Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corporation/Bowhead Family of Companies Remotely Piloted Aircraft Ground Control Station SME in Nellis AFB, Nevada

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Remotely Piloted Aircraft Ground Control Station SME

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Nellis AFB







Bowhead Logistics Solutions is looking for three (3) Remotely Piloted Aircraft Ground Control Station Subject Matter Experts to support the 556 Test and Evaluation Squadron and Det 4, 53 Test Management Group located at Nellis Air Force Base and Creech AFB,



a. Configure the GCS/preflight/thru-flight IAW Air Force Organizational Level Maintenance Standards/Perform Organizational level maintenance

b. Sign off GCS Red X’s/ Perform supervisory-level (blue suit 7-level equivalent) inspection of maintenance actions (sign off “Red Xs”) to determine proper corrections to grounding or safety-of-flight faults

c. In-process inspection for the GCS/Access Integrated MX Data System and Air Force technical order communication systems (i.e. Joint Tactical Data Integration [JTDI])

d. Support NRTS efforts for the GCS /Order parts through appropriate Air Force logistics systems (i.e. Not Reparable This Station [NRTS])/Pick up necessary parts from appropriate maintenance/supply unit (i.e. LRS)

e. Perform tower transmitter maintenance (this will require Team Bowhead personnel to climb 50-foot GCS Ground Data Terminal (GDT) towers. Safety course required. /Perform monthly maintenance on GCS GDT towers

f. Act as an aircraft avionics SME

g. Act as SME on all tests impacting MQ-9 aircraft avionics systems

h. The contractor shall prepare test scenarios and models, data collection and processing

procedures, operating procedures, flight cards, and operating checklists.

i. Provide drafting and support for test plans, Concept of Test Briefings (COTB), Operational Risk Management (ORM), Combined Readiness Reviews (CRR), Flight Readiness Reviews (FRR), Test Execution Brief (TEB,) test execution run cards, fielding recommendations,

data collection/analysis/archiving, report writing, tactics writing (bulletins and white papers), aircrew training and products, maintenance training and products, support to Software Configuration Control Boards (SCCB), and other requirements as requested

by the government. All products will be drafted in accordance with (IAW) requirements and timelines set forth in the 53rd Wing Test Team Handbook and the standard operating procedures of the 556 TES and DET 4.



a. Current or previous USAF 3Dxxx AFSC (or DoD equiv).

b. Current or previous USAF 2Axxx AFSC (or DoD equiv) with 5 years’ experience working with MQ-1/9 aircraft avionics equipment.

c. Previous military or civilian experience maintaining and operating MQ-1/9 RPA, GCS, SOC, or communication (data link, SATCOM) equipment

d. Security+ and Network Administration

e. 5 years experience working with MQ-1/9, GCS or Operations Cell (at least one person must have 5 years experience specifically with MQ-1/9 GCS, separate person must

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must currently possess and be able to maintain a security clearance at the TOP SECRET/SCI level. US Citizenship is a requirement for TOP SECRET/SCI clearance at this location.

Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background

history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant’s resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving

course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska

Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained

within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not

be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources

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UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively,

the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies

for government contracting.

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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access

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