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.

4-190823-9491: Transportation Manager
LocationOverseas - Bogota, Colombia
Open Date8/23/2019

** This position is contingent upon a contract award **

SOSi is seeking a Transportation and Customs Manager to provide transportation, shipping, customs, logistics and administrative support for a U.S. Government program in Bogota, Colombia.

  • This position requires extensive interaction with technical and administrative personnel from the Government and other teamed companies
  • Candidate must have superior communications and organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding customer relations
  • Provides all aspects of transportation, shipping, and customs support for the program
  • Coordinate with U.S. Embassy, host nation, military base commanders, commercial carriers, Air Mobility Command, SOUTHCOM Deployment and Distribution Center and TRANSCOM
  • Coordinate and execute shipping requirements for the program to include documentation, preparation, marking, packaging, tracking, receipt, inspection, storage, issuance, turn-in, and discrepancy resolution
  • Coordinate customs processing, ITARs requirements and all import/export compliance requirements for incoming and outgoing property and material
  • Certify hazardous cargo for air, ground and sea movement
  • Ensure convoy, hazardous, or over-sized permits are acquired before movement
  • Prepare status reports and input to contract deliverables
  • Prepare discrepancy reports
  • Utilize the Global Combat Support System (GCSS) for supply, maintenance and property accountability functions
  • Utilize contractor provided asset management system
  • Support contract compliance
  • Prepare and submit reports
  • Manage workforce of Colombian citizens ensuring compliance with labor laws
  • Five (5) years prior military logistics experience including transportation and customs within in the last seven (7) years
  • Experience managing contractor personnel on programs valued greater than $5M
  • Knowledge of U.S. military and commercial transportation procedures and processes
  • Knowledgeable on shipping, receiving, and documentation procedures for sensitive and HAZMAT cargo and knowledgeable on Foreign Military Sales (FMS) logistics processes
  • Experience with US customs procedures and documentation
  • Shall possess the ability to coordinate customs/nationalization procedures, operate DoD In-Transit- Visibility system, SMS and track USMILGP commercial and DoD cargo shipments
  • Knowledge of the Global Combat Support System- Army (GCSS-Army) and logistics and procedures
  • Experience with Cargo Movement Operations System (CMOS) and FEDLOG
  • Current qualification to certify hazardous cargo for movement by air, surface, rail and sea
  • Prior experience in a DoD transportation management office
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
  • Language proficiency:  level IV English; Level III Spanish
  • Current US Government SECRET security clearance


  • Fluency in a foreign language

  • Living and working conditions are in established facilities in an urban environment
  • Place of Performance:  Offices, warehouses, motor pools, and maintenance facilities in Bogota, Colombia


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.