B3H Corporation is seeking qualified personnel to augment flying squadrons in the areas of operational flight scheduling, training flight scheduling, training, standardization/evaluation, unit deployment management, mission planning, unit training management, unit security and information assurance, and unit programs coordination. Positions will support units of the 432d Wing located at Creech AFB, NV and Whiteman AFB, MO. The 432 WG is a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) wing, providing all operations, logistics, and support aspects of MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper, and RQ-170 RPA training and employment. The operational and maintenance squadrons focus on Predator and Reaper operations. RPAs are currently being flown by pilots and sensor operators based in the Continental United States (CONUS) to provide support to contingency operations worldwide, as well as providing MQ-1/-9 and RQ-170 training.
Scheduling is a challenging, dynamic process. Even after the schedule is printed, numerous changes are normally required because of aircraft mechanical problems, medical issues, flight evaluation requirements, expiring event currencies, deployments and student training continuity. Weather conditions and other factors beyond the control of the scheduler also limit flying opportunities. The scheduler needs to be able to adapt quickly to changing circumstances in a medium- to high stress environment.
Determines combat schedule requirements by comparing anticipated (Secret) sortie taskings (such as from combat Air Tasking Order (ATO), Skynet software, PEX software and/or MQ-1/MQ-9/RQ-170 liaison officer communication) against the qualification, availability, and training requirements of assigned crewmembers.
Builds long- and short-range shift schedules to ensure full (usually 24/7/365) coverage of all combat pilot, sensor operator, mission intelligence coordinator, instructor, evaluator and supervisor positions. Coordination will be with senior squadron leadership on a daily and weekly basis.
Keeps track when crewmembers will be on leave, temporary duty, have scheduled medical appointments or other scheduling commitments. The Contractor shall de-conflict crewmember schedules and work with flight leadership to ensure crews are available to meet assigned sortie taskings.
Tracks daily flight/ground/academic training requirements and accomplishments to facilitate accurate flight scheduling. To the maximum extent possible schedule aircrew based on experience to mitigate Operational Risk Management (ORM) (avoid scheduling an inexperienced pilot, sensor operator, & mission intelligence coordinator together). Updates will be reported to squadron and wing leadership.
Facilitates last-minute schedule changes to ensure full coverage by working with the current mission commander/operations supervisor (or equivalent) and flight responsible for the shift that is not fully manned.
Coordinates with the Training shop (DOT), Squadron Aviation Resource Management (SARM) and Stan/Eval (CCV) to arrange a schedule to facilitate qualification, upgrade, and continuation training accomplishment in accordance with syllabus progression standards and per guidance in specific training folders (sim only, etc.) in accordance with Operations Officer (DO) priorities.
Obtains simulator availability data from Operations Support Squadron (OSS) Scheduling and schedule crewmembers for mission qualification training, upgrade training, continuation training and/or emergency procedures simulators.
Schedules crewmembers for local continuation training flights flown from Creech or any other RPA base in coordination with the 11 ATKS. Currently all continuation training flights are flown at Creech AFB.
Publishes/posts scheduling data on secret and unclassified computer systems.
Enters data into Patriot Excalibur (PEX), Skynet, Access, and Excel-based database systems or future equivalent systems. Familiarization with PEX or similar program is required and a detailed knowledge of Microsoft Excel including the ability to manipulate, modify and create formulas, data and tables are required.
Ensures schedule data is published and available during periods when scheduling office is unoccupied.
Complies with ops group and scheduling chiefs’ locally-developed guidance when building the schedule.
Provides inputs to 432 OSS Scheduling to build annual flying hour program in accordance with (IAW) Air Force Instruction (AFI) 11-102 and accomplish weekly flying hour program updates.
Recieves data from DOT, SARM, Stan/Eval, and Mobility about ground training requirements and schedule people for event accomplishment in coordination with applicable flight/shift leadership such that members remain current and qualified, are not grounded, and are ready to deploy on time when tasked.
Creates the weekly schedule, 432 WG Local Flying Hour Schedule, WG Flying Hour Forecast, WG Flying Hour Program Report, Flying Effectiveness Report, Frequency Schedule, PMATS Schedule, calendars, master slides, and Long Range Flight Schedule.
Formal Training Unit (FTU) Scheduling:
Obtain simulator availability data from OSS Scheduling to facilitate efficient schedule development.
Compile daily scheduling requirement summary for unit review and briefing to squadron leadership (CC/DO/ADO/designated rep).
Draft and publish unit long-/short-range ground/academic, flying, and simulator training event schedules on Patriot Excalibur (PEX), and/or other computer database systems as required.
Track daily flight/ground/academic training requirements and accomplishments to facilitate accurate flight scheduling. This requires reporting scheduling effectiveness to squadron leadership.
Perform daily updates of scheduling data as required to compensate for changing conditions and training completion rates.
Coordinate with OSS Plans, outside agencies/exercise participants and higher headquarters when required (example: RED FLAG, GREEN FLAG, Weapons School support, air show coordinators) for reporting and to facilitate exercise and special event schedule coordination.
Attend weekly special use airspace scheduling meeting for schedule coordination and de-confliction.
Attend weekly planning/coordinating airspace restrictions meeting for schedule coordination and de-confliction.
Review flow plans and ensure the schedule complies with airspace policies/rules to provide real time continuous updates.
Provide inputs to OSS Scheduling and update daily Supervisor of Flying (SOF) and Top 3 schedules.
Update airspace flow management plan to provide real time continuous updates.
Update and track unit involvement in exercises such as RED/GREEN FLAG to provide real time continuous updates.
Correlate sortie length and airspace requirements with syllabus requirements.
Provide inputs to OSS Scheduling to build annual flying hour program IAW AFI 11-102 and accomplish weekly flying hour program updates.
Minimum of seven (7) years of experience working in/with the military and two (2) years of experience working with PEX or similar proprietary scheduling program or five (5) years of experience working with Microsoft Excel and Access databases (programming highly desired) and either:
1) Two (2) years of experience working as a RPA Squadron Flight Scheduler
2) Five (5) years of experience working as a DoD Flying Squadron Flight Scheduler.
Completion of PEX Initial User Training Class or ISR PEX Training Class (Desired)
Security Clearance: Top Secret, SCI eligible, NATO Secret