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Posted on 2 months ago

Drone Pilot

Obsidian Solutions Group


Primary Location: Twentynine Palms, CA, US

Must be a U.S citizen

Security Clearance: Secret

Obsidian Solutions Group (OSG) is seeking a Drone Pilot to join the team!

The Drone Pilot will serve to support the staff of Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command (MAGTFTC), Tactical Training Exercise Control Group (TTECG), aka the ‘Coyotes’, and Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group (MCTOG) as required. Working with the Exercise Design and Control Staffs to develop a video support plan to enable the employment of the drone in the most effective (for capturing critical actions on the ground) and transparent (to the training audience) methods, while adhering to range and airspace safety regulations.

The MAGTF Training Command (MAGTFTC) mission is to Manage the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Program (MAGTFTP) and conduct service level Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) combined arms training to enhance the combat readiness of the operating forces and support the Marine Corps’ responsibilities to national security.

Key Accountabilities

  • Act as a Remote Pilot in Command (RPIC) for UAS up to 55 pounds. 
  • Prepare, preflight inspect and post flight service all UAS and related equipment required to complete events. 
  • Plan for optimal employment of the UAS in support of the desired collection efforts while not to interfere with the training audience.
  • Provide continuous video coverage of training event for up to four hours, which may require overlapping and simultaneous drone employment given standard drone battery life limitations.
  • Develop contingency plans in the event of drone malfunction.
  • Record key events during training event based on briefs and receive dynamic instructions via radio.
  • Anticipate and communicate drone operating limitations to the government client as required; should wind, lighting, or other environmental conditions preclude the use of drone support, inform all points of contact as soon as possible.
  • Download drone video footage to a computer for subsequent editing.
  • Support the creation of exercise support products, orders products, and assessment tools and products. and their ability to command and control operations.
  • Assist the MAGTF Training SMEs and MAGTFTC Exercise Control and Design Staff with creating inputs into order and scenario product development.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Current FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate OR DOD BUQ 1/2 certification 
  • A minimum of 100 hours of logged flight hours as a remote Pilot in command.

Desired skill

  • Experience with multiple UAS platforms and various levels of automation.
  • Able to operate a two way radio, know basic military and aviation terminology.
  • Knowledge of video codecs and types of removable media.
  • Familiarity with the EMS spectrum.
  • Valid US drivers license.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Physical ability to:
  • mount/dismount vehicles in a field environment
  • bivouac in field environment
  • climb/descend rocky mountainous terrain
  • perform job in hot desert environment 
  • ascend/descend multiple of flights of stairs in urban training environment
  • lift and carry up to 75 lbs over short distance (such as a loaded backpack)
  • Garrison work environment including but not limited to:
  • field/tactical environments
  • occasional extended working hours/overnight bivouac may be required during execution of Force on Force exercises.


  • Domestic travel may be required for training and program coordination.

Company Description

Obsidian Solutions Group LLC (OSG) is a fast-growing professional services firm based in Fredericksburg, VA. We create value for our customers by delivering technology-enabled & mission-oriented technical solutions that solve complex problems, protecting people, information, and assets. Our core capabilities are in providing Enterprise IT, Intelligence Analysis, Production & Development and Knowledge-Based Professional Services Solutions that enable the customer’s mission. Obsidian Solutions Group LLC is a veteran-owned small business.

A career at Obsidian Solutions Group means you are able to put your expertise, credentials, and talents to great use working with customers in the DOD and Intelligence Community, while enjoying the excitement of working in a fast-growing organization committed to making a difference for our customers and in our community. Contribute independently and collaboratively alongside our amazing team of doers and thinkers. Obsidian Solutions Group is small enough to offer a family atmosphere yet large enough to deliver a highly competitive compensation package. We hire and retain the best in the industry, offering exceptional benefits that protect the well-being of our employees, their spouses and domestic partners, and their families.

Our corporate philosophy is centered on hiring and retaining employees with the requisite skills, professional experience, personal commitment, and ethical standards necessary to foster a culture of operational excellence necessary to surpass our customer’s expectations.


The above information on this description 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 job.

Obsidian Solutions Group is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, protected veteran status, and any other non-merit factor, or any other characteristic protected by law.