Military Air Operations Planner

Full Time



    Job Description

    Job ID: 2300514

    Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, US

    Date Posted: 2023-03-22

    Category: Defense/Intel

    Subcategory: Military Operations

    Schedule: Full-time

    Shift: Day Job

    Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

    Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret

    Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret

    Potential for Remote Work: No


    SAIC is looking for an experienced Military Air Operations Planner (pilot, weapons officer, or flight officer) to provide realistic training as Air Operations Center (AOC), Combat Plans Division (CPD) planner during Fleet Synthetic Trainer (FST) events for Carrier Strike Groups and other Naval forces. This position is for someone who is passionate about tactical training and ensuring our Naval and Joint Forces are fully trained and ready for deployment. Place of performance is San Diego, CA, with occasional travel to Fleet Concentration Areas.

    • Work is in support of complex tactical war games and integrated fleet training.
    • Specific responsibilities include:
      • Operating as a white cell Air Operations Center (AOC) Combat Plans Division (CPD) during Distributed Training Exercises, to include coordinating with USAF, naval units and Strike Groups for required exercise air planning.
      • Responsible for producing exercise Master Air Attack Plans (MAAPs), Exercise Special Instructions (SPINS), and creating the overall Air Tasking Order (ATO) and Airspace Control Order (ACO) using Theater Battle Management Core Systems (TBMCS).
      • Provide classroom instruction on subjects ranging from TBMCS, to Weapon and Aircraft capabilities, limitations, employment considerations, Airspace descriptions, and Dynamic Targeting Fires processes.
      • Liaison with Navy and Joint centers of excellence to provide Subject Matter Expertise in support of the latest USN doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures for TACAIR employment


    • Bachelors and 10 or more years of military aviation experience
    • Thorough knowledge of U.S. military aircraft capabilities, limitations, systems, and tactical employment
    • Thorough understanding of employment, force planning, C2 and coordination requirements between aircraft, TACAIR components, warfare commanders, naval units, and joint components
    • Good understanding of US military weapons inventory, weapon to target pairing, and employment considerations
    • Strong understanding of how a USAF AOC executes an Air Tasking Cycle, with knowledge of the SPINS, MAAP, ACO, and ATO products.
    • Desirable if individual has Theater Battle Management Core System (TBMCS) or MAAPTK system experience. TBMCS is heavily used in this position
    • Experience briefing to audiences ranging from E-4 through O-6
    • Candidate must be a US Citizen
    • Minimum Interim Secret clearance required

    Target salary range: $100,001 - $125,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

    Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.