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AECOM Aerostat Operator 2 in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Afghanistan - Bagram, Kandahar

Job Summary

AECOM is currently looking for qualified Aerostat Operators for our Afghanistan and Iraq locations

Aerostat Operators provide Operations and Sustainment (OS) support for the Persistent Surveillance Systems – Tethered (PSS-T) program in OCONUS site locations. PSS-T is comprised of former PersistentGround Surveillance System (PGSS) and Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) programs.

Persistent Surveillance Systems-Tethered (PSS-T) delivers tactical and fixed site aerostats to exploit a full range of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), force protection and communications capabilities to joint, interagency and multinational organizations.

Pri * m * ary areas * o * f responsi * b * ility are dependent on the position held:

  • Performing and coordinating collection management, analysis, processing and dissemination of strategic and tactical intelligence

  • Producing, storing, and retrieving intelligence data by analyzing images, fixed/moving targets and geospatial data

  • Assessing the significance and reliability of incoming information with current intelligence

  • Establishing and maintaining systematic, cross-reference intelligence records and files

  • Assisting in emplacement and recovery of associated equipment

  • Performing pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight checks and procedures

  • All other tasks or duties assigned

Other Responsibilities:

Safety - AECOM enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment. As appropriate, each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements and fulfilling all self-aid/buddy aid responsibilities, participating in emergency response tasks and serving on safety committees and teams.

Quality - Quality is the foundation for the management of our business and the keystone to our goal of customer satisfaction. It is our policy to consistently provide services that meet customer expectations. Accordingly, each employee must conform to the AECOM Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable AECOM Quality System documents and customer contracts. Each employee must read and understand his/her Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction responsibilities.

Procedure Compliance - Each employee must read, understand and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures and policies pertaining to his/her job.


This position description indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required. Employee may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • All Level II Operators MUST be Trained and Certified on all Level I tasks and possess at least TWO (2) years of Aerostat Experience and at least Two (2) to Four (4) years of experience within one of the following labor disciplines.

  • Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen and possess a Current or active DoD Secret clearance.

  1. Electronics/Avionics Maintenance

  2. Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in electrical, electronics, computer engineering, engineering technology, information technology, or mechanical engineering; or a BS in engineering technology or Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BET).

  3. Possess at least two (2) year’s aerostat experience as an operator at the 20 series level or greater from Army MOS 35F (Intelligence Analyst), 35G (Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst), 35H (Common Ground System Analyst), 96R (Ground Surveillance Systems Operator), 96U (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator), or military branch equivalent.

  4. Electrical Maintenance Mechanic

  5. Two years of hands-on experience in performing operations and maintenance tasks either on an AEROSTAT system or a related industry/military equivalent is required.

  6. Must be qualified at the 10 series or greater level (via military or civilian technical schools) is required.

  7. Ability to read electronic schematics.

  8. O&M of electro-mechanical equipment to include one or more of the following:

  • Hydraulic/servo valves

  • Hydraulic actuators, control systems

  • Test and diagnostic equipment

  1. Networking, IT & information systems

  2. Two years’ experience is required.

  3. Must be qualified at the 10 series or greater level; MOS 25B/F or other military branch equivalent or industry occupational specialties as a CISCO Network Administrator; Army MOS 25L/N or other military branch equivalent or industry occupational specialties as a Network Installation (BICSI or Network + or Comp T Certification) will be considered.

  4. CCIE certification with fiberoptic certification is preferred.

  5. Mechanical Maintenance

  6. Mechanical Maintenance with qualifications at the 10 series or greater from U.S. Army MOS 94D/X and 91/B/S/W or other military branch equivalent, or industry occupational specialties such National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Truck Mechanic or Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) General Mechanic 1 or greater.

  7. Two years of hands-on experience on an AEROSTAT system or a related industry/military equivalent is required.

  8. O&M of mechanical equipment to include one or more of the following:

  • Hydraulic systems

  • Winch systems

  • Tether/cable handling systems

  • Industrial generator sets

  • Power switch gear

  • HVAC

  • CranesAerial lift

  • Forklift

  • Industrial generator sets

Note: 20 Series/industry equivalent denotes two (2) to four (4) years of aerostats experience within the requested labor disciplines. Experience may be substituted for education

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Maintenance

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country Afghanistan

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 219985BR

Clearance Required Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Accessibility/Reasonable Accommodations