Technical Advisor, Communications
- Military veterans preferred
2019-04-10 Raytheon (www.raytheon.com)
The U.S. Government (USG) Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan (CSTC-A) has a requirement for continued in-depth functional and programmatic contractor support to advise, teach, and mentor the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and Afghanistan Security Institutions (ASI). This position will be based in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Technical Advisor, Communications mentors the ANA Comms Officers.
Work may include nights, holidays, and weekends on short notice. Standard will be to conduct training management and oversight up to 60 hours per week while at OCONUS work site(s) and a standard 40 hour work week while at CONUS work sites.
Mentor the ANA Communications Officers, throughout the entire Form 14 process.
Assist the G6 in producing solutions to identified communication requirements, to include ne2rk, data, voice, radio, and closed circuit television systems.
Assist the G6 with project management, design, and implementation of communications projects within the National Security and Justice Center and ensure that those projects progress through Ministry of Defense channels.
Assist the G6 in understanding the MoD systems and ANA NSJC requirements.
Assist the G6 in establishing appropriate relationships with the MoD level 6 elements and CSTC-A mentors.
Assist the G6 in developing, implementing, training programs for technicians at the customer assistance and help desk level
Develop plans to maintain, recover, repair, or replace communications equipment.
Learn and apply logistical systems and determine and prioritize plans that shall acquire, manage, receive communication equipment through the G4.
Assist in the planning and engineering meetings with MoD Mentors and G6 planners in order to prioritize needs within NSJC communications projects.
Advise ANDSF to work to develop leadership and managerial skills of ANDSF counterparts.
Liaise with ANDSF/ASI Leaders, US and Resolute Support military and civilian leaders.
Advise and assist the ANDSF in the development of key staff leaders and to develop their subject areas to function with the other subject areas as a team.
Identify areas of concern and aid in the ANDSF team's development.
Assist in the revision of SOPs, policies and procedures for the MoD's portion of the NSJC, and applicable ANDSF's as determined by the RoLDT.
Report all violations and deviations of SOPs, policies and procedures thru the ANDSF chain of command and to the OIC.
Be responsible for assessing the staff members, reporting progress, issues, or concerns to the Senior Advisor and COR.
Work a 10 hour shift, 6 (6) days a week with one day off; however, but be "on call 2as needed.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
Bachelor's degree or higher in a field related to the advisory position from an accredited institution of higher education and 4 years of related work experience.
United States citizen with a US Passport having at least 6 months of remaining eligibility
Must be able to obtain an Afghan Visa
Automated data processing knowledge: possess working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, graphics presentation, databases, E-mail clients & web browsers, and web content management.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Interpersonal communication, influence, and interaction skills that are effective in a complex strategic environment.
Creative problem solving skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with harmony and tact in a cramped, austere, combat environment.
Possess a final (not interim) DoD SECRET Level Security Clearance before deployment and maintain that clearance.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite Applications (i.e., Power Point, Word, and Excel.
Must be capable of providing clear and concise communications to military leadership as well as base level personnel under stressful conditions.
Ability to effectively communicate, counsel, and train others.
Understand how to utilize interpreters.
Possess strong organizational and analytical skills.
Possess comprehensive communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to demonstrate knowledge in the understanding and application of corrections and detention operations as well as the respective NSJC SOPs and principles in order to facilitate humane, safe and efficient detention operations.
Prior US military or governmental staff functions experience with increasing responsibility.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment:
Must be willing to deploy to and reside 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 willing and able to travel outside of protected areas via military convoys or MILAIR, and wear protective clothing and equipment as required. In the conduct of their training contractors may encounter hostile forces.
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, also must be able to routinely climb / descend stairs or rough terrain..
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, and communicate by voice and detect sound by ear. Employee may be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, under extreme weather conditions, within a hostile environment.
The individual may be exposed to extreme noise from aircraft, hostile fire, and other acts of aggression associated with this region. Physical requirements include but 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.
In country hires who have previously attended CRC may not have to attend CRC but must still meet all medical and other deployment requirements.
Must comply with drug testing/screening requirement every six months.
Familiar with relationships between Resolute Support, CSTC-A, and the ANDSF.
Prior experience with Defense Contracting, ITAR's, and Import/Export Regulations.
Current or prior working experience on this contract
Contractor personnel shall comply with all theater command policies, regulations, and General Orders. All tours are unaccompanied.