• Balad Air Base, Iraq
  • Required Clearance - None
  • USN
  • Aviation Services

Airfield Operation Specialist



Balad, Iraq


FLSA status:

Full time, Exempt

Clearance level:



Summary of essential job functions:


The airfield operations specialist is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the airfield to ensure a safe and efficient operating environment for both local and transient flying.  


Roles and responsibilities:


  • Inspect all areas of the airfield to include but not limited to: Pavements, markings, signs, lighting, obstructions, Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH), fencing, habitat management, construction areas, Foreign Object Debris (FOD) and airfield fueling activities in accordance with required regulations
  • Individual must be able to operate a vehicle on an airfield and communicate with the air traffic control tower. Must be able to effectively coordinate closures with little to no disturbance to flying operations
  • Coordinate construction activities on the airfield and prioritize discrepancies for maintenance repairs
  • Respond to in-flight and ground emergencies on the airfield
  • Familiar with Base Operations: Maintaining Events Logs, Flight schedules/logs, use of CRASH phone and emergency notifications, update Airfield Status Boards and Airfield Discrepancy Logs
  • Familiar with Airfield Driving Program and requirements with ability to effectively train new airfield drivers
  • Issue Notice to Airmen via the FAA NOTAM Manager system
  • Must be able to multitask in high stress situations
  • Coordinate all aircraft activities with relevant departments to ensure continuous operations
  • Familiar with wildlife control devices such as BASH cannons
  • Enforce a FOD free airfield
  • Work hand-in-hand with other departments, agencies, foreign governments and foreign nationals often to complete work
  • Coordinate day-to-day airfield activities





Minimum qualifications and education requirements:


  • Three years of airfield operations experience inspecting airfields and working base operations. five years preferred
  • Working knowledge of FAA, UFC and ICAO regulations


Preferred qualifications:

  • Civilian or military experience inspecting an airfield and working base operations/flight dispatching
  • Preferred USAF airfield management 5lvl qualified or AAAE airport operations certification
  • High school diploma; prefer aa/as degree in aviation
  • Normal color vision
  • Possession of a valid state driver's license


Sallyport is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


About us:

Sallyport is a global provider of a full spectrum of security and mission support solutions tailored to enable global security and stability operations.  With over 2,500 employees, Sallyport offers a comprehensive range of global protective, security and mission support solutions to US Government, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of private and commercial clients. 

Sallyport's mission is to consistently deliver high quality services with full integrity and focus on performance excellence to every client on every mission.


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