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Weapons System Officer - F/A-18

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Job ID: 2217956
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 6, 2023
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.



  •  Bachelors and 10 or more years of related 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

Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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