SPO/Trans Mentor (SOB AOB-C) - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (www.raytheon.com)


  full-time   employee


Job Description:
The SPO/Trans Trainer/Mentor will Train, Advise, Assist and Mentor (TAAM) the SOB and all subordinate organization counterparts. The SPO/Trans Trainer shall implement and operate programs, practices, and procedures for developing optimal utilization of support personnel. Design and administer programs to train all levels of personnel on coordination of logistical support. When necessary, develop tests and visual aids, coordinate class arrangements, conduct training classes, develop criteria for evaluating effectiveness of training activities, and develop train the trainer classes. 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. The mentor has an expeditionary role and will perform Expeditionary Train, Advise and Assist (ETAA) missions. The trainer-mentor will monitor training and actively assists or provide direction as needed; create, maintain and deliver to the Team Leader and Deputy Program Manager all required reports; and provide to the Team Leader and Deputy Program Manager all required data/information for monthly performance review and training reports.

Work 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 ten (10) hours per day while at OCONUS work site(s) and a standard 40 hour work week while at CONUS work sites.

Trainer/Mentor will TAAM counterparts on duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Operational planning, coordination, and execution of support to the forward deployed elements
  • Assist in the acquisition, processing, and distribution of forward deployed unit supply requests, utilizing GSK transportation assets and external support such as ANA Air and commercially contracted transportation companies
  • Oversee the SOB commodity managers
  • Understand the MoD 9, MoD 14, and MoD 63 processes; gain understand of CORE IMS
  • Act as the General Support Kandak (GSK) primary logistics planner, and ensure that all support missions are resourced and executed
  • Assist, as required, in providing TAAM to the Brigade Support Kandak (BSK); assist in BSK log planning
  • Provide technical supervision for the GSK / BSK sustainment mission
  • Understand the Afghan Ministry of Defense and logistics hierarchy
  • Interface between supported and supporting units
  • Establish the priorities of support for operations based on the commander’s guidance and ensure that all SOB missions are resourced accordingly
  • Responsible for regularly interacting with US and coalition force military personnel
  • Based on circumstances that are unique to work location, trainer will be responsible for making on the scene decisions as to how to execute the curriculum
  • Along with local site managers, trainer is responsible for assessing how well
    the students have learned the coursework

Required Qualifications:
  • Former E8/CW3/O4 or higher and served as military occupational specialty of 99, 90, 91, 92 series, or service equivalent with experience at Battalion, Brigade, or Regimental level support operations.
  • Previous combat experience required.
  • Competent with operating Personal Computer skills & Microsoft Office
  • Excellent Interpersonal and People Skills
  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Excellent Leadership, Organizational and Project Mgmt Skills
  • Ability to plan and organize work, analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions.
  • Must possess a US Passport with at least 6 months of remaining eligibility
  • Must be able to obtain a Visa for Afghanistan
  • This position requires a U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization
  • Comply with directives and requirements as identified by team and program leadership that is not identified in the job description and performance work statement.

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

Security Clearance Requirement:

  • Must have a SECRET security clearance. Clearance is required to access and handle classified and personal personnel material, attend project meetings, and/or work within restricted areas unescorted.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Prefer experience with Support to Infantry or Special Operations units.
  • Prefer previous experience training and advising foreign military soldiers.
  • Prefer minimum of 12 months previous experience in Afghanistan.

Required Education:
  • 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.