Air Traffic Controller - 33380 in Hurlburt Field, FL at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/8/2020

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Job Description

If you're looking for a place to put your engineering and technology skills to work for something bigger than yourself, then you’ve come to the right place. At Alion, we exist to design and deliver engineering solutions for national defense and security. That means that, whether advising a client on the best path forward or inventing new technology to get there, the work you perform every day will make a difference for our country and for the men and women who risk their lives every day to defend it.

The AFSOC UAS program Air Traffic Controller will assist the government with the development and coordination of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certificates of Waiver or Authorization (COAs). Required to operate unmanned systems within the National Airspace System (NAS) for USSOCOM components and USAF units. The contractor employee shall provide advice and assistance to the government when negotiating and implementing FAA & DoD UAS integration policy and procedures for USSOCOM components and USAF units.

The contractor shall apply previous operational experience and operational best practices to coordinate, educate, and assist UAS operators, planners, and augmentees with development and codifying the following airspace control measures IAW Joint Publication 3-52:

Restricted Operating Areas/Zones ; Blanket altitudes;  Employment methodology; Transit corridor requirements (altitudes, dimensions and time) ;  Emerging air traffic control technologies and capabilities

The contractor shall provide subject matter expertise and previous experience to assist in developing, coordinating, and/or advising various USAF, SOCOM and its components staffs on general planning considerations for peacetime and/or contingency UAS employment in the following categories:

Airspace control plan, airspace defense plan, and SPINS ; 

Host Nation Air Traffic Control integration;  

Time sensitive/critical targeting;

UAS C2 requirements, IFF, Blue Force Tracking, etc. ; 

Lost Communication and lost link procedures; 

Letters of Agreement, Memorandums of Agreement or Concepts of Operations

The contractor shall provide subject matter expertise and previous experience to analyze, evaluate and provide recommended solutions for integrating USAF and SOCOM UAS within a Combined/Joint Air Operations Center, and conduct other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Academic degree is highly desired, but not required.

Minimum of four (4) years experience in DOD or FAA air traffic control and/or airspace management 

Knowledge and Skills

Experience using the FAA COA Application Processing System (CAPS) or its equivalent is required.

Excellent written and oral communications skills are required as candidate will assist and advise the government in negotiating and implementing FAA & DoD UAS integration policy and procedures.

Knowledge of laws, regulations, and procedures relating to air traffic, control towers, and radar approach control facilities is highly desired.

Knowledge of aviation safety procedures relating to air traffic control is highly desired.

Knowledge of operational capabilities and limitations of DoD UAS Groups 1 – 5 from an air traffic control perspective is highly desired, but not required

Current SECRET clearance is required. (Able to obtain a Top Secret clearance is mandatory)

Security Clearance: Secret

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