The Special Mission Wing (SMW) G1 Recruiter/Retention/Strength Management Mentor - SMW shall work under the SMW G1 Mentor and support the SMW HQ and all subordinate organizations and serve as a Train, Advise, Assist and Mentor (TAAM) for all matters concerning Recruitment, Retention, and Strength Management. Mentor will work with the SMW G1, and SMW recruiters in order to develop the most effective ways to recruit and retain quality soldiers. Shall be able to advise SMW in how to establish and maintain contact to new potential candidates by presenting formal and informal talks on the advantages of joining SMW. Train on how to use all available media and advertising to reach potential candidates. Mentor will focus on retention as the long-term answer for maintaining end strength and mentor will need to advise on how to retain by focusing on goals to include training opportunities, job satisfaction and stability, advancement and prestige. Mentor will directly Train the SMW G1 Strength Manager and indirectly TAAM SMW staff and subordinate staff strength managers and those sections influenced by strength management, will analyze personnel strength data to determine current capabilities and project future requirements. Assess unit strength maintenance, including monitoring, collecting, and analyzing data affecting soldier readiness (such as, morale, organizational climate, commitment, and cohesion).
Mentor will assist with the monitoring of unit strength status and assist with developing plans to maintain unit strength. Mentor plans, develops, and directs personnel systems which support and implement programs concerning the personnel life cycle, included are Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) management, strength accounting and maintenance of personnel records, personnel requisitioning, reassignments and reenlistments. Trains on the management of personnel operational elements providing specific support to organizations, headquarters, and individuals. The Mentor will assist in the development of Gantt charts, graphs, tests and visual aids. Coordinate class arrangements, conduct training classes, and develop criteria for evaluating effectiveness of training activities. Keep abreast of training and development research: learning theory, motivation theory, and new materials, methods, and techniques. Develop programs and practices to identify developmental needs including preparing personnel for more responsible positions and increasing effectiveness in present assignments. If required, may use technical experts to assist in training.
Work may include nights, holidays, and weekends on short notice. Standard will be to conduct training six (6) days per week for up to ten (10) hours per day while at OCONUS work site(s) and a standard 40 hour work week while at CONUS work sites.
- Trainer shall assist the USG and SMW to develop Squadron level personnel recruitment and retention concepts, techniques, & standards
- Trainer will report to the SMW Team Lead, as well as the SMW Deputy Program Manager under the overall supervision of the Afghan Special Security Force – Training Program Leadership (Program Manager and Deputy Program Manager)
- Trainer will be responsible for regularly interacting with US military personnel on policy, training, and other administrative actions
- Based on circumstances that are unique to work locations, trainers will be responsible for making on the scene decisions as to proper methods to conduct the Train, Advise, Assist, and Mentor (TAAM) mission with Afghan counterparts
- Along with the team leader, trainers will be responsible for assessing how well the SMW is executing required functions to serve as a sustainable unit in support of Afghan Special Security Forces
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Candidate will have a minimum of six (6) years working experience in one of, or a combination, of the following fields: military personnel administration operations, force management specialist, recruiter, retention NCO, strength manager and/or career counselor Senior Noncommissioned Officer, Warrant Officer or Commissioned Officer of any US service component. Shall have at a minimum Brigade S1 (preferred) or personnel Services Battalion (PSB) or any US service component equivalent
- Shall be a graduate of a formal US Military school for Administrative/ Personnel/ Recruiting / Retention
- Highly proficient MS Office Skills (Excel and PowerPoint)
- Personal Computer (PC) Skills
- Interpersonal and People Skills
- Oral and Written Communication Skills
- Organizational Skills
- Project Management Ability and Skills
- Must possess a US Passport with at least 6 months of remaining eligibility
- Must be able to obtain an Afghanistan Visa
- This position requires a U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization
- 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
- Prefer Special Operations background, or operational experience with Special Operations forces.
- Prefer a military recruiter, retention NCO, or career counselor with the appropriate credentials.
- Prefer previous experience training and advising foreign military soldiers.
- Must possess and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance.
- Bachelor's degree from accredited school & six (6) years of related experience, OR four (4) years related experience with Master's degree. Eight (8) years of additional equivalent work experience (14 total years) may be accepted in lieu of BA/BS education requirement.