Mission Planner

U.S. Citizenship Required. This position requires a current TOP SECRET clearance. Candidate must be SAP and SCI program eligible.

This position is in-person.

Toyon is seeking an individual to perform aviation mission planning for a government customer. The analyst will:

  • Develop operational plans and supporting content (briefings, reports)
  • Utilize custom software tools to aid in creating operational plans
  • Conduct technical analysis and feasibility studies regarding the execution of mission plans
  • Provide other mission personnel with technical support regarding specialized software tools and planning processes used in plan development

Additional duties and responsibilities will include executing, and possibly designing, user testing of custom, mission-oriented software tools; working with software designers and developers to guide software updates and creation of new software applications; and authoring and clearly presenting briefings and analysis products or results to senior

customer leadership and end-users.


The ideal candidate will have some or all the following experience and skills:

  • Significant work experience in the following areas: operational mission planning; mission operations and (tactical) execution (minimum 5 years)
  • Working knowledge in the field of aviation, aerospace, nautical, and/or navigation applications – equipment, vehicles, tools / software, and/or analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Competent, working knowledge of mathematics to support planning and analysis efforts
  • Experience and ability with any or all of the following software applications: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access or other database software, Microsoft PowerPoint, graphics editing tools, document publishing tools, geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree
  • Military service experience is a plus


  • Competitive Industry Pay
  • 100% Employer-Paid Medical Insurance Premium
  • HSA with Employer Contributions
  • Dental and Vision Coverage Options
  • Company Funded 401(k) and Profit Sharing Plans
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Life and Disability Insurance  
  • Paid Parental Leave

The annual pay range for the Mission Planner position is $100,000 to $130,000.

The posted pay range values provide the candidate with guidance on annual base compensation for the position, at a full time level of effort, exclusive of overtime, bonus, and benefits-related compensation, over a range of qualifications that may fit hiring objectives. Toyon Research Corporation will consider the individual candidate’s education, work experience, applicable knowledge, skills and training, among other factors, when preparing an offer of employment. 

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All qualified applicants for the Mission Planner position will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.  

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