RPA Pilot II / Deployment Pool (K), LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES


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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

RPA Pilot II / Deployment Pool (K)
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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RPA Pilot II / Deployment Pool (K)


Employee will be part of the Deployment Pool and will be required to support deployments to various CONUS/OCONUS locations, as required. This position will require the member to be flexible in the support of assigned deployment/work schedules. Under general supervision, this position is responsible for coordinating RPA ground and flight operations including mission planning; execution; briefing and debriefing; aircrew resource management coordination; and compliance with ground and flight safety directives and procedures.

Position reports to the Aircrew Manager or Program Manager. 



Remotely pilot vehicle to determine compliance with specification and operational suitability during launch-and-recovery flight operations through specifically prescribed maneuvers. 

Coordinate and actively participate in RPA ground and flight operations efforts including mission planning, execution, briefing, debriefing, aircrew resource management, and safety. 

Define, plan, organize, and execute flight plans and schedules. 

Review maintenance logs, weather reports, and forecasts. 

Use various manuals such as the Airplane Flight Manuals, Flight Crew Operating Manual, and other documents and reports to ascertain factors such as aircraft weight and balance, fuel supply, route, schedule, and mechanical reliability. 

Ensures compliance with service guidance, company policy and procedures, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. 

Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. 

Maintain a DoD Security Clearance. 

Maintain ability to travel on CONUS and OCONUS assignments. 

Perform other duties as assigned or required. 

Minimum Requirements:

Currently qualified as an MQ-9 Launch-and-Recovery Pilot as documented on an AF Form 8, or equivalent 

Have completed at least one of the following: 

Prior DoD pilot training, specifically the USAF’s Undergraduate Pilot Training, or USA, USN, USMC, or USCG equivalent fixed wing training programs, 

USAF’s Undergraduate Remotely Piloted Aircraft Training (URT), or equivalent, or 

FAA certificate/rating (one of the following): 

Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Airplane Category Rating and Instrument-Airplane Rating, or 

Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with an Airplane Category Rating 

Have a minimum of 5 years of “recent” experience piloting an MQ-1/9 RPA 

If current or previous MQ-1/9 Launch-and-Recovery Instructor Pilot, may substitute for 1 year of experience. 

If current or previous Formal Training Unit MQ-1/9 Launch-and-Recovery Instructor Pilot, may substitute for 2 years of experience. 

May substitute 100 hours of Launch-and-Recovery Pilot Flight Time for one year of experience (maximum 2 years). 

May substitute 1,000 hours of Pilot Flight Time for one year of experience (maximum 2 years). 

Possess a current (within the last year) FAA Class I, FAA Class II, or DD Form 2992 medical certification. 

Meet Air Combat Command’s (ACC) requirement to be considered experienced in Launch-and-Recovery operations.  

Possess a bachelor’s degree, or education/formal training equivalent to the completion of a four-year technical degree or trade school equivalency. Equivalent professional or military experience in RPA or aviation may be substituted in lieu of education. 

Demonstrate a basic understanding of RPA and FAA principles, theories, and concepts 

Familiar with AFMAN 11-202 Vols 1, 2, & 3; AFMAN 11-2MQ-9 Vols 1, 2, & 3; ACC Ready Aircrew Program 

Able to work both independently and in a team environment  

Able to work extended hours in austere conditions 

Good analytical, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills to accurately interface with all levels of employees, military and civilian customers, contractors, and aircrew 

Basic knowledge of computer operations and applications 

Able to pass Pre/Post Deployment Medical and Dental Examinations 

Able to travel on CONUS and OCONUS assignments 

Able to lift, carry and/or wear Military Issued Equipment in excess of 50 pounds for extended periods 

Able to speak, read, write, and understand English 

Able to provide proof of U.S. citizenship upon hire 

Submit updated SF-86 within 30 days of hire start date 

Have current DoD Secret Security Clearance and be able to maintain a DoD security clearance commensurate with the assigned duties during employment 

Possess current/active state-issued driver’s license 

Possess a U.S. Passport valid for a minimum of one year 

Must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated with booster.  Accommodations may be available under limited circumstances. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Current/Former MQ-9 Launch-and-Recovery Instructor Pilot (highly desired) 

Possess a U.S. Passport valid for a minimum of two years with at least two facing pairs (four total) of blank Visa pages 

FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and Instrument Instructor (CFII) ratings 

RPA operations & deployment experience 

Prior experience with RPA aircrew training or scheduling 

Prior experience as a Defense Contractor  

Master’s degree in a relevant career field 


Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


Security Clearance Required: Yes

Amentum / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBAMN 51115 2023.02.10

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