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Assistant Chief Pilot, MQ-9 Launch and Recovery (LR)

Las Vegas, NV 89101

United States of America - Nevada, Las Vegas

Job Summary

In this position, you will report to the Chief Pilot and assist with management functions for deployable LR aircrew. Your secondary duties will include maintaining LR currency and supporting CONUS/OCONUS deployments, as required. Deployments may range from 60 to 120 days at a time and average 90 to 180 days per year.

Under close supervision, this position is responsible for coordinating RPA ground and flight operations including mission planning; execution; briefing and debriefing; crew resource management; and compliance with ground and flight safety directives and procedures. Position reports to the Aircrew Manager.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Maintain ability to travel CONUS and OCONUS.

  • Coordinate and actively participate in RPA ground and flight operations efforts including mission planning, execution, briefing, debriefing, aircrew resource management and safety.

  • Remotely pilot vehicle to determine compliance with specification and operational suitability during launch and recovery flight operations through specifically prescribed maneuvers.

  • Define, plan, organize and execute flight plans and schedules.

  • Review maintenance logs, weather reports and forecasts.

  • Use Technical Orders and other documents and reports to ascertain factors such as aircraft weight and balance, fuel supply, route, schedule, and mechanical reliability.

  • Ensures compliance with service guidance, company policy and procedures and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

  • Maintaining a DoD Security Clearance is required.

Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Requirements

Current AF Form 8 (or equivalent) as an MQ-9 pilot

Minimum of 1 year of recent experience piloting an MQ-1/9 RPA

Pilot Licensing. Possess one of the following:

  • Prior USAF pilot training (Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training),

  • Initial Formal Training Upgrade (IFTU) training in the MQ-1 or MQ-9 via the 18X pipeline, or

  • The following FAA certificate/rating/endorsements:

  • Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Airplane Category Rating and Instrument-Airplane Rating, or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with an Airplane Category Rating

  • Complex Airplane Endorsement

  • High Performance Airplane Endorsement

Current FAA Second-Class Medical Certificate

Current DoD Secret or higher Security Clearance

Have a Bachelors degree, or educational training equivalent to the completion of a four-year technical degree or trade school equivalency-Equivalent professional or military experience in RPA or aviation may be substituted in lieu of education

Able to work both independently and in a team environment; ability to work extended hours in austere conditions

Familiar with AFI 11-202 Vols 1, 2, & 3; AFI 11-2MQ-1/9 Vols 1, 2, & 3; ACC Ready Aircrew Program

Good analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately interface with all levels of employees and military and civilian customers, contractors and aircrew

Basic knowledge of computer operations and applications

Must meet all overseas/OCONUS travel criteria, to include Pre-deployment medical screening (if req) as a condition of employment

Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English, and must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship upon hire.


Preferred Qualifications

Current/Qualified MQ-9 Launch and Recovery Pilot is highly desired

RPA operations & deployment experience

Masters degree in a relevant career field

Certified Flight Instructor and Instrument rating (CFII) is highly desired

Prior experience with RPA Aircrew training or scheduling

Prior experience as a Defense Contractor

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to make amazing happen in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each persons potential, and well help you reach yours.

Job Category Military Support

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 222398BR

Clearance Required Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


Posted: 2019-08-05 Expires: 2019-09-04

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