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Job #: R-00112005
Location: Remote, US
Category: Aviation
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3000
Group: Defense

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Description

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse Aviation Professionals always have a multitude of career choices. Your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself. We welcome your perspective and ideas, in order to foster collaboration and deliver world-class solutions.  We look for solutions that not only transform businesses, but also change the world. We offer a robust benefits package including competitive salaries; company matching 401K Retirement Plan; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; tuition reimbursement and more.

Are you ready for your next challenge?

The Defense Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Mission Commander (MC), Level II to support CONUS and OCONUS operations. The MC will support contracted flight operations and must meet our high standards of aviator skill, safety, professionalism, and customer focus. MCs may be required to live and work in austere conditions. In this role, the MC will support all flight operational duties in the Buckeye Arrow UAS aircraft from flight planning, pre- and post-flight operations as requested by the Site Operations Manager (SOM) or Flight Operations Manager (FOM). MCs will manage the operation of aircraft and communications systems essential for conducting operations.  Multiple opportunities exist for position upgrade and leadership skills development.

THE CHALLENGE (primary responsibilities)

  • Manages daily Electro-Optical (EO)/Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) collection mission planning, focusing on operational efficiency and compliance with applicable government, host-nation, and company policies and regulations

  • Oversees aircraft operations supporting DoD-directed EO/LIDAR collection

  • Schedules flight operations and provides crew composition recommendations to program leadership

  • Provides crewmember performance evaluations and upgrade recommendations to program leadership

  • Manages flight and ground operating procedures and flight crew information dissemination

  • Validates flight plans considering factors including altitude, terrain, weather, range, aircraft weight, airfield facilities, and navigation system capabilities and limitations

  • Assures aircraft and ground station flight readiness IAW DCMA INST 8210.1C requirements

  • Formulates and implements contingency/emergency response plans to minimize operational disruptions to natural or manmade events

  • Participate in teleconferences as required

  • Completes daily and weekly operational reports as required

WHAT SETS YOU APART (basic qualifications)

  • BA/BS Degree and four (4) years experience, MA/MS degree and two (2) years experience, or PHD.  Additional experience may be used in lieu of degree.

  • 250 hours total time in a UAS or traditional ISR airframe

  • Must possess or be able to obtain a current FAA Class II Medical Certificate

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Must possess a current passport

  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license

  • Must read, write, speak and understand English

  • Must possess an active DOD security clearance at the SECRET level, or higher

  • Ability to successfully meet all contractual / program training and DoD medical requirements for OCONUS travel, COVID testing requirements, attending and successfully completing CONUS Replacement Courses (CRC) within 90 days of hire.

Security Clearance Requirement

  • Must possess an active DOD security clearance at the SECRET level, or higher

Preferred Qualifications

  • 500 hours pilot in command time in a Group 3 UAS or traditional ISR airframe

  • Former U.S. Military, Customs, DEA Pilot or US Contracting ISR Pilot

  • U.S. Military Standardization Instructor Pilot, Instructor Pilot, Maintenance Pilot

  • Prior OCONUS rotation experience, particularly in current area of operation

  • Experience with TigerShark UAS or similar platform

  • Prior Lead pilot or operator experience

  • Willingness to complete the UAS Pilot Training Program

  • Willingness to upgrade and assume additional aviation administration responsibility

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Pay Range:

Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 - $162,000.00

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.

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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 45,000 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.

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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