Special Operations Kandak S6 (Communications) Trainer , Afghanistan

Employer: Raytheon
Location: Kabul Afghanistan


Job Description:
The SOK S6 Trainer shall implement and operate programs, practices, and procedures for developing optimal utilization of personnel. Design and administer programs to train all levels of personnel on communication, signal and IT operations, S-6 Section organizational management, conduct IT Networking, HF and VHF training. When necessary, develop tests and visual aids, coordinate class arrangements, conduct training classes, develop criteria for evaluating effectiveness of training activities, and develop train the trainer classes. Develop programs and practices to identify developmental needs including preparing personnel for more responsible positions and increasing effectiveness in present assignments. If required, may use technical experts to assist in training.

Required 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 twelve (12) hours per day while at OCONUS work site(s) and a standard 40 hour work week while at CONUS work sites.

Responsibilities: * Trainer shall train the Kandak (Battalion) Communications officer to lead and manage the Kandak Signal Platoon for the purpose of establishing reliable and redundant radio communications to higher headquarters and subordinate units in a tactical environment. * S6 Trainer shall report to Team Lead as well as Program Manager located at Camp Morehead * Trainer will be responsible for regularly interacting with US military personnel * Based on circumstances that are unique to their work locations, trainer 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

Required Qualifications:

Have been an E7 or higher US military communications specialist with an MOS equal to U.S. Army 25/94 or 18E series with at least 10 years experience in planning, establishing and maintaining VHF and HF tactical and operational radio and IT networks. Must be able to obtain an interim DoD Secret security clearance prior to start.

  • Must be competent with using MS Office Skills
  • Must be able to operate Personal Computer (PC) Skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal and People Skills
  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Good Organizational Skills
  • Good Project Management Ability and Skills
  • Must be willing to work and live in Afghanistan with an understanding that they could be further assigned to any location in Afghanistan based upon the needs of the U.S. Government
  • Must be willing to work in harsh or adverse environments
  • Must be willing to deploy and live on forward operating bases operated by Afghan National Army under austere conditions without regular U.S. PX and Commissary facilities
  • Must be willing and able to travel outside of protected areas via military convoys or MILAIR, and wear protective clothing and equipment as required. In the conduct of their training contractors may encounter hostile forces.
  • Candidate must have been an E7 or higher US military communications specialist with an MOS equal to U.S. Army 25/94 or 18E series with at least 4 years experience in planning, establishing and maintaining VHF and HF tactical and operational radio networks.
  • Have experience/knowledge in frequency management
  • Possess knowledge in the trouble shooting and repair of handheld, man-pack and vehicle mounted VHF and HF radio systems
  • Possess knowledge of manual encryption and decryption techniques and procedures;
  • Have experience in maintenance management
  • Have experience in establishing the communications infrastructure supporting a battalion Tactical Operations Center (TOC) and supporting the communications requirements of a foot-mobile company level command and control node to include extensive experience in HF and VHF system establishment
  • Posses a basic knowledge of satellite and cellular telephone communication systems
  • Experience with IT systems is greatly desired
Desired Qualifications:
* Prefer Infantry or Special Operations background * Prefer previous experience training and advising foreign military soldiers

Required Education:
* Must have a Bachelor's Degree but equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of education requirement and some education can be used in lieu of work experience.
Contractor personnel shall comply with all theater command policies, regulations, and General Orders. All tours are unaccompanied Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) provides a full range of ISR, navigation, weather, cybersecurity, training, logistics, mission support and engineering solutions for the intelligence community, government and commercial customers. IIS, which operates at nearly 500 sites in 80 countries, is headquartered in Dulles, VA. and generated $5.5 billion in 2012 revenues.

Raytheon is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.