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Job #: R-00023236
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Category: Geographic Information Systems
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Provide technical support to the Federal Aviation Administration in maintaining critical office operations to aid in the development and maintenance of the National Airspace System (NAS).  Provide support through creation, maintenance and distribution of aeronautical data, charts, and associated products for air traffic control and the aviation community.  Effective coordination is required between numerous government offices, departments and teams. The support to these charts must be accurate and must be accomplished within a specific timeframe to meet critical chart publication timelines.

Responsibilities will be:

Provide National Airspace System users/stakeholders with accurate and timely aeronautical data.

Evaluate and process incoming aeronautical source information and/or base/topographic information source data.  Applying Standard Operating Procedures, specifications, orders and other guidance to update aeronautical data.

Revise/maintain aeronautical information within FAA data sets based on analysis, evaluation, and processing of authorized source information.

Assist in analyzing and maintaining air navigation charts and related publications.

Learning Aeronautical Information.

Analyzing the National Flight Data Digest (NFDD).

Analyzing and charting of Airspace on FAA VFR, IFR and UAS related charts.

Utilizing various software to produce charts.

Analyze Aerial Photography.

Interact with FAA Airspace team members and FAA Management.

Evaluating legal descriptions of amended Airspace dockets published in the Federal register.

Analyzing the recreation of airspace amendments relevant to airspace review due to the decommissioning of the omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program and the cancellation of the associated instrument flight procedures.

Publishing and maintaining the Aeronautical Information Systems (AIS) database applications of Special Use Airspace (SUA), Class Airspace supported by Aeronautical Information Services.

Processing SUA Memos received from the Airspace Policy and Regulations Group and publishing in NASR.

Reviewing and updating the Aeronautical Navigation Database System (ANDS) for the effective cycle end dates.

Have a working knowledge of map definition language, Aeronautical Information Exchange Model, ESRI shapefiles and other ESRI GIS data storage formats, NASR subscriber files.

Evaluate aeronautical data issues and determine if a Notice to Airmen or other user notice is required due to a potential safety of flight issue with published aeronautical information.

Perform documentation and file management as needed

Using AIS’s production enterprise hardware and software platforms to analyze data and make the computations necessary to produce finished data products.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors of Science Degree in Geography, Aerospace, or related discipline from an accredited College or University and at least two years of relevant experience.

Knowledge in Bentley Microstation

CAD Software

E.S.R.I Geographic Information System

Knowledge in Database creation and maintenance

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust



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Job Family:

Geographic Information Systems


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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