Oct 5, 2016

Fire Systems Supervisor , Iraq

Emloyer: PAE Inc.
Location:  Baghdad, Iraq

The Fire System Supervisor is a supervisory position primarily based in Iraq and will be associated with the Operation & Maintenance (O&M) department. The Fire Systems Supervisor directs a staff of Foreign National (FN) employees to successfully operate/maintain and repair all Fire Alarm Systems and accessory systems for building interiors and exteriors on the assigned site location and other ancillary compounds. The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.


Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.

Comply with all Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Provide information and materials to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.

Inspect, test, maintain, and repair installed fire alarm detection and suppression systems in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and National Fire Protection Association standards (NFPA).

Inspect and test Ansul Hood suppression systems.

Inspect all fire extinguishers as required by NFPA.

Perform tests on all exterior and interior indicating devices including audio speakers, strobes, bells, horns, pull stations.


Must have three (3) years’ experience as a Journeyman Fire Alarm System Mechanic.

Must have one (1) year experience with National Fire Protection Association standards.

Knowledge of applicable US Codes and accepted trade practices.

Previous supervisory experience in an OCONUS environment with a multi-national workforce is desirable.

Must have good organizational and communication skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.


Minimum Acceptable Experience Level: Three (3) years’ experience as a Journeyman Fire Alarm System Mechanic and one (1) year experience with National Fire Protection Association standards.

Education: A high school diploma or equivalent education required.

Licenses: Valid drivers’ license from Home of Record.

Security Vetting: Must possess an active DOD or DOS Secret security clearance and maintain eligibility for the duration of the contract.

Language Skills: Strong, professional, oral and written English communication skills.

Citizenship: US Citizenship is required.

Medical: Favorable passage of a drug screen and physical examination.


Relevant overseas Fire Alarm experience.

Previous out of home country experience is highly desirable and previous work experience in harsh environmental conditions is a plus.

Experience working with PAE.


Knowledge of ALL principles and processes involved in operating and supporting Fire Alarm functions at an overseas facility.

Experience providing excellent customer services.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.

Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.

Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Expert computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team.

Must have the ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.

Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information.

Willingness and ability to deploy to Iraq for extended periods is required. Position may be located in a war zone in an environment with harsh and dangerous working and living conditions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly be exposed to extreme and austere desert-like environment - temperatures can reach 120- 130 degrees Fahrenheit/50-55 degrees Celsius during the summer months. Must be willing and able to perform regular job requirements in this austere and extreme environment.

Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including but not limited to heavy lifting and moving of items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum; climbing in and out of equipment; crawling; and working outdoors. This includes being able to lift and carry 40 pounds of personal protective equipment for extended periods of time; and being capable of running and ‘duck & cover’ during emergencies without putting oneself or others at risk.

Must successfully complete and pass the medical and dental examinations as required by PAE and our customer for deployment to Iraq. Must maintain physical and dental requirements for duration of deployment.

Must be able to work a minimum of 6 days per week and 10 hours per day, some jobs have higher daily and weekly minimums.

Must possess satisfactory English proficiency to meet job requirements and to adhere and comply with safety, health and security measures.

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