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Job #: R-00049634
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Technical Trainer
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

The NISC IV program within the Civil group at Leidos is seeking a Technical Trainer (multiple positions) with expertise in Homeland Security Exercises and Air Traffic Control to provide support to implement the design, development, conduct, evaluation, and analysis of exercises specific to the integration of Unmanned Airspace Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) from a security perspective. 

In addition, provide support to interagency exercises, particularly Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-related activities, but also DOD and State emergency management exercises from an aviation perspective. 

Primary Responsibilities

Support the operational procedures and policies of the FAA Systems Operations Security Group. This support will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Assist with the coordination and maintenance of the relationship of stakeholders in the FAA and related emergency crisis response teams to optimize performance and cross-functional expertise and support performance, measurement, and reporting. 
  • Utilize knowledge of the FAA Air Traffic Control System gained through experience as an FAA procedures specialist, FAA manager, FAA and/or military Air Traffic Control specialist, FAA Headquarters staff specialist to understand and apply the requirements for suspicious UAS reporting and response and the real world mechanics of executing the same from the local facility to the Joint Air Traffic Operations Center (JATOC).
  • Provide support to ensure the quality of deliverables and products.  
  • Prepare airport/facility UAS exercise scenarios and related documentation
  • Prepare evaluation guidance and post-exercise evaluation reports
  • Coordinate with local, state, and other Federal agencies and possibly foreign government contacts for planning and conduct for aviation related crisis response and emergency operations exercises
  • Coordinate technical support, including graphics/video design and development, set-up of collaboration platform via MS Teams.

Basic Qualifications

Typically requires a BA degree and 12 –15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 – 13 years of prior relevant experience or if no degree, additional related work experience can be substituted. 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to handle multiple tasking and deadlines 
  • Ability to develop After Action Reports (AAR) and Corrective Action Procedures (CAP) to provide feedback for improving the process.
  • Ability to develop and lead working groups comprised of multiple agencies and senior level individuals to achieve common exercise goals.
  • Extensive experience working on or supporting interagency/multi-jurisdiction exercises.
  • Extensive experience in aviation related exercise planning

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive experience in developing, implementing and supporting an effective and ongoing exercise program, and experience with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) and Military exercise.
  • Extensive knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration rules, authorities, and procedures
  • Ability to conceptualize all facets of an exercise program to include drills and exercises to test FAA ATO crisis response and emergency operations plans, including Tabletop Exercises (TTX), Command Post Exercises (CPX), and Field Training Exercises (FTX).
  • Experience with training an exercise team to include the exercise manager, planners, facilitators, and observers/evaluators; experienced facilitator preferred
  • Experience with working as an analyst of emergency management policies, programs, and procedures supporting state or federal agencies
  • Experience with aviation related exercises, optimally military exercise.
  • Experience being a team leader in the development of exercise programs
  • Expertise in developing training materials in preparation for an exercise such as Situation Manuals, Communications Plans, Master Scenario Events List (MSEL), etc.
  • Proven experience in developing and facilitating tabletop to full-scale exercises
  • Experience with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) in designing and implementing exercises

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Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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About Leidos

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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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