The Aviation Safety Officer plans, implements, and coordinates safety and environmental programs and ensures compliance with required regulations, procedures and policies with primary focus on aviation. Facilitates identification of safety and environmental risks and promotes reduction or elimination of potential accidents, occupational injuries, illnesses, deaths and safety-related financial losses. Conducts safety assistance visits and training to ensure implementation of and compliance with safety directives.
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)
- Perform other qualified duties as assigned.
- Shall ensure proper industrial safety procedures are followed in accordance with assigned contract and appropriate federal, state, and local regulations, rules, and procedures.
- Provide administrative support including maintaining all departmental files, records, and publications needed to support organizational activities and to meet applicable requirements.
- Provide written reports which are clear, concise and meaningful for all ground / aviation safety and environmental matters.
- Provide technical support in all types of safety/environmental issues such as data gathering, training, and correspondence for assigned customers, etc.
- When needed, perform duties as an active member of an aircraft accident board.
- Develop required reports, conduct briefings, safety training, and when directed conduct quarterly safety and semi-annual safety stand down meetings.
- Assist in maintaining accident and incident records, files, and reports. Requires data entry and corrections to files on an as needed basis.
- Conduct safety audits, fire extinguisher inspections, and inspections of all first aid kits and other safety related equipment.
- Develop and maintain information technology work orders and confirm when work has been properly completed.
- Maintain and log all purchase request items when received.
- Process occupational hazard reports including investigating the hazard and ensuring mitigations are in place.
Knowledge & Skills
- Must be knowledgeable of OSHA, EPA, FAA, NTSB and other applicable federal, state and local regulations.
- Must be familiar with aircraft accident investigation and reporting.
- Experience in the technical field of aviation safety and accident prevention and experience in use of DOD, FAA, NTSB, or ICAO documentation is required.
- Must possess computer skills in MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.
- Knowledge of OSHA and Environmental regulations is required.
- Knowledge of how to acquire Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and understand regulatory requirements is required.
Experience & Education
- Bachelor’s or associate’s degree preferred in related field.
- Five (5) years’ experience required without degree in a combination of the following areas: Safety Management, Industrial Hygiene, Aviation Safety and Environmental management.
- Professional certifications such as Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) preferred.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Must be able to walk, stand, and sit for extended periods.
- Must be able to type using a standard keyboard to communicate through e-mail and various software applications.
- Must be able to grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders.
- Must be able to communicate by voice and ear over telephone.
- May be required to lift objects whose weight may not exceed 50 pounds.
- Works in a normal office environment with controlled temperature and lighting conditions.
- May be required to travel to and between CONUS location(s) as requested.
- May be required to travel to and between remote location(s) in austere or inhospitable high stress environments.
- May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
- May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
- May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts, vehicles, or aircraft.