Security Clearance: Secret
The G3 Air/Fires Trainer/Mentor will TAAM SOB and all subordinate organization counterparts in duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following: integrating, forecasting and planning for the use of ground and air fire support assets in support of SOB combat operations; fire support planning, coordinating with higher, subordinate, and adjacent organizations in order to facilitate direct/indirect fire support; developing guidance and tasks as required for subordinate forces; identifying the requirements for additional combat forces; planning for, and training of close air support (CAS) operations; advises and assists with Afghan Tactical Air Coordinator (ATAC) continuation training, and executes duties as assigned. The mentor has an expeditionary role and will perform ETAA missions.
• Monitor training and actively assists or provide direction as needed.
o Create, maintain and deliver to the Team Leader and Deputy Program Manager all required reports.
o Provide to the Team Leader and Deputy Program Manager all required data/information for monthly performance review and training reports.
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:
- Integrating, forecasting and planning for the use of ground and air fire support assets in support of SOB combat operations.
- Fire support planning, coordinating with higher, subordinate, and adjacent organizations in order to facilitate direct/indirect fire support.
- Developing guidance and tasks as required for subordinate Fire Support forces.
- Identifying the requirements for additional Fire Support forces.
- Planning for, and training of close air support (CAS) operations.
- Advises and assists with Afghan Tactical Air Coordinator (ATAC) continuation training.
- Responsible for regularly interacting with US military personnel.
- Based on circumstances that are unique to their work locations, trainers will be responsible for making on the scene decisions as to how to execute the curriculum.
- Along with their local site managers, trainers will be responsible for assessing how well
the students have learned the coursework.
- Graduate of either the Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) course, Special Operations Terminal Attack Controllers Course (SOTACC), Joint Firepower Course (JFC), or the Joint Forward Air Controller Course (JFAC).
- 4 years of Special Operations Forces terminal attack controller experience, or other service component equivalent.
- Previous combat experience required.
- Competent with operating Personal Computer Skills & Microsoft Office
- Excellent Leadership, Organizational and Project Mgmt Skills
- Must possess a US Passport with at least 6 month 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.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Security Clearance Requirement:
- 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
- Must have an active/current 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.
- Prefer previous experience training and advising foreign military soldiers.
- Prefer minimum of 12 months previous experience in Afghanistan.
- Observer / Controller Trainer (O/CT) certification preferred.
- 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.
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