The RQ-4 Operations and Airspace Planning Systems Support compiles information to help make decisions regarding military strategy. Analysts may work in the field interpreting data about enemy operations, or they may evaluate broader military processes in consulting positions.
Responsibilities will include researching and modeling military systems performance and operations; developing analytical methods and tools to facilitate analyses; executing trade studies; performing data analytics & statistical analysis; and developing effective presentations that succinctly communicate results and findings.
Develop, coordinate, and advocate RPA operations guidance for inclusion in USAF and FAA regulatory guidance
Coordinate domestic and oceanic airspace access for RQ4/RPA Operations with FAA authorities, affected air traffic control facilities, overseas command representatives, and host nation civil/military airspace authorities to include development of Certificate of Authorization or Waiver applications and/or Letters of Agreement/Memorandums of Understanding as applicable
Coordinate bed down activities for main and forward operating bases
Participate in the Flight Technical Order Review Board as ACC Representative
Participate in the Global Hawk System Safety Group as ACC ops representative
Assist in development and coordination of exercise requirements and objectives to ensure system capabilities are appropriately employed in exercise scenarios
Assist in preparing and coordinating AF Form 1067s, AF Form 847s, other requirement documents (i.e. CCDs, ICDs, etc.)
Preparing, reviewing, and commenting on background papers, programming documents, briefings, staff packages, CONOPS, AFIs, joint documents, strategic planning documents, etc. supporting office objectives
Desired Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSA): KSA experience may have been completed either serially or concurrently.
The Contractor is responsible for maintaining a stable workforce and providing personnel with expertise in the following areas:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university AND fifteen (15) years of experience (may be the combination of active duty, government service and/or contractor time) in reconnaissance operations, staff, RQ4/RPA systems or other operational experience within the airborne ISR mission area
Military rated pilot expertise in manned or unmanned aircraft required
Minimum three (3) years of experience on USAF MAJCOM or higher level staff (combination of active duty, government service and/or contractor)
Twelve (12) years of experience (may be the combination of active duty, government service and/or contractor time) in reconnaissance operations, staff, RQ4/RPA systems or operational experience within the airborne ISR mission area
Knowledge and understanding of the RQ-4 system, performance, capabilities, mission planning, and concept of operations
Knowledge of emerging Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management requirements and on-going airborne and ground based sense-and -avoid efforts
Knowledge of airspace management and familiarity with air traffic control procedures
Knowledge of system safety, risk mitigation, and airworthiness processes
- Knowledge of the process and procedures in which ACC programs and budgets are developed, staffed and approved by Air Force
- Familiarity developing JCIDS and QRC documents and processes
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