Mobility Air Forces Flight Planning Services (MAFPS) Support Specialist ($3k Sign-on Bonus)

in Scott AFB, IL

Mobility Air Forces Flight Planning Services (MAFPS) Support Specialist ($3k Sign-on Bonus) Job

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    Scott AFB, IL 62225, US

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Job Description How would you like to be part of an integrated, high performing team that contributes to the safety and security of our nation every day? At BAE Systems, you will have the opportunity to work with dedicated and skilled engineers and our customers to deploy and provide operational support of the applications that the USAF relies upon every day to fulfill its mission requirements to support our warfighters and protect our interests at home and abroad. With our robust offering of educational and career development opportunities, your chances to grow are limitless.

Successful candidates who are newly hired to BAE Systems are eligible to receive a sign on bonus of $3,000. Details of this sign on bonus will be provided in the offer letter.

BAE Systems is seeking a self-motivated and experienced candidate to support the Mobility Air Force Automated Flight Planning Services (MAFPS) program. MAFPS generates 4-D optimized flight plans that meet complex global airspace business rules to support the USAF’s Air Mobility Command’s 618th Air Operations Center (AOC) daily worldwide airspace operations. MAFPS is integrated in the US Air Force network and operates 24/7/365. This position is located at Scott AFB, IL, near St. Louis, MO.

The MAFPS Support Specialist acts in an application/subject matter support capacity for the Tanker Airlift Command Center (TACC) end users. Activities include, but are not limited to, performing help desk-like product support activities and providing assistance in the operational environment for the creation and management of flight plan requests using MAFPS tools and source data. The MAFPS Support Specialist will assist users with understanding the operation of the MAFPS applications, system logic, source data (e.g., aircraft flight performance, weather, navigation rules, altitude rules, special use airspace, air refueling, etc.) and procedures necessary to accomplish their flight planning tasks. The qualified candidate will also communicate with the factory development team to coordinate troubleshooting efforts as needed. Supported software includes MAFPS, Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS), Aeronautical Advisory (AA) Common Component (CC), and Weather (Wx) CC. The MAFPS Support Specialist will also provide assistance with MAFPS Flight Plan Request Editor, Web Map, Web Global Flight Planning (WebGFP) request editor and associated external applications. The qualified candidate will also assist users in the analysis and application of generated products to ensure AOC mission requirements are met.

Shift work, including weekends, is required to support AOC’s 24/7/365 operations. Shift premiums are applied to base pay for second and third shift work.

Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status.Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Knowledge of Civil and/or Military aviation principles for flight planning and navigation
  • Recent experience with DoD aviation publications including, but not limited to General Planning (GP), Area Planning (AP), and Flight Information Publications (FLIP). Additionally, familiarity with host nation Aeronautical Information Publications (AIP), and aeronautical products provided by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) including the Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File (DAFIF), International Boundary files, and digital maps and charts
  • Understanding of complex Information Technology systems and data management
  • Proactive self-starter with excellent communications and customer relations skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment within the customer’s operational facility
  • 5+ years' work experience in an operational support role
  • BS degree in a computer-related technical, engineering or aviation discipline or equivalent experience in a related technical field
  • This position requires the successful candidate have a Secret clearance. The criteria for obtaining and holding a clearance are driven by US government requirements. You must be a US citizen to obtain a security clearance

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Knowledge of US Air Force Air Mobility Command operations
  • Knowledge of systems integration methods, performance tuning methods, test and evaluation methods and procedures, IT security principles and methods, and project management principles and methods sufficient to plan and coordinate the installation of new products or equipment
  • Ability to relate all aspects of the work to overall system requirements, stay well informed on rapidly changing technology, to advise on the application of new technology and evaluate its possible impact on organization missions, to develop strategies to satisfy requirements, and to offer alternative approaches in operating systems development and/or problem resolution
  • Ability to log support activities in the government-directed trouble ticket system, e.g. Remedy, and Mission Planning Enterprise Deficiency Report (EDR) system, as appropriate
  • Familiarity with Cloud operational environments and technologies

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
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    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
    Military Leave +-

    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

G.I Jobs Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Mission Joining Forces Soldier for Life American Association of People with Disabilities

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