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Specialty Engr Sr Principal Air Guard F-15 SME

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Job ID: 2117047
Location: HAMPTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 15, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Specialty Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


Air Guard F-15 SME

Key duties, roles, and responsibilities:

  • Serve as the contractor technical focal point for program management, requirements definition, technical and analytical support to Air Reserve Component (ARC).
  • Provide direct technical support to the PM to support planning activities.
  • Provide technical inputs and support to the ARC Government Systems Security (GSSO) to ensure technical and programmatic requirements are realized while preventing conflicts with approved program security policies. 
  • Provide advice and assistance to the PM in the areas of mission need and requirements analysis, concept of operations development, program tradeoff analysis, and program roadmap creation including technology insertion, platform integration, and support planning.
  • Serve on a multi-discipline team in support of multi-program bed down planning, financial, infrastructure support, logistics, and security management. 
  • Assist with MAJCOM Core Compliance Security Inspections and Site Assistance Visits in designated functional areas.  
  • Assist with development of capability requirements in support of CAF/MAF/AFSPC weapons systems ensuring Air National Guard/Air Force Reserve (ANG/AFRES) forces remain relevant and responsive to warfighter needs and COCOM requirements.
  • Provide recommendations to ARC PMs and Leadership on future fielding and upgrades of mission essential equipment and associated requirements.
  • Plan, coordinate and attend ARC functions and conferences. 
  • Recommend policy changes and support the communication of policy changes. 
  • Assist in the drafting, review and implementation of procedures, policy, systems capability definition and requirement documents, and guidance for incorporation into ARC operations. 
  • Support and advise regarding security integration of weapon systems to meet warfighter needs.
  • Provide security briefings to personnel. 
  • ARC PM Technical advisor and representative to Air Staff, MAJCOM and NGB/AFRC headquarters counterparts, MAJCOM and Headquarters Air Force (HAF) Inspector General (IG), DoD organizations, contracting agencies, CAF organizations, Air Force Logistics Centers and Aeronautical Systems Centers, ARC operational and fighter training units, Air Force Research Lab, industry advanced capability developmental program managers, and Air Force Test Agencies including the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Test Center (AATC) to ensure Air Force planning and capabilities fielding is consistent and integrated throughout the defense community. 
  • Maintain simulator familiarity in ARC fighter platforms.
  • Provide assistance to the NGB and AFRC program lead for CAF Strategic Planning, force structure and Manpower requirements; including unit-level requirements across the ARC. 
  • Advise and provide recommendations on CAF Total Force Integration (TFI) related to the fielding of strategic planning, force structure, and manpower requirements.
  • Assist in the support of TFI working with USAF counterparts to field and resolve issues. 
  • Represent ARC PM at CAF Requirements meetings and Integrated Program Working Groups, as well as ANG/AFRC Cross-tells, Weapons System Councils, and ARC/CAF Tactics Review Boards, Weapons and Tactics Conferences.
  • Position requires up to 40% travel to CONUS and OCONUS.

F-15 / Air Dominance Specific Tasks

  • Advise and provide recommendations on Combat Air Force (CAF) Total Force Integration (TFI) initiatives related to the research, development and fielding of Air Dominance systems.
  • Provide assistance to the program lead for CAF Air Dominance Systems; including unit-level Air Dominance systems coordination, security, modernization, repair and replacement across the ARC. 
  • Coordinates, reviews analyzes and provides technical and security input for Air Dominance Operational Flight Programs, Advanced Air Dominance systems. 
  • Lead multi-discipline teams in support of testing, integration, and fielding approvals for advanced capability systems.
  • Develop and produce operational and security training products. 
  • Develop and document capability requirements in support of Air Dominance systems and provide recommendations to the PM. 


Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSA).

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree with Twelve (12) years of experience in CAF fighter operations. 
  • Previous rated pilot or Weapons System Officer on CAF platform listed below with minimum of five (5) years’ Instructor Pilot / Instructor Weapons System Officer experience in the platform.
  • Air Dominance: F-15, F-22, F-35
  • Five (5) years SAP experience required.
  • Three (3) years’ MAJCOM staff, or equivalent, experience. (Above Wing level or sister service equivalent). 
  • USAF Air War College degree (or equivalent) and/or a Master's Degree is highly desired. 
  • Graduate of USAF Fighter Weapons School is highly desired. 

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