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Dangerous Goods Program Manager    

Job Title and Job Description

Dangerous Goods Program Manager    

Oversee the transportation of dangerous goods by air. Visit air carriers, freight forwarders, and shippers to ensure that all dangerous goods shipments are properly packaged, marked, labelled, and transported according to Hazardous Materials Regulations.

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) hires Cargo Security Specialists to help ensure that all freight is being shipped under Transportation Security Regulations.   

What new technology will be important?

Computerization - tracking cargo. The Federal Aviation‘s Air Traffic Division is always in the forefront of technolgy.     

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

I am constantly taking courses on the transportation of dangerous goods - at least two a year. The regulations are constantly changing.    

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

The federal government hires "Outstanding Scholars." It will help to graduate from college with a good cumulative average.    

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

No, Absolutely not. Fate and hard work landed me here.    

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 1-Not Important     
Athletic / Physical 1-Not Important     
Bilingual 1-Not Important      
Computer Technology 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important     
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important     
Creative Thinking 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important     
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important     
Investigative / Fact Finding 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important     
leadership and Supervising 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important     
Logical Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important     
Math 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important     
Mechanical Understanding 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important     
Sales and Negotiation 1-Not Important     
Scientific and Experimental 2-Less Important2-Less Important     
Social Service / Helping Skills 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important     
Teaching / Instructing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important     
Verbal Communication 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important     
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 2-Less Important2-Less Important     
Understanding Yourself 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important     
Writing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important     
 

Interview By: CZ / FAA