PAE, Inc Static Security Manager in Arlington, Virginia

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Static Security Manager

This position is a Pipeline position that is contingent upon availability and is located in Afghanistan.

PAE is currently seeking a qualified candidate to serve as Security Manager on PAE’s contract with the U.S. Department of State (DoS) to provide security services to the three PAE held Afghan task orders currently under the Civilian Police Program (CIVPOL). The DoS Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is responsible for provision of a wide array of support to criminal justice sector development programs worldwide. Program countries include but are not limited to Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq, Kosovo, Lebanon, Liberia, Mexico (and other Central American countries) South Sudan, and the West Bank. PAE’s CIVPOL and CJPS contracts serve as a key vehicle for supporting the US government objective of strengthening criminal justice capacities abroad, as contributions to broader multi-lateral missions and as stand-alone U.S. bi-lateral assistance.

The Security Manager will aid the DPM in running the day to day operations of a compounds static security or the mobile security. While the day to day operations will include either the Static for one compound or the Mobile for an adjoining compound (Two positions), the Security Manager will be required to possess expertise in both to assist and fill in for the other as needed. This position reports to the Deputy Program Manager.


The main responsibilities of the Security Manager will include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure compliance with DoS contractual requirements and Task Order deliverables.

  • Liaise with, and support, PAE TO managers and US Government in-country representatives as directed.

  • Ensure communication and coordination with PAE CONUS-based Program Management Office.

  • Ensure proper vetting and hiring of local national staff in consultation with PAE CONUS-based Program Management Office.

  • Oversee employee professional standards training and bi-annual personnel performance evaluation.

  • Ensure physical and mental well-being of all PAE in-country personnel.

  • Manage in-country staffing pattern and tempo in consultation with Home Office and client.

  • Ensure transparent, accurate and timely invoicing, timekeeping, property control, subcontractor management, and local procurement.

  • Ensure compliance with US Federal and host national laws and regulations.

  • Liaise with and manage the subcontract with the Afghan Public Protection Force (APPF).

  • Liaise with and support Host National Government representatives as directed.

The Security Manager will also have management responsibility and authority for the following in-country functional areas and corresponding staff:

  • Budget & Finance.

  • Subcontractor management.

  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC), including development of work plans and performance management plans.

  • Administrative services.

  • Human Resources, Medical Services (including required in country drug screening).

  • Logistics, Transportation, and Facilities Maintenance.


Required Qualifications:

  • Former Public Safety/Police, Military or International Security Operations experience no less than a combined total of 10 years

  • A minimum of three years’ experience conducting security operations in Afghanistan or another conflict environment

  • 5 years supervisory experience to include management and supervisory responsibility of more than 25 people.

  • Fluent in the spoken and written English language

  • Able to accurately and concisely write reports of serious incidents and communicate in writing other documents such as Site Security Analyses and Risk Assessments

  • Able to develop, amend and describe to others Standard Operating Procedures appropriate for the threat level and force protection level

  • Able to communicate verbally in a concise and professional manner

  • Demonstrates a strong ability to read and understand intelligence reports

  • Demonstrates the experience and interpersonal skills to direct multiple and diverse security teams and operators

  • Demonstrates the skills to instill confidence and commitment during stressful situations

  • Demonstrates the skills, training and experience necessary to serve the Program Manager and designated Project Managers as the Security Subject Matter Expert

  • Demonstrates the communication skills necessary to brief an audience on issues related to security

  • Willing to work in a high threat environment and sometimes in austere conditions

  • Possess Secret clearance

  • Must be a US citizen.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of US Government, and Department of State regulations and procedures.

  • Ability to fluently speak Dari and Pashtu is highly desirable.

  • Experience working with USG /Department of State and Contracting Officer Representatives (CORs) preferred.

  • Ability to obtain a TOP Secret-level security clearance.

  • Must be a US citizen.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.