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Job #: R-00010455
Location: Al-Olaya Commercial Ctr Riyadh Saudi Arabia, AL
Category: Policy Analysis
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking candidates for an Air Operations Analyst position at the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) Headquarters in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Air Operations Analyst will augment and support the primary RSAF staff within the RSAF Research and Strategic Development Center. The ideal candidate will have international experience as a military aviation advisor or instructor. Cultural awareness and adaptability are a must. This is an unaccompanied one year overseas assignment in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with option to extend.

Primary Responsibilities

The Air Operations Analyst will be responsible for conducting studies and analysis of all aspects of military air operations to include fighter/attack operations, helicopter operations, suppression of enemy air defenses, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, airlift and air refueling operations, search and rescue and special operations. He/she is also responsible for the analysis of aviation doctrine, tactics, techniques, procedures and weapons system performance.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Squadron Officer's School or EPME Phase 3 (or equivalent)
  • Minimum six years of military aviation experience as a pilot, weapons system officer, special crew member, or AOC/CAOC team member
  • Must have four years of operational experience related to at least one of the following aviation functions: Air Superiority; Offensive Air Support; Defense Air Support; Air Command and Control; Air Transport; Aviation Special Operations; Aviation ISR; UAV/Counter UAV; Aviation Engineering, Supply, Maintenance or Quality Assurance
  • Joint/Combined aviation experience in Red Flag or similar major combined air operations exercise
  • Must be able to conduct independent open source research and analysis on a variety of aviation related subjects
  • Must be able to provide high quality written and oral presentations


Preferred Qualifications

  • US or NATO aviation experience preferred
  • One year experience in an AOC or CAOC
  • Previous aviation advisor/mentor or international instructor experience highly desired
  • One year of experience in a major command headquarters
  • Master's degree in an aviation or engineering related field
  • Graduate of Air Force Fighter Weapons School or similar course
  • Joint Specialty Officer (JSO) qualification


*External referral eligible

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com .

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