Country Site Manager - Panama WASS
Panama City,Panama
hace 5 días


Single-point of contact and accountable to the AAR WASS Deputy Program Director, Ops for the Aviation Support Service Program to the U.

S. Embassy Country Team and the DOS INL / A Customers in support of their aviation program requirements within the assigned country by FW and / or RW aircraft.

The Site Manager provides all management and administrative functions necessary for the safe, efficient, effective operation of Aviation Support Services and Embassy Air Operations Program (as applicable) at the MOB, FOBs and other locations as directed by the AAR WASS PMO.


  • Exercises operational control of a fleet of fixed-wing and / or rotary-wing aircraft to support domestic and international air movements and aerial operations within the assigned country.
  • Ensures operational requirements are safely accomplished in accordance with customers established standards and operating procedures.
  • Prepares customer briefings and serves as the in country subject matter expert. .
  • Responsible for the successful operations and acts as a primary contributor to the strategic direction of all activities and resources in an assigned country or area.
  • In coordination with the other AAR WASS PMO and Functional leaders of the organization, will help to develop, manage, and represent all AAR programs in the assigned country, ensuring high levels of accountability and program success.
  • Will be the primary face to the customer and handles all in-country discussions with the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or representatives.
  • Maintains overall responsibility for AAR WASS in-country operations (MOB and FOLs), support and administrative duties
  • Responsible for daily communications with the US Embassy and Consulates
  • Responsible for safe and efficient flight operations (Rotary Wing and / or Fixed Wing)
  • Responsible for all maintenance operations supporting AAR WASS in-country operations
  • Responsible for all logistics support to AAR WASS in-country operations - Responsible for all required reporting.
  • Responsible for the financial success of AAR WASS in-country operations
  • Responsible for site security to the extent allowed by US Embassy / Host Nation negotiated terms
  • Coordinates with AAR WASS PMO functional managers as required to ensure success of in-country operations
  • Ensures that mission orders are consistent with and in support of contract obligations
  • Confers with AAR WASS PMO administrative personnel, government regulatory agencies to propose revision and adoption of rules and procedures governing flight operation activities
  • Maintains strong relationships with key customers and vendor
  • Responsible for all other current and future program requirements (operations, maintenance, logistics, admin, finance, legal, reporting, etc.)
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws.
  • Position requires a U.S. Security Clearance
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Required :

  • BA / BS degree from a four-year college or university in management or equivalent discipline.

    Required :

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in management and operations of a mixed rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft fleet (with BA / BS degree) or fifteen (15) years experience (without degree) must have demonstrated working knowledge of aviation operations and knowledge of assigned country and their operational environments.
  • Strong English speaking and written communication skill.
  • Experience as a US military aviator
  • Experience as a Pilot-in-Command in austere / hazardous environment CONUS and OCONUS; 2,000 hours total time as Pilot-in-Command.
  • Experience flying with Night Vision Goggles (NVGs)
  • Managed complex OCONUS flight activities RW and / or FW aircraft
  • Mission qualified PIC in one of the assigned aircraft (RW or FW) at the highest flight activity level.

    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.
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