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Airfield Operations Specialist / Dispatcher in Marshall Islands

Last updated: 2019-03-29
Valid to: 2019-06-24
Job Role:
Airport and Ground Staff, Other
United States
Not specified
Job description

Primary Location


Security Clearance: NAC-I

Job Summary

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

Principal Accountabilities

(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)

  • 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
  • Maintain NOTAM’s (Notices to Airmen) and weather reports
  • 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, flight information on inbound/outbound flights, 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 and crash crew 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

Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of foreign and U.S. military aircraft, military flight operations or equivalent, and maintenance procedures is highly desirable
  • 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, and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software
  • Must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance

Experience & Education

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in airfield or related positions
  • Prefer at least one (1) year as an Airfield Operations Specialist or Aircraft Dispatcher
  • 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