Deputy Program Manager – Operations & Maintenance in Kabul at PAE

Date Posted: 9/15/2020

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Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Deputy Program Manager – Operations & Maintenance

The DPM-O&M manages all O&M functions, including ensuring that there are qualified personnel to meet staffing requirements, and the central planning, coordination, control, and actual performance of these functions. Potential applicants must be willing to live and work in Kabul, Afghanistan for the period of performance. The duties and responsibilities listed herein are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

Regular Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for work planning for facilities support and renovation projects across multiple facilities

  • Receive and review service request and work orders submitted by the customer, help subordinate managers prioritize work based on critical need

  • Provide all required O&M contract deliverables and reports as directed.

  • Ensure effective implementation of State Department policies and procedures, including local labor relations policies.

  • Monitor system readiness, identify problem areas, and respond to mission requirements to perform contract requirements.

  • Act as a point of contact for contractual or administrative questions that arise related to the contract and, as needed, interface with the COR, Government Technical Monitor, and INL leadership.

  • Track performance metrics, develop report formats and prepare reports that demonstrate contract performance, for submission to INL.

  • Assist with the oversight of the budget as well as the requisitioning and inventory control of parts and equipment to support contract operations.

  • Develop SOWs for various operations and maintenance subcontract services, evaluate bids, monitor subcontract performance, and issue corrective actions as needed.

  • Monitor cost controls, financial reports, budgeting, and overall operating costs.

  • Identifies program problems, develops and recommends solutions to include the re-allocation of resources or the requirement to request changes to contractual specifications.

  • Assist with developing basis of estimates and management solutions that form the basis for change order proposals


  • Ability to integrate as an active and functioning member of a team.

  • Ability to manage workloads effectively and prioritize tasks based on considerations of safety and mission importance.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop solutions to complex problems that require a high degree of initiative, ingenuity, logic, and/or creativity.

  • Experience in customer facing positions, emphasis on experience with U.S. Government clients.

  • Experience working with FAR and Contracting Officer Representatives.

  • Expert knowledge of leadership, management, and organizational development principles to lead, achieve, and exceed unit objectives and meet customer requirements.

  • Fluency in project management.

  • Must be able to work effectively under stress and pressure.

  • Must have good relationship with subordinates, co-workers, supervisors, and staff working in other departments and on other programs.

  • Must maintain a high level of trust and positive energy with customer, while working on a stressful project.

  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

  • Proven track record to create and maintain successful business teams.

  • Regional experience/experience working in an austere setting highly preferred.

  • Strong candidates will have demonstrated experience working in a culturally diverse workforce


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or relevant discipline.


  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in operation and maintenance and facility repair; foreign locations preferred.

Security Vetting:

  • Must be able to qualify for a Secret clearance. Must maintain eligibility at the required security level for the duration of the contract.

Language Skills:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, with all levels of employees and vendors. Candidate may be required to submit a writing sample or samples.


  • Favorable passage of a drug screen and physical examination.

PAE is a Drug-Free Workplace and an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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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