AAR CORP WASS Flight Ops Mgr Nat (CR) in SAN JOSE, Costa Rica

Title: WASS Flight Ops Mgr Nat (CR)

Location: Costa Rica-San Jose

Job Number: 8825

SUMMARY

Responsible for the Worldwide Aviation Support Service (WASS) Program to the DoS INL/A customers in support of their aviation program requirements; primarily RW aircraft training and support. Provides management and administrative functions necessary for the safe, efficient, effective operation of Aviation Support Services at the main operating base (MOB) and forward operating locations (FOL) supporting the Nationalization effort. Perform instructor pilot (IP) duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the operations of a training fleet.

  • Ensure operational and Nationalization training requirements are safely accomplished in accordance with customers established standards, training and operating procedures.

  • Serve as the Operations subject matter expert. Responsible for the leadership of the operations team and direction of all operational activities and resources assigned.

  • On behalf of the Country Site Manager, manage aircrew, security, life support equipment and personnel assigned to the program.

  • Ensure Air Tasking Requests and training missions are consistent with and in support of contract requirements.

  • Coordinate with functional leaders to ensure personnel, aircraft and equipment are properly prepared and configured for scheduled flight operations and available when and where required.

  • Ensure required operational reports are submitted to the functional managers in a timely manner to meet company and customer requirements.

  • Represent and perform the duties of the Country Site Manager when directed and in his absence.

  • Maintain strong relationships with key operations customers, teammates and vendors.

  • Perform flight duties as an Instructor Pilot and/or Maintenance Pilot as directed in an INL/A aircraft.

  • Perform coordination between operations, maintenance, and logistics to support program training and standardization mission.

  • Perform instructor pilot (IP) duties.

  • U.S. Security Clearance Required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Assume the duties of the Site Manager in his absence.

NATIONALIZATION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide a Monthly Flying Hour Usage Report to include but not limited to; flight hours by flight hour usage code, country, passenger’s organization and aircraft type.

  • Provide Daily Operations Reports to include but not limited to, missions requested, scheduled, flown, cancelled and aborted by aircraft type, aircraft identification/tail number, hours flown, sensitive items, mission detail , significant events, and personnel strength to include; authorized, assigned, boots on ground, break and TDY.

  • Provide a monthly report to include but not limited to, all counter-narcotics operations requested, scheduled, flown and cancelled by aircraft type, missions, sorties, flight hours, agency supported, passengers, illicit drugs captured or destroyed.

  • Provide initial notification of hostile fire within 30 minutes of incident and a monthly hostile fire report to include but not limited to country, coordinates, aircraft type and tail number, pilot, altitude, damage to aircraft, type weapon, mission type, impacts and incidents by day, month and year.

  • Provide management and administration functions necessary for safe, efficient, and effective training and operations of this aviation program.

  • Provides an efficiently staffed cadre of technical advisors to augment operations and conduct ongoing training and qualification of assigned SVA staff members.

  • Conducts current and future Ops planning.

  • Ensure all mission requests regardless of source will be documented and tracked in the MIS by approval/ disapproval/ rescheduled and reason.

  • Provide Host Nation training in support of and conduct Passenger and Cargo Processing.

  • Provide Host Nation training in support of, and acquire and provide readily available intelligence and information for operational planning.

  • Provide Host Nation training in support of and oversight to ensure compliance with USG directives and safe execution of counternarcotic operations.

  • Provide Host Nation training in support of and conduct maritime and land-based detection and monitoring.

  • Provide Host Nation training in support of and conduct CASEVAC support.

  • Provide Host Nation training in support of and conduct VIP mission support.

  • Provide Host Nation training in support of and conduct contingency operation missions.

  • Provide Host Nation training in support of and perform emergency response / humanitarian missions.

  • Provide Host Nation training in support of and perform surge operations.

  • Provide Host Nation training in support of and perform representational event support missions.

EDUCATION REQUIRED

  • B.A./B.S. degree from a four-year college or university in a related field and/or combination of education and related experience.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in management and/or operations of a Rotary Wing and/or Fixed Wing aircraft fleet

  • 2500 hours of flight time as the PIC in Rotary Wing Aircraft

  • 1000 hours of turbine engine time

  • 300 hours of turbine instructor pilot or check pilot time

  • NVG qualified pilot with over 300 hours of NVG experience

  • Previous qualification in the UH-1 series aircraft preferred

  • FAA Commercial Instrument Airman’s Certificate

  • Current FAA Class I or II Medical Certificate

  • Strong English speaking and written communication skill.

  • Applicants require 300 hours turbine instructor pilot or check pilot time.

PREFERRED:

  • Previous qualification in one or more of the INL-A aircraft.

  • Previous experience instructing foreign nationals in flight training.

  • Possess an FAA CFl/CFll and/or similar military / DoS program qualification.

  • Possess a Maintenance Pilot qualification in a military and/or DoS program.

  • Experience in management and operations of aircraft training program.

  • Prior experience as a US military aviator.

  • Current Secret security clearance.

Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  1. Focus on Results - Able to plan and organize work to achieve goals; achieves targeted results with minimal supervision; is accountable for own actions.

  2. Communications - Possess excellent verbal & written communications skills; Provides timely, well organized verbal & written information that is audience appropriate; listens attentively to others and retains/processes information.

  3. Teamwork - Builds alliances, partnerships & collaboration with others including those different from him/her; deals tactfully with others; assumes helps with a variety of team roles.

  4. Strategic Planning & Decision-Making - Develops strategic short & long term plans; arranges priorities, distinguishing urgent, important and unimportant in order to meet goals & deadlines; consults & collaborates with appropriate people.

  5. Initiative & Innovation - Generates new ideas personally & encourage team to do the same; stays up-to-date on technology & approaches to work; provides creative solutions & input when faced with challenges.

  6. Interpersonal Relationships - Builds effective relationships with internal & external customers; ability to work independently and coordinate work with others; resolves conflicts in a professional manner.

  7. Quality & Safety - Adheres to all safety & security policies and regulations; demonstrates quality work that is accurate, thorough & efficient.

  8. Continuous Improvement - Examines personal & organizational processes, promotes opportunities for improvement; analyzes successes & failures to learn and improve.

  9. Training & Development - Completes required & suggested training; shows eagerness and capacity to learn; receptive to coaching & feedback.

  10. Integrity - Committed to passionately and consistently promoting a professional culture that is trustworthy, honest, socially responsible, and where differences are respected and valued.

  11. Performance Management - Sets clear expectations & direction for staff; achieves team results consistently; coaches staff to improve; is a positive role model

  12. Expense Management - Plans budget appropriately, uses sound judgment; analyzes operation for improving expense efficiency; demonstrates knowledge of financial process & results.

  13. Leadership - Builds commitment to team, company, mission & customer through effective & frequent communications; promotes an environment of trust; fosters a respectful, energetic & positive work culture.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran