Do you want to turn your drone flying experience into a career with the US government? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is hiring specialists to manage flight plans and test equipment to ensure drones are flown safely.

Two full-time vacancies for “Airway Transportation Systems Specialists (UAS Operators)” are currently open at the FAA in Flight Program Operations, Aircraft Operations Directorate.

The specialized experience that the FAA is looking for includes drone pilot experience (both manual and autonomous aircraft qualify); familiarity with command and control (C2) systems; an understanding of the spatial coordinate systems, contours, and other map elements; as well as experience of working with geophysical instruments such as magnetometers, electromagnetic sensors, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), or other geophysical sensors.

Some of the duties that you can expect to perform at this job are:

  • Mapping out multi-dimensional spaces and…