PAE, Inc Soldier Skills Trainer in United States

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Soldier Skills Trainer

Duties and Responsibilities

Peace Support Operations (PSO) Soldier Skills Trainers shall:

  • Provide Peacekeeping Operations (PKO) soldier skills instruction to African military units receiving ACOTA Program training.

  • Iinstruct and supervise PKO soldier skills training in African for African company grade officers and their soldiers

  • Focus on:

  • BRM,

  • CQM,

  • Movement formations and techniques,

  • Infantry squad and platoon battle drills,

  • Convoy operations,

  • CQM/CQB,

  • C-IED,

  • Recon,

  • Checkpoint operations,

  • Crowd control,

  • Cordon and search.

  • Trainers will also instruct African soldiers on:

  • Human rights (to include gender respect, elimination of sexual exploitation and child protection),

  • Individual health maintenance,

  • Individual first aid,

  • HIV/AIDS prevention

  • Orientation in United Nations peacekeeping operations.

  • Develop POIs, lesson plans, and training support packages for individual and collective training

  • Trainers are expected to know or review the US Army doctrine applicable to the task for which they are responsible to instruct.

Education and experience:

PSO Skills Trainers shall have the following education, experience, and military background unless otherwise approved in advance by the Contracting Officer Representative:

  • Skills, experience, and knowledge to accomplish the goals and tasks of the ACOTA Program.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of U.S. military operations and training experience in a Combat Arms Specialty with a strong background in OCONUS program operations focused on training local national military personnel and units preferred.

  • Subject matter experts in at least one Combat Arms U.S. Military Occupational Specialty, Branch, or Functional Area.

  • Experience with either U.S. State Department, United Nations (UN) Chapter Seven Operations, or Africa Union (AU) highly desired.

  • Experience with Africa peace support operations is highly desired and should include current experience with the ACOTA Program.

  • Former Special Forces A Team or Combat Arms Non-Commissioned Officer or Warrant Officer preferred.

  • Familiar with standard military training concepts, practices, and procedures.

  • Preferably an individual with recent U.S. Military combat and/or PKO experience at E-5 thru 0-3 level.

  • Experience operating in areas with limited life cycle support and in hardship conditions preferred.

  • Recent OIF/OEF experience desired

This is a contingency position, not an actual vacancy.

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.

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