Berry Aviation, Inc. San Marcos, Texas


Regional Manager - Africa

    • Job Tracking ID: 512478-590653
    • Job Location
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: September 11, 2017
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:


About Us:


Berry Aviation, Inc. (BAI) is a trusted leader in private aviation, with a portfolio of services that includes Government, Private Charter, Scheduled and On-Demand Freight, Maintenance, and FBO operations. BAI was formed in 1983 in Austin, Texas. Shortly thereafter, in 1987, BAI extended its aviation services by becoming a Department of Defense CARB Approved Air Carrier with worldwide operating authority and has provided specialty aviation services to various branches of the U.S. Military and other U.S. Government organizations. BAI conducts CONUS and OCONUS operations with a fleet of over 31 aircraft, with past and current OCONUS operations including, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Johnston Island, Afghanistan, Peru, and Africa.


Our customers include all branches of the U.S. Military, Fortune 500 companies, NASCAR teams, and other Part 135 and 121 Air Carriers. BAI has twice been awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Award for Excellence. BAI has grown into a dynamic, customer-focused company with the knowledge, experience and manpower to operate on short notice with turnkey safe aviation services. All flight operations are conducted by comprehensively trained and experienced pilots working closely alongside our 24-hour dispatch personnel to maintain a thorough emphasis on safety and on-time arrivals.


We are experiencing continued success and growth as BAI is always expanding our operations into new markets. Services are provided with the utmost security and safety measures.


Berry Aviation, Inc. is a privately held certified small business employing approximately 200+ employees. Today the corporate headquarters that oversees the worldwide operation is located at the San Marcos Municipal Airport (KHYI) 1807 Airport Drive San Marcos, TX 78666.


Mission Statement


"To continuously raise the bar for safety and customer satisfaction while demonstrating an uncommon ability to execute under the most challenging circumstances and the most difficult client requirements".



Purpose of the job:

In country supervisor of all field personnel stationed in Africa for this government contract providing passenger/cargo aircraft transport as well as casualty evacuation and aerial delivery support of our government client in an austere environment.

Provide operational site management support as indicated in the duties and responsibilities section.


List of Duties:

  1. Provide leadership to large numbers of skilled and semi-skilled flight operations personnel
  2. Manage diverse teams of individuals leading work effort surrounding aircraft operations
  3. Oversee sub-contract agreements with local companies providing labor, equipment and supplies
  4. Oversight of in-country FAA 135 Charter Operations, maintenance operations and requirements
  5. Conduct daily meetings with the military customers to ensure that all requirements, as defined in the Statement of Work are met
  6. Communicate new requirements, concerns, and issues to Program Manager (PM) for resolution
  7. Develop or provide data input to the monthly program management reviews and other reports as required
  8. Provide administrative direction to employees in the Area of Operations (AO).

Berry Aviation, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. All conditions and privileges of employment are administered to all employees without discrimination or harassment because of race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, special disabled veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. The Company will comply fully with all applicable state or local fair employment laws that forbid discrimination or harassment on the basis of other protected characteristics.

Experience and Skills:

Minimum years of experience necessary to perform essential functions of the job:

Minimum of five years of aviation program management experience

Preferred: 5 - 7 years of applicable experience in field operations and/or aviation support of government contracts in an OCONUS austere environments/locations including a thorough knowledge of USSOCOM organization and staff processes.


Minimum education level to perform essential functions of the job:

Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Preferred: Post graduate degree)



Unique skills or certifications needed to perform essential functions of the job:


  1. Ability to manage civilian contractor personnel in highly stressful working conditions
  2. Strong ability to work as a member of a diverse, dynamic team which includes company personnel, the military customer and sub-contractor personnel.
  3. Thorough knowledge of cultural, economic, geopolitical, and military issues of the African continent and Arabic-speaking countries within that region
  4. Outstanding problem solving skills and sound judgment, including the ability to make real time, mission critical decisions in a high stress environment.
  5. Strong interpersonal and communications skills including the ability to prepare and deliver briefings and reports to senior leadership of the company and the customer
  6. Preferred: Experience in aerial delivery training
  7. Preferred: Experience in NVG operations
  8. Preferred: Previous U.S. military experience at the leadership level (O-6/E-9)
  9. Preferred: 3 years’ experience at USSOCOM staff
  10. Minimum: Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security clearance at the Secret level (U.S. citizenship required) Preferred: Holds a current and active U.S. Security clearance at the Secret level (U.S. citizenship required).


Physical requirements of the job:

Incumbent is required to: be able to lift a minimum of 50 Lbs., perform management duties 12 plus hours a day, be on call to perform duties 24 x 7, be exposed to a wide variety of weather conditions while working outside including but not limited to extreme heat, cold and adverse weather conditions.


All new employees will be required to verify employment eligibility in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Berry Aviation participates in E-Verify.

For additional information:

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Berry Aviation Corporate Office


Our Address:                            Hours of Operation:                   
1807 Airport Drive,                     Mon. to Fri. 8am to 5pm
San Marcos, TX, USA 78666