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CACI International RPV Pilot in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

RPV Pilot

Job Category: Intelligence

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: Secret

Employee Type: Regular-Rotational Traveler

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 50%

Type of Travel: Continental US

Job Description

CACI is seeking a deployable UAS Pilot who will be responsible for performing operational responsibilities for COTS UAS fixed-wing and rotary platforms and supporting systems to gather intelligence for mission planning, mission sensor/payload operations, launching, remotely piloting, and recovering remote piloted ground and air vehicle systems. The UAS Pilot will be available and willing to deploy to the CENTCOM AOR for up to 6-12 months at a time rotating with other deployers.

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Responsible for the acquisition, fabrication, modification, programming, and maintenance of multi-rotor and fixed-wing COTS UAS platforms for training and test events.

  • Launches and recovers the air vehicle, performs pre-flight, in flight, and post flight checks.

  • Ability to travel CONUS and OCONUS (to possible conflict areas) on short notice in order to disseminate relevant threat information.

  • Assist with vulnerability site assessments to inform analyst team about possible use of UAS.

  • Coordinate with national and international intelligence agencies to develop data sharing capability, trend analysis and procedures.

  • Plan, coordinate and act as safety officer for flight operations during training and test events.

  • Provide comprehensive technical red-team analysis.

  • Perform all functional duties independently

  • Work and live in a small team environment.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Active Secret security clearance with ability to obtain a TS/SCI security clearance.

  • Experience instructing large groups of low and high ranking personnel in a military environment.

  • BA/BS with 0-3yrs experience; or AA/AS and 4 years of experience; or HS/GED and 6 years of experience.

  • Experience with COTS multi-rotor and fixed-wing aircraft, to include hobbyist UAS experience

  • Demonstrate experience in pre-deployment training and knowledge exchange supporting field training exercises (FTX), Validation Exercises (VALEX), and other technical exchange events.

  • Must be able to obtain a Certified FAA UAS Pilot License.

  • Must be able to successfully complete CRC and deploy to CENTCOM theater.

  • Must be able to obtain an Amateur Radio Technician License.

  • Experience with all RPV (land, air, and sea) and ability to design/fabricate with limited instructions or pre-built kits.

  • Ability to research emerging RPV technologies, describe their advantages, and the impact to DoD capabilities.

  • Knowledge of the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP).

  • Ability to take technical RPV knowledge and inform/instruct others about the technology, capabilities and limitations, and impacts to DoD capabilities.

  • Proficient in utilizing standard MS Office computer applications and intelligence related automation to support analytical efforts and product development.

  • Define and carry out scenarios (in test events or training events) in which RPV technology can be utilized.

  • Ability to understanding and interpret customer requirements in order to influence correct use of the RPV technology at technical exchange events or test events.

  • Ability to perform independently while in other locations and interacting with other organizations and military units.

  • Ability to communicate and function effectively in a team environment.

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 60 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview:

CACI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.

Pay Range : There are a host of factors that can influence final salary including, but not limited to, geographic location, Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant prior work experience, specific skills and competencies, education, and certifications. Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives. We offer competitive compensation, benefits and learning and development opportunities. Our broad and competitive mix of benefits options is designed to support and protect employees and their families. At CACI, you will receive comprehensive benefits such as; healthcare, wellness, financial, retirement, family support, continuing education, and time off benefits. Learn more here (

The proposed salary range for this position is:

$68,400 - 143,700 USD