PAE, Inc General Services Assistant [Top Secret Clearance] in Kabul, Afghanistan

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General Services Assistant [Top Secret Clearance]

PAE is currently seeking a General Services Assistant to support the Administrative Director, Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team, and will be based in Kandahar. This candidate will report to Embassy Project Manager, and will work in a military field office setting with additional duties on and around an active military base with exposure to the dangers inherent with such sites..

The General Services Assistant will:

  • Assist the Administrative Director by providing a full range of administrative and clerical support services including, but not limited to, housing management, vehicle management, facility management, supply management, procurement / contract administration etc., for the assigned Management Team.

  • Provide backup support to the Director when the Office Manager is on leave.

  • Assist with all personnel administrative duties to include:

  • Housing Management:

  • Keep track of incoming/outgoing personnel on an excel spreadsheet and prepare vacated Container Housing Units (CHU) for new occupants;

  • Control room keys using key sign in / out sheets and key control box;

  • Maintain CHU furniture inventory sheets;

  • Perform end-of-tour inspections and report major discrepancies to Management Staff;

  • Move furniture between CHUs;

  • Assign CHUs to transient and permanent employees;

  • Maintain linen / blanket inventory for transients;

  • Deliver dirty laundry from vacated CHUs to laundry facility and vice versa.

  • Vehicle (Gators) Management:

  • Perform visual inspection daily.

  • Schedule routine maintenance on gators through the military Motor Pool.

  • Maintain monthly vehicle maintenance record.

  • Initiate maintenance actions as necessary.

  • Order repair and spare parts through GSO Kabul Motor Pool Section.

  • Facilities (Office/CHU) Management:

  • Initiate and keep log of maintenance requests submitted by the KPRT customers.

  • Submit maintenance work requests and follow up until completion. The job order includes a wide range of work requirements including, but not limited to, carpentry, A/C maintenance, etc.

  • Escort the maintenance contractors to work site.

  • Schedule and clean office buildings utilizing contract employees.

  • Supply Management:

  • Receive, store and issue expendable supplies to customers as required.

  • Maintain accurate inventory sheets to prevent zero balance of stocks on hand.

  • Maintain 45-day of supply (i.e. toner cartridges) to ensure no disruption in continual operation of KPRT mission.

  • Procurement/Contract Management:

  • Place an order for expendable supplies that cannot be obtained through Mayor Cell.

  • Review, verify and sign the monthly invoice from the janitorial contractor and send the approved invoice to Kabul FMO Voucher.

  • Submit request to exercise option year or recomplete janitorial contract in place to Kabul GSO Procurement during the month of November each year

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • This position works ten hours/day, six days a week minimum.

  • Be available for overtime work on Fridays should there be a mission need.

  • Periodic travel with extended overnight stays may be required in other locations in Afghanistan. Percentage of travel will vary significantly but on average is expected to be less than 10% of the total time.

The General Services Assistant must have following qualifications and experience to qualify for this position:

  • A High school diploma or GED required.

  • A college degree may be substituted for work experience requirements.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age or older.

  • At least 3 years of experience in general services and/or administrative work is required.

  • Must have good customer-oriented service skills.

  • Must be proficient in using Microsoft Office programs to include Word and Excel.

  • Must be able to lift up to 70 pounds.

  • Must have good organizational and communication skills (both verbal and written) and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.

  • Knowledge in the discipline of operations and maintenance projects in an international environment preferred.

  • Ability to work effectively with multi-cultural workforce.

  • Previous work experience in an austere OCONUS environment preferred.

  • Citizenship: US Citizenship is required for this position.

  • Clearance: Must have an active Top Secret security clearance.

  • Must be willing to travel periodically (with extended overnight stays) as required while working on projects at other locations in Afghanistan.

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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