Deputy/Senior Trainer (KKA) - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee


Job Description: The US has a requirement to organize, man, equip, and train Special Infantry units for the Afghan Special Security Forces (ASSF), the Ktah Khas (KKA). The KKA is an elite, highly mobile, light Infantry unit that specializes in assaults on conventional targets throughout Afghanistan. The Deputy Logistics Mentor will ensure all duties and responsibilities are executed in a timely manner as per the assigned Statement of Work. The Deputy Logistics Mentor interfaces on a daily basis with the on-site US Commander and KKA counterparts. The Deputy Logistics Mentor participates in meetings and conferences as directed by the Deputy Program Manager or SITP Team Leader. The Deputy Logistics Mentor works independently and reports to the SITP Team Leader located on Camp Scorpion, Afghanistan.

Required Hours:Work may include nights, holidays, and weekends on short notice. Standard will be to conduct training six (6) days per week for up to twelve (10) hours per day while at OCONUS work site(s) and a standard 40 hour work week while at CONUS work sites. Occasional surges in effort may be required to meet training requirements.


  • The Deputy Logistics Mentor must be familiar with and able to mentor, advise, assist, and train the KKA S4 in the following tasks:
    • Understand and comprehend CORE IMS.
    • Understand the MoD 9, MoD 14, and MoD 63 processes and the importance of these documents.
    • Enforce ASSF consumption reporting.
    • Assist teammates in implementing and enforcing an effective and predictable Operational Readiness Cycle (ORC) in the KKA.
    • Advise the KKA S4 on monitoring critical classes of supply support, transportation movement requirements, battlefield resupply, maintaining a Property Book, medical requirements, Religious and Cultural Advisor (RCA) retrograde and return of remains, logistics requirements for contracts, and the oversight, management and execution of material accountability at the lower levels IAW Decree 4.0
    • Assist counterparts in developing logistical plans, estimates, alternate Sources of Supply (SOS), identify logistical requirements and sources of contracts; monitor and report maintenance and recovery operations;
    • Maintain the daily LOGSTAT
    • Assist counterparts in identifying transportation movement requirements, in writing Paragraph 4, maintaining a budget, maintaining/updating a daily supply status, manage property book accounts, maintain and reconcile document registers, material accountability, manage and report captured Class VII, perform local procurement, establish logistics cell, request and monitor mission essential supplies and services, coordinate logistics requirements with supporting and supported units, conduct resupply (ground, air).
    • Assist Afghan counterparts in planning, coordination, and execution of support; assist in the acquisition, processing and distribution of forward deployed unit supply requests; serve as the KKA’s primary logistics planning Mentor, ensuring all missions are resourced and executed; provide technical supervision for the sustainment mission; understands the MoD and network and logistics hierarchy and what they provide; interface between the supported KKA and ASSF units; assist counterparts in establishing priorities of support for operations.
    • Understand applicable Decree's regulations, manuals, and other directives related to logistics functions.
    • Complete and track all applicable MoD Forms listed in each logistics Decree
    • Distinguish between the material groups and classes of supply IAW Decree 4.0, 3.1
    • Participate in the development of POIs, TSPs, and lesson plans.
  • Provide deliverables in an accurate and timely manner.

Required Qualifications:
  • Must have background in US Military supply operations, served as an E8 or higher, and have at least six years experience in logistical operations at the Battalion level or higher.
  • Served as a Forward Support Company (FSC) First Sergeant, or have equivalent experience, or higher.
  • Deployed operational experience in support of the GWOT; experience in Afghanistan is preferred.
  • Previous deployment experience in Iraq or Afghanistan between 2010 and 2018.
  • Superb leadership and management skills.
  • Able to clearly and effectively communicate, both verbally and written.
  • Able to resolve workplace conflict management.
  • Knowledgeable in all aspects of training development, management, and operations.
  • Experience with POI refinement and development.
  • Team player
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work under challenging deadlines.
  • Possess knowledge and technical expertise with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel).
  • 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

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

Desired Qualifications:
  • Familiar with relationships between NSOCC-A, CSTC-A, and the ASSF.
  • Previous experience training and advising foreign military soldiers.

Security Clearance: Must possess and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance.
Required Education (including Major):
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited school & four (4) years of related experience, OR two (2) years related experience with Master's degree. Eight (8) years of additional equivalent work experience (12 total years) may be accepted in lieu of BA/BS education requirement.

Desired Education: Graduate of ILE or CGSC (or equivalent).