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Job #: R-00036104
Location: Manassas, VA
Category: Safety
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:

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 also change the world. We offer a robust benefits package including competitive salaries; company matching 401K Retirement Plan; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; tuition reimbursement and more.  

The Defense group has a dynamic job opportunity for an Aviation Safety Official (ASO) in support of the U.S. Army's Airborne Reconnaissance Low - Enhanced program (ARL-E).  In this role, you will develop, implement and maintain a Safety program throughout the life cycle of system development, aircraft integration, airborne test and sustainment of an airborne Intelligence, to include Surveillance and Reconnaissance Mission Equipment platforms across multiple CONUS locations. 

Primary Responsibilities

• Establish and maintain written mishap prevention program for flight and ground operations which includes the  following applicable elements:

• Risk Management

• Establish hazard identification and elimination procedures

• Institute a contractor aviation safety council (AKA consolidated safety council) to promote a program of accident prevention in flight, ground and industrial activities as they apply to flight and ground operations

• Conduct monthly flight safety meetings encompassing all functional areas

• Conduct regular safety audits or assessments in accordance with DCMA 8210.1C and AR 385 Series, Safety publications. 

• Liaison with assigned Government Flight Representatives relating to AR 95-20 and Leidos Corporate requirements.

• Perform duties as Pilot in Command for the DHC-8 ISR platform.

Basic Qualifications

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

  • A Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years experience serving as an Aviation Safety Officer with work experience and/or formal education in Safety Management Systems (SMS), Operational Risk Management, Hazard Reporting Programs, Aviation Human Factors, Accident & Incident Investigation, and Emergency Response Planning. Additional years of experience required in lieu of a degree.
  • Knowledge of FAA regulations pertaining to safety management and human factors (AC120-92B, AC60-22, AC120-51E), NTSB procedures for reporting and conducting accident investigations (49 CFR part 830), and military safety regulations in the DMCA 8210
  • Experience producing measurable accident prevention procedures (e.g. proficiency evaluations, hazard analyses, fatigue management)
  • Experience responding to aircraft accidents and incidents to include aircraft accident/incident reporting, a response plan, or participated in exercises that tested, and established response plans
  • Experience providing procedures for managing risk to an optimum level using risk analysis and risk management to identify and mitigate hazards
  • Proficient in the understanding of, and experience of Crew Resource Management (CRM) training with an emphasis on principles and concepts that improve crew performance and flight safety
  • Expert with verbal and written communication skills, necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment in order to present and explain technical information to colleagues, management or sponsors.
  • A current DoD Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain, and maintain a TS/SCI Clearance
  • 25% Travel required (CONUS)

Includes the following FAA Requirements

  • 1,500 hours PIC total time
  • 500 hours PIC in a Dash 8 aircraft or similar type aircraft type
  • Must possess a current FAA Class II Medical Certificate
  • Must possess a current FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) rating and Multi-Engine Instructor
  • Pilot (MEI) rating
  • Must possess a FAA Commercial Airplane and Airplane Airman Certificate.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration

  • Graduated from the Army Aviation Safety Officer Course or course equivalent provided by a recognized training provider and authority in aviation safety
  • Prior experience designing, developing, delivering and maintaining learning solutions
  • TS/SCI Clearance


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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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