Afghan Special Security Forces - Training Program (ASSF-TP) Deputy Program Manager (Special Operatio - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee


Job Description:
In support of the ASSF-TP Program Manager (PM), the SOB/SOK DPM will manage the reporting, delivery of training, and quality assurance for training teams conducting Train, Advise, Assist and Mentor (TAAM) in support of Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) forces regionally located across Afghanistan. The SOB/SOK DPM is responsible for the administration, personnel hiring, and conflict management that may occur on the teams during the execution of the program. The DPM will provide support, leadership, and oversight to Raytheon and Subcontracted (SubK) employees deployed across Afghanistan. Will report to the Raytheon ASSF-TP PM. The DPM shall participate in ensuring all elements of program coordination and management elements are met, including but not limited to:

  • Monitor training and actively assist or provide direction as needed based on close coordination with the Requirement Owner(s) and the ASSF-TP PM.
  • Maintain and deliver all required reports to the ASSF-TP PM.
  • Provide required data/information for monthly performance review and training reports to the ASSF-TP PM.

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

  • Report to the ASSF-TP PM
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of subordinate SOB and SOK training teams.
  • Submit periodic reports to the ASSF-TP PM as required; submit professional correspondence since viewed at the General Officer/CSM levels.
  • Create reports of personnel hiring actions; review, screen, and interview all eligible candidates within 72 hours of postings on Brassring.
  • Complete employee timecards weekly, by WED prior to noon.
  • Interact with and maintain visibility of all Sub Contractors (SubK); foster and ensure positive relations with SubKs.
  • Conduct monthly circulations to team locations.
  • Investigate formal and informal complaints, accidents, and incidents.
  • Maintain employee Professional Development (PD) forms in accordance with submission timelines; provide collaborative discussions with rated employees.
  • Supervise Team Leaders in implementing and administering the Train the Trainer (T3) program, and monitor Afghan Special Security Forces’ (ASSF) progress at the SOBs and SOK levels.
  • Regularly interact with US and coalition force military personnel.
  • Based on circumstances that are unique to work locations, assist trainers with making on the scene decisions as to training focus and integration with US military plan for development

Required Qualifications:
  • The Deputy Program Manager must have a strong/successful background in/working with Host/Partnered Nation Special Operation Forces conducting Train, Advise, Assist, and Mentoring (TAAM).
  • Previous experience conducting Foreign Internal Defense (FID) in Iraq or Afghanistan with Iraqi or Afghan Special Operation Forces is optimal.
  • Must have 4 to 6 years of Military Leadership/Program Management experience and 18 months of Brigade level staff time or Program Management of a program of equivalent scope.
  • 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
Required Skills:
  • Candidate must have at least 20 years military experience with the US Army or Marine Corps having achieved either field grade officer (Military Education Level 4), Sergeant Major, or Chief Warrant Officer 4 status.
  • Possess Afghan Special Operations experience/familiarity.
  • Have a minimum experience of 12 months working in Afghanistan, in any military capacity.
  • Have deployed operational experience in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) working at a Task Force or equivalent level in a supervisory role.
  • Strong/Proven team building skills with a collaboration management style with the ability to integrate guidance and direction from requirement owner.
  • Must have exceptional interpersonal, people, and customer service skills.
  • Prior experience with Defense Contracting, ITARs, and Import/Export regulations.
  • Must be willing to work in hostile areas for extended periods of time.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong risk management and mitigation skills.
  • Possess exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong project management ability and skills.
  • Extensive personal computer (PC) skills, share point skills, excellent MS Office skills.
  • Additional tasks and requirements identified by program management not specified in this job description.

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: Must possess and maintain an active US DoD Secret Security Clearance.

Desired Qualification: Prefer background/familiarity with Afghan Army training/support processes, and the U.S. Army's Training Management System.

Required Education:
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited school & eight (8) years of related experience, OR six (6) years related experience with Master's degree. Eight (8) years of additional equivalent work experience (16 total years) may be accepted in lieu of BA/BS education requirement.

Desired Education:
  • MBA preferred
  • U.S. Military MEL 4 qualified