Title: Flight Planner
About Us RTL Networks, Inc. is a rapidly-growing company primarily focused on providing information technology (IT) support services and personnel to a variety of commercial and government customers for long term contracts. We are also a certified reseller of hardware and software products from a variety of vendors. By providing a wide array of professional services and products, we help our customers leverage technology and operate with total confidence in the predictability, security and reliability of their technology resources in order to meet business objectives. We also have an energy division which provides services and products in support of our customers power and substation needs.
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Seeking a self-motivated and experienced candidate to support the Mobility Air Forces 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 client software, 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, structured text, and graphical input. The qualified candidate will also assist users in the analysis and application of generated products to ensure AOC mission requirements are met. This support is critical to the AOC s smooth transition to MAFPS and uninterrupted planning of global airlift, air refueling, and aeromedical evacuation missions.
Required Skills and Education
Air Force Operations
Civil and 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
4 + 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
Preferred Skills and Education
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.
RTL Networks Offers a Competitive Total Compensation Package
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage (including spouse or domestic partner and children)
- Medical, dependent care, and transportation flexible spending accounts
- Company paid life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance
- Voluntary life and AD&D insurance and short and long-term disability
- 401(k) retirement plan with a company match
- Paid time off (vacation, sick, community service)
- A flexible work environment, as we recognize the need for work/life balance
- Paid holidays
Sound Interesting? Please apply for the position via our website, . Please note that the applicant selected for the position will be subject to a background.
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