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PR/CASEVAC Operations Manager (Air Mission Planner 4) - 2413

Date: Jun 15, 2021

Location: Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, DE, 70563

Company: HII's TSD

A division of Huntington Ingalls Industries

Job Description


Huntington Ingalls Industries – Technical Solutions Division (HII-TSD) is currently seeking a Personnel Recovery (PR) / Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC) (PR/CASEVAC) Operations Manager to support the United States (U.S.) Africa Command (USAFRICOM).  The Operations Manager will work closely with USAFRICOM, its component commands, CJTF-HOA, SOCAFRICA, and other strategic and operational partners with dedicated PR/CASEVAC capabilities.  The Operations Manager responsibilities will include being HII’s liaison for Government personnel at deployed locations and serve as the single point of contact for all deployed aircraft operations inclusive of ground operations, managing HII rotating personnel, in-and-out processes of contractor personnel, accountable for all mission planning and reporting and, be the final authority for HII’s approval for mission support.  The Operations Manager will work directly with the HII Program Manager to ensure on-time delivery of all tasks and deliverables while complying with remaining within Task Order (TO) scope and within the approved budget.  


This position requires quarterly travel to Djibouti in support of USAFRICOM.

Essential Job Responsibilities


  • Fully support USAFRICOM by supervising and directing the daily activities of the deployed contract team to include operations, maintenance, sustainment, and all life support;
  • Manage a deploy team of contractor personnel working directly in support of USAFRICOM and SOCAFRICA with 24 hours a day/7 days a week (24/7) dedicated rotary-wing (RW) and Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) fixed-wing (FW) aircraft, paramedic-level field and in-flight patient care for PR/CASEVAC services based in and operating in high-risk portions of the USAFRICOM Area of Responsibility (AOR);
  • Provide overall on-site operational leadership and guidance for all contractor personnel assigned to the TO including assigning tasks to contractor personnel, supervising ongoing technical efforts, and managing overall TO performance;
  • Serve as the HII’s primary point of contact for all TO related deployed on-site activities and support; 
  • Manage relationship and expectations of the USAFRICOM client, other industry mission-partners, and all supporting contractor personnel;
  • Evaluate progression of project milestones and budget and any necessary TO modifications to ensure mission success, service quality, and schedule / budget compliance;
  • Regularly engage with key government client stakeholders;
  • Responsible for all TO deliverables from developing mission reports to  monthly status reports;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10 years relevant experience with Bachelors in related field; 8 years relevant experience with Masters in related field; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 14 years relevant experience.    
  • 8-years’ relevant progressive experience with Bachelors in related field; or 6-years relevant progressive experience with Masters in related field;
  • Five years’ experience managing operations, maintenance, and logistics of deployed aircraft. 
  • Five years’ experience managing PR/CASEVAC services. 
  • Five years’ experience managing PR/CASEVAC services for SOF within the last eight years. 
  • Possess current or previous qualification for weapons. 
  • Ability to obtain a permit to carry a fire arm.
  • Clearance:  Must have and an active SECRET clearance with the ability to possess and maintain an active TS clearance with SCI eligibility based on a Single Source Background Investigation (SSBI).

Preferred Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience working knowledge of Status of Forces Agreements (SOFA) requirements, DOCPER regulations, and processes within EUCOM / AFRICOM AORs.  Similar experience in the CENTCOM AOR will be considered if all other Minimum Qualifications are met.
  • A current Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from Project Management Institute (PMI) or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III Program Management certification.
  • A thorough understanding of civilian aviation, particularly 14 CFR Part 135 operations.
  • Strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across and down multiple business and technology organizations;
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence;
  • Build and maintain relationships by engaging business leaders to establish credibility, solve problems, build consensus and achieve objectives;
  • Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands.
  • Demonstrated communication skills; both written and oral with technical and non-technical staff, all levels of management;
  • Flexible with proven ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities;
  • Proven ability to learn, understand and apply new technologies.


Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.