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Job #: R-00014249
Location: College Park, GA
Category: Policy Analysis
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will 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 change the world.

Our Civil business is helping to modernize and manage infrastructure, systems and controls, and cybersecurity for civilian agencies and commercial clients around the globe. With core competencies in information technology, energy and environment, complex logistics, and specialized engineering, we solve technical challenges and implement newfound efficiencies on a number of programs including those that:
  • Power homes and businesses
  • Guide air traffic
  • Streamline tax returns
  • Protect digital footprints
  • Contain environmental incidents
  • Heighten port security
  • Enable scientific discovery


Protect yourself and your family, with the benefits of working for a world-class employer.

When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute's "World's Most Ethical Companies"

Leidos...We strive to make the complex clear

Join the Leidos NISC III program as an Eastern Service Center Operations Support Group procedures specialist. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the NISC III mission. The NISC III contract provides technical support to various Air Traffic Control Towers, Terminal Radar Approach Controls (TRACON), Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC) and FAA Air Traffic Organization Headquarters and Regional offices.

The selected candidate will support the Federal Aviation Administration, Eastern Service Area, Operations Support Group. The selectee will serve a subject matter expertise in support of a variety of systems including but not limited to: TARGETS (Terminal Area Route Generation and Traffic Simulation), RNAV PRO (Area Navigation Simulation Tool), PDARS (Performance Data Analysis and Reporting System), SDAT (Sector Design Analysis Tool), OE/AAA (Obstruction Evaluation/Airport Airspace Analysis), POET (Post-Operations Evaluation Tool), DACS (Digital Aeronautical Chart Supplement), Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs), and Area Navigation (RNAV).

Primary Responsibilities:

Operations Support: Provide support, analysis, and assistance and expertise to the Operations Support Group (OSG) in the review and procedural approval process for requests by users of Unmanned Aircraft Systems to access the National Airspace System (NAS). This requirement requires close liaison and coordination with applicable Service Center offices and field organizations. This position also requires the ability to work individually as well as in a team environment.

Specific requirements are:
  • Provide subject matter expert (SME) expertise and support to the ESC and proponents for applications for Certificates of Waiver or Authorization (COA) to access the NAS with UAS. Support includes feasibility analysis in coordination with Air Traffic (AT) facilities, writing and coordinating Special Provisions to define flight operations, and review and distribution of final approved COA's.
  • Provide final review and distribution of Headquarters (HQ) UAS Air Traffic (AT) approved military UAS COA's to proponent and field facilities.
  • Provide SME support for proponent and facility inquiries regarding the COA process, requirements, and operating areas for flying military UAS in the NAS.
  • Review and coordinate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)/Department of Defense (DOD) Military Operations Area (MOA) Class D UAS operations.
  • Review and coordinate FAA/DOD Class G notifications of UAS activities.
  • Provide coordination between UAS proponent and facilities for operational missions as needed for active COA's.
  • Provide supporting documentation and records for all assigned ESA UAS activities.
  • Provide review, recommendations, research, and analysis of UAS activities, requirements, and processes as requested by the FAA customer.
  • Provide recommendations, research, and analysis of real time activities which effect ESA Air Traffic operations and the NAS.
  • Participate in National UAS staff meetings; UAS workshops; facilities, proponents and UAS manufacturers meetings in support of the FAA customer.
  • Provide Subject Matter Expert (SME) expertise and support on UAS policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements.


Typically requires a BA degree and 8-12 years of prior relevant experience OR Masters with 6-10 years of prior relevant experience.

Basic Qualifications:
  • National Airspace System and FAA Directives: extensive knowledge of the NAS and FAA Directives.
  • Planning: conduct efficient, organized data gathering and data analysis and must be able to develop reports, establish schedules, and conduct studies.
  • Communications: must accomplish clear and concise general and technical writing, prepare and conduct effective technical presentations, provide thorough project monitoring and reporting, and tactfully coordinate with a variety of project stake holders, peers and management levels.
  • Computer Applications: capable of applying MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database management applications and know how to use the Internet as a data gathering and communicating tool.
  • Administrative: provides organized documentation, and has an awareness of general documentation systems.


Desired Skills:

  • Previous experience at a level 10/11/12 Air Traffic Control facility will receive preference. BA/BS degree from an accredited college. FAA management and/or Staff experience.


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 .

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 .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com .

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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