GCPSU J1 Recruitment, Retention and Strength Management Trainer/Mentor-ASSF in Kabul at PAE

Date Posted: 11/11/2019

Job Snapshot

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

Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

GCPSU J1 Recruitment, Retention and Strength Management Trainer/Mentor-ASSF

Duty Description: As the GCPSU J1 Recruitment, Retention, and Strength Management Trainer/Mentor, serve as the primary interface to the General Command of Police Special Unit (GCPSU) Special Operations Advisory Group (SOAG) Command Team (a NATO Command) and the SOAG J1 Section. Train, Advise, Assist, and Mentor (TAAM) the (Afghan) GCPSU J1 Section not only regarding recruiting, retention, and strength management, but must have a basic understanding and comprehension of the Afghan Personnel Pay System (APPS), Personnel and Administrative actions, and Human Resources. Interact with Resolute Support and subordinate (to the GCPSU) J1/G1 Trainer/Advisors for nesting and synchronizing personnel actions/events. Be prepared to provide assistance and support to subordinate GCPSU Special Operations Advisor Teams (SOAT) regarding J1 actions/activities.

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

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Serve as the primary interface to the General Command of Police Special Unit (GCPSU) Special Operations Advisory Group (SOAG) Command Team (a NATO Command) and the SOAG J1 Section.
  • TAAM the (Afghan) GCPSU J1 Section regarding recruiting, retention, and strength management.
  • Have a basic understanding and comprehension of the Afghan Personnel Pay System (APPS), Personnel and Administrative actions, and Human Resources.
  • Interact with Resolute Support Mission and subordinate (to the GCPSU) J1/G1 Trainer/Advisors for nesting and synchronizing personnel actions/events.
  • Provide assistance and support to subordinate GCPSU Special Operations Advisor Teams (SOAT) regarding J1 actions/activities, as required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite.
  • Capable of building and maintaining positive relations and rapport with teammates, the client (US, NATO, and Troop Contributing Nation military forces), and Afghan counterparts.
  • Understanding of the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) and capable of relating MDMP to the Afghan cipher process.
  • Provide required reports and documentation to Program Management.  
  • 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 MOS 42A/42B series or service equivalent. 
  • Have three (3) years of experience in military Personnel Administration Operations, Force Management, and Retention.
  • Have performed as a Strength Manager and/or Career Counselor at a Corps or Division, Brigade S1, or PSB level.
  • Have attended a formal US Military school for Administrative Personnel Management.
  • At least one (1) year of combat/deployment experience.
  • At least one (1) year of TAAM experience with a Partnered Nation Security Force.
  • Must be a US Citizen. 
  • 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: 

  • Previous experience working with coalition forces, NATO, or other Troop Contributing Nations.
  • Familiarization with the Afghan/MoI GCPSU structure/organization, mission, and cipher process.
  • Understanding of the NATO and Resolute Support structure and mission.


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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