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Job #: R-00014366
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 Requisition:

TERPS Specialist

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.

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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

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Join the Leidos NISC III program as an Eastern Service Center Operations Support Group specialist. The NISC III contract provides technical support to various Air Traffic Control Towers, Terminal Radar Approach Controls (TRACON), Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC) the FAA Air Traffic Organization headquarters and Regional Offices.

The candidate will provide technical expertise, program transition support, and project implementation support to Operations Support, Eastern Service Center, and Regional Offices, in support of the concepts and principles contained in FAA Order 8260.3 Terminal Instrument Procedures Development, FAA Order 8260.19 Flight Procedures and Airspace, and other applicable Orders and Directives that pertain to Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS). Additionally, the candidate will provide technical expertise to the Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Regional Offices, in support of operational program requirements for FAA Programs that include installation, operation, certification, and coordination for various and multiple types of Air Navigation Aids culminating in new or modified service to National Airspace System users.

Specifically the contractor must have expertise in the regulatory requirements contained in FAA regulatory handbook and orders as it applies to Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS) and overall instrument flight procedures, in particular FAA Order 8260.3 Terminal Instrument Procedure Development, FAA Order 8260.19 Flight Procedures and Airspace, and the various Orders and Directives addressed therein.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist FAA SME in the determination as to whether an equivalent level of safety is maintained to support Flight Procedures Standards waivers and letters of approval.
  • Attend and/or participate in state aviation or airport conferences.
  • Revise, review or amend instrument flight procedures, including application of facility performance limitations, the nature and extent of interference from physical obstructions, controlled airspace, and communications with respect to applicable Federal Aviation Administration regulations, standards and criteria.
  • The NRA coordination and review process involves a wide range of aeronautical subjects.  Evaluate the effect of proposed obstructions, altered or deactivated airports, NAVAID outages and revisions to controlled airspace as they affect instrument flight procedures. Take action to amend affected procedures, as required.
  • Conduct in-depth programmatic analyses, prepare feasibility studies, and provide program advice.
  • Perform conference reviews, audits, and evaluations.
  • Use Microsoft Office Tool Suites or specific FAA propriety such as Terminal Area Route Generation Evaluation and Traffic Simulation (TARGETS), Automated Procedure Tracking System (APTS), Digital Terrain Elevation Model (DTED), Obstacle Authoritative Source (OAS) etc. for evaluating and tracking various programs.
  • Evaluate and determine the need for waivers of standards for Air Traffic Services instrument flight procedures and waivers of standards for installation of air navigation and lighting facilities and other applications affecting the navigation of aircraft.
  • Analyze budget submissions for electronic and visual landing aids; participates in the determination of funding requirements by providing practical advice and recommendations to the FAA concerning adequacy of budget estimates to accomplish assigned programs.
  • Identify the requirement and arrange for appropriate surveys to be accomplished in support of NAVAID installation and flight procedure development.
  • Maintain liaison with other FAA elements to keep abreast of developments that may affect the Congressional Programs.
  • Provide support to the Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) Periodic IFP Review effort.  The contractor will review airport IFPs as notified by AIS/Flight Procedures Team (FPT) as related to obstructions, facility performance, aeronautical data and criteria changes, etc., and review NOTAMS with recommended procedural or criteria changes.
  • Use Microsoft Office Tool Suites or specific FAA propriety software programs such as Terminal Area Route Generation Evaluation and Traffic Simulation (TARGETS), Automated Procedure Tracking System (APTS), Digital Terrain Elevation Model (DTED), Obstacle Authoritative Source (OAS), etc. for evaluating and tracking various programs.

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.  Capable of applying the use and application of TERPS Automation tool, Instrument Approach Procedures Automation (IAPA) and Instrument Procedures Development System (IPDS).

  • Military or Civilian Accredited TERPS course with proof or verification of completion.

  • At least 2 years minimum experience in TERPS development work

  • Recent TERPS experience within the last 8 years.

  • Administrative:  provides organized documentation, and has an awareness of general documentation systems.

  • Ability to obtain Public Trust Clearance.

Desired Skills:

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

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Policy Analysis



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 33,000 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

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