AAR CORP INL Safety Specialist - Iraq in Iraq

Title: INL Safety Specialist - Iraq

Location: Iraq

Job Number: 3431


Responsible for all aspects of the safety management system, aviation and ground safety programs and the execution of all aviation and ground safety related training, audits, inspections and monitoring programs at their assigned site at the direction of the Aviation Safety Manager. Provide administrative support including maintaining all departmental files, records, and publications needed to support organizational activities to meet U.S. Department of State, Office of Aviation, Bureau For International Narcotics and Law Enforcement requirements. This position is in Iraq.


  • Ensure proper safety procedures are followed in accordance with the contract and appropriate Federal, state, and local regulations, rules, and procedures.

  • Detail oriented and works well independently or in groups.

  • Highly motivated self-starter willing to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrate professional and a high-degree of technical competency in the field of aviation safety, mishap prevention, and accident investigation.

  • Direct oversight and responsible for all matters related to aviation and ground safety and compliance for his/her assigned areas of responsibility.

  • Complete published safety audits, inspections, monitoring programs, investigations and ad hoc reviews on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

  • Identify safety hazards, risks, and promote the reduction or elimination of potentially hazardous conditions that may lead to accidents, occupational injuries, illnesses, deaths, and safety-related financial losses.

  • Monitor reports and investigate all aircraft accidents to determine the cause of the accident and formulate recommendations to help prevent similar mishaps in the future.

  • Detailed data-entry of technical information necessary in assisting in the monitoring of mishap reports to ensure accuracy and completeness.

  • Extensive research dealing with OSHA and environmental regulations, vendor information, and logistical support for safety equipment and supplies.

  • Ability to pay close attention to details.

  • Able to change directions with the needs of the work environment and take-on additional responsibilities based on operational needs.

  • Provide written reports which are clear, concise and meaningful for all ground/aviation safety and environmental matters.

  • Provide technical support in all types of Safety/Environmental issues such as data gathering, training, correspondence with CONUS and OCONUS internal customers, etc.

  • Perform duties as an active member of an aircraft accident/incedent board, when needed.

  • Develop required reports, conduct briefings, safety training, and when directed conduct quarterly safety and semi-annual safety stand down meetings.

  • Assist in maintaining accident and incident records, files, and reports.

  • Perform data entry and corrections to files on an as needed basis.

  • Maintain and log all purchase request items as required to include when received.

  • Process Safety Hazard Reports including investigating the hazard and ensuring mitigations are in place.

  • Position requires a U.S. Department of State Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT).

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • B.A./B.S. degree from a four-year college or university in a related field.

  • Must be a FAA commercial Instrument rated pilot either in Fixed Wing or Rotary Wing.

  • Graduate from DOD Aviation Safety and Accident Investigation Course.


  • Minimum five (5) years experience as an Aviation Safety Professional.

  • Experience dealing with safety and environment laws, rules, and regulations.

  • Experience in risk management and mitigation.

  • High degree of knowledge in the technical field of aviation safety and accident prevention and experience in use of DOD, FAA, NTSB, or ICAO documentation.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).

  • Strong English speaking and written communication skill.

  • Knowledge of OSHA and Environmental regulations.

  • Knowledge of how to acquire Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and understand regulatory requirements.


  • Ability to maintain strong customer relationships

  • Prior U.S. Military or DOD Aviation Safety Officer experience.

  • Knowledge of DOD Air Mobile and Air Assault Operations.

  • Previous experience in conducting aircraft accident investigations.



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.


  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