Aircraft Mission Planner, Senior

Key Role:

Plan and coordinate the elements required to execute a DoD mission, including aircraft performance, navigation and routing, sensor, and mission systems. Work on target development, weather, airspace and diplomatic clearances, intelligence and threat mitigation, communication systems, maintenance status and aircraft files, and operational and aircrew products, such as post-mission debrief products. Adhere to published guidance, directives, and instructions relating to the planning and execution of operational, training, test, and exercise sorties. Assist with the development of a Mission Planning Cell (MPC), including Concept of Operation (CONOPS), training syllabi and products, and planning products.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience with DoD, private, corporate, commercial, or law enforcement aircrew, commercial flight planning, or DoD flight or mission planning
  • Ability to deploy to Forward Operating locations for up to 90 days at a time, as needed
  • TS/SCI clearance
  • HS diploma or GED

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience as a rated instructor or evaluator,
  • Experience as a qualified U-2 or RQ-4 Mission Planner
  • Experience with 500+ total flight hours rated aviation
  • Experience with planning software including Air Force Mission Support System, Omniview, Joint Mission Planning System, Portable Flight Planning Software, Aviation Mission Planning System, XPlan, Special Operations Mission Planning Environment, or Naval Mission Planning System
  • Experience with Air Operations Center or Distributed Common Ground System
  • Experience with Web-based flight planning, including ForeFlight or SkyVector
  • Graduate of USAF Weapons School


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.

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