PAE, Inc Air Operations Specialist in Baghdad, Iraq

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Air Operations Specialist

Air Operations Specialist

The Air Operations Specialist will be primarily based at PAE’s Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center (BDSC) in Baghdad, Iraq, and serve the Life Support Services contract in support of the State Department. The AOC Specialist will be responsible for utilizing resources to accomplish operational requirements and will report to the AOC Supervisor. The additional duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive:

  • Performs day-to-day activities of assigned department functional areas, following production standards

  • Assists in the coordination of logistical support to perform functions of the job; adhering to policies, and procedures necessary to provide support in all areas of airfield operations

  • Assists the Air Operations Supervisor in accomplishing short and long term departmental goals - Follows airfield safety procedures, fostering a safe environment for personnel and aircraft operation

  • Additional tasks and special projects as assigned Qualifications:

Overall Required :

  • Citizenship : US Citizenship is required

  • Education : High School diploma or equivalent

Required Experience:

  • Three (3) years’ experience in airfield operations

  • Must have significant experience with air cargo operations and strong knowledge of the technical phases of the job.

  • Must be proficient in preparation of the required documents and marking/placarding of air cargo - Experience using GATES (Global Air Transportation Execution System), GDSS (G2) and AALPS (Army Air Load Planning System)

  • Experience in ATOC (Air Terminal Operations Center) functions and capabilities - Load planning experience

  • Security Vetting : Must possess an active DOD or DOS Secret security clearance and maintaining eligibility for the duration of the contract.

  • Certifications : - Must be able to obtain and hold an airfield access badge and licenses for MHE Equipment. Hazmat certifications for air cargo in accordance with Air Force Manual 24-204 IP or Title 49 CFR Part 12 Subpart H Training, International Air Transport Association (IATA), Dangerous goods Regulations or ICAO, Technical Instructions training may also be used. Training must include function specific duties related to military air transportation.

  • Medical : Favorable passage of a drug screen and physical examination

  • Language Skills : Expert professional, oral and written English communication skills, to present, facilitate and disseminate information.

  • Work Ethic : Commitment to maintaining a high performance team which delivers customer service excellence

Desired Experience :

  • Department of State experience

  • One (1) year of international experience in challenging locations, preferably working in the Middle East, with a working knowledge of customs and cultural differences

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of ALL principles and processes involved in Airfield Operations

  • Ability to collect, analyze and summarize data and to prepare clear and concise reports - Exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and administrative details in a fast paced and constantly changing environment

  • Expert computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Must have the ability to be innovative and be an agent for change

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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