PAE, Inc Mobile Security Manager in Arlington, Virginia

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Mobile Security Manager

This position is a pipeline position and is contingent upon availability and is located in Afghanistan.

Reports to: BAS Deputy Program Manager (DPM)


The Bridge Afghanistan Security (BAS) contract is seeking an individual to be based in our Kabul, Afghanistan office and to serve as the Mobile Security Team (MST) Manager reporting directly to our Deputy Program Manager.

PAE is currently contracted with the U.S. Department of State (DoS) to provide security services to the three PAE held Afghan contracts. The DoS Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is responsible for provision of a wide array of support to criminal justice sector development programs worldwide. PAE’s contracts serve as a key vehicle for supporting the US government objective of strengthening criminal justice capacities abroad, as contributions to broader multi-lateral missions and as stand-alone U.S. bi-lateral assistance. The Security program provides mobile and static physical security to these essential programs.

The MST Manager will aid the DPM in running the day to day mobile security operations of PAE programs located in the International zone. The day to day operations will be primarily mobile security for the programs, however, the Security Manager will be required to possess expertise in both static and mobile security to assist and fill in for the other positions as needed.


The main responsibilities of the MST Manager will include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the subcontracted company performing the mobile security.

  • Ensure compliance with DoS contractual requirements for both the security company and PAE.

  • Liaise with and support PAE managers and US Government in-country representatives as directed.

  • Coordinate with the Contractor Officer Representative (COR) on changes in security posture, questions with movement requests.

  • Ensure communication and coordination with PAE CONUS-based Program Management Office.

  • Ensure proper vetting and hiring of local national staff in consultation with PAE CONUS-based Program Management Office.

  • Ensure transparent, accurate and timely invoicing, timekeeping, property control, subcontractor management, and local procurement.

  • Ensure compliance with US Federal and host national laws and regulations.

  • Prepare, approve and manage daily, weekly movement requests by ground and air.

  • Prepare daily, weekly, monthly reports to be submitted to PAE Management and DoS.

  • In coordination with the Regional Security Office (RSO) and the mobile security subcontractor, conduct venue risk assessments and determine if venue is safe for program visits.

  • Liaise with and support Host National Government representatives as directed.

  • Manage the GFE vehicle fleet, including armored vehicles.

Required Qualifications:

  • Former Public Safety/Police, Military or International Security Operations experience no less than a combined total of 10 years

  • A minimum of three years experience conducting security operations in Afghanistan or another conflict environment

  • 5 years supervisory experience to include management and supervisory responsibility of more than 25 people.

  • Fluent in the spoken and written English language

  • Able to accurately and concisely write reports of serious incidents and communicate in writing other documents such as Site Security Analyses and Risk Assessments

  • Able to develop, amend and describe to others Standard Operating Procedures appropriate for the threat level and force protection level

  • Able to communicate verbally in a concise and professional manner

  • Demonstrates a strong ability to read and understand intelligence reports

  • Demonstrates the experience and interpersonal skills to direct multiple and diverse security teams and operators

  • Demonstrates the skills to instill confidence and commitment during stressful situations

  • Demonstrates the skills, training and experience necessary to serve the Program Manager and designated Project Managers as the Security Subject Matter Expert

  • Demonstrates the communication skills necessary to brief an audience on issues related to security

  • Willing to work in a high threat environment and sometimes in austere conditions

  • Possess Secret clearance

  • Must be a US citizen.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of US Government, and Department of State regulations and procedures.

  • Experience working with USG /Department of State and Contracting Officer Representatives (CORs) preferred.

  • Ability to obtain a Secret-level security clearance.

  • Must be a US citizen.

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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