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USAF Fighter Squadron Scheduling Support - Tyndall AFB

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Job Type

Full Time/Direct Hire


Tyndall AFB; Panama City, FL

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Primary Skills

USAF Flight Scheduling Operations


BlueForce, Inc. is seeking to hire a Scheduling Support Technician to support the USAF Air Combat Command (ACC) and the Combat Air Forces (CAF) with Fighter Squadron Operations/Training support on Tyndall AFB, FL.

Scheduling Support is a challenging, dynamic process. Even after the schedule is printed, numerous changes are normally required because of aircraft mechanical problems, medical issues, flight evaluation requirements, expiring event currencies, deployments and student training continuity. Weather conditions and other factors beyond the control of the scheduler also limit flying opportunities. The scheduler needs to be able to adapt quickly to changing circumstances in a medium to high stress environment. 

  • Build long- and short-range shift schedules to ensure full coverage of all aircrew, instructor, evaluator, support personnel, and supervisor positions. Coordinate with senior squadron leadership on a daily and weekly basis
  • Keep track when crewmembers will be on leave, temporary duty, have scheduled medical appointments or other scheduling commitments. Contractor will deconflict crewmember schedules and work with flight leadership to ensure crews are available to meet assigned sortie taskings
  • Track daily flight/ground/academic training requirements and accomplishments to facilitate accurate flight scheduling as directed by the operations officer. To the maximum extent possible, schedule aircrew based on experience to mitigate Operational Risk Management (ORM). Updates will be reported to squadron and wing leadership
  • Facilitate last-minute schedule changes to ensure full coverage by working with the current mission commander/operations supervisor (or equivalent) and flight responsible for the shift that is not fully manned
  • Obtain aircraft and equipment availability data from maintenance (MX) and schedule crewmembers for training, exercises, simulators, and operations, as required
  • Publish/post scheduling data for unit long-/short-range ground/academic, flying, and simulator training event schedules on PEX, or other computer database systems
  • Comply with Ops Group and scheduling chiefs’ locally-developed guidance when building the schedule
  • Determine flight, ground, and simulator schedule requirements for upgrade, initial qualification, requalification, transition, currency, and continuation training based on syllabus requirements, student progression, weather, and daily equipment/training range availability
  • Perform daily updates of scheduling data to compensate for changing conditions and training completion rates
  • Coordinate with Operations Support Squadron (OSS) Plans department, outside agencies/exercise participants and higher headquarters, for example: RED FLAG, GREEN FLAG, Weapons School support, for reporting and to facilitate exercise and special event schedule coordination
  • Provide inputs to OSS Scheduling and update daily Supervisor of Flying (SOF) and Top 3 schedules
  • Correlate sortie length and airspace requirements with syllabus requirements
  • Attend Situational Meetings: 
      -Weekly special use airspace scheduling meeting for schedule coordination and deconflictions
      -Weekly planning/coordinating airspace restrictions meeting for schedule coordination and deconflictions
      -Monthly range scheduling meetings
  • Must be authorized to work in the US
  • Must have a valid US Secret security clearance
  • In the event of US Military service, must have an honorable discharge
  • Must have two (2) years of experience working as a fighter squadron flight scheduler
  • Must have two (2) years of experience working with Patriot Excalibur (PEX) or similar proprietary scheduling programs
  • Intermediate-level proficiency in the use/application of Microsoft Office products; Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint
The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

BlueForce employment is contingent upon individual’s providing legal proof of identity and satisfactory background check results.  Please note if applying for a position in the United States:  All applicants must furnish legal authorization to work in the United States within three (3) working days of time of hire. If a Government clearance is required, applicants will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
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