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Junior SUAS Evaluator at Chickasaw Nation Industries in Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:


***This position requires OCONUS work***

The Junior SUAS Evaluator (SUAS-E) establishes, integrates, maintains, and improves the unit-level Small Unmanned Arial Systems (SUAS) program, training and equipment for the United States Air Force Security Forces Center (AFSFC), Security Forces Readiness Training Centers (RTC), and operational units conducting SUAS expeditionary readiness training in support of Combatant Command Unit Type Codes (UTC). This position provides related unit-level technical support, planning, consultation, analysis, and expert advice.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.

With the assistance of the Senior SUAS-E, the SUAS Operator (SUAS-O), develops and maintains the Standardizations / Evaluation program. Helps to assure a high degree of efficiency for accomplishing the combat mission of the SUAS force.

Provides unit-level commanders with the ability to validate mission readiness (MR) and to evaluate the effectiveness of individual SUAS-O to include qualifications and capabilities, as well as the development of unit supplements and operating instructions.

Manages and conducts flight evaluations and emergency procedure evaluations as outlined in specific units operating instructions and supplements.

Implements and executes the SUAS-O Examination Program and Standardization / Evaluation Training Folder maintenance in conjunction with evaluations as outlined in respective unit supplements and operating instructions.

Manages Standardization / Evaluation trends program as it relates to SUAS. Assists the group / unit Chief with identification, statistics and recommended changes for all SUAS training trends.

Recommends changes to flight publication and technical orders. Utilizes appropriate AF Forms in accordance with applicable Air Force Instructions and Publications.

Implements the flight publications program. Ensures compliance with the unit Flight Crew Information File (FCIF) program, and ensures proper completion, routing and filing of MAJCOM-approved evaluation forms.

Performs Standardization / Evaluation procedures as prescribed in Annex B to AFSFC CONOPS. Manages the SUASMAN web application and database.

Coordinates and liaises with the Senior SUAS-E as instructed or required. Assists with the maintenance, accountability and sustainment of all SUAS equipment and LOGDET items.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to any training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor's instruction in such a way as to maximize output. Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to any training made available by the company.

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and Human Resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions as the best of own ability.


High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) and a minimum of six (6) years relevant operational military experience pertaining to SUAS training and operations, or equivalent combination of education/experience. Must possess experience as a SUAS operator / instructor with SUAS training and operational experience in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) or other combat operational environments.

Experience should include SAUS training, operational planning and execution, standardization / evaluation, airspace coordination and de-confliction. RQ-11B instructor qualification is required with option to become certified on more airframes as they become available to SF, or as required. Bachelor's degree preferred.


Must have current (or ability to pass) Class II Flight Physical

Active DOD Secret Level Security Clearance

U.S Citizen or Naturalized Citizen due to government or federal requirement

FAA Part 107 Drone Pilot Certification Preferred


Detailed, comprehensive knowledge of AFSFC owned SUAS platforms and operations, including physical performance, capabilities and limitations

Comprehensive knowledge of OSD, AF, and USNORTHCOM SUAS regulations, instructions and guidance


Comprehensive knowledge of AF, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and allied services military organizations, SUAS operations, lessons learned and operational policy and procedures

Comprehensive knowledge of AF Security Forces roles and responsibilities in combat and other contingency operations

Comprehensive knowledge of Unmanned Aerial Systems Manager (SUASMAN) web application and database

Comprehensive knowledge of Security Forces Standardization / Evaluation process and SUAS requirements

Knowledge of SUAS equipment, maintenance and LOGDET requirements

Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Skilled proficiency using Microsoft Office (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Problem-solving skills with ability to identify and resolve issues in a timely manner

Well organized and detail-oriented with ability to successfully manage multiple projects and priorities

Ability to be self-directed and proactive in work activities

Ability to skillfully assimilate, analyze and evaluate information and methods

Excellent customer service skills with ability to maintain positive working and professional relationships

Ability to work both individually and in a team environment


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.