The NISC IV program within the Civil group at Leidos is seeking a NAS Tactical Security Operations Specialist (multiple positions) with a background in ATC and Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS). This position will support the FAA System Operations Security Office with air traffic requirements, air traffic policy and procedures, flight planning, flight operations, air traffic management (ATM) centric security programs (in which the contractor will be required access to classified material to provide support functions), requests and performing emergency operations. Additional support will include tactical security planning and operations. Support will also include acting as a bridge between air traffic facilities and the interagency during security incidents; coordinating air security actions across multiple facilities; integrating the preceding functions into the context of broader Air Traffic Management objectives; and developing plans, SOPs, and procedures to support these functions.
Support the operational procedures and policies of the FAA Systems Operations Security Group. These operations are carried out in multiple locations, including: The ATCSCC in Warrenton, VA; NORAD in Colorado Springs; and CONR in Panama City, Florida. Tactical Security Operations can also work any place in the United States or other countries in support of Crisis Response or special mission activities. You will support AJR-24 in creating and maintaining procedures, SOPs, and work tools related to UAS (and CUAS) and the associated implications of UAS Operations in the NAS. This support will include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Support the tactical and planning activities of the Air Traffic Security Coordinators (ATSC), Security Operations Support Center (SOSC), and liaisons as they relate to UAS and the associated implications of UAS Operations in the NAS.
- 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 UAS/CUAS operations in the NAS.
- Provide support to ensure the quality of deliverables and products.
- Collect, analyze, coordinate, and disseminate UAS security related data and evaluate how UAS impact the security work of AJR-24.
- Develop or modify plans, procedures, SOPs, work tools, orders, and other documents related to addressing the operations of UAS and the concomitant implications of UAS Operations in the NAS.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ability to pass Public Trust Security Clearance Investigation.
- Extensive experience in aviation related tactical operations.
- Ability to develop and lead working groups comprised of multiple agencies and senior level individuals to achieve common goals.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to handle multiple tasking and deadlines
- Ability to understand the safety and security implications to the National Airspace System (NAS) of UAS and C-UAS technologies.
- Extensive knowledge of the FAA Air Traffic Control System gained through experience as an FAA manager, FAA and/or military Air Traffic Control specialist, FAA Headquarters staff specialist is highly beneficial.
- Extensive knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration rules, authorities, and procedures
- Background with NOTAMs, Domestic Events Network (DEN), Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs), Military Operating Areas (MOAs; Special Airspace Activities (SAA) preferred.
- Skill in communicating at the senior leadership level within the FAA and its Federal partners.
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Aerospace Engineering
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 39,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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