Seeking Expressions of Interest for a Senior UAS Airworthiness Engineer

June 17, 2020

About the Role

We are seeking an autonomous individual, who is well-qualified and well-presented with a displayed history of initiative, strong Airworthiness Engineering experience and ethical conduct. The position will be located at Hurlburt Field, FL tasking from AFSOC/A3OU.

Job Description

This position will provide support to the government with the review, development, and implementation of USSOCOM and USAF Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) airworthiness policy and procedures. The specific duties include:

  • Developing Airworthiness Safety Releases (ASRs) in support of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certificates of Waiver or Authorization (COA) applications.
  • Providing subject matter expertise and briefings on SUAS capabilities, limitations.
  • Providing airworthiness documentation required to obtain FAA COAs.
  • Maintenance of the AFSOC Airworthiness Safety Release (ASR) program in support of UAS statements of airworthiness for Air Force UAS Groups 1, 2, & 3 systems. This includes reviewing the AFSOC Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) document, checklists for units requesting an ASR, and flow charts that support airworthiness evaluation reviews.
  • Preparing ASR memorandums for government review, approval, and signature then track (using automated process) all ASRs that are approved and signed by the government and prepare monthly ASRs status reports to the COR.
  • Assisting with facilitating USAF UAS cyber security exemptions, to include aiding units using the USAF UAS cyber exemption SharePoint site.
  • Assisting AFSOC/A3OU with informing AFSOC leadership on counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) efforts. Performance includes attending, coordinating, and conducting USAF/SOCOM C-UAS meetings, C-UAS testing/demo events, research and analysis, and providing/developing briefings associated with C-UAS efforts.

This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week.

Required Qualifications


Tertiary qualification in Engineering or Science (Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Aeronautical, Aerospace or similar). Education may be substituted with five (5) years or more of relevant experience.

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Minimum 10 years applicable and relevant aerospace / UAV airworthiness engineering experience.
  • Relevant work experience and in depth knowledge of:
    • MIL HDBK 516 – Airworthiness Certification Criteria;
    • MIL STD 882 – Standard Practice for System Safety;
    • Air Force Instruction 62-601, Developmental Engineering – USAF Airworthiness;
    • USAF SOC Airworthiness Safety Release Program.
    • Experience Authoring and Airworthiness policy and procedure.
    • Experience in small UAS (DoD Groups 1 – 3) risk analysis and mitigations is highly desired.

Employee Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Optical
  • Life Insurance
  • Simple IRA with matching
  • Employee benefits and support program
  • Flexible working environment
  • Opportunities for training, education and advancement
  • Four weeks Annual Leave, six days Sick Leave and 10 paid holidays per annum.

Integrity is one of PAC’s core values and as such, we are committed to a culture of inclusivity. PAC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where employment decisions are made on the basis of merit and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Due to the nature of this role we are only able to consider applicants for this position who are US citizens. Holding and maintaining a current a secret security clearance is a condition of employment in this role.

Unsolicited applications from employment agencies will not be considered.

Please email your resume to for consideration. This position is contingent upon contract award.


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