Camber Corporation U2 ISR Flight Scheduler- 16824 in Beale AFB, California

Description

Huntington Ingalls Industries - Technical Solutions Division, Integrated Mission Solutions Group (Camber Corporation) provides mission-critical engineering and technical service to Information Technology, Federal Civilian, and National Security, Aerospace & Defense and International government and commercial customers at over 100 locations worldwide.

HII-TSD, Integrated Mission Solutions Group (Camber Corporation) is currently seeking a Flight Scheduler to support the U-2 Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Mission Planning Cell (MPC) support program to work out of Beale Air Force Base, California with possible travel to other continental United States (CONUS) or overseas (OCONUS) locations as directed by the 99thReconnaissance Squadron Commander (99 RS/CC).

The U2 ISR Flight Scheduler is responsible for providing analytical, advisory, technical expertise and analysis to U-2 flying activities. The Scheduler shall plan, organize and coordinate air operations and support requirements to effectively manage U-2 air/simulator operations and MPC ground operations. The Scheduler will negotiate use of limited assets including, but not limited to: range airspace, flying hours of operation, or support for outside agencies. The Scheduler shall gather data and information from organizations, identify and analyze issues, and develop solutions/recommendations to dynamic situations. The Scheduler may be asked to determine a course of action from various imperfect alternatives, typically under high pressure and always with limited time and based solely on the information the contractor produces. The purpose of the work is to maximize the effectiveness and productivity of various U-2 flying operations in terms of operational missions, force readiness, aircrew training requirements, and operational effectiveness. To do so, the Scheduler must independently resolve numerous conflicting priorities.

Duties and Responsibilities (to include but not be limited to the following):

  • When scheduling, ensure all electronic technical data, regulations, and instructions are current on all electronic systems and physical storage locations.

  • Provide analytical, advisory, and technical support to Squadron Commander and/or MPCC.

  • Identify, communicate, and resolve/recommend solutions to known and/or technical deficiencies.

  • Research, identify, and/or innovate technologies, processes, and/or procedures for implementation in U-2 scheduling operations.

  • Identify, communicate, and implement methods, processes, and technologies to integrate and optimize the U-2 MWS in the prosecution of the Global Force Master Allocation Plan (‘GFMAP’).

  • Identify, communicate, and implement methods, processes, and technologies to optimize Air Operations Center (‘AOC’), Distributed Common Ground Station (‘DCGS’), and IC integration and optimization.

  • Attend meetings as directed by the Squadron Commander and/or MPCC.

  • Represent Squadron Commander and/or MPCC at working groups as a recognized subject matter expert (‘SME’) on U-2 scheduling.

  • Maintain Non-secure Internet Protocol (IP) Router Network (NIPRNET) and Secure Internet Protocol (IP) Router Network (SIPRNET) accounts.

  • Provide training regarding U-2 scheduling.

  • Provide input to leadership relating to accomplishments and challenges in performance of required tasks/subtasks.

  • Strictly adhere published guidance. This includes, but is not limited to: DoD/USAF Instructions, Concepts of Operation (CONOPS), Theater Special Instructions (SPINS), Baseline and Daily Reconnaissance Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) Annexes, Air Tasking Orders (ATOs), Airspace Control Orders (ACOs), Order of Battle (OB), MWS and sensor technical orders, tactical guidance/directives, AF doctrine, and national & international flight/navigation regulations, and other guidance.

  • Security Management: Comply with and enforce National, Department of Defense (DoD), and Air Force security policies and directives, including: (1) both verbal and written reporting procedures; (2) deterrence, detection, isolation, containment, and recovery from information system and network security intrusions.

  • Passport and VISA Requirements: All Contractor personnel shall be deployment eligible and may be required to travel outside the continental United States. Deployment eligible personnel shall be required to obtain and maintain a valid US Passport. VISA requirements shall be determined by State Department for each location. Contractor Personnel in a temporary duty (TDY) status require a minimum a 120-day VISA unless limited by country of entry.

  • Status of Forces Agreement: The contractor is responsible for obtaining all necessary legal advice concerning the content, meaning, application, etc., of any applicable Status of Forces Agreements (SOFA) and/or similar agreements.

  • The contractor shall adhere to all relevant provisions of the applicable SOFA's and other similar related agreements. The contractor is responsible for providing the government with required documentation to acquire invited contractor or technical expert status, if required by SOFA.

  • Construct operations and training schedules for flight and simulator resources. Accomplish all squadron scheduling tasks. Required to rapidly analyze and compensate for numerous changes in aircraft availability, weather cancellations, range availability, aircrew availability, and the availability of all supporting unit personnel to optimize the squadron’s flying schedule and maximize training or operational effectiveness. Coalesce data from Aviation Resource Management products, deployment schedules, locally developed tracking products, and personal communications to determine schedule requirements. Apply collected data to requirements from disparate sources to prioritize distribution of limited resources.

  • Frequently analyze and compensate for numerous changes in aircraft availability, weather cancellations, range availability, aircrew availability and the availability of all supporting unit personnel.

  • Ensure the safety and efficiency of scheduling processes.

  • Monitor operations initiatives and assure conformity with objectives and policies. Coordinate to ensure schedules are adequate, requests for products and services are valid, and administrative policies of the command are implemented. Evaluate and analyze operational problems/techniques and recommends and/or initiates changes to improve operations. Independently initiate studies to analyze needs when required. Voice concerns and recommended courses of action to leadership when deemed necessary. Provide Squadron Commander and Squadron Director of Operations with assessments of the effectiveness of operations programs. Use all USAF-authorized scheduling software programs and ensure all required data entry inputs reflect accurate, up-to-date event tracking. These scheduling programs include, but are not limited to: Patriot Excaliber (PEX/ePEX) and Microsoft Excel.

  • Manage moderately complex tasks and use experience and judgment to independently solve problems.

  • Ensure analysis of operational problems are thorough, data-driven, and correctly identify all causative factors and provide well-researched and actionable solutions.

  • Independently determine squadron plans and schedules. Perform and coordinate work to be accomplished and establish program goals and objectives. Develop and present completed schedules for coordination and approval to supervisor and external organizations. Ensure changes and unusual situations which impact flying schedules are discussed with Operations Officers and Squadron Commanders, to include recommended courses of action developed independently by the contractor. Determine the most appropriate course of action and keep senior leadership informed of progress.

  • Follow DoD, AF, multi-command, ACC manuals/instructions/directives, and unit operating procedures and processes. Local policy is published via Flight Crew Information Files and verbal orders.

  • Subtasks – MPC Scheduler Specifics (CLN 1)

  • Perform PWS Task Requirements in support of MPC scheduling requirements. This will include, is not limited to, scheduling all System Development/Maintenance and Mission Planning personnel to ensure 24/7/365 MPC operations.

  • Perform PWS Task Requirements in support of 1 ERS, 99 ERS, and 5 RS air operations. This position requires coordination with Air Operation Centers (‘AOC’), Combined Air Operation Centers (‘CAOC’), and Forward Operating Location (‘FOL’) Squadron Leadership in their associated Areas of Responsibility (‘AOR’). Primary responsibility will be to translate AOC-derived Long & Short Range Schedules into an FOL-specific flying schedule and assign pilot names to each sortie. This will require close coordination with the FOL DO and/or squadron personnel to adapt to changing pilot availability requirements.

  • Assist in the development and integration of Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning technologies as they relate to the scheduling U-2 ground and air operations.

  • Subtasks – 99 RS Scheduler Specifics (CLN 3)

  • Perform PWS Task Requirements in support of scheduling 99 RS ground, air, and simulator operations.

  • Plans and organizes all air operations related scheduling activities. Represent the squadron at the Wing’s long range planning meeting; balances requirements against available resources. Represent the squadron in weekly scheduling meetings with the operations and maintenance group staffs, squadron commanders, and operations officers to ensure proper allocation of resources (aircraft, aircrew, airspace, ranges, TFR’s, timing and syllabi requirements). In coordination with the Maintenance Operations Center, develop daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual unit flying schedules.

  • Act as squadron point of contact for all matters relating to the scheduling of aircraft. Monitor flying training completion and initiate changes to the flying schedule to meet all training objectives for the Wing.

  • Routinely ensure that schedules are produced in time to meet squadron and Wing requirements.

  • Develop/manage mathematical models to analyze and predict flight hour requirements and utilization. Work with other agencies to integrate those models with other dissimilar models to produce an overall view of operational problems. Use those models to advise Wing, Group and Squadron leadership on flying hour program accomplishment and recommend changes to the long range flight schedule as required.

  • Ensure mathematical models are developed and refined to provide accurate information.

  • Subtasks – 1 RS Scheduler Specifics (CLN 4)

  • Perform PWS Task Requirements in support of scheduling 1 RS ground, air, and simulator operations.

  • Plans and organizes all air operations related scheduling activities. Represent the squadron at the Wing’s long range planning meeting; balances requirements against available resources. Represent the squadron in weekly scheduling meetings with the operations and maintenance group staffs, squadron commanders, and operations officers to ensure proper allocation of resources (aircraft, aircrew, airspace, ranges, TFRs, timing and syllabi requirements). In coordination with the Maintenance Operations Center, develop daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual unit flying schedules. Act as squadron point of contact for all matters relating to the scheduling of aircraft. Monitor flying training completion and initiate changes to the flying schedule to meet all training objectives for the Wing.

  • Routinely ensure that schedules are produced in time to meet squadron and Wing requirements.

  • Develop/manage mathematical models to analyze and predict flight hour requirements and utilization. Work with other agencies to integrate those models with other dissimilar models to produce an overall view of operational problems. Use those models to advise Wing, Group and Squadron leadership on flying hour program accomplishment and recommend changes to the long range flight schedule as required.

  • Ensure mathematical models are developed and refined to provide accurate information.

Qualifications and Experience:

General Required Qualifications-

  • Be a U.S. citizen.

  • Maintain a current passport throughout the Period of Performance for this TO.

  • Obtain all entry/exit visas for countries as required for work performance.

  • Pass a standard physical examination that includes, at a minimum: medical history, height, weight, blood pressure, HIV antibody, and chest x-ray.

  • Be physically capable of performing tasks outlined in Duties and Responsibilities Section above.

  • Have all required immunizations prior to OCONUS travel.

  • Comply with all security requirements as outlined the contract Statement of Work (SOW).

  • Be willing and able to work in a demanding, high-stress environment.

Specific Required Qualifications-

  • Knowledge of aircraft scheduling procedures, aircrew training and regulatory requirements, as well as operational policies, plans and directives.

  • Knowledge of air operations support activities and ability to coordinate required support across many organizations.

  • Mastery of the complexities and limitations unique to programmed flying training requirements, reporting of aircrew currencies and training events, automated flight scheduling, and office automation.

  • Ability to make independent decisions on a real-time basis under high pressure.

  • Ability to independently analyze alternative solutions and identify the best solution for air operations.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Thorough knowledge of advanced techniques to evaluate operations processes, identify problem areas and probable causes and recommend solutions.

  • Ability to Identify, clarify and advise and/or resolve problems and issues based on prior knowledge and experience.

Desired Qualifications-

  • Five (5) years’ minimum experience as a scheduler for a military flying squadron.

  • Experience with USAF airborne ISR, Fighter, or Bomber programs.

  • Knowledge of Patriot Excalibur (PEX) software and numerous complex excel-based analytical programs to include the ability to develop new analytical programs or modify existing programs as required, is highly desirable.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of flight scheduling policies, directives and procedures as they relate to aircrew testing, training and all five 9 RW assigned weapons systems.

  • Knowledge and skill to apply technical, analytical and evaluative techniques in identifying operational program deficiencies, weaknesses and areas for improvement.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Air Force operations, resource management systems associated programs, interface requirements, and retrieval language to include Patriot Excalibur (PEX) software system.

Security:

  • US Citizenship required

  • The selected applicant will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

  • All candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and drug screening per HII requirements

  • Must have and maintain a Secret and/or NATO Secret clearance

About Us

Camber Corporation is part of the Integrated Mission Solutions Group of HII’s Technical Solutions division. Integrated Mission Solutions Group is a leading provider of Agile Software Engineering and Information Technology solutions; All Hazards services; Modeling, Simulation, and Training solutions and services; Unmanned Systems support; Intelligence Analysis and Operations; and Engineering and Management services to Department of Defense, Federal, and commercial customers.

Integrated Mission Solutions Group (Camber), a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (HII) is headquartered in Huntsville, AL. From Camber’s founding in 1990, we have grown to 32 offices, positioned to provide responsive support to our customers across the United States. We deploy personnel to support our customers globally, including many locations in Asia, Africa, and Europe, providing daily interface on technical, programmatic, and operations issues. Overall, more than 1,600 Camber professionals deliver ISO 9001:2008-certified and CMMI ML3 high-value solutions to customers worldwide.

Camber Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE/AA Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled