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Military Air Operations Planner

Job ID: 2300514
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 12, 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: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is looking for an experienced Military Air Operations Planner (pilot, weapons officer, or flight officer) to provide realistic training as Air Operations Center (AOC), Combat Plans Division (CPD) planner during Fleet Synthetic Trainer (FST) events for Carrier Strike Groups and other Naval forces.  This position is for someone who is passionate about tactical training and ensuring our Naval and Joint 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 complex tactical war games and integrated fleet training.
  •  Specific responsibilities include:
    • Operating as a white cell Air Operations Center (AOC) Combat Plans Division (CPD) during Distributed Training Exercises, to include coordinating with USAF, naval units and Strike Groups for required exercise air planning.
    • Responsible for producing exercise Master Air Attack Plans (MAAPs), Exercise Special Instructions (SPINS), and creating the overall Air Tasking Order (ATO) and Airspace Control Order (ACO) using Theater Battle Management Core Systems (TBMCS).
    • Provide classroom instruction on subjects ranging from TBMCS, to Weapon and Aircraft capabilities, limitations, employment considerations, Airspace descriptions, and Dynamic Targeting Fires processes.
    • Liaison with Navy and Joint centers of excellence to provide Subject Matter Expertise in support of the latest USN doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures for TACAIR employment

Qualifications

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND CLEARANCE:

  • Bachelors and 10 or more years of military aviation experience
  • Thorough knowledge of U.S. military aircraft capabilities, limitations, systems, and tactical employment
  • Thorough understanding of employment, force planning, C2 and coordination requirements between aircraft, TACAIR components, warfare commanders, naval units, and joint components
  • Good understanding of US military weapons inventory, weapon to target pairing, and employment considerations
  • Strong understanding of how a USAF AOC executes an Air Tasking Cycle, with knowledge of the SPINS, MAAP, ACO, and ATO products.
  • Desirable if individual has Theater Battle Management Core System (TBMCS) or MAAPTK system experience.  TBMCS is heavily used in this position
  • Experience briefing to audiences ranging from E-4 through O-6
  • Candidate must be a US Citizen
  • Minimum Interim Secret clearance required

Target salary range: $100,001 - $125,000. 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.

Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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