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Tactical Operations and Air/Weapons Specialist (Officer), Senior

Patuxent River, Maryland
Must be a U.S. Citizen

Clearance Required: SECRET

Functional Description:
  • Applies Subject Matter Expertise from experience as an Officer military specialist to identify, define, and document technical data for weaponeering, NATOPS, and NTRP (NATIP) products for Naval tactical aircraft and associated weapons systems.
  • Provides analysis of operational suitability of naval aviation platforms, weapons, sensors and systems.
  • Develops, prepares, and manages material required for the operator to employ or maintain safely and effectively the aircraft and its weapon systems.
  • Requires the ability to develop and present Naval Aviation Missions and Capabilities (NAMC) training seminar material to DoD personnel.
  • Analytic expertise to support technical exchanges, briefings, and workshops in support of recommended tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).
  • Provides subject matter expertise for specific aircraft/weapon systems and subsystems to include operational procedures, installation and maintenance, failure analysis, and technical support related to aircraft avionics, airframe, weapons, navigation, fire control and other aircraft systems.
  • Provides advanced technical knowledge and analysis of highly specialized applications and operational environments, detailed functional systems analysis, design, integration, documentation, training, troubleshooting and implementation advice on specific areas that require expert level knowledge of the subject matter for effective implementation.
  • The SME also reviews technical problems; provides solutions for software, hardware and systems; and troubleshoots operating anomalies using data review methodologies and/or automated evaluation programs.
  • May also analyze data and solve problems; communicate with peers, subordinates and senior management; and identifies objects, actions and events affecting organizational operations; provide project execution, business and technical operations, strategic initiatives, workforce development, business improvement, or as required to support exceptionally complex technical and organizational tasks.
  • May require qualification as contract flight crewmember IAW OPNAVINST 3710.7.
Education: A BS or BA degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related scientific discipline. Any years experience used to substitute degrees must be in addition to the required minimum of eight (8)/twelve (12) years to meet the “Experience” requirements below, requiring a total of sixteen (16)/twenty (20) years of experience.

Specialized Experience Requirements: Qualifications and/or particular expertise are exceptional and/or highly unique and may include various military application and hands-on experience, installation, inspection, test, adjust, or repair of specialized equipment including aircraft/avionics/weapons equipment, such as flight controls, radar, communications, navigation, sensor/survivability equipment, ordnance handling and weapons/missile fire control systems in aircraft unmanned aerial vehicle.

Experience: At least twelve (12) years of recent professional experience with aircraft tactical systems employment is required. Candidate for this position shall be an O-4 or higher, graduate of the Navy Weapons School, Test Pilot School (TPS) or Marine Aviation Weapons Training Squadron-1 (MAWTS-1) Weapons Tactics Instructor (WTI) and at least one of the following: Naval Flight Officer (NFO) with 1000 hours, Instructor, Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO), Tactics Officer (TACCO) or Weapon Systems Officer (WSO) is required. Department Head or Officer in Charge (OIC), Navy Weapons School (e.g., TOPGUN), Carrier Airborne Early Warning Weapons School (CAEWWS), Electronic Attack Weapons School (EAWS) or Intelligence Schools.

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