DynCorp International LLC. Aviation Safety Specialist in OCONUNKNOWN, Iraq

Job Summary

TheAviation Safety Specialistprovides administrative support including maintaining all departmental files, records, and publications needed to support organizational activities and to meet U.S. Department of State, Office of Aviation, Bureau For International Narcotics and Law Enforcement requirements. Shall report directly to the Safety Manager. Shall ensure proper safety procedures are FOB lowed in accordance with the contract and appropriate Federal, state, and local regulations, rules, and procedures.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Highly technical safety position requiring a very detail oriented individual who works well independently or in groups

  • Position requires a highly motivated self-starter willing to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

  • Must remain calm and be the voice of reason in stressful situations

  • Demonstrate professional and a high-degree of technical competency in the field of aviation safety, mishap prevention, and accident investigation

  • Individual shall be persistent in the face of difficult problems or challenges

  • Job requires direct oversight and is responsible for all matters related to aviation and ground safety, occupational health, and environmental compliance for his/her assigned Forward Operating Location (FOB)

  • Must be able to plan, implement, and coordinate safety and environmental programs in accordance with written regulations, procedures, and policies

  • Must be able to identify safety and environmental hazards, risks, and promote the reduction or elimination of potentially hazardous conditions that may lead to accidents, occupational injuries, illnesses, deaths, and safety-related financial losses

  • Shall report and investigate all aircraft, ground safety, and environmental accidents to determine the cause of the accident and formulate recommendations to help prevent similar mishaps in the future Job requires detailed data-entry of technical information necessary in assisting in the monitoring of mishap reports to ensure accuracy and completeness

  • Responsibilities also require extensive research dealing with OSHA and environmental regulations, vendor information, and logistical support for safety equipment and supplies

  • The nature of this position requires assisting internal/external customers so the employee must strive to be cooperative, understanding, and able to work as member of the team

  • Ability to pay close attention to details

  • Must be and will be flexible and able to change directions with the needs of the work environment and take-on additional responsibilities based on operational needs

  • Provides written reports which are clear, concise and meaningful for all ground/aviation safety and environmental matters

  • Provides technical support in all types of Safety/Environmental issues such as data gathering, training, correspondence with CONUS and OCONUS internal customers, etc.

  • When needed, performs duties as an active member of an aircraft accident board

  • When needed coordinates first responder duties during an on site accident

  • Develops required reports, conduct briefings, safety training, and when directed conduct quarterly safety and semi-annual safety stand down meetings

  • Assists in maintaining accident and incident records, files, and reports

  • Requires data entry and corrections to files on an as needed basis

  • Conducts safety audits, fire extinguisher inspections, and inspections of all first aid kits and other safety related equipment

  • Develops and maintains information technology work orders and confirm when work has been completed

  • Maintains and log all purchase request items to include when received

  • Process Occupational Hazard Reports including investigating the hazard and ensuring mitigations are in place

  • Conducts other tasks as identified by the Safety Manager

    Knowledge & Skills

  • Expert knowledge in the technical field of aviation safety and accident prevention and experience in use of DOD, FAA, NTSB, or ICAO documentation is required

  • Knowledge of DO Air Mobile and Air Assault Operations is desirable

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in the English language are critical

  • Knowledge of OSHA and Environmental regulations is required

  • Knowledge of how to acquire Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and understand regulatory requirements is required

  • Possess or have the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Security Clearance is a condition of employment; an active Secret Security Clearance is preferred

  • Five (5) years experience as an Aviation Safety Officer/Manager

  • Must have an FAA Commercial Pilots License – Instrument, with at least 1,500 hours of aircraft flight time (RW is preferred)

  • Prior U.S. Military or DOD Aviation Safety Officer Experience is desirable

  • DOD Aviation Safety qualified and must have held at least one position as an Aviation Safety Officer

  • Previous experience in conducting aircraft accident investigations is highly desirable

  • Experience dealing with safety and environment laws, rules, and regulations is required

  • Extensive experience in risk management and mitigation. Prior experience as an instructor pilot, standardization pilot, and/or instrument flight examiner is desirable

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited College or University in an aviation related field of responsibility is required

  • An Associate’s degree with 7 years experience as an Aviation Safety Officer/Manager may be substituted on a case by case basis

  • With no degree, incumbent must have a minimum of 10 years experience as an Aviation Safety Officer/Manager

  • Incumbent must be able to prove past experience

  • Graduate from DOD Aviation Safety and Accident Investigation Course or college degree from an accredited College or University with a major in Aviation Safety

    • Physical Requirements/Working Environment *
  • Employees must not have physical restrictions or existing medical conditions that may prevent them from serving in a remote area with limited medical care

  • May be required to successfully complete a Tactical Survival Training course chosen by the employer and may be required to pass annual qualifications at the discretion of the employer

  • Must be able to run, walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for up to 12 hours per day and sit for up to 8 hour per day

  • Special vision abilities required are close vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus

  • To include judging three-dimensional depths

  • Must be able to physically navigate multiple surface terrain (i.e. rocks, sand, hills, ditches, etc.)

  • Must be able to climb stairs, ramps, ladders and work stands

  • Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders

  • Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depths

  • Must be able to read and interpret newspaper and typewritten print

  • Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear

  • Must be capable of living and working in a potentially hostile environment for an extended period

  • May be required to travel to and between remote location(s) in austere environments in varying modes of transportation

  • 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

    • Travel *
  • Travel to and between CONUS and OCONUS locations as requested is required


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

  • EXECUTIVE ORDER 11246 Prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, or national origin and requires affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees treated, without regard to race, sex, color, genetic information, religion, or national origin. (Enforcement Agency: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs).

Job: *Aviation / Support

Title: Aviation Safety Specialist


Requisition ID: INL-1800669