U.S. Air Force Job Profile: 1C0X2 Aviation Resource Management

Aviation resource management is a dull title, but a very important Air Force job

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The job of aviation resource management in the Air Force may not sound like a thrilling job, but these airmen and women are primarily responsible for overseeing parachutes, parachutists and all the related resources and equipment. Anyone who jumps out of an Air Force plane relies heavily on the work this job performs. 

Duties and Responsibilities of Aviation Resource Management

These airmen and women direct and organize aircrew and parachutist resource activities, review aviation mission reports for accuracy and initiate actions to support any policies and procedures.

This is a role that requires significant attention to detail; you'll be preparing and processing aeronautical and military pay orders and flight authorizations, monitoring flight physicals and training, and overseeing most aircrew and parachutist-related programs. 

In addition, this role is responsible for scheduling aircrew training and aircraft sorties, maintaining mission information, and monitoring flight requirements, unit flying hours, and aviation requirement changes.

Flight and jump records, files, reports, including performance reports are all under the purview of aviation resource management in the Air Force. 

Qualifications for Aviation Resource Management

Airmen and women in this job will develop knowledge of the minutiae of rated and nonrated career enlisted aviators, operational support, parachutist duty classifications and aviation management policies. 

Candidates for this Air Force job need to have a high school diploma or equivalent; courses in communications and computer operations would be helpful.

You'll need to be eligible for a secret security clearance, which will involve a criminal background check, an investigation of finances and personal and professional reference checks. 

You'll need to score a 41 on the Administrative portion of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test, and be between the ages of 17 and 39.

Candidates for this job take 7.5 weeks of Basic Military Training, and go through Airmen's Week. They'll follow this with 28 days of training at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. 

Post-Air Force Jobs for 1C0X2

Some of the skills these airmen acquire are applicable only to work in the Air Force. But the ability to keep track of inventory and supply records and keep employee training and records up to date would be assets in many civilian jobs. Office and project managers need similar skills, and human resources departments would be happy to have someone trained in the details of managing personnel files.