Director of Emergency Services - OCONUS

Job Locations IQ-Iraq
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(2/12/2020 2:55 PM)
Location : Location
Clearance Requirement
Job Requires Relocation


SOSi is seeking a qualified Director for Emergency Services for our current contract located on Camp Taji in Iraq.



  • Plans, manages, evaluates and revises all emergency operations, planning, risk management and training related to the following emergency services based on the Program Managers guidance:
    • Fire
    • Medical
    • Safety
    • Base security operations
  • Directly responsible for the following departments:
    • Security
    • Intelligence
    • Fire and Emergency Services
    • Clinic
    • Health
    • Safety
    • Environment
  • Oversees HSE programs and initiatives to meet regulatory requirements and client contractual obligations
  • Ensures HSE plans and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are current and effectively implemented
  • Develops, recommends and implements preventative measures, enhancements/improvements that deliver high quality HSE, Emergency and Safety services
  • Manages the activities and performance of the Site’s contracted security provider through the provider’s designated Project Manager
  • Directs the formulation of work methods and procedures to be followed by department members
  • Inspects and appraises departmental activities and personnel, takes necessary steps in modifying fire and ambulance operations to meet changing conditions
  • Oversees or the assigning of department personnel, prepares the departmental budget and oversees the control of expenditures
  • Interviews applicants for hire, conducts or participates in other phases of the hiring selection process, makes recommendations to the Human Resource representative
  • Manages the activities, integration and performance of the other Emergency Services planning and executing support emergencies and contingencies on the Site resulting from threat attacks
  • Executes PM/DPM direction and guidance by developing plans for integration and synchronization of policies, practices, procedures across all functions in the compound
  • Ensures the attainment of operational emergency services goals and objectives
  • Remains vigilant and cognizant of the current threat level and security issues through MSG-I security personnel as well as subcontract security company to ensure that proper security measure and alerts are disseminated to all boots on ground and in-coming or out-going personnel
  • Manages health, safety and risk management programs as well as the hazardous waste storage program
  • Manages and provides clear guidance to medical, safety managers and fire chief
  • Reviews, analyzes and prepares reports, records, and directives, and confers with PM/DPM
  • Manages emergency service supervisors to obtain data required for planning activities, such as work flow, scheduling, site reconfiguration, and inventory analysis
  • Provides work direction, resolves problems, prepares schedules, and sets deadlines to ensure timely completion of work
  • Evaluates current procedures and practices for accomplishing department objectives to develop and implement improved procedures and practices
  • Coordinates activities of departments with related activities of other departments to ensure efficiency


  • Active in scope Secret Clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; related experience can be substituted in lieu of education
  • Eight (8) years of experience in similar position or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Previous experience in liaison or management in an overseas environment is preferred
  • Ability to work within the context of political and operational security organizations at the national and international levels
  • Possesses an understanding of logistical and fiscal support to overseas operations and have the ability to solve real-world problems with short deadlines
  • Excellent writing and communication skills and extensive experience in preparing and presenting oral and written briefings.
  • Previous international experience in management of similar programs and an ability to work within foreign and diverse cultures is required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Office Project

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in a foreign language is desirable, but not required


Working Conditions

  • Willingness to live and work under environmental and other conditions that may be uncomfortable at times
  • Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions
  • Requires periods of non-traditional hours including consecutive nights or weekends when necessary
  • May require ability to lift/and or move objects or packages of up to 25 lbs.



The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


SOSi is an equal employment opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


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