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Job #: R-00098675
Location: Remote, US
Category: Logistics
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

The Leidos Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) Transportation and Logistics area currently has an opening for a Transportation Planner in Centennial, CO. The Transportation Planner will be responsible for the coordination of airlift planning and passenger movements to support the mission of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The successful candidate will be responsible for collaborating with the ASC T&L group, NSF staff/managers, international Antarctic program managers, and all other USAP agency representatives to built and coordinate the logistics requirements and functions required to support the deployment of support staff and an executable airlift plan. The transportation planner will collect, assemble and manage cargo and passenger requirements for ASC and the USAP.

About the Antarctic Support Contract:

Leidos Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) is the prime contractor to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in support of the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). Leidos supports the NSF’s Office of Polar Program’s Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics by aligning with their Mission and Vision Statements:

  • Vision:  Expanding our scientific reach in Antarctica through increased operational and logistical effectiveness.

  • Mission To provide the operational and logistical platform necessary for the U.S. to conduct world-class science in Antarctica and maintain its active and influential presence on the continent.

Leidos ASC provides science and logistics support for approximately 150 science and technical events across three geographically remote research stations; McMurdo Station, Palmer Station, and South Pole Station and several deep field sites across Antarctica. Each station or field site supports world class research across multiple science disciplines.  The planning and implementation of science support requirements in Antarctica is a critical part of our mission.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collect cargo and passenger requirements from all USAP agencies, other international programs and AntNZ Program to develop an Intercontinental Airlift Plan for both WINFLY and Mainbody.

  • Provide statistical information regarding airlift, cargo and passenger movement to, from Antarctica, and throughout Antarctica for the USAP Transportation Summary

  • Attend planning conferences and meetings as required.

  • Generate cargo and passenger reports to analyze data for monthly metrics.

  • Gather current and out-year cargo projections from all agencies to include into the Allocated Resource Summary (ARS) cargo section.

  • Serve in the Transportation Manager role for data entry into the USAP’s personnel tracking database, Pipeline.

  • Create and manage billets for foreign international program participants and other special events.

  • Develop and publish Continental Air/Sealift schedule and post regular updates as approved and required.

  • Plan, coordinate and submit the requests for Special Airlift Assignment Missions (SAAM) flown at WINFLY, Mainbody, winter and Redeployment. Plan the south and northbound leg for each mission.  SAAM requests must be submitted for each month that the SAAM will be flying and must be submitted 45 days in advance of the CONUS departure (with no changes) in order for NSF to get a 10% discount.

  • Interact with the National Science Foundation and military organizations regarding airlift issues, both over the telephone and in person, in a professional manner.

  • Handle confidential matters (personnel actions, management reports, etc.) in accordance with management policy.

  • Provide ASC Travel offices (in Denver and Christchurch) deployment ice dates from all agencies for commercial ticketing and military flights to McMurdo Station.

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.

  • Complies with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste management policies and procedure.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in technical or management field, preferably transportation or logistics related.

  • Possess 5+ years of experience with Integrated Logistics Support, Remote Site Logistics Support, Transportation management.

  • High attention to detail combined with excellent verbal and written communication skills is necessary for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with remote/austere logistics chains.

  • Experience with USAF air cargo management, personnel deployment planning or relevant commercial experience.

  • Experience in Supply Chain Management is a plus.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust level Clearance.

U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.

Deployment may be required in this position at discretion of management. If required, the individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations, and psychological examination for winter-over positions, as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $57,850.00 - $89,000.00 - $120,150.00

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.


About Leidos

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 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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