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Sensor Planner - 16534 at Camber Corporation

Posted in Military/Defense 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Beale AFB, California

Job Description:

Huntington Ingalls Industries - Technical Solutions Division, Integrated Mission Solutions Group (Camber Corporation) provides mission-critical engineering and technical service to Information Technology, Federal Civilian, and National Security, Aerospace & Defense and International government and commercial customers at over 100 locations worldwide.

HII-TSD, Integrated Mission Solutions Group (Camber Corporation) is currently seeking an experienced intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) Sensor Planner to support U-2 mission planning at Beale AFB, CA.

The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. Actual duties and responsibilities may vary depending upon assignments and other factors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • International travel to support enroute recovery teams and detachment operations.

  • Perform shift work in support of Mission Planning Cell (MPC)’s 24/7 operations.

  • Provide analytical, advisory, management, technical and functional support to accomplish all assigned tasks and subtasks.   Familiar with applicable USAF and DoD C2ISR infrastructures.  Familiar with, and adhere to, published guidance, directives, and instructions relating to the planning and execution of weapon system sorties.  These include, but are not limited to, applicable: DoD/USAF Instructions, Technical Orders, Concepts of Operation (CONOPS), Special Instructions (SPINS), FAA/ICAO regulations, oceanic procedural guidance, and flight manuals.  Assist in the development and operation of the Mission Planning Cell (MPC).  Possess the knowledge and ability to quickly meet all applicable weapons system sensor planning requirements.  Attend MPC Sensor Planning training upon employment. 

  • Perform shift work in support of MPC 24/7 operations.

  • Provide Sensor Planning Support to Operational, Training, Test, and Exercise sorties.

  • Generate sensor plans utilizing theater guidance and, as required, partner with distributed mission planning partners to achieve required ISR effects.

  • Generate U-2 navigational tracks to collect multi-intelligence data on enemy targets in support of theater combat, strike, and no-fly zone enforcement plans.

  • Builds collection emphasis requests to enhance and refine collection during high-altitude missions.

  • Adhere to Theater Special Instructions (SPINS), Baseline & Daily Reconnaissance Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) Annex, Air Tasking Order, Airspace Control Order, associated weapon system and sensor technical orders, tactical guidance/directives, AF doctrine, as well as national/international flight and navigation regulations.

  • Deliver mission plans on-time in accordance with contracts established in SPINS, CONOPS, as well as written agreements between actors within the High Altitude Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (HAISR) value chain.

  • Plan and execute image and signals collection for U-2 reconnaissance missions.

  • Execute time sensitive sensor planning requirements as directed.

  • Coordinate theater requirements with applicable liaison officers, ensuring achievability or requirements, clarity of essential elements of information, required dissemination methods and specific product expectations.

  • Partner with other Mission Planning Cell (MPC) members to ensure checklists are updated regularly.

  • Provide inputs regarding MPC products relating to sensor plans, capabilities, tactics, and strategies to leadership and mission partners as required.

  • Capture and present measures of performance relating to sensor planning operations with the intent to refine MPC and U-2 HAISR sensor planning operations.

  • Author detailed training briefings and continuity documents relating to new platforms, processes, and procedures.

  • Research, write, and present mission planning summary reports at the discretion of the MPCC or following significant mission events.

  • Represent unit at working groups as a recognized subject matter expert on sensor planning tactics, techniques, procedures, and capabilities.

  • Provide input relating to accomplishments and challenges in performance of sensor planning tasks and subtasks at the discretion of the MPCC.

  • Ensure all electronic technical data, regulations, and instructions required for safe flight is current on all required systems, including, but not limited to:  technical orders, SPINS, CONOPS, etc.

  • Provide analytical, advisory, and technical support to MPCC and 99 RS Squadron Commander.  This support includes the development of relevant guidance, including:  CONOPS, AFI’s, MWS Vol. 1-3 modifications, etc.

  • Assist MPC project management efforts directed and approved by either the MPCC or the 99 RS Squadron Commander to improve MPC integration into the USAF HAISR value chain as well as national architectures.

  • Provide analytical and advisory support in the development and direction of strategic systems planning efforts for the U-2 MPC.

  • Analyze/evaluate MPC and associated support systems and networks to recommend changes and upgrades to MPC and 99 RS leadership to maximize weapon system efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Observe/evaluate the MPC Concept of Operations and provide recommendations to MPC and 99 RS senior leadership regarding improvements to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of system integration, operations, and maintenance.

  • Conduct research of new and existing technologies to suggest and/or recommend technical solutions for new modifications or resolve system deficiencies.

  • Provide analytical, technical, functional and management support by coordinating and troubleshooting logistical issues and plans sustaining MPC continued mission support activities.

  • Provide analytical and advisory support to both MPC and 99 RS and other attached worldwide U-2 Forward Operating Locations to plan and accomplish goals.

  • Attend meetings on base occurring approximately monthly where various aspects of MPC mission planning operations are discussed.

  • Security Management: Follow and enforce national, Department of Defense (DoD), and Air Force security policies and directives both verbal and written reports for non- compliance issues.

  • Perform proactive security functions to deter, detect, isolate, contain, and recover from information system and network security intrusions.

  • Problem Management: Categorize, isolate, and resolve problems involving the communication of mission planning

  • Assist MPC Information Technologists in the design, specification, and development of locally initiated, MPCC-Approved, MS (Word/Access/Excel/Project) based computer database programs and local forms.

  • Safely perform with SIPR, NIPR, and JWICS accounts.

  • Provide monthly training to MPC personnel on necessary applications/systems

Qualifications and Experience:


The customer may grant acceptance in the form of a waiver for individuals with demonstrated high-performance who do not meet some of the minimum requirements

  • One (1) year experience performing Air Force Mission Support System (AFMSS) mission planning. 

  • Current and valid US Passport for the duration of the contract.  Doctor’s letter attesting individual’s ability to travel internationally.  Able to provide contract required documentation of immunizations and completion of a medical lab test.

  • Former Air Force officer or enlisted personnel with experience in USAF Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) squadron operations.

  • Twelve (12) years rated aviation experience or comparable civilian flight experience

  • Three (3) years of experience with USAF airborne ISR programs.

  • Three (3) years of experience with Combat Flight Planning Software, visualization and web tools, Windows, and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • One (1) year experience performing AFMSS mission planning

  • Ability to pass a pre-deployment medical exam. 

  • Ability to obtain all immunizations prior to deployment. 

  • A current passport for the duration of their assignment.   Obtain all entry/exit visas for countries as required for work performance.


  • A bachelor's degree plus 3 years of recent functional experience, OR; An associate's degree plus 7 years of recent specialized experience, OR; 12 total years of recent specialized experience.


  • All candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and drug screening per HII requirements.

  • Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI eligible and NATO Secret security clearances at the beginning of performance.)

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