Company Overview

For 30 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in Reston, VA, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

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.

4-190723-9357: Firefighter
LocationOverseas - Iraq
Open Date7/23/2019

SOSi is seeking a Firefighter for our current contract located on Camp Taji, Iraq. 

  • Responsible for promoting fire safety and enforces fire safety standards by acting and advising on all matters relating to the protection of life and property from fire and other risks
  • Responds to fire alarms and emergencies and takes action to prevent bodily injury and damage to assets
  • Performs structural firefighting duties for a variety of facilities, which may include large multi-storied buildings, industrial areas, and/or base storage facilities 
  • Maintains firefighting equipment and fire station facilities
  • Performs hazard and risk assessment and conducts a complete incident analysis
  • Drives and operates firefighting vehicles, such as pumpers, aerial ladder trucks, and Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles
  • Performs crash-rescue and firefighting duties involving air traffic or support operations where hazardous conditions are such that the expectancy for fire is high and potential for becoming destructive is great
  • Initiates established medical protocols in providing basic life support
  • Complies with health, safety, and environmental rules and procedures and perform work in a manner that enhances the safety of the work environment 
  • Performs basic first aid and First Responder duties as a part of basic life support initial response
  • Performs Fire Prevention/Suppression/Protection Services and Activities including inspections
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Three or more years’ of experience working in Fire and Emergency Services
  • Experience in the Middle East and/or Central Asia, in places such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Djibouti, Kuwait, Bahrain and others is preferred
  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Current valid driver’s license
  • Must have NFPA or other commercial firefighter equivalent certification for the following certification levels: Firefighter I and/or II level certification, Apparatus Driver/Operator for Pumper and ARFF vehicles, Aerials/Tillers and Airport Firefighter
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Certification
  • Current CPR card (American Heart or Red Cross); must have experience in and be trained and/or certified in the performance of basic emergency medical technician (EMT) duties
  • Ability to meet certain pre-deployment medical/dental screening requirements
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English at a professional level


  • Fluency in a foreign language

  • 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.