Conduct UAS flight operations in support of FAA research efforts in a safe and responsible manner.
Submit FAA airspace authorizations, requests for waivers, and other necessary documentation.
Coordinate with various stakeholders
Conduct preflight planning to include assessment of weather conditions, coordination with air traffic control and other relevant entities, briefings, and issuance of Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs).
Ensure compliance with applicable FAA regulations and company standard operating procedures.
Maintain accurate and complete flight logs and records.
Perform and document minor maintenance/troubleshooting of UAS equipment, as required.
Must possess a current Part 107 certificate.
Must have in-depth experience with airport operations, aviation communications, and the National Airspace System (NAS).
Must have knowledge and experience with planning, coordinating, and executing UAS operations on and in the vicinity of an airport and within controlled and uncontrolled airspace, including obtaining the necessary FAA waivers, airspace authorizations, permits, approvals, etc.
Must have a minimum of 75 total flight hours operating various UAS platforms, including fixed wing and rotorcraft (100 hours desired).
Experience with crew resource management and safety risk management preferred.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must be willing to travel to various airports in the continental U.S. for up to 2 weeks per month.
Must be able to pass FAA background screening.
Bachelor’s degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems or related aviation field preferred.
This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or the start date, if after December 8.
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