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Job #: R-00024492
Location: Manassas, VA
Category: Training
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Airborne Solutions Group at Leidos currently has an opening for an Aerial Sensor Operator Instructor to work in our Manassas, VA office. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the U.S. Army’s Airborne Reconnaissance Low Enhanced (ARL-E) mission. In this role, you will train the next generation of Army soldiers in operations of the mission equipment payload of the ARL-E system

As the ARL-E Aerial Sensor Operator Instructor, you're a member of the Training team and will assess training requirements, design curriculum, develop, validate, and instruct all ARL-E training materials to Active Duty Army soldiers and contractor personnel.

Primary Responsibilities
•Create, validate and execute ground-based academic training in a classroom as well as mission-oriented, scenario-based flight training
•Create, maintain, and document student training progress, using appropriate Army standards and forms
•Create, update and modify training items in appropriate Army databases
•Assist with test and evaluation of Mission Equipment Payload (MEP) systems as part of validation of training
•Coordinate with product team leads and subcontractors to ensure all training information is complete and accurate; coordinate schedules for validation of training material, and providing quality in-flight instruction to active duty soldiers, ensuring they are deployment ready at the completion of training
•Maintain flight instructor and/or standards instructor qualification/currency as outlined by company procedures and service guidance
•Work with the Systems Integration team as a Field Service Representative (FSR) between training events. FSR duties include the removal and replacement of sensor systems, post installation testing, troubleshooting, and functional checks

Basic Qualifications
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.

•Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of related work experience, or a Master’s with 6+ years of related work experience; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
•Minimum of 500 hours of radar experience on one of following systems APY-7, APS-115, APS-137, APS-147, VaDER  
•Active FAA Class II Medical Certificate or the ability to obtain within 30 days from date of start
•Experience with Airborne ISR, specifically in the areas of training and testing and operational flight experience
•Minimum 300 instructor flight hours as either/or combination of Aerial Sensor Operator/TACCO/FCO/CSO on similar aircraft (EMARSS/Liberty (MC-12), ARL-M (DHC-7), AC-130, RC-46, P-3/EP-3, P-8, PC-12, SADO (DHC-8)
•Deployed tactical experience working with ground teams from the air
•Prior experience with aircraft operations with respect to safety of operations, personnel, and equipment
•Experience with Imagery and/or SIGINT collection and analysis
•Current DOD Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain aTop Secret/SCI
•25% travel required to CONUS customer and company location

Preferred Qualifications
•Experience as a formal schoolhouse military instructor
•Experience providing Tactical ISR support to Special Operations Forces
•Experience with one or more of the following sensors:
•MX Series EO/IR sensors
•MTI/Synthetic Aperture Radar
•HyperSpectral Imaging
•Knowledge and experience using Training Development Capability (TDC)
•Army Basic Instructor Course (ABIC) graduate or equivalent
•Current FAA Class II flight Physical
•Current Altitude Chamber
•Ability to provide meaningful verbal and written feedback to students
•An active Top Secret/SCI

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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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