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Huntington Ingalls Industries U2 ISR MPC Mission Planner - 18546 in Beale AFB, California

U2 ISR MPC Mission Planner - 18546

Position Location Beale AFB, CA

Requisition # 18546

# of Openings 1

Huntington Ingalls Industries - Mission Driven Innovative Solutions Inc. (HII-MDIS) 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-MDIS is currently seeking a U-2 Mission Planner to support the U-2 Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Mission Planning Cell (MPC) program to work out of Beale Air Force Base, California, with potential travel to other continental United States (CONUS) or overseas (OCONUS) locations as directed by the 99thReconnaissance Squadron Commander (99 RS/CC).

The U2 ISR MPC Mission Planner shall provide analytical, advisory, technical expertise and analysis to U-2 MPC and 99 RS activities. Contractors fulfilling U-2 Mission Planner task requirements will be expected to conduct 24/7/365 ‘full-scope’ mission planning. MPC defines ‘full-scope’ as all planning and coordination elements required to execute a U-2 mission, including, but not limited to aircraft performance, navigation, and routing; sensor & mission systems; target development; weather; airspace & diplomatic clearances; intelligence & threat mitigation; communication systems; maintenance status & aircraft files; and operational/aircrew products. Contractor shall be familiar with, and will adhere to published guidance, directives, and instructions relating to the planning and execution of operational, training, test, and exercise sorties. These instructions include, but are 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, and national & international flight/navigation regulations. Contractors will assist in the development and operation of the 99 RS Mission Planning Cell (MPC). Contractors will attend MPC-specific training upon employment. Contractors fulfilling Mission Planner Task Requirements will be responsible for 24/7/365 production and delivery of all required planning products in support of global U-2 missions.

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

  • Perform shift work in support of 24/7/365 MPC operations.

  • When planning, 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 99 RS/CC.

  • Assist MPC project management efforts as directed by the 99 RS/CC to improve MPC integration into the ISR value chain as well as national command, combat, and communication architectures.

  • Assist in the development and integration of the MPC program into new and existing Air Force guidance. These include, but are not limited to: AFTTPs, CONOPS, AFIs, MWS-specific guidance, training curricular, etc.

  • Analyze and evaluate MPC mission planning software, software tools, and associated support systems to recommend changes and upgrades to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.

  • 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 mission planning and/or mission execution 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 99 RS/CC.

  • Represent 99 RS at working groups as a recognized subject matter expert (SME) on tactics, techniques, procedures, technologies, and capabilities as they relate to the MPC.

  • Maintain NIPR, SIPR, and JWICS accounts.

  • Provide, at the direction of the 99 RS/CC, training regarding MPC tactics, techniques, procedures, technologies, and capabilities.

  • Provide input to 99 RS/CC relating to accomplishments and challenges in performance of required tasks/subtasks.

  • Assist in the development of MPC Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs).

  • Deliver accurate, on-time, pre-mission plans in accordance with contracts established in SPINS, CONOPS, as well as written agreements between the MPC external actors/agencies within the ISR value chain.

  • Strictly adhere to published guidance including 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, national & international flight/navigation regulations, and other guidance.

Qualifications and Experience :

General Required Qualifications:

  • U.S. citizenship required.

  • 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).

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

Required –

  • Experience in one of the following areas: DoD Aircrew, Private/Corporate/Commercial/Law Enforcement Aircrew, Air Traffic Control, Commercial Flight Planning, Mission Planning, and/or other relevant experience. Significant Sensor Planner experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Preferred –

  • Previously qualified MPC Mission Planner.

  • B.A. or B.S. degree or higher.

  • Graduate of USAF Weapons School or comparably competitive program.

  • Experience as a Rated Evaluator, Instructor, or comparable flight experience.

  • Significant (1,000+ total flight hours) rated aviation or comparable flight experience.

  • Experience with USAF airborne ISR programs.

  • Experience with the following planning software: Omniview, Enterprise Collection Planner, Joint Mission Planning System, Common Sensor Planner, AFMSS, and/or Combat Flight Planning Software.

  • Operational Experience in flight planning, sensor planning, Extended Tether Program (ETP) planning, Air Operations Center operations, development of plans & requirements, ISR infrastructure, Command & Control schema, intelligence, and Multi-Domain Command & Control (‘MDC2 ’) theory of operation.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Experience with web-based flight planning (i.e. Skyvector.com, etc.).

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 Top Secret and NATO Secret clearance and be eligible for SCI access.

  • Must maintain eligibility for SAP/ACCM access.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.

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