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MQ-9 Pilot SME

Crew Training International
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
December 07, 2018



Education:Bachelor’s degree in aviation or a related field.

Training and Experience: Minimum of six (6) years Pilot experience in the MQ-1 or MQ-9 and qualified as an instructor.

Desired qualifications: Launch and Recovery qualification. Experience with USAF mishap investigation process and procedures.

General Skills: Possess excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills, handle multiple tasks, flexible in work assignments, and work with little to no supervision.

Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Security Clearance: Must currently possess a “Secret” security clearance.


•Be actively engaged in ongoing RPA activities and research efforts.

•Attend all applicable aviation safety related meetings.

•Provide RPA and other aviation system safety expertise for AFSEC staff, Safety Investigation Boards (SIB), and System Safety groups (SSG).

•Provide feedback for SIB narratives, findings, and recommendations to ensure quality reports IAW AFI 91-204 and AFMAN 91-223. Average approximately one per week.

•Provide input to the Memorandum of Final Evaluation process IAW AFI 91-204 and AFMAN 91-223.

•Recommend acceptance or rejection for mishap recommendation closure requests.

•Assist with research, data mining, and identifying possible mishap root causes for SIBs.

•Conduct research using Air Force Safety Automated System (AFSAS) historical data for SIBs and all levels of USAF leadership.

•Compare RPA mishap rates an d causes with outside agencies (e.g. Navy and Army) to identify common trends.

•Assist with analysis and identification of RPA and other aviation mishap trends, development of safety data products and reports for AFSEC, and senior USAF leaders.

•Respond to RPA and other aviation safety short-notice/time critical taskers, safety briefings, and presentations for AFSEC staff and higher headquarters.

•Recommend RPA and sUAS specific guidance for safety instructions.

•Recommend acceptance or rejection for mishap recommendation closure requests.

•Support safe expansion of RPA and sUAS operations for major commands, combatant commands, and other units.

•Contribute and assist in the development of system safety test plans.

•Recommend solutions for gaps, limitations, or deficiencies discovered during aviation safety investigations and system safety analysis.

•Perform other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.