Are you ready to join the elite team that prepares our nation's pilots for combat? Check out the requirements below to see if you can meet the challenge. If you are ready, Qualis has the right position for you! PACAF requires operationally-focused technical Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) expert in support of its Combat Training Range(s) and RED FLAG-Alaska programs. The candidate shall provide expertise in the areas of air-to-air dominance, large force employment, air-to-air (A-A) and air-to-ground (A-G) tactics, Electronic Warfare, live ranges Command and Control (C2), instrumentation, audio/video/data networks, data links, radio systems, Live-Virtual-Constructive (LVC) concepts and systems in support to the Joint Alaska Pacific Range Complex (JPARC) and the RED FLAG-Alaska program.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Research, study, determine, and then validate requirements associated with ranges systems and capabilities in regard to air and ground dominance combat training
- Provide recommendations for maintaining and improving the overall JPARC range and training performance.
- Prepare inputs to Combat Air Forces (CAF) test and training range roadmaps and mission support plans.
- Advise and assist in the technical modernization efforts for all PACAF Combat Training Ranges, to include designing, building, installing, integrating, and testing of combat training ranges systems consisting of instrumentation, targets, audio/video/data networks, C2, radio, and data link systems.
- Conduct budgetary analysis to determine project/program costing estimates, and cost-benefit analysis.
- Conduct developmental engineering to include design, install and testing of Live-Monitor, Ground-Air Transmitter/Receiver, and LVC-related hardware and software.
- Assist in review and preparation of technical documents and reports, to include drafting reports and technical papers as assigned.
- Provide advocacy support for PACAFs LVC program, to include briefings and position papers, performing analysis, development of requirements and concepts of operations.
- Travel as necessary to conduct technical assessments, evaluations, site surveys, integration, and other sustainment engineering activities associated with the PACAF ranges.
- Provide live training/range system and subsystem problem identification and resolution.
- Participate in relevant DoD, inter-service, Major Command (MAJCOM) activities and Industry conferences.
- Bachelor's degree in engineering with 3-10 years of experience is required.
- Knowledge of threat training systems, to include manned and unmanned simulators, man-portable missile trainers, and various electronic counter measures systems.
- Knowledge of training requirements associated with Air Combat Training Systems (ACTS), Ground-to-Air/Air-to-Ground radio systems, along with HAVE QUICK, and Secure communications usage procedures and techniques.
- Knowledge of key aspects of Live-Virtual-Constructive concepts as they relate to combat training; long-range radar and IFF systems.
- Understanding of Air-to-Air munitions and their expenditure procedures and tactics; Joint Advanced Weapons Scoring System (and its sub-systems); LINK-16 and Situational Air Data Link (SADL) systems; range targets and their construction requirements; Test and Training Enabling Network capabilities, limitations, applications and general range operations to include Range Control Officer (RCO) duties and requirements, helicopter logistics, refueling and maintenance planning.
- Applicants should have highly developed interpersonal skills permitting productive interaction with technical and non-technical professionals.
- Extensive experience with Microsoft Office applications is required.
- Applicants must be able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
- U.S. citizenship is required.
- At least 5 years of experience with Air Force tactical aviation operations is desired.
- Experience in Department of Defense range operations is desired.