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Weapons System Officer

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Job ID: 2216807
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 8, 2022
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Military Operations
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


 SAIC is looking for an experienced  Weapons System Officer (U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F pilot) to provide advanced, high-level training in TACAIR employment to Carrier Strike Groups and other Naval forces.  This position is for someone who is passionate about tactical training and ensuring our Naval Forces are fully trained and ready for deployment.

Place of performance is San Diego, CA, with occasional travel to Fleet Concentration Areas.

Job Description:

  • Work is in support of high-end war games and integrated fleet training. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Development of advanced war game scenarios to support training to Navy warfare commanders and staffs in TACAIR employment, to include aircraft carrier operations, strike warfare (both land and maritime), integrated air defense, joint integration, and other TACAIR missions and planning factors
  • Facilitation of war game execution and accomplishment of training objectives by managing strike warfare scenario aspects, role-playing and coordinating TACAIR elements as required, and responding to training audience actions as needed to manage scenario play
  • Facilitation of student planning efforts in strike warfare aspects of war game scenarios and being prepared to provide academic briefs and other instruction in F/A-18 employment
  • Liaison with Navy and Joint centers of excellence, and provide SME support to program in latest USN doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures for TACAIR employment



Required Qualifications

  •  19 years of overall related experience is required; degree is not accepted in lieu of experience. 
  • Minimum active Interim Secret clearance required.
  • Experience in planning, implementation and execution of US Navy F/A-18E/F strike fighter tactics and employment.
  • Thorough understanding of employment, force planning, C2 and coordination requirements between aircraft, TACAIR components, warfare commanders, naval units, and joint components.
  • Thorough knowledge of F/A-18E/F capabilities and limitations, systems, and tactical employment
  • Experience developing comprehensive training scenarios

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor designation
  • Experience with distributed training initiatives, such as Navy Fleet Synthetic Training or Navy Aviation Distributed Training
  • Experience with Live-Virtual-Constructive training initiatives


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.  We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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