SUMMARY This position is in direct support of the Department of State’s Worldwide Aviation Support Services contract which support US Diplomatic missions and engagement efforts around the world.  It consists of two major duties.  Perform duties as the AAR WASS B-1900 and C-208 SP/ME (rotational) an

Fixed Wing Pilot / Air Operations Officer WASS

Worldwide Aviation Support Services • 
Rockledge, Florida, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:


This position is in direct support of the Department of State’s Worldwide Aviation Support Services contract which support US Diplomatic missions and engagement efforts around the world.  It consists of two major duties.  Perform duties as the AAR WASS B-1900 and C-208 SP/ME (rotational) and as an Air Operations Officer at the Global Mission Center (GMC) in Rockledge, Florida.  Maintain qualification and currency in both the B-1900 and C-208 aircraft.  Ensure aircraft are operated and maintained IAW INL-A standards and directives. Ensure in-country pilots are trained and qualified IAW INL-A standards and directives. Working from the GMC - serve as the lead operations planner and coordinator for all operations, actions, and activities in the assigned geographic/functional area of responsibility. Requires frequent travel to Peru and other countries as needed.  Deploy 14 to 60 days at a time, as needed for BOG support and FW program oversight.  Reports to the AAR WASS Deputy Operations Manager.


As a LATAM B-1900 and C-208 SP/ME:

  • Conduct and monitor contractor and host nation aircrew training, flight evaluations, and standardization administration.
  • Ensure all flight operations, standardization and training programs comply with the DoS INL-A Aircrew Training Program (ATP), Aircrew Training Manuals, policies, procedures, and directives.  
  • Provide standardization oversight and guidance to contractor and host nation aircrew.  
  • Participate in the selection and training of new contractor and host nation aircrew.
  • Develop individual training plans in support of the organization’s mission and the ATP.
  • Develop individual flight training plans and conduct academic and hands-on training.
  • Train and qualify crewmembers to fly all approved B-1900 and C-208 missions.
  • Conduct required maintenance operational checks (MOC&39;s), maintenance test flights, maintenance test pilot training and maintenance test pilot evaluations.
  • Oversee maintenance and standardization of aircrew flight records, IATFs, weight and balance calculations, risk assessments, and MIS entries. 
  • Monitor aircrew training, currency, and proficiency; ensure the standardization of training and compliance with policies, procedures, and directives.
  • Manage and ensure currency of associated Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and documentation.

As a GMC Air Operations Officer

  • Coordinate operational support to sites within your geographic/functional area of responsibility.
  • Orchestrate and direct time-sensitive reach back support for problems/circumstances impacting OCONUS site current operations, personnel, safety, and security.
  • Maintain full situational awareness of current and planned future operations; support as needed and coordinate the resolution of issues impacting operations.
  • Act as Lead operations planner for future projects and contract efforts in assigned geographic/functional area of responsibility.
  • Bring/development expertise in a potentially wide scope of topics and serve as the program subject matter expert.
  • Serve as lead for cross functional planning and execution of complex programs, processes, and events.
  • Conduct contingency planning and develop concepts of operations for multi-faceted matters that affect program operations and contract performance.
  • Current FAA Class II Medical Certificate.
  • Requires a U.S. Security Clearance.
  • Perform routine travel to Peru and other CONUS and OCONUS locations as required.
  • Requires frequent OCONUS travel (35)
  • This role requires the employee to be fully vaccinated against COVID.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • FAA CFI/CFII/MEI or military equivalent rating.
  • FAA Commercial Airman&39;s Certificate, Airplane Single and Multi-engine Land / Instrument (ASELI, AMELI).
  • FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit.
  • Documented civil or military maintenance test pilot course completion.
  • Qualification in assigned aircraft before or incident to assignment.     


  • FAA ATP rating.
  • Previous military FW flight training qualification or civilian equivalent.


  • 2,500 total fixed wing flight hours.
  • 1,500 hours (500 hours multi-engine) Pilot-in-Command time.
  • 1000 hours Instructor or Check Pilot time.
  • 1,000 hours turbine (500 hours turbine multi-engine) time.
  • 300 hours multi-engine Instructor or Check pilot time.
  • 100 hours of FW Maintenance Pilot time or designation as a military Functional Check Pilot/Maintenance Test Pilot.
  • One year managing a flight-training program.
  • Fluent in the English language.
  • Fluent in the Spanish language.


  • Prior military pilot and/or pilot support on the DoS INL-A program.
  • Qualification in the B-1900 and/or C-208 aircraft.
Job Requirements:


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. Job Knowledge & Skills - Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of technical responsibilities; performs tasks with minimal supervision; exhibits skills needed to perform the job; troubleshoots & recommends/implements solutions.

2. Productivity - Works effectively & meets goals; takes initiative to improve performance.

3. Quality - Works accurately & meets quality requirements; questions errors & reports inconsistencies; follows processes & procedures

4. Work Habits - Provides accurate & consistent documentation; handles multiple tasks effectively; makes appropriate decisions; demonstrates accountability for own work & actions; provides timely communications regarding work status.

5. Initiative & Innovation - Looks for new & better ways to get work done; asks questions to strengthen skills; seeks new responsibilities; shares ideas for new processes/solutions to improve job & company.

6. Interpersonal Relationships & Teamwork - Listens attentively & responds appropriately; cooperates with others; resolves conflicts/problems with others; assists with a variety of team roles.

7. Dependability - Begins work on time and adheres to planned schedule on the job; shows flexibility to meet deadlines; sets an example for others; completes tasks in appropriate time frame to meet company, team and individual goals.

8. Safety - Adheres to all safety and security policies & regulations; reports hazards & safety problems/incidents immediately. 

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