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Roving Quality Assurance/Subject Matter Expert

REQUIREMENT OVERVIEW: Under general supervision, Roving Quality Assurance/Subject Matter Experts will provide oversight and quality assurance over Local National instructors training the ANDSF. Candidate must have previous training experience in teaching CIED/EOD/IEDD/SSE/FOM courses. Instructors will be required to travel to temporary training locations throughout Afghanistan.

Work may include nights, holidays, and weekends on short notice. A standard work week will be to conduct training six (6) days per week for up to ten (10) hours per day while at OCONUS work site(s) and a standard 40 hour work week while at CONUS work sites.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Roving Quality Assurance/Subject Matter Experts (RA/SMEs) will ensure that training objectives are safely completed on time following established training curriculum and schedules; conduct oversight of daily training and actively assist or provide direction to local national instructors as required. Individual will be required to knowledgeable of the content of ANDSF CIED/EOD/IEDD/RCC/SSE instructional courses, to include administrative functions, scheduling, and quality assurance and control.

Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
·Provide oversight for all ANDSF CIED/EOD/IEDD/RCC/SSE course instruction as directed in the role of quality assurance, subject matter expert, mentor or evaluator.
·Coordinate with and assist subcontractor Local National instructors and ANDSF as they prepare for scheduled training and cross training.
·Assist the subcontractor Local National instructors in working with ANDSF supported units to identify, design and manage the ANDSF CIED/EOD/IEDD/RCC/SSE training requirements.
·Assist the subcontractor Local National instructors in working with ANDSF in providing supervision, administration, and support of students and ANDSF candidate instructors as required.
·Assist the subcontractor Local National instructors in creating, maintaining and delivering all required reports as directed.
·Assist the subcontractor Local National instructors supporting the ANDSF in the development of CIED/EOD/IEDD/RCC/SSE training curriculum and development of training scenarios in accordance with the approved curriculum as required.
·Participate in continual improvement process.
·Must possess and be able to maintain an active DoD Secret Security Clearance
·Other duties as assigned.

Required Operational, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
·U.S. Military qualified EOD Technician and/or FoM Engineer .
·Prior military, E5 or higher, with at least four (4) years operational experience in EOD, IEDD, RCC and SSE operations.
·Formal instructor qualification exhibiting expert instructor skills
·Qualified trainer/operator with experience training and conducting operations in the Middle East and/or host nation.
·Proficient with EOD/IEDD specific tools in operations, build-ups, field repairs, and RCC procedures.
·Detailed knowledge of current CIED operations in Afghanistan area of operations to provide relevant and responsive advice and recommendations.
·Detailed knowledge of training process and equipment used to counter-IEDs to include operational/tactical and staff/leadership programs.
·Knowledge of technological means to counter IEDs, technical/sensitive site exploitation, graduate of post-blast course of instruction.
·Knowledge and experience in Counter Insurgency (COIN).
·Proficient with Microsoft Office products such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel
·Good interpersonal, networking, and social skills.
·Possess current DoD Secret Security Clearance
-Possess a US Passport with at least 6 months remaining eligibility
-Must be able to obtain an Afghanistan Visa

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
·Recent experience, within last 24 months (Afghanistan preferred) training local nationals.
·Possess at least four (4) years working experience with and in developed countries with local nationals in capacity building.
·Previous experience working with/using interpreters.
·Demonstrated ability to understand and work in Muslim culture.
·Experience working with law enforcement.
·Involvement with ANDSF on deployed operations.
·Involvement with training Afghanistan military forces.
·A thorough understanding of US and coalition military organizations, roles and missions.
·Combat experience with any of the following: EOD/IEDD/CIED/RCC or SSE operations.
·Curriculum development experience, specifically in continual improvement efforts to determine the efficacy of unit training programs and organizational training principles and practices.
·Incorporation of Lessons Learned and TTP’s.
·Experience working with C-IED/EOD TADSS, and a practical working knowledge of EOD and C-IED organization and doctrine is preferred.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment:
·Include but are not limited to the wear of body armor and helmet Personal Protective Gear, unassisted lifting and carrying of duffle bags not exceed the weight of 70 lbs per piece, and the unassisted movement over uneven terrain.
·Must be willing to work and live in Afghanistan with an understanding that there could be further assignments to any location in Afghanistan based upon the needs of the U.S. Government, to include hostile and austere areas.
·Must be able to attend and pass USG deployment requirements at CONUS Replacement Center (CRC), Fort Bliss, Texas or equivalent location.
·Must meet the medical requirements for the position being offered as determined by a pre-employment medical screening and in accordance with published CRC and USCENTCOM medical deployment standards.
·Must be able to walk or stand on level and/or inclined surfaces up to eight (8) hours per day and sit for up to three (3) hours per day.
·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.
·Must be able to routinely climb / descend stairs.
·Must be able to routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows / knees, and reach above / below shoulders.
·Must be able to read and interpret newspaper and typewritten print.
·Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.
·Employee will be required to work and live in a potentially hostile environment, at remote locations, and under austere conditions.
·Employee may be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, under extreme weather conditions, within a hostile environment.
·The individual may be exposed to extreme noise from aircraft, hostile fire, and other acts of aggression associated with this region.

Required Education:
·Bachelor's degree from accredited school & four (4) years of related experience, OR two (2) years related experience with Master's degree. Eight (8) years of additional equivalent work experience (12 total years) may be accepted in lieu of BA/BS education requirement.

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