Drop Zone Controller

The O'Gara Group - Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ3.6

Part-timeEstimated: $42,000 - $55,000 a year
Location: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ

O’Gara Training and Services, LLC needs several Part Time On Call (PTOC) Drop Zone Controller to support the U.S. Air Force. The 68th Rescue Squadron (68 RQS) is the Air Force’s Guardian Angel Formal Training Unit (FTU). Guardian Angel is comprised of Combat Rescue Officers (CRO), Pararescuemen (PJ), and Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) specialists. Guardian Angel (GA) provides support to Geographic Combatant Commanders’ (GCC) Personnel Recovery (PR), Combat Search & Rescue (CSAR), Global Precision Strike and United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Special Operations requirements. Guardian Angel also provides direct support to the President of the United States, Secretary of Defense, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) manned spaceflight missions. Specialized education and training is required to develop qualified PJ/CROs to ensure mission success.

DZ Controller shall interface with the lead Government phase instructor and the Contractor’s lead parachute instructor to ensure that the descents of all parachutists are monitored from the ground; to suspend parachuting where necessary if weather conditions become unsuitable; to ensure that the DZ is clear of unauthorized vehicles, aircraft, etc.
Maintain communication with the drop aircraft and other aviation activities on and/or adjacent to the DZ. The DZ Controller will ultimately have the authority to “clear” and “abort” any Government parachute drops throughout the duration of training.

Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a qualified JTAC, Tactical Air Control Party (TACP), or 5-Level Combat Controller (CCT). Desired: Deployed in support of OEF, OIF, HOA, OFS, or other named contingencies within the past 20 years.

The Drop Zone Controller may be required for weekend support (weather days/unforeseen jump cancellations) and shall adhere to a 12-hour execution to rest cycle for all military personnel.
Successfully complete a favorable National Agency Check (NAC) to obtain DoD CAC, Installation Access, and credentials
Excellent communication skills
Ability to accommodate flexible working hours, in order to support government needs
Agrees to participate in pre-employment and random and or post-mishap drug testing
To be considered for the above position with O’Gara Training and Services, LLC, apply online with a DETAILED resume at our website: www.ogaragroup.com

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