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U-2 Mission Planner

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General Dynamics Information Technology Beale Air Force Base , CA 95903

Posted 3 months ago

This position shall provide analytical, advisory, technical expertise and analysis to U-2 MPC and 99 RS activities. Personnel in this position will be expected to conduct 24/7/365 mission planning. The mission planning job encompasses all planning and coordination elements required to execute a U-2 mission including, but not limited to: aircraft performance, navigation, and routing; sensor & mission systems; target development; weather; airspace & diplomatic clearances; intelligence & threat mitigation; communication systems; maintenance status & aircraft files; and operational/aircrew products to include post-mission debrief products. Personnel shall be familiar with, and will adhere to: published guidance, directives, and instructions relating to the planning and execution of Operational, Training, Test, and Exercise sorties. These instructions include, but are not limited to: DoD/USAF Instructions, Concepts of Operation (CONOPS), Theater Special Instructions (SPINS), Baseline and Daily Reconnaissance Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) Annexes, Air Tasking Orders (ATOs), Airspace Control Orders (ACOs), Order of Battle (OB), MWS and sensor technical orders, tactical guidance/directives, AF doctrine, and national & international flight/navigation regulations. Mission Planners will assist in the development of the 99 RS Mission Planning Cell (MPC), including, but not limited to: CONOPS, training syllabi/products, planning products, etc. Other duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide full-scope mission planning support to operational, training, test, and exercise sorties. Develop CMFs on authorized Mission Planning Systems ('MPS') in support of operational, training, test, and exercise sorties.

  • Provide support to Forward Operating Locations, Rotational Detachments, and En-route Recovery Teams (ERTs). When required by world events, and as appropriately directed, Contractor will support operational missions, worldwide deployment packages, inter-/intra-AOR aircraft movements, or ERTs repositioning U-2 aircraft by developing comprehensive flight plans, filing these plans in accordance with national/international regulations, coordinating diplomatic clearances, and other duties associated with safe/successful aircraft movements.

  • Utilize MWS-specific data for all planning requirements. This includes, but is not limited to: (1) navigation planning data based on U-2 flight performance models, (2) U-2-specific flight planning considerations; (3) sensor planning data based on sensor capabilities IAW applicable AFTTP and associated guidance; & (4) threat planning data based U-2 Radar Cross Section (RCS) and published defensive capabilities.

  • Utilize all available information sources to ensure the safety and effectiveness of each planned sortie. This includes, but is not limited to: (1) C2 (i.e. ROME, ATO, ACO, RSTA, SPINS, DAFIF, etc.); (2) Order of Battle; (3) sensor tasking/target lists; (4) terminal, en-route, & operating area weather (includes high-altitude turbulence and radiation considerations); and (5) Flight Information Publications.

  • Prepare flight products in accordance with MPC standards and Air Force guidance. This includes, but not limited to: green cards, navigation/tactical charts, local/international flight plans, and communication boards.

  • Facilitate coordination to ensure compliance with DoD, National, and International regulations. This includes, but is not limited to: Air Operations Centers (AOC), Distributed Common Ground Stations (DCGS), Defense Attach Offices (DAO), Operations Officers, Schedulers, and Liaison Officers (LNOs).

  • Attend and participate in aircrew pre-mission planning and post-flight debrief activities. Create and archive post-mission debrief reports at all classification levels, to include: Pilot, CSO, intelligence, or other agency feedback.

  • Coordinate and ensure Extended Tether Program (ETP) support is available for mission execution.

  • Configure systems, associated equipment, and feeds to ensure effective flight following and link monitoring during mission execution.

  • Review any modifications to flight plans during mission execution prior to delivery of those plans to the mission aircraft. Contractor will monitor all airborne U-2 assets and advise the Aircraft Commander, through any available communication means, of any impact(s) to safety or successful mission execution.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be willing to work shift work

  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Be able to obtain/maintain required qualifications as a U-2 Mission Planner as defined by Air Force guidance and local regulation

  • Experience in one of the following areas: DoD Aircrew, Private/Corporate/Commercial/Law Enforcement Aircrew, Air Traffic Control, Commercial Flight Planning, DoD Flight/Mission Planning, and/or other relevant work experience. Significant Sensor Planner experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Possess an active Top Secret security clearance with SCI and SAP eligibility

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previously qualified MPC Mission Planner.

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • Graduate of USAF Weapons School or comparably competitive program.

  • Experience as a Rated Evaluator, Instructor, or comparable flight experience.

  • Significant (1,000+ total flight hours) rated aviation or comparable flight experience.

  • Experience with USAF airborne ISR programs.

  • Experience with the following planning software: Omniview, Enterprise Collection Planner, Joint Mission Planning System, Common Sensor Planner, AFMSS, and/or Combat Flight Planning Software.

  • Operational Experience in: flight planning, sensor planning, Extended Tether Program (ETP) planning, Air Operations Center operations, development of plans & requirements, ISR infrastructure, Command & Control schema, intelligence, and Multi-Domain Command & Control ('MDC2') theory of operation.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Experience with web-based flight planning (i.e. Skyvector.com, etc.).

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training, and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs, and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Post date: August 16, 2018

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Beale AFB , CA

United States

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U-2 Mission Planner

CSRA

August 16, 2018

This position shall provide analytical, advisory, technical expertise and analysis to U-2 MPC and 99 RS activities. Personnel in this position will be expected to conduct 24/7/365 mission planning. The mission planning job encompasses all planning and coordination elements required to execute a U-2 mission including, but not limited to: aircraft performance, navigation, and routing; sensor & mission systems; target development; weather; airspace & diplomatic clearances; intelligence & threat mitigation; communication systems; maintenance status & aircraft files; and operational/aircrew products to include post-mission debrief products. Personnel shall be familiar with, and will adhere to: published guidance, directives, and instructions relating to the planning and execution of Operational, Training, Test, and Exercise sorties. These instructions include, but are not limited to: DoD/USAF Instructions, Concepts of Operation (CONOPS), Theater Special Instructions (SPINS), Baseline and Daily Reconnaissance Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) Annexes, Air Tasking Orders (ATOs), Airspace Control Orders (ACOs), Order of Battle (OB), MWS and sensor technical orders, tactical guidance/directives, AF doctrine, and national & international flight/navigation regulations. Mission Planners will assist in the development of the 99 RS Mission Planning Cell (MPC), including, but not limited to: CONOPS, training syllabi/products, planning products, etc. Other duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide full-scope mission planning support to operational, training, test, and exercise sorties. Develop CMFs on authorized Mission Planning Systems ('MPS') in support of operational, training, test, and exercise sorties.

  • Provide support to Forward Operating Locations, Rotational Detachments, and En-route Recovery Teams (ERTs). When required by world events, and as appropriately directed, Contractor will support operational missions, worldwide deployment packages, inter-/intra-AOR aircraft movements, or ERTs repositioning U-2 aircraft by developing comprehensive flight plans, filing these plans in accordance with national/international regulations, coordinating diplomatic clearances, and other duties associated with safe/successful aircraft movements.

  • Utilize MWS-specific data for all planning requirements. This includes, but is not limited to: (1) navigation planning data based on U-2 flight performance models, (2) U-2-specific flight planning considerations; (3) sensor planning data based on sensor capabilities IAW applicable AFTTP and associated guidance; & (4) threat planning data based U-2 Radar Cross Section (RCS) and published defensive capabilities.

  • Utilize all available information sources to ensure the safety and effectiveness of each planned sortie. This includes, but is not limited to: (1) C2 (i.e. ROME, ATO, ACO, RSTA, SPINS, DAFIF, etc.); (2) Order of Battle; (3) sensor tasking/target lists; (4) terminal, en-route, & operating area weather (includes high-altitude turbulence and radiation considerations); and (5) Flight Information Publications.

  • Prepare flight products in accordance with MPC standards and Air Force guidance. This includes, but not limited to: green cards, navigation/tactical charts, local/international flight plans, and communication boards.

  • Facilitate coordination to ensure compliance with DoD, National, and International regulations. This includes, but is not limited to: Air Operations Centers (AOC), Distributed Common Ground Stations (DCGS), Defense Attach Offices (DAO), Operations Officers, Schedulers, and Liaison Officers (LNOs).

  • Attend and participate in aircrew pre-mission planning and post-flight debrief activities. Create and archive post-mission debrief reports at all classification levels, to include: Pilot, CSO, intelligence, or other agency feedback.

  • Coordinate and ensure Extended Tether Program (ETP) support is available for mission execution.

  • Configure systems, associated equipment, and feeds to ensure effective flight following and link monitoring during mission execution.

  • Review any modifications to flight plans during mission execution prior to delivery of those plans to the mission aircraft. Contractor will monitor all airborne U-2 assets and advise the Aircraft Commander, through any available communication means, of any impact(s) to safety or successful mission execution.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be willing to work shift work

  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Be able to obtain/maintain required qualifications as a U-2 Mission Planner as defined by Air Force guidance and local regulation

  • Experience in one of the following areas: DoD Aircrew, Private/Corporate/Commercial/Law Enforcement Aircrew, Air Traffic Control, Commercial Flight Planning, DoD Flight/Mission Planning, and/or other relevant work experience. Significant Sensor Planner experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Possess an active Top Secret security clearance with SCI and SAP eligibility

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previously qualified MPC Mission Planner.

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • Graduate of USAF Weapons School or comparably competitive program.

  • Experience as a Rated Evaluator, Instructor, or comparable flight experience.

  • Significant (1,000+ total flight hours) rated aviation or comparable flight experience.

  • Experience with USAF airborne ISR programs.

  • Experience with the following planning software: Omniview, Enterprise Collection Planner, Joint Mission Planning System, Common Sensor Planner, AFMSS, and/or Combat Flight Planning Software.

  • Operational Experience in: flight planning, sensor planning, Extended Tether Program (ETP) planning, Air Operations Center operations, development of plans & requirements, ISR infrastructure, Command & Control schema, intelligence, and Multi-Domain Command & Control ('MDC2') theory of operation.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Experience with web-based flight planning (i.e. Skyvector.com, etc.).

Beale AFB , CA

United States


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U-2 Mission Planner

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General Dynamics Information Technology