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Job #: 661073-1896
Location: KANDAHAR, Kandahar Afghanistan
Category: Aviation / Aerospace
Schedule (FT/PT): Full-time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day Job
Clearance Required: NACI
Telework: No


Leidos is currently seeking an Aviation Safety Officer for the Afghanistan CLS contract. The Safety Officer will work and travel in between customer sites as needed. Customer sites include Kandahar, Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan.

The Aviation Safety Officer (ASO) and will be responsible for the management of the Safety Management System (SMS).

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  •     Advising and assisting the Program and Quality Assurance Managers on all safety matters.
  •     Developing safety policy, goals and objectives.
  •     Identifying program safety priorities and provide gap analysis.
  •     Developing corrective actions/control options for hazards, incidents and accidents.
  •     Observing flight and ground operations to detect and correct unsafe practices.
  •     Conducting hazard analysis and risk assessments.
  •     Assisting Foreign Object Damage (FOD) coordinators in developing and enforcing the FOD prevention program.
  •     Observing aviation maintenance operations, making recommendations to correct unsafe procedures and practices.
  •     Coordinating with GFR, COR and QAR to ensure maintenance and flight practices are in compliance with safe practices and AR 95-20.
  •     Coordinating and leading flight safety meetings and quarterly safety councils.
  •     Conducting operational hazard analysis and tracking.
  •     Developing, maintaining and reviewing Safety Program and HAZCOM Program to ensure compliance with AR 95-20 and government safety requirements.
  •     Conducting accident and incident investigation and reporting.
  •     Creating, developing and teaching initial and recurring EH&S and aviation safety education and awareness training.
  •     Coordinating fire prevention efforts.
  •     Conducting operational hazard assessment, reporting, and analysis tracking.
  •     Monitoring ALSE programs.
  •     Conducting periodic safety audits and inspections.
  •     Reviewing and maintaining the program’s Mishap Response Plan.
  •     Mentoring and advising Afghan military ASOs and Ground Safety Technicians to perform all required duties.
  •     Ensuring accidents and incidents are reported and investigated in accordance company reporting procedures and DOD/DCMA 8210.1C
  •     ASOs may be tasked with additional responsibilities including support of quality related projects, such as training or facility auditing.
This position may require travel or permanent relocation to other program areas in Afghanistan as the mission dictates.


Required Qualifications:
5 years as a military aviation safety officer/manager.
Bachelor's degree required. Experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
Previous Military experience as a Pilot in Command.
Must be knowledgeable and conversant in military operations, safety and standardization.
US Citizenship
Understanding and acceptance of local customs and traditions.
Ability to direct a multi-cultural team.
Native English speaker or ICAO level 3 or above fluency.

Preferred Qualifications:
OSHA 30 hour certificate
HAZWOPER 40 or 24 hour certificate
Customer service experience.
Superior communication skills, both written and verbal.
Proficient with computer systems (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Sharepoint).
Experience with ISO9001/AS9100/AS9110.
Military deployment experience in the CENTCOM region.
Experience working in austere environments.

Program Specific Requirements:
Candidates must be able to obtain the following. Failure to complete any of these actions will result in rescinding of the offer.

Active US passport with a minimum of 12 months before expiration prior to start date.
Visa with multiple entries for 12 months prior to start date.
Passing all CENTCOM CRC medical and training requirements. If the candidate is unable to pass the medical screening after the start date an immediate termination will be requested.
National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI)
A positively adjudicated Federal Government Investigation in order to qualify for a Common Access Card (CAC).
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.

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