MD-530/UH-60 IP Program Manager in Kabul at PAE

Date Posted: 11/29/2019

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Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

MD-530/UH-60 IP Program Manager

Job Description: The US Government has a pilot training requirement for the Afghan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF). The MD-530/UH-60 Program Manager (PM) is part of the Afghanistan Enterprise Training Services Contract (ETSC) training support program in support of US Government efforts to develop a capable and self-sustaining Afghan Air Force (AAF). The MD-530/UH-60 Program Manager (PM) will be responsible for the overall administration and successful execution in supporting Rotary Wing Maintenance Training Programs within Afghanistan while coordinating all efforts with Coalition and AAF leadership. Coordinate activities IAW campaign objectives while providing general expertise of all programs and specific institutional knowledge/continuity to all incoming AAF military personnel on directly related to the required aviation platforms (with a focus on the UH-60A helicopter). The AAF requires a capability to train aircraft maintenance students in multiple phases of Technical Maintenance.  Courses will cover Rotary Wing aircraft along with Airframe and Power Plant Generation.

Knowledge & Skills: US Army branch 15 Aviation Military Occupational Skills series or other military/commercial equivalent. Qualification in assigned aircraft before or incident to assignment. Documented completion of a manufacturer’s course of instruction, military flight training or a DoS program of instruction. Demonstrate proficiency and understanding of aircraft systems, components, and operations. Thorough knowledge of FAA and ICAO regulations pertinent to operational requirements. Knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel highly desired.

Work Location: Kabul Air Wing, KIA, Afghanistan or other locations in Afghanistan as required and determined by the United States Government.

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 of 1,500 Rotary Wing Flight Hours
  • Must be a previously qualified UH-60 Instructor Pilot or possess a current FAA/CAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Rating.
  • Must be a previously qualified UH-60 Instructor Pilot to include:
    • 100 Instructor Pilot Hours
    • 50 Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Instructor Hours
  • Must be a US Citizen 
  • Must be 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     
  • Must be able to receive and maintain a current/active Afghanistan visa 
  • Must be in possession of and maintain an appropriate-level current/active security clearance with eligibility to receive/maintain a NATO clearance for the duration of the deployment      
  • Must be willing 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 
  • Must be 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 


  • Previous OCONUS experience. (Prefer Afghanistan or Iraq)
  • Bachelor’s Degree. 
  • 10 years’ experience. 
  • Military Intelligence qualified; prefer aviation background
  • Prefer experience on Military BN/BDE staff and understand the MDMP concept
  • Understand ROE (Rules of Engagement)
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret and NATO security clearance. 

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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