14 January 2023


Virtual, IRQ, Iraq


Title: WASS Pilot-FW (DHC-8) Lead – Iraq

Location: Iraq

Job Number: 14264


Manages and leads FW DHC-8 Flight Crews, assigns and oversees missions as directed by the Country/Site Operations Manager. This position IS based in Iraq on a 90/30 rotation schedule. Complete fixed wing aircraft (DHC-8) qualification training then travel to Iraq. Provide fixed wing operational support for the Department of State INL/A program in support of the US Embassy, Iraq.


– Manages, supervises, schedules and directs training of assigned DHC-8 rated and non-rated crew members in order to safely and effectively provide aviation support services to the Department of State in OCONUS locations.

– Perform duties as a Pilot, Pilot-in- Command, Air Mission Commander, Flight Lead, or Lead Pilot – Leads flights as required.

– Ensures only qualified and current crew members are scheduled for flights.

– Over sees Operational Risk Management protocols at the Site/Country are actively followed and fully considered when determining crew pairings and assignments

– Ensures appropriate preparation of flight plans, considering such factors as altitude, terrain, weather, range, weight, cruise data, airport facilities and navigational aids, threat and crew experience.

– Delegate functions to other PCs, but retains overall responsibility.

– Performs routine travel inside and outside the CONUS, as needed.

– Position requires a U.S. Security Clearance

– Performs other duties as assigned.


– High school diploma or GED.

– FAA Commercial and Instrument Airman’s Certificate Airplane MEL.

– FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit.

– Current FAA Class II Medical certificate.

– Minimum two (2) years managing Flight Operations program. – Successful completion of FAA Type Rating Course in the selected type required before assignment


– 1,500 total fixed wing flight hours including 500 hours of turbine multi-engine time.

– 250 hours multi-engine pilot in command time.

– 2 years managing a flight operations program.

– Unrestricted type rating is required and will be obtained before or incident to assignment.


– Former US Military rated pilot with operational leadership experience and/or prior pilot support on the DoS INL/A program

– Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) rating from the FAA.



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

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

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

AAR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.