Security Clearance: Secret
The SOE SVT Trainer/ Mentor will TAAM counterparts at various locations in Afghanistan in the areas including, but not limited to, the following: Conduct classroom, hands-on driver’s and recovery operations; identify ANASOC personnel for internal unit trainers; train identified unit personnel for ANASOC master driver; conduct ANASOC recovery training; identify, establish and develop ANASOC vehicle recovery mentors within ANASOC units; and execute specialized vehicle and recovery operations. The mentor will work with Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Family of Vehicles, MRAP Recovery Vehicles (MRV), International 7 Ton Series Vehicles (MTV), MR-30 Recovery Vehicle, Fuel/ Water/ Cargo/ Troop Vehicles, Interim Stryker Recovery System (XM20 FWTRD, XM1250 TDRT), M1015/1016 Tractors, M873 Series Trailer, Up Armored HMMWV (UAH), 10K Atlas Forklift, Ford Ranger (LTV), and the Armored Security Vehicle (ASV/ MSFV) and other assigned vehicles IAW ANASOC Tashkil. The mentor will TAAM counterparts on providing Operator Level Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS); conducting 10 and 20 level Maintenance on the unit’s specified vehicles; and instructing unit level military recovery vehicle convoy procedures. The mentor will aid ANASOC Commanders in the selection and training of Master Driver and Recovery Specialist Candidates. The mentor will be responsible for regularly interacting with US and NATO Coalition military personnel; developing POIs, Practical Exercises, and testing materials; and ensuring all approved POIs are consolidated and translated from English to Dari prior to course start dates. As required, the mentor will execute TAAM at various unit locations as a part of Mobile Training Teams (MTTs).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. Responsibilities:
- Responsible to execute specialized vehicle and recovery operations training with the use of linguists for the ANASOC at the School of Excellence (SOE) and other various locations throughout Afghanistan as a part of Mobile Training Teams (MTTs).
- Will directly work with Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Family of Vehicles, MRAP Recovery Vehicles (MRV), International 7 Ton Series Vehicles (MTV) i.e. MR-30 Recovery Vehicle, Fuel/ Water/ Cargo/ Troop Vehicles, Interim Stryker Recovery System (XM20 FWTRD, XM1250 TDRT), M915/916 Tractors, M870 Series Trailer, Up Armored HMMWV (UAH), 10K Atlas Forklift, Ford Ranger (LTV), and the Armored Security Vehicle (ASV/ MSFV) and other assigned vehicles IAW ANASOC Tashkils.
- Instruct unit level military recovery vehicle convoy procedures.
- Responsible for providing instruction on Operator Level Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) and 10 and 20 level Maintenance on the unit’s specified vehicles relating to training and recovery operations.
- Implement and operate programs, practices, and procedures for developing optimal utilization of assigned personnel.
- Regularly interact 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, trainer will be responsible for assessing how well the ANA students have learned the coursework.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Senior Non-Commissioned Officer with experience in maintenance operations at the Battalion/Brigade level with a background in US Army MOS 63X, 91X or 88M or service equivalent.
- Requires experience in operating Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Family of Vehicles, and Heavy Wheeled Vehicles.
- Combat experience required.
- Must have maintenance and repair experience, to include, mechanical systems diagnostics and troubleshooting
- Must be able to competently operate a Personal Computer/Microsoft Office Suite
- Excellent Interpersonal and People Skills
- Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills
- Good Organizational Skills
- Good Project Management Ability and Skills
- Ability to plan and organize work, analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions.
- Possess a US Passport with at least 6 months of remaining eligibility
- Possess current /active DoD Secret Security Clearance 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.
- 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.
- MRAP University Certification.
- H8 Recovery Specialist Certification, service equivalent certification, or equivalent experience.
- 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.
- 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.
- Prefer previous experience training and advising foreign military soldiers.
- 12 months experience in Afghanistan and Special Operations experience preferred.
- 7 years GS/DS-level maintenance experience as a wheeled vehicle mechanic with experience in leading field team operations
- Experience in training outline development, POIs, Lesson Plans and Training Support Packages
- Experience in risk safety management
- Familiar with FM 4-30.31 Recovery and Battle Damage Assessment and Repair Field Manual
- Experience operating Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Family of Vehicles, and Heavy Wheeled Vehicles.
- Direct experience with the ISRS GEN I System
- 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 in maintenance operations) may be accepted in lieu of BA/BS education requirement.
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