Northern Plains UAS Test Site seeks candidates for roles to support safe drone operations

North Dakota’s Northern Plains UAS Test Site invites applicants for roles as Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) Operations Specialist; UAS Safety Manager; and UAS Standards & Policy Manager.

The UAS Operations Specialist position ensures the safe execution of, and provides operational oversight of, UAS flights performed under the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS). This position provides high quality customer service in the field to clients of the Test Site. The UAS Operations Specialist position will act as a liaison between the NPUASTS and affiliated research programs to ensure all operational requirements are included during the project development. Once a client is operational, this position will provide service, support, and oversight to the client’s flight operations and associated crews operating in the field.

The UAS Safety Manager ensures the safe execution of UAS, and provide operational oversight of UAS flights performed under the Test Site. The Safety Manager position will provide operational safety support, and management to NPUASTS client operations and affiliated research programs.

The UAS Standards & Policy Manager reports to the UAS Safety Director to support all Test Site Directors in the development of policy, processes, and procedures in alignment with standards and policy for safety assurance. This position will keep informed of the latest regulatory and policy trends for Unmanned Aircraft Systems to support NPUASTS clients and NPUASTS employees. The UAS Standards and Policy Manager will represent the NPUASTS in industry standards and policy groups through participation in person and virtually. Occasional travel will be required.

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