  • Capability to be effective in a complex strategic environment through influence and interaction.

Work Environment

  • The full-time work location for this position is Afghanistan; an austere and hostile environment.
  • Minimum work hours are 9 hours a day, 6 days a week. Work may include nights and weekends (Friday) on short notice.
  • Able to walk/stand on level or inclined surfaces for prolonged periods per day, sit for prolonged periods per day, and climb/descend stairs or rough terrain.
  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including but not limited to heavy lifting of up to 40lbs; climbing in and out of equipment; crawling; and working outdoors.
  • Able to routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows/knees, and reach above/below shoulders. Able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly be exposed to extreme and austere desert-like environment - temperatures can reach 49 °C (120 °F) during summer, and as low as -9 °C (15 °F) during winter.
  • May be exposed to extreme noise from acts of aggression.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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