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FAA Aviation Analyst - UAS Helpdesk

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Job ID: 2015730
Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Date Posted: Oct 27, 2020
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Policy Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description


Job Description: Researches and drafts technical and regulatory documents, and reviews documents for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with appropriate requirements. Available to consult on technical, legal, and regulatory aviation issues related to specific tasks. Knowledgeable in a variety of aviation areas, including the regulatory process, conducting air carrier aircraft records reviews, corporate aviation evaluations, and quality system evaluations. Responsibilities include managing projects, monitoring project costs and schedules, conducting Internet research, and coordinating on issues with Government and industry personnel. Utilizes and applies knowledge of web information technology and associated tools such as micro media flash, adobe, SharePoint, etc. to provide an information format for Government and industry personnel and the general public.


Duties: Develop and prepare detailed responses to complex inquiries.  Research and decipher regulatory rules and make recommendations on methods, procedures, and alternative methods, apply problem solving and satisfy requirements and improve current work processes. Apply knowledge of aviation regulations, operations and the National Airspace System (NAS). Provide expertise in data analysis, data management, document writing, and presentation development.  Adapt to rapidly changing priorities and apply aviation expertise and technical knowledge to support a wide range of AUS program initiatives. Strong technical management and project management skills - UAS experience preferable, familiar with FAA regulations, most notably 49USC part 91 and part 107 as they relate to UAS.  


Required Skills:
  • Knowledge about aviation (pilot, ATC, drones, regulations, airline, airplanes, etc.)
  • Patience and positivity when dealing with frustrated customers.
  • Ability to communicate well in verbal and written form.
  • Exercise initiative in researching answers and coordinating responses.
  • Recommend process improvements and continually improve one’s knowledge of drone operations and regulations.
  • Adaptability when required to take on additional tasks as required (e.g., light data analysis, documentation writing, giving presentations).
  • Ability to learn quickly, especially technical and regulatory information.
  •  Troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  •  Ability to work under pressure.
  •  Good teamwork attitude.
  •  Able to work an 8:00-4:00 schedule M-F.

Job Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and 5 years of direct aviation experience concerning flight operations and, as appropriate, experience as a pilot with a commercial or airline transport pilot rating. Bachelor’s Degree may be waived with 10 years of experience in performing the above duties.


US Citizenship required with the ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance 

Additional Notes: Job location is 470 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024.

Required clearance is an SF-85P completed on site by the FAA.


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. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. 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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