Job Description

Kitty Hawk Technologies is a fast growing service and technology innovator that assists in delivering lean and effective solutions to our customers. We work alongside our Government Partners in developing innovative technology to support some of our nation’s most important defense initiatives.

Kitty Hawk employees work closely with our customers to develop solutions that support national engineering and security missions. The ideal candidate will support our team in providing program support to the Department of Defense (DoD). In addition to receiving a competitive salary and health benefits, the Staff Officer will join a motivated, supportive, talented, and technically accomplished team. Kitty Hawk Technologies also offers a flexible work environment and culture where contributions are recognized and rewarded.

Candidates must be results oriented and have the ability to work in a well-organized, logical and systematic manner. They will set clear objectives, monitor progress, take corrective action and control performance levels to maintain high internal customer satisfaction. They will also possess deep insight into customer requirements and will maintain the ability to ethically influence those requirements. They will have the ability to clearly define and clearly articulate compelling solutions and will require an ability to quickly assimilate and apply complex technical information.

The Staff Officer role requires candidates to have five (5) or more years of experience supporting Engineering Services.


Additional Requirements & Qualifications

– Five (5) years of experience in staff officer support as applied to Navy/Joint warfighting systems.
– Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, scientific, or related technical discipline.
– Active Top Secret (TS) clearance with eligibility for SCI or active TS/SCI is required – U.S. Citizenship is required.
– Ability to brief Flag Officers and Senior Executive Service (SES) personnel on program status.
– Ability to coordinate across functional areas within the program.
– Effective oral and written communication skills. Proficient with MS Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
– Understanding of Joint (OSD Level) Exercise development.
– Must be a quick learner who adapts easily to frequently changing requirements and thrives in an exciting environment.

Desired Skills

— Knowledge of Naval Surface Warfare programs and architectures
– Surface Navy operational experience
– Experience supporting joint force Field Training Exercises (FTX)
– Effectively contribute on teams developing rigorous analytic solutions
– Exercise independent judgment and work autonomously with minimal supervision
– Strong written and oral communication skills, the ability and willingness to multi-task, and capable of professionally addressing client questions and issues

Responsibilities in this position include, but are not limited to:

— Provides support directly to the Program Office as a Staff Officer.
– Assists and coordinates in all three major areas (Prototype Integration, Assessments, Operations) directly for the Program Office.
– Attends meetings and briefs Flag Officers and SES personnel as required on program status.
– Works with exercise planners to integrate prototypes into risk reduction, graduation, and joint exercise events (NE/VS).
– Required to understand the technical capabilities of prototypes and how they plan to support the joint force.
– Ability to work independently with minimal supervision/oversight in a team environment.

Work Posture

– Must be committed to working on-site at the Pentagon and Crystal City. Flexible work arrangement may be available as dictated by customer support requirements.


– Travel is required for this position and includes at least five plus weeks of CONUS/OCONUS support

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