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FAA UAS Sr. Regulatory Analyst

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Job ID: 2118755
Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Date Posted: Jan 19, 2022
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Policy Analyst
Schedule: Part-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:
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Job Description


Job Description: Researches and drafts 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.  Support the UAS Support Center Help Desk summarizing and analyzing public comments, researching aviation and other regulatory issues, supporting special projects, working with Government and industry personnel, and conducting Internet research.  Analyzes Part 107 waivers, UAS airspace waivers and petitions for exemption. Provides expertise on technical aspects for UAS and flight operations including UAS data analysis teams, command and control systems, detect and avoid systems, traffic management systems, spectrum, UAS operations and UAS failure management systems.

Job Requirements:

Strong technical skills in aviation, flight experience - UAS specific flight experience preferable. Knowledge of FAA regulations, most notably 49 USC part 91 and part 107 as they relate to UAS. Understand the difference between civil, commercial, and public aircraft operations. Experience with UAS systems and capabilities. Knowledge of UAS, including technology, operations, regulations and applications.  Knowledge of UAS beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations and associated mitigations as well as command and control (C2) and detect and avoid (DAA) capabilities. Knowledge of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and the associated components and challenges of AAM. Knowledge of air traffic, flight standards procedures and aircraft certification processes and procedures. Must be able to problem-solve and think critically. Possess - Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead, guide and work with groups across lines of business that include federal and contract resources. Applicants should also be adaptable, pro-active, able to multi-task, flexible, have the capacity to thrive in a fast-paced work environment, and have the ability to develop innovative solutions to complex problems.

Software Requirements: Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word – strong knowledge of Word including document formatting with headers levels and table of contents; creation of tables; document review functions. Microsoft PowerPoint – working knowledge of power point and master slide features.  Microsoft Excel – working knowledge of spread sheets and basic excel functions. 


Job Qualifications: Master’s Degree and 10 years of aviation-related or regulatory drafting experience, including a minimum of 3 years direct experience in UAS regulatory analysis. Master’s Degree may be waived with Bachelor’s Degree and 13 years of related experience including a minimum of 3 years direct experience in UAS operations and NAS integration.


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.

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

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.
Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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