JOB DESCRIPTION: The Aviation Mission Planner / Navigator (MP/N) is a Subject Matter Expert working in a small, close-knit crew environment providing exciting, yet unconventional technical expertise in support of Air Force mission requirements. The MP/N leverages their background knowledge and specialized tools to develop complex flight plans based on the platform’s capabilities and flight characteristics. Ability to multi-task, strong communication skills, and a firm grasp of Crew Resource Management skills are integral components of successful performance. The MP/N must possess an in-depth understanding of the key factors in aircraft survivability and combat mission planning to ensure client objectives are met by finding both time-critical and long-term solutions to challenging and unconventional problems.
TOP SECRET / SCI clearance is required. No exceptions will be made.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: This position offers a qualified candidate the unique opportunity to make good use of years of military aviation experience. Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) and minimum of 8 years’ recent relevant experience. Strong knowledge of JMPS/PFPS/Falconview, ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) operations, air navigation, fuel management, military aircraft combat mission planning, special use airspace management, and the key factors in aircraft survivability. Recent operational experience. Must be comfortable with managing multiple tasks in a dynamic environment and an ability to complete assignments with little or no supervision.
DESIRED SKILLS: Experienced military aviators (pilot or navigator) of manned and unmanned vehicles. RPA/UAV/UAS mission commanders / mission planners. Air Force Combat Systems Officers or Air Battle Managers. Navy P8 Tactical Coordinators (TACCO). Deployed/combat experience. A strong understanding of Red/Blue/Gray strategic and tactical defensive systems and their associated armaments. A demonstrated technical understanding of Government communications networks and computer systems.
Travel: ~10%. Position does not deploy outside CONUS. Potential for Teleworking: No
Pay Range:Pay Range $94,250.00 - $145,000.00 - $195,750.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 47,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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