Technical Specialist, Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) & AERONet Programs, CA

Started by kcebnaes, September 18, 2020, 04:16:55 pm

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Job Title:            Technical Specialist, Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) & AERONet Programs

Directorate:      Operations       

Salary:                 $43,680

Location:            Maxwell AFB, AL

Reports to:        Austin Worcester

Closing date:    27 September 2020

 

Technical Specialist, Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) & AERONet Programs:  Provides direct mission support for CAP's Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) and the AERONet Program, assists the Senior Program Manager in providing technical support to these critical programs. Supports tasks on a national level, where Civil Air Patrol (CAP) sUAS assets support DoD, federal, state, local, and other volunteer agencies. Assists in providing CAP sUAS mission support in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Provides, as needed, the maintenance, maintenance documentation, and technical support to the sUAS and AERONet Programs. Provides programmatic support for the sUAS program. Correlates data from various sources and interprets information from multiple databases to enhance technical support. Conducts shipping/receiving operations to support programs. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

The ideal candidate will possess:

Ninety credit hours or a degree from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education is required.
Three years of experience in CAP and three years of comparable experience in a similar organization is required.
Must have commercial and government experience flying rotary or fixed-wing sUAS, preferably both.
Must have FAA Part 107 certification.  Must have electronics repair and assembly training and experience.
Must have three years of teaching or training experience.
Must have excellent organizational skills and be able to work under pressure to meet short deadlines.
Excellent PC skills, including MS Excel, is required.
Must be able to work with individuals/units in the field with little or no supervision.
Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Some travel is required; some may be short notice travel.
Incumbent must possess or have the ability to maintain a Secret security clearance.
Accounting experience preferred; experience with electronic accounting systems like Navision preferred.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
 

To apply, visit our website at www.gocivilairpatrol.com to complete and submit our required online employment application.  You may submit a resume in addition to a completed employment application via email to employment@capnhq.gov   This position does not offer a relocation package.  In this position, the Civil Air Patrol offers a 401(k) retirement plan, health/dental insurance, paid life insurance, sick/vacation leave, paid holidays, and a flexible spending account.  Salary:  $43,680.  Closing date: 27 September 2020.   No phone calls, please. EOE
Sean Beck, Maj, CAP
Great Lakes Region sUAS Officer
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Eclipse

Who with that experience is taking a job for $43k, especially if they have to relocate?



dwb


NIN

Quote from: Eclipse on September 18, 2020, 04:25:47 pmWho with that experience is taking a job for $43k, especially if they have to relocate?
Have you seen the cost of living in Montgomery? Ballpark guess would be the equivalent of $55,000 in my area
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kcebnaes

$43k in my neck of the woods is a pretty good salary. In my day job, I make about 25% less, and do fairly decently.

If I could move, I'd apply.
Sean Beck, Maj, CAP
Great Lakes Region sUAS Officer
Various Other Things™

Eclipse

Never move for a job for less then 6 figures and only if it includes moving expenses.
(unless you intended to move to the area anyway)



Eclipse

Quote from: NIN on September 18, 2020, 05:02:25 pmHave you seen the cost of living in Montgomery?

The best steak in Canada is still a steak in Canada.

(although to be fair, these days, the further away you can get from other humans, the better)



dwb

Quote from: Eclipse on September 18, 2020, 06:13:17 pmNever move for a job for less then 6 figures and only if it includes moving expenses.
(unless you intended to move to the area anyway)

Do you have any idea how tone deaf this sounds to the vast majority of Americans?

Eclipse




baronet68

Quote from: Eclipse on September 18, 2020, 06:13:17 pmNever move for a job for less then 6 figures and only if it includes moving expenses.
(unless you intended to move to the area anyway)

$1201.41 has six figures... right?  8)  ;D
Michael Moore, Maj, CAP
National Recruiting & Retention Manager

NovemberWhiskey

Quote from: NIN on September 18, 2020, 05:02:25 pmHave you seen the cost of living in Montgomery? Ballpark guess would be the equivalent of $55,000 in my area

In fairness, that's GS-7 (new graduate, maybe 1 year experience) money for a role that prefers a bachelors degree, a commercial drone license, multiple years of experience in training / unmanned aerial vehicles and also (apparently) ERP systems. I imagine it doesn't have any real ladder like your typical GS-7 role would have.

I've no doubt it's someone's idea of a great job, but I also wouldn't say it's objectively competitive.

Mitchell 1969

Quote from: kcebnaes on September 18, 2020, 04:16:55 pmThe ideal candidate will possess:

Ninety credit hours or a degree from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education is required.

???

(The US Department of Education does not accredit colleges or universities. Accreditation is done by regional or national accrediting agencies, all of them being non-governmental organizations).


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etodd

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You always lists the ideals.  But in the end, you hire whoever the best applicant is that applied. And the one who can go out in the field for weeks, on every AFAM sUAS Mission.
MS - MO - AP - MP - FRO - ESO

sUAS MP - sUAS Instructor - sUAS Check Pilot

baronet68

Quote from: etodd on September 19, 2020, 04:04:12 am
QuoteThe ideal candidate will possess:

X
Y
Z
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You always lists the ideals.  But in the end, you hire whoever the best applicant is that applied. And the one who can go out in the field for weeks, on every AFAM sUAS Mission.

Sometimes the hiring team already has specific person in mind so they write the job description and requirements list so that it precisely matches the skills of that individual, which then makes the hiring decision a slam-dunk.
Michael Moore, Maj, CAP
National Recruiting & Retention Manager