U2 Mission Planning Cell Lead Mission Planner (TS/SCI), Beale Air Force Base, California

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Business Operations
Beale AFB, California

REQ#: RQ90944

Travel Required: 10-25%
Requisition Type: Regular

Join GDIT, an experienced leader in U-2 operations! We are pursuing this new opportunity and are in need of a Leader to supervise a team of mission planners to support global U-2 operations to protect the US and its interests. Note these requirements are subject to change as the customer is still refining the tasks.

  • Shall lead a team of mission planners to conduct up to 24/7/365 mission planning to provide analytical, advisory, technical expertise and analysis to U-2 MPC and 99 RS activities. Note the MPC defines ‘mission planning’ as all planning and coordination elements required to execute a U-2 mission – including, but not limited to: aircraft performance, navigation, and routing; sensor & mission systems; target development; weather; airspace & diplomatic clearances; intelligence & threat mitigation; communication systems; maintenance status & aircraft files; and operational/aircrew products – to include post-mission debrief products
  • Familiar with, and will adhere to: published guidance, directives, and instructions relating to the planning and execution of Operational, Training, Test, and Exercise sorties. These instructions include, but are not limited to: DoD/USAF Instructions, Concepts of Operation (CONOPS), Theater Special Instructions (SPINS), Baseline and Daily Reconnaissance Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) Annexes, Air Tasking Orders (ATOs), Airspace Control Orders (ACOs), Order of Battle (OB), MWS and sensor technical orders, tactical guidance/directives, AF doctrine, and national & international flight/navigation regulations
  • Assist in the development of the 99 RS Mission Planning Cell (MPC), including, but not limited to: CONOPS, training syllabi/products, planning products, etc. Contractors will attend MPC- specific training upon employment
  • Fulfill Mission Planner Task Requirements will be responsible for up to 24/7/365 production and delivery of all required planning products in support of global U-2 missions
  • Assist U-2 project management efforts to improve U-2 mission planning integration into the ISR system and communication architectures

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years’ experience as qualified MPC Mission Planner
  • Top Secret/SCI clearance with the eligibility for gaining access to Special Access Programs (SAP)
  • Demonstrated experience in one of the following areas: DoD Rated Aircrew, Corporate/Commercial/Law Enforcement Aircrew, Air Traffic Control, Commercial Flight Planning, DoD Flight/Mission Planning, and/or other relevant work experience. Significant Sensor Planner experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Familiarity with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and/or International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations
  • Ability to be trained to MPC Mission Qualification standards in a timeline commensurate with on-going contingency operations, as determined by MPCC

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous DoD aircrew experience preferred
  • Master’s degree
  • Graduate of USAF Weapons School or comparably competitive program
  • Experience as a Rated Evaluator, Instructor, or comparable flight experience
  • Significant aviation flight experience
  • Experience with USAF airborne ISR programs
  • Experience with the following planning software: Omniview, Enterprise Collection Planner, Joint Mission Planning System, Common Sensor Planner, AFMSS, and/or Combat Flight Planning Software
  • Operational Experience in: flight planning, sensor planning, Extended Tether Program (ETP) planning, Air Operations Center operations, development of plans & requirements, ISR infrastructure, Command & Control schema, intelligence, and Multi-Domain Command & Control (‘MDC2’) theory of operation
  • Experience with web-based flight planning (i.e. Skyvector.com, etc.)

Highly Desired Qualifications:

  • US Air Force ISR experience especially in regards to U2 operations, mission planning, and operation centers
  • Knowledge of DoD Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and/or High-Altitude ISR (HAISR) doctrine, systems, and processes
  • Significant professional experience in leadership
  • CI Poly

General Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Current passport
  • Pass an industry standard workplace physical examination
  • Ability and willingness to work in a demanding, high-stress environment
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

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.