SAR Medic

SAR Medic

Job Description
Job Summary
Provide search and rescue, medical, security, and quick reaction force support for contractor personnel in support of the U.S. Department of State (DoS), Bureau for Diplomatic Security (DS), under oversight from the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Office of Aviation (INL/A) in the Republic of Iraq.

Principle Accountabilities
JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Individual assists the SAR/MED supervisor in the development of local Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for SAR, security and medical procedures. This employee also conducts medical and security training for contractor and host nation personnel as required. Also responsible for protection of program resources, medical supplies, equipment and operational security (OPSEC). Monitors medical issues in Iraq to ensure contractor personnel are apprised of current medical threats and aware of preventative measures and risks. Individual monitors security requirements at the FOB/MOB to ensure they meet changing threat levels and/or new/revised security requirements. Conducts facility inspections and threat analysis at FOB/MOB to evaluate site security, operational security, communications and medical threats associated with such things as drinking water, living conditions, food handling/storage, animal/insect threats and sanitary conditions. Conducts threat analysis at hazardous locations where personnel are assigned to better protect resources and personnel. Keeps management informed of any country-required immunizations, health or security related issues.

Job Requirements
Management Responsibility
None

Reports to
Country Site Manager, Site Manager, Operations Manager

Internal/External Contacts
DoS representatives, DynCorp International Management

Knowledge & Skills
1. Minimum of 10 years Special Operations experience on while on military active Duty
2. 18D MOS qualified is required
3. State or national EMT certification is preferred
4. Experience should have focused on dealing with Security / Medical / SAR issues, with protection of life and assets and life saving procedures as an emphasis
5. Have extensive experience in security and combat medicine
6. Working within foreign countries that entailed working in a high threat environment is expected
7. Extensive experience dealing with life saving procedures is required
8. Extensive experience conducting routine and emergency life saving treatment in an austere environment is required
9. Extensive experience in providing unsupported lifesaving care to a patient for up to 48 hours is desired
10. Exposure to Search & Rescue operations in a high-threat environment is desired
11. Experience in conducting base camp health/hygiene surveys is required
12. Experience in conducting hospital medical surveys in developing countries/regions is required
13. Extensive experience in assessing OCONUS regional/local medical treatment capability is required
14. Experience in developing/implementing MEDEVAC plans and procedures are required
15. Extensive experience as a trainer/instructor of medical-related topics is desired
16. Must complete and pass a Class III Flying Duty Medical Examination
17. Must attend and successfully complete weapons qualification, security training, psychological profiling and High Threat - Survival Escape and Evasion training prior to deployment
18. All employees must receive immunizations appropriate to the theater of operations prior to employment
19. Possess, or ability to obtain and maintain a DoS Secret Security Clearance is a condition of continued employment; an active Secret Security Clearance is preferred
20. Possess a current US Passport or the ability to obtain one before assignment


Experience & Education
Experience Required:
Have an in-depth knowledge of Security and life-saving Medical procedures. Have a working knowledge of FOL sanitary requirements to maintain a healthy working environment. Have knowledge of body recovery procedures. Have knowledge of advanced cardiology, to include operation of defibulatory equipment, accurate reading and diagnosis of cardiac strips, and ACLS algorithms with appropriate drug treatment protocol. Be knowledgeable of Advanced Trauma Care, to include immediate assessment and treatment of ANY traumatic life threatening injury, advanced airway management (Intubations, Surgical Cricothyrotomy), advanced invasive procedures (Needle Decompression, Chest Tube Thoracotomy), advanced Circulatory support (Venous access through cut down procedures, blood typing and cross match, blood transfusion protocols). Have knowledge of Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment of illnesses to include, but not limited to, the following systems cardiac, pulmonary, dermatology, musculoskeletal, neurological, endocrine, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary. Be knowledgeable of wound repair, to include anesthesia, nerve blocks, and suturing with proper aseptic technique. Have knowledge of general sick call procedures. Have a general knowledge of radiological (basic) analysis. Have knowledge of material inventory principles.

Weapons training combat conditions experience, intelligence or counter-intelligence experience, previous exposure to theater of operations and more specifically, in country experience is desired. Climate requires personnel to be physically fit. Light infantry patrolling and tactics skills are required. Instructor/trainer skills are required. Personnel should be eligible for award of the U.S. Army 18D MOS, Special Operations Medical Sergeant or Foreign Service equivalent qualification. Inventory management skill is required.

Education Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent is required. AA degree majoring in security management, resource protection, trauma management, first responder procedures, combat medicine or other related area of study is preferred.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Physical Requirements:
1. Must be able to walk or stand on level and/or inclined surfaces up to eight (8) hours per day and sit for up to three (3) hours per day.
2. Must be able to routinely climb / descend stairs.
3. Employee must be able to lift and carry 12O pounds 100 meters.
4. Must be able to routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows / knees, and reach above / below shoulders.
5. Must be able to read and interpret newspaper and typewritten print.
6. Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.
7. Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depths.
8. All employees must receive immunizations appropriate to the theater of operations prior to employment.
9. Must attend and successfully complete weapons qualification, security training, psychological profiling and High Threat - Survival Escape and Evasion training prior to deployment.

Work Environment:
Employee will be required to work and live in a potentially hostile environment, at remote locations, and under austere conditions. Employee may be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, under extreme weather conditions, within a hostile environment. The individual may be exposed to extreme noise from aircraft, hostile fire, and other acts of aggression associated with this region. Individuals may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and work in close proximity to moving mechanical parts, aircraft, and vehicles.

Travel
Must be able to travel to and between remote locations in austere and/or hostile environments.

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