Friday, July 11, 2014

Airfield Management Consultant in Djibouti, Africa

Wittenberg Weiner Consulting is seeking qualified applications for an Airfield Management Consultant in Djibouti, Africa. This position would begin around 1 September 2014.

The Airfield management position will provide subject matter expertise (SME) on safe airfield operating conditions, provide technical expertise for all phases of programmed airfield construction, and airfield construction and maintenance projects for runways, taxiways, aircraft parking ramps and lighting systems being performed by military personnel. The position will also provide SME on airfield improvement activities such as airfield surface repair, painting programs, and work crews. The consultant will assist in planning and inspecting airfield improvements, repairs, and continuing operations. The consultant will provide technical recommendations to the Operations Officer and Air Operations Officer on all upcoming projects, as well as the status of ongoing projects. Provide briefings to maintenance and airfield personnel on airfield operations as well as the proper use of radios and basic communications procedures. Coordinate with the Djiboutian Airfield Authority on all matters that affect the commercial airport.

Required Qualifications  
·       U.S. Citizen
·       Active DoD Secret Security Clearance
·       Valid U.S. Passport
·       Bachelor’s degree plus 10 years experience as Airfield Manager for a Department of Defense facility OR Master’s degree plus 5 years experience as Airfield Manager for a Department of Defense facility
·       Department of Defense Advanced Airfield Managers Course graduate
·       Expert knowledge of military airfield functions
·       Expert knowledge of UFC, ICAO, and FAA Circular Guidelines
·       Informational briefing preparation and presentation skills to large groups and senior level officers
·       Ability to prepare and deliver point/position papers
·       Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office 2007 Suite to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint
·       Valid U.S. Driver's License

Preferred Experience & Qualifications
·       International, restrictive and /or hostile environment operations experience
·       Understanding of Navy base-wide operations plans
·       Subject matter expertise in advising on major and minor airfield improvement projects
·       Understanding and experience implementing and maintaining a Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) Program that is incompliance with NAVFAC P-73
·       Excellent command of communication skills, both verbal and written.
·       Ability to prepare and confidently deliver briefings.

Compensation is competitive and benefits are provided. Position will require a one year commitment (with option years). WWC is an equal opportunity employer.

 If you would like to learn more about this opportunity with WWC, please submit your resume and a cover letter to Heidi Snell at

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