IAP Worldwide Services Aeronautical Information Management Specialist in Herat, Afghanistan


Aeronautical Information Management Specialist

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Job Description

As a leading international services company for more than 65 years, IAP provides a broad spectrum of services and solutions to U.S. and international government agencies, and organizations. A world-class leader in providing seasoned program management, IAP leverages and integrates its capabilities – IT & Communications, Aviation & Engineering Solutions, Power Solutions, Infrastructure & Logistics - to provide safe, innovative, and reliable solutions to meet customers' diverse and complex challenges. With 2,500 team members, IAP operates in more than 110 locations in 27 countries worldwide and maintains offices in the Washington D.C. area, Florida, Maryland, Oklahoma, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East. Learn more atwww.iapws.com.

The Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) position maintains aviation operation files and records, prepares and types reports, creates and updates schedules pertaining to aviation operations and aviation safety. Incumbent displays flight planning information to include airfield diagram, status of navigational aids, map of local flying area, special use airspace, and crash grid chart (when required). Maintains and issues flying regulations and keeps files of extended flight and navigational information, such as navigational publications, radio and landing facility charts, flight information manuals, maps, and other pertinent guides and notices. This position also compiles, prepares, and distributes correspondence, such as aviation operations reports, aviation safety reports, and flight schedules. Daily airfield inspections and lighting checks are accomplished while assisting crews in preparing and processing flight plans and arrival reports for transmission to flight/air traffic control centers. Incumbent serves as focal point for activities occurring on and in-proximity to the airfield while working with airfield users to establish local procedures that monitor and control the movement of personnel in the airfield environment. This position must maintain the airfield status board to include updating with information such as, active runway, runway surface condition, runway/taxiway closures, construction areas, and active NOTAMs. Incumbent is responsible for informing AFM on any changes to the airfield environment and documenting all logs, reports, and airfield/airport activities.

Essential Job Functions:(Duties typically include but not limited to)

  • Check accuracy of flight plans and coordinate with the flying units.

  • Maintain flight logs for incoming/outgoing flights and coordinates parking plans.

  • Alert crews and airfield users of emergencies.

  • Implement airfield safety procedures to ensure a safe operating environment for personnel and aircraft operation.

  • Coordinate communications between air traffic control and maintenance personnel.

  • Procure, produce, and provide information on the safe operation of aircraft, such as flight planning publications, operations publications, charts and maps, and weather information.

  • Provide maintenance/development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in accordance with local polices, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and recommended practices.

  • Train/Mentor Afghan personnel in performance of assigned positions and duties.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Site Management.

Required Skills

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Must be fluent with flight planning/flight following, Maximum (aircraft) on Ground (MOG) scheduling, Prior Permission Requests (PPR), parking plans, Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) procedures, airfield inspections and checks to include airfield construction compliance.

  • Must possess knowledge of runway criteria, air traffic control methods, snow operations and aviation safety practices.

  • Must be able to assist AFM with airfield tasks as needed. (i.e., Wildlife/BASH, Airfield tours, airfield inspections and airfield drivers’ training)

  • Must have working knowledge of ICAO, STANAGs and other international directives.

  • Must proficient with Microsoft programs such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

  • Must be able to communicate professionally, orally and in writing. Meeting or exceeding ICAO English Language Proficiency Requirements of Level 4.

Physical Demands/Working Environment:

  • Candidates must be physically able and willing to work long hours to meet mission and contract requirements.

  • Must be able to pass NATO employment and pre-deployment qualification requirements to include medical, drug testing and background checks, etc.

  • Must meet medical requirements to maintain relevant professional licenses.

  • Must be willing and able to work in austere conditions.


  • 100%, in deployed location.

Required Experience

Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma and three (3) years’ experience required. Relevant college courses or training may be substituted for experience.

  • AIM personnel must possess equivalent of one of the following; airfield/airport management, flight operations, aircraft dispatcher background or international equivalent certifications.

License & Certifications:

  • Must have valid Driver’s License and be able to operate a vehicle with a manual transmission.

  • Required to obtain flight line driver’s license.

Security Clearance:

  • DoD and NATO Secret security clearance required.

“The position requires that the applicant meet the Minimum Medical Standards.”

Job Location

Herat, , Afghanistan

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