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Published on: 2018-04-09
Valid to: 2019-01-08
Job Role:
Office, Senior Manager
Location:
Afghanistan
Type:
Not specified
Job description

Location: AFGHANISTAN-OCONUS-KANDAHAR

Job Summary

The Airfield Operations Specialist performs operational and administrative duties as the designated representative of the Airfield Operations Supervisor.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Regularly monitor and inspect operational condition of runways, taxiways, navigational and meteorological aids
  • Coordinate with Operations and Maintenance Manager to ensure all facilities of airfield remain in operational conditions
  • Determine operational restrictions or hazards to flight and communication facility and advise airfield management; ensure implementation of Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) program
  • Identify flight safety issues including violations of airfield clearing criteria and hazards to arriving, departing, and parked aircraft; assess damage to airfield property; and monitor necessary actions to repair and reopen airfield facilities
  • Coordinate with military, federal, international, and local agencies concerning flight planning, training route utilization, flight movement messages, search/ rescue operations, and base contingency/operational plans
  • Advise military and civilian agencies on closure of runways, taxiways, aircraft parking aprons/spots, airfield repairs/construction, and availability of airfield lighting/navigational aid systems
  • Coordinate with airfield management regarding emergency situations on airfield
  • Coordinate with base agencies to ensure proper support to all base, transient VIP aircraft, passengers, and crews
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Requirements

Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, instructions, and directives pertaining to airfield planning and design criteria, aircraft operations, and airfield management
  • Knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices, and procedures
  • Skill in analyzing, planning, and adjusting work operations to meet program requirements and objectives within available resources
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software

Experience & Education

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in airfield or related positions
  • Prefer at least two (2) years as an Airfield Operations Specialist
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Prefer Bachelor's Degree

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable
  • Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions
  • Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions

Travel

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

Qualifications

Must have ability to obtain and maintain US security clearance at proper level

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