Mission Planner / Airspace Operations

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Military Operations
Langley AFB, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Airspace Management

Aviation Operations

Mission Planning

REQ#: RQ173845
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

Ensure the safety and security of our nation as an Operations Analyst Advisor at GDIT. You’ll apply the latest technology and provide operational support to deliver actionable military strategy for the Air Force Community. Here, your work will have meaning and impact as you deliver your best every day.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As an Operations Analyst Advisor you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on an Operations Analyst Advisor joining our team to support our ACC Program.

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.


  • Coordinating airspace access for RQ4/RPA Operations with FAA authorities, affected air traffic control facilities, and host nation civil/military airspace authorities.

  • Prepare background papers, briefings, staff packages, CONOPS, AFIs, and strategic planning documents including presentations.

  • Research military systems performance and operations.

  • Participate in the Global Hawk System Safety Group as ACC ops representative.

  • Assist in development of exercise requirements and objectives to ensure system capabilities are appropriately employed in each scenario.

  • Promote safe and efficient use of airspace, increasing effectiveness at all levels.


  • BA/BS degree or 4 years relevant work experience in lieu of education (may be the combination of active duty, government service and/or contractor).

  • 8+ years of relevant work experience.

  • TS/SCI clearance is required.

  • Knowledge of RQ-4 system, performance, capabilities, mission planning, and concept of operations.

  • Knowledge of airspace management and air traffic control procedures


  • Military rated pilot expertise in manned or unmanned aircraft.

  • Experience in reconnaissance operations, RQ4/RPA systems or operational airborne ISR mission area.


  • 401K with company match.

  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages.

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career.

  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications.

  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from.

  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays.

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

8 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $80,226 - $133,973. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
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About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.