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Amentum Air Operations Specialist in Baghdad, Iraq

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Air Operations Specialist

The Air Operations Center Specialist will be based at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center in Iraq and serve the Baghdad Life Support Services (BLiSS) contract in support of the U.S. Department of State. This position will be responsible for airfield movements and will report to the Air Operations Supervisor. The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.


  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.

  • Comply with all Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Provide information and materials to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.

  • Responsible for providing Ramp Controller functions such as monitoring parking, loading and unloading of aircraft passengers and cargo.

  • Process and manage PPRs.

  • Develop and disseminate the daily flying schedule.

  • Maintain communications with aircraft and ground personnel.

  • Works closely with C2 agencies, civil aircraft operators, flying units, and other stations to ensure that each aerial port work center have needed information.

  • Coordinate with Government of Iraq Customs Officers to ensure air cargo is cleared to enter or exit the country of Iraq.

  • Coordinate with local agencies to meet aircrew requirements for housing, meals, refueling, and ground transportation.

  • Collects, processes, and disseminates airlift traffic flow and aerial port operational information to the work centers and other support agencies as required.

  • Maintain radio/operational logs and Situation Reports.

  • Assist crews with housing and customs movements.

  • Manage and conduct the Airfield Driving Program and issue flightline access badges.

  • Monitor and coordinate all activities on the airfield to ensure safety and initiate the appropriate notifications or actions to resolve any violations and issues.

  • Conduct daily ramp checks.

  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned.


  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level: Four (4) years’ experience in airfield operations.

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to control multiple tasks at the same time.

  • Education: A high school diploma or GED.

  • Passport, Licenses and Certifications: As part of pre-contingency requirements, by the time the visa process starts , candidates must possess a valid passport of home country with a minimum of 18 months remaining to expiration date with 8 blank pages. Valid drivers’ license from Home of Record.

  • Security Vetting: Must be able to obtain a favorable Secret Clearance prior to being hired. Must maintain eligibility for the duration of the contract.

  • Language Skills: Satisfactory English proficiency to meet job requirements and to adhere and comply with safety, health, and security measures.

  • Citizenship: Must be eligible for US Government Clearance

  • Medical: Successfully complete and pass the medical and dental examinations as required by Amentum and our customer for deployment to Iraq. Must maintain physical and dental requirements for duration of deployment.


  • Previous out of home country experience and previous work experience in harsh environmental conditions are a plus.

  • Experience working with Amentum.


  • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in supporting contract responsibilities at an overseas facility.

  • Experience providing excellent customer services.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.

  • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team.

  • Ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.

  • Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information.


This position may be located in a war zone, in an environment with harsh and dangerous working and living conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly be exposed to extreme and austere desert-like environment. Temperatures can reach 120- 130 degrees Fahrenheit/50-55 degrees Celsius during the summer months. Employees must be willing and able to perform regular job requirements in this austere, extreme environment, as well as willing and able to deploy to Iraq for extended periods. Work schedules are a minimum of 6 days per week and 10 hours per day, while some jobs have higher daily and weekly minimums. Employees must be willing and able to perform physical activities including, but not limited to, heavy lifting and moving of items, parts, assemblies, and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum; climbing in and out of equipment; crawling; and working outdoors. This includes being able to lift and carry 40 pounds of personal protective equipment for extended periods of time and being capable of running and ‘duck & cover’ during emergencies without putting oneself or others at risk.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Amentum is a drug-free workplace.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our 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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