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Job #: R-00051885
Location: Kabul, KAB
Category: Safety
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: NACI
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 seeking an Aviation Safety Officer (ASO) to support the CLS-Afghan Program in Afghanistan. The Aviation Safety Officer will be responsible for the management of the Safety Management System (SMS) at all program sites, which include, Kabul, Kandahar and Mazar-e Shariff, Afghanistan.

Primary responsibilities 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.
•    Performing operational hazard analysis and risk assessments
•    Identifying, correcting, mitigating, and tracking hazards
•    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 Government Flight (GFR), Contracting Office (COR), and Quality Assurance Representatives (QAR) to ensure maintenance and flight practices are in compliance with safe practices and AR 95-20 – Contractor’s Flight and Ground Operations.
•    Coordinating and leading flight safety meetings and quarterly safety councils.
•    Developing, maintaining, and reviewing established Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Safety Program that meets or exceeds the requirements outlined in AR 95-20 and the program’s Performance Work Statement (PWS).
•    Performing accident/incident investigations (air and ground), and followed-up with reporting requirements. Ensure accidents and incidents are reported and investigated in accordance with the program’s reporting procedures and AR-95-20
•    Creating, developing, and teaching general (initial and recurring) environmental, health, and safety (EH&S), with emphasis on aviation safety
•    Coordinating employee fire prevention training with the local fire department
•    Monitoring ALSE programs
•    Conducting periodic safety audits and inspections
•    Reviewing and maintaining the program’s Mishap Response Plan
•    Frequent travel, or (in-country) permanent relocation to other areas within the program, as required

NOTE: The position of ASO may require additional responsibilities, including support of quality-related projects, such as training or facility auditing.

Basic Qualifications:
High School Diploma required
Five (5) years of previous experience (total), executing the duties of an Aviation Safety Officer/Manager.
Graduate of the U.S. Army Aviation Safety Officer Course (ASOC), or military branch equivalent (that includes aviation accident investigation)
OSHA 30 Hour General Industry Outreach or Construction Certification (current or within the previous 3 years)
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 40-Hour Certification (current or within the previous 3 years)
Minimum of 200-hours as a Pilot-in-Command (any airframe)
Must have an active Department of Defense (DoD) SECRET clearance
Willingness to live in austere conditions
Willingness to understand and accept local customs and traditions
Ability to lead/train a multi-cultural workforce and overcome possible language barriers.
Native English speaker or ICAO level 3 or above fluency
Proficient with Microsoft Office products (e.g., Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Sharepoint).

Program Specific Requirements:
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
A positively adjudicated Federal Government Investigation in order to qualify for a Common Access Card (CAC)
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:
Bachelor's degree in Safety Management or related field
Experience providing customer service
Demonstrate communication skills at a collegiate level; both written and verbal
Certification/knowledge of ISO 9001 / AS 9100 / AS 9110
Military deployment experience in the CENTCOM region.
Experience working in austere environments.
Additional languages – Pashto, Persian (Dari), Ukranian, Spanish

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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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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