SMW 4th Squadron Special Operations Advisory Team (SOAT) S3 Mentor – (ASSF) in Kabul at PAE

Date Posted: 10/26/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Kabul
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/26/2019

Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

SMW 4th Squadron Special Operations Advisory Team (SOAT) S3 Mentor – (ASSF)

PAE is seeking a SMW 4th Squadron Special Operations Advisory Team (SOAT) S3 Mentor – (ASSF) to support one of its government customers:

Duty Description:

The SMW 4th SOAT S3 Mentor will Train, Advise, Assist, and Mentor (TAAM) the Squadron SMW S3 and TOC in operation center functions, battle tracking, the Air Mission Request (AMR) process, (TOC) battle drills and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), the cipher process, and in establishing and maintaining communications. The Trainer/Mentor will provide Mobile Training Team (MTT) and Expeditionary Train, Advise, and Assistance (ETAA) in support of other Squadron Special Operations Advisor Teams (SOAT), as required. The Trainer/Mentor will assist ASSF counterparts in meeting S3 Section and TOC requirements during periodic Squadron RIP/TOA processes and provide required reports and documentation to the PAE SMW Special Operations Advisor Group (SOAG) team lead.   

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:

  • As a member of the SMW 4th SOAT, provide TAAM in support of the Squadron S3 and TOC.
  • Must be a subject matter expert in operations center functions and activities, battle tracking, the AMR process, (TOC) battle drills and SOPs, the cipher process, and in establishing and maintaining communications.
  • Provide MTT and ETAA support to other Squadron SOATs, as required.
  • Coordinate with SMW SOAT military mentors for required operations and planning TAAM focus areas; support military mentor Lines of Effort (LOE).
  • Provide all reporting and documentation requirements to the SMW SOAG team leader.
  • 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 MOS 18 series or service equivalent.
  • Shall have at least three (3) years of aviation rotary wing or fixed wing level Operations and Training Management experience.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
  • At least one (1) year of combat/deployment experience.
  • 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: 

  • OCONUS experience in Afghanistan or Iraq preferred working with Partnered Nation Security Forces as an advisor.
  • One (1) year of Special Operations experience.
  • Previous experience working with coalition forces, NATO, or other Troop Contributing Nations.
  • Familiarization with the Afghan SMW 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.

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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