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Global Hawk Mission Planner

Northrop Grumman Technology Services is seeking Mission Planners for the RQ-4B Global Hawk program located at Grand Forks AFB, ND. The candidate will be responsible in conducting highly responsive remotely piloted aircraft mission planning support services as a part of a dedicated operational support team that enables the execution of dynamic intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) mission requirements across all theaters of operations. Develop, coordinate, and maintain tailored mission planning packages. Develop and maintain a collaborative relationship with the pilots and sensor operators ensuring that continuous support is provided through the route development and mission planning phases of each mission. Using the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) and the Air Force Mission Support System (AFMSS) to develop all training, exercise support and contingency operations flown by Global Hawk aircraft in accordance with Air Force, FAA, and ICAO standards and procedures. This position operates in a highly dynamic 24/7 mission environment, so anticipate rapidly changing work schedules and mission priorities. Maintain flexible work hours to accommodate all mission scenarios, short-notice changes and tasking's, and to provide uninterrupted operational support. Responsible for airspace de-confliction and action point planning of autonomous aircraft operations along contingency route segments. Coordinate 6 Degrees of Freedom (6DOF) mission plan analysis. Coordinate and assist in the execution of ground and flight test events.
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 10 years' experience in military aviation operations. In lieu of formal education, 14 years of aviation experience may be considered.
Graduate of a flight training program (previous military flight training preferred) and a former USAF/USN/USA rated aviator.
10 years of military aviation experience as a rated pilot, navigator, or weapons systems operator.
6 years of experience with mission planning, weather, aircraft operations, aircraft performance, airfield suitability, and Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) analysis.
Current active Secret clearance and ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance.
Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelors of Science in Aerospace or Aeronautical Engineering
Previous experience as a High Altitude Long Endurance mission planner
Previous experience as a UAV/RPA mission planner with MQ-1, MQ-9, RQ-7, Triton, RQ-4
Previous experience flying or planning missions for ISR aircraft; U-2, RC-135S/U/V/W, P/EP-3, MC-12W, RC-12, JSTARS
Familiar and/or proficient with Portable Flight Planning Software (PFPS), to include Combat Flight Planning Software (CFPS) and FalconView
Proficient in Air Force Mission Support System (AFMSS) mission planning software
Proficient in Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) mission planning software
Military Rated Aviator
Microsoft Office Suite experience
Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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