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Job #: R-00022537
Location: Kabul, Kabul Afghanistan
Category: Logistics
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

***This position is located in Afghanistan for the CLS-Afghan Program Support***

Leidos is currently seeking a motivated Base Operations Specialist to work on the CLS-A program. The CLS-A program currently supports Special Mission Wing (SMW) operations. The ideal candidate will work and travel in between customer sites as needed; customer sites include Kandahar, Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan. The Base Operations Specialist will ensure CLS Flight Operations procedures are executed and will be responsible for the training/mentorship of Afghan counterparts while documenting these interactions daily.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Coordinates and monitors all flights in and out of the facility with flight crews.
Monitors weather conditions.
Compiles aircraft dispatch data such as scheduled arrival/departure times, needed fuel, flight plans, ramp delays, and weather reports. Advises flight crews on atmospheric conditions, preferred runway, and taxi instructions.
Prepares messages concerning flights and ground operation and maintains contact with operations personnel via VHF/UHF radio.
Point of contact for all aircraft ground operations to include refuel, defuel, and engine runs, Ground Support Equipment, and hanger space availability.
Ensures sections’ compliance with program’s Flight Operation Procedures (FOP) and Ground Operation Procedures (GOP).  
Maintain a graphic display for all aircraft locations on facility.
Responsible for conducting flight operations support for PC-12 and Mi17 operations at various locations in Afghanistan.
Involved with mentorship of Afghan military personnel in all aspects of base/flight operations and publications; monitor and track aircraft flights utilizing Afghan National Tracking System (ANTS) and maintain flight operations related documentation/records.
Conduct Training / Mentorship of Afghan counterpart; utilize tracking mechanisms to updated and quantify Afghan military personnel progress.  Utilize the secure and non-secure flight operations areas and update the flight operations areas with appropriate intelligence/threat information available and displayed.

Basic Qualifications:
5 years’ experience in Flight and/or Base Operations or 5 years of military experience as a flight operations technician
High school diploma or equivalent
Active Secret Clearance
Very familiar with Microsoft Office software, specifically Excel and Access

As the position location is in Afghanistan, the following requirements need to be met:
US citizen
Possess a valid state driver’s license
Active passport with a minimum of 12 months before expiration prior to start date.
Visa with multiple entries for 12 months prior to start date
Completion of Customer required International Readiness Certifications prior to deployment.
Failure to complete any of these actions within 60 days of accept will result in rescinding of the offer. If the candidate is unable to pass the medical screening after the start date and prior to deployment an immediate administrative termination will be requested.

Preferred Qualifications:
Military experience as a Flight Operation Technician is highly desired.
Preferred Aviation background experience
Understanding and accepting local languages, customs and traditions (to be able to work with local customs, transport systems and language interpretation)
Ability to work and live in a team environment
Military deployment experience is highly desired and deployment experience to the CENTCOM region is desired

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Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services 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 annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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