Wass Safety Specialist Aviation - Patrick AFB

AAR Corporation


WASS Safety Spec Aviation - Patrick AFB   -   9791




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 Air Wing (DOSAW), Bureau For International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Office of Aviation,(INL/A) requirements.


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.

Responsible for all matters related to aviation and ground safety and compliance in assigned areas of responsibility.

Complete published safety audits, inspections, monitoring programs, investigations and ad hoc reviews on a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly 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/incidents 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.

Capitalize on attention to details.

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

Assist and advise the on-site WASS representative in administering the countrywide DOSAW Safety Program.

Provide senior level advice, guidance and training on subject and industrial matter expertise relative to contractual engagements and tasks.

Evaluate the DOSAW Safety Program, plans and execution of the Safety Programs, and identify deficiencies and provide recommendations and or improvements to the USG.

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/OCONUS internal customers.

Perform duties as an active member of an aircraft accident/incident 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.


Required :

Associates Degree or educational equivalent.

Graduate from FAA, NTSB, or DoD Aviation Safety and Accident Investigation Course.

Preferred :

Training in OSHA, EPA, and Hazardous Materials / Waste Storage, handling, and disposal procedures.

BA/BS or Educational Equivalent desired in any safety field.


Required :

Minimum three (3) years experience as an Aviation Safety Professional.

Experience in dealing with safety and environmental laws, rules and regulations

Experience in risk management and mitigation.

Safety Management experience in mixed fleets (fixed and rotary wing) aircraft.

Trained and qualified to conduct incident/accident investigations for the USG as required. 

  Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Visio).

Strong English speaking and written communication skill.

Spanish is required for management of Latin America countries.

Knowledge of OSHA and Environmental regulations.

Knowledge of how to acquire Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and understand regulatory requirements. -FAA Commercial and Instrument Airmans Certificate (Any category or class), or equivalent flight experience obtained from prior US military or other US government agency desired.

Completion of a US military, FAA, NTSB or accredited university Aviation Safety course

Aircraft Accident Investigators course.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred :

Ability to maintain strong customer relationships

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

Prior U.S. FAA, NTSB, Military or DOD Aviation Safety Officer experience.

Knowledge of DOD Air Mobile and Air Assault Operations.

Previous experience in conducting aircraft accident investigations.

Background in SMS and technical writing skills.




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.


Focus on Results - Able to plan and organize work to achieve goals; achieves targeted results with minimal supervision; is accountable for own actions.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Interpersonal Relationships - Builds effective relationships with internal & external customers; ability to work independently and coordinate work with others; resolves conflicts in a professional manner.

Quality & Safety - Adheres to all safety & security policies and regulations; demonstrates quality work that is accurate, thorough & efficient.

Continuous Improvement - Examines personal & organizational processes, promotes opportunities for improvement; analyzes successes & failures to learn and improve.

Training & Development - Completes required & suggested training; shows eagerness and capacity to learn; receptive to coaching & feedback.

Integrity - Committed to passionately and consistently promoting a professional culture that is trustworthy, honest, socially responsible, and where differences are respected and valued.

Performance Management - Sets clear expectations & direction for staff; achieves team results consistently; coaches staff to improve; is a positive role model

Expense Management - Plans budget appropriately, uses sound judgment; analyzes operation for improving expense efficiency; demonstrates knowledge of financial process & results.

Leadership - Builds commitment to team, company, mission & customer through effective & frequent communications; promotes an environment of trust; fosters a respectful, energetic & positive work culture.


Primary Location :   United States-Florida-Patrick AFB

Schedule :   Full-time

Overtime Status :   Exempt

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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