Senior SUAS Evaluator - Anticipated
The Senior SUAS Evaluator (SUAS-E) establishes, integrates, maintains, and improves the unit-level Small Unmanned Arial Systems (SUAS) program, training and equipment for the United States Air Force Security Forces Center (AFSFC), Security Forces Readiness Training Centers (RTC), and operational units conducting SUAS expeditionary readiness training in support of Combatant Command Unit Type Codes (UTC). This position provides related unit-level technical support, planning, consultation, analysis, and expert advice. This is a senior level position that requires the ability to provide innovative solutions to complex functional problems that impact the function’s success.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.
Provides a senior level of technical support, planning, consultation, analysis, expert advice and execution to establish, integrate, maintain, sustain, improve and disseminate SUAS program, training and equipment related information to all assigned locations.
Serves as a liaison to the Air Force Civil Engineering Center. Provides advice on the employment of small UAS platforms in the national airspace system, or over military installations.
Leads tasks, as assigned, which may include planning, execution, staff oversight and status reporting for significant initiatives.
Provides subject matter expertise for UAS Groups 1 – 3 requirements, per AFI 11-502, Volumes 1-3, Small Unmanned Aerial Systems. Reviews Mission Qualification Training (MQT) and Continuation Training (CT) courses for each fielded SUAS. Maintains copies of each course outline and forwards as necessary to HQ AFSOC/A3U.
Ensures all aspects of the SF SUAS and counter-SUAS program remain compliant. Stays current with OSD and AF policy, directives, guidance and training requirements. Recognizes emerging trends, and recommends / initiates changes to training programs.
Provides a senior level of technical support, planning, consultation, analysis, expert advice, and execution to establish, integrate, maintain, improve, and disseminate training and operational planning requirements. Ensures SUAS infusion into theater training scenarios. Ensures military and civil contingency operations are addressed.
Oversees each subordinate unit’s SUAS program. Coordinates and provides assistance to Junior SUAS-E and Instructors at all locations determined by AFSFC. Assists in the areas of exercise scheduling, operational planning, standardization / evaluation, training records, counter-SUAS operations, aircraft modifications, frequency authorization/modifications, airspace coordination and de-confliction, and safety reviews.
Assesses the integration of technology, real world threats, counter-SUAS operations and lessons learned into SUAS training plans. Evaluates the impact of changes to the curriculum, including cost, training and schedule implications.
Supports and participates in Temporary Duty (TDY) visits to CONUS and OCONUS locations as required to conduct Staff Assistance Visits (SAV) and annual instructor evaluations.
Provides, when requested, hands-on training on the SUASMAN web application features and database. Ensures the inclusion of a PowerPoint briefing that identifies all aspects of using the application, information and reports from SUASMAN.
Establishes Standardization / Evaluation criteria IAW SUAS CONOP, Annex B. Assists in the development of standardization of operational procedures for SUAS and counter-SUAS employment.
Coordinates required training slots, manages training allocations received, and coordinates with the AFSFC to ensure all UAS operational issues and requirements are identified, staffed and resolved in order to ensure compliance with appropriate operational, training and administrative directives.
Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor's instruction in such a way as to maximize output. Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to any training made available by the company.
Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and Human Resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions as the best of own ability.
A minimum of fifteen (15) years of military experience with extensive experience with SUAS training and operations (Master’s Degree or equivalent in combination with lesser military experience may suffice, example ten years and a Master’s degree).
Must be an experienced SUAS operator/instructor with SUAS training and operational experience in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) or other combat operational environments. Operational experience includes but is not limited to SAUS training, operational planning and execution, standardization and evaluation and airspace coordination and de-confliction. Current RQ-11B instructor qualification is required with ability to become certified on more airframes as they become available to SF, as required.
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Detailed, comprehensive knowledge of AFSFC owned SUAS platforms and operations, including physical performance, capabilities and limitations
Comprehensive knowledge of OSD, AF, and USNORTHCOM SUAS regulations, instructions and guidance
Working knowledge of SUAS components and subject matter expertise level for war-gaming, aircraft modifications, frequency authorization/modifications, airspace coordination and de-confliction, and safety reviews
Extensive knowledge of the AF SUAS program, training and standardization requirements and SUASMAN web application and database
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Skilled proficiency using Microsoft Office (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Problem-solving skills with ability to identify and resolve issues in a timely manner
Well organized and detail-oriented with ability to successfully manage multiple projects and priorities
Ability to lead tasks, which includes planning, execution, staff oversight and status reporting for significant initiatives
Ability to be self-directed and proactive in work activities
Ability to skillfully assimilate, analyze and evaluate information and methods
Excellent customer service skills with ability to maintain positive working and professional relationships
Ability to work both individually and in a team environment
CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / REGISTRATION
Must have current (or ability to pass) Class II Flight Physical
Active DOD Secret Level Security Clearance
U.S Citizen or Naturalized Citizen due to government or federal requirement
FAA Part 107 Drone Pilot Certification preferred
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.