Job ID :2015-19835
# Positions : 10
PAE is currently seeking a Soldier Skills Trainer to support the African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) Program.
Soldier Skills Trainers will instruct and supervise soldier skills training for company grade African Union (AU) peacekeeping officers and their soldiers to prepare them for deployment to African Union, United Nations or Regional Peacekeeping Missions.
Soldier Skills Training shall focus on Basic Rifle Marksmanship (BRM); Close Quarters Marksmanship / Close-Quarter Battle (CQM/CQB); movement formations and techniques; infantry squad and platoon battle drills; convoy operations; C-IED; reconnaissance; checkpoint operations; crowd control; and cordon and search.
Trainers will also instruct AU peacekeeping soldiers on human rights issues (to include gender respect, elimination of sexual exploitation and child protection); protection of civilians; individual health maintenance; individual first aid; HIV/AIDS prevention; and orientation in United Nations peacekeeping operations.
Soldier Skills Trainers will be responsible for ensuring development of Programs of Instruction (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 tasks for which they are responsible to instruct.
The Soldier Skills Trainer requires a unique blend of skills, experience, and knowledge to accomplish the goals and tasks of the ACOTA Program.
Successful candidates will possess:
A minimum of 5 years military operations and training experience (or civilian equivalent) is required.
Expert level knowledge and experience in a Combat Arms Specialty is required.
Familiarity with standard military training concepts, practices, and procedures is required.
Experience with Special Forces A Team or as a Combat Arms Non-Commissioned Officer, Warrant Officer or Officer is required.
Subject Matter Experts Level knowledge in at least one Combat Arms U.S. Military Occupational Specialty, Branch, or Functional Area is required.
A minimum of three to five years of increasingly responsible experience with standard military training concepts, practices, and procedures.
Willingness and ability to live and work in remote and austere field environments is required
Ability to pass a pre-employment screening process to include background check and drug screen is required.
Experience with U.S. State Department, United Nations (UN) Chapter Seven Operations, and Africa Union (AU) Operations are highly desired.
Recent U.S. Military combat and/or PKO experience at the E-5 and above level is preferred.
A strong background in OCONUS program operations focused on training local national military personnel and units preferred.
Prior experience in working with AU and/or UN Peacekeeping Missions strongly preferred.
Experience operating in hardship conditions is preferred.
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