General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Department Specialist III in San Diego, California



General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Job Summary:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Department Specialist position in our Product Support Engineering group in Rancho Bernardo, CA.


  • Performs a variety of activities in support of functional areas such as finance, purchasing, or human resources or for one or more project/business/technical units.

  • Maintains, processes, reviews, compiles, and may analyze a variety of electronic and hard copy reports, records, statistics, timelines, tables, correspondence, and presentations, which may be sensitive and confidential in nature and which requires considerable use of tact and discretion in handling.

  • Performs configuration data management and tracking activities to support technical publication development, modification, and sustainment based on customer input, Company engineering, and vendor source data.

  • Utilizes IT-based tracking tools such as DevTrack, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Excel template applications, and other similar data sharing and process automation tools to complete data tracking tasks.

  • Updates publication change requests with changes driven by engineering hardware and vendor configuration modifications that affect fielded customer technical publications.

  • Handles a variety of engineering changes, software change requests, reports, configuration records, engineering drawings, and project data impacting customer technical publications.

  • Coordinates with technical writing staff on changes to technical manuals, job guides, checklists, illustrated parts breakdowns, wiring and schematic diagrams, system support manuals, and Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs).

  • Tracks project timelines and due dates based on customer need date for current and upcoming project deliverables.

  • Provides data and information to assist management personnel with coordination of technical publication process management.

  • Interacts with technical writers, internal and external customers. Performs limited technical writing tasks and document editing as assigned or required.

  • Provides database administration, backup, archiving, and coordination support.

  • Gathers, collects, records, tracks, verifies data and information from multiple sources. Compares and reconciles differences between multiple databases.

  • Performs formal electronic deliveries to customers utilizing secure transfer protocols.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.

  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

  • Additional duties as assigned or required.

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Travel Percentage Required:

0% - 25%


Full-Time Salary




San Diego

Clearance Required?:



Department Specialist

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent and four or more years experience in a field related to the specialized functional area or unit where assigned.

  • Must demonstrate considerable knowledge of assigned functional area principles, theories and concepts.

  • Must possess the ability to grasp new concepts quickly.

  • The ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Strong organization skills and the ability to establish priorities.

  • The ability to identify issues, solve and respond to routine problems or situations that require interpretation.

  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, interpret and explain moderately complex information as well as the ability to communicate and interface effectively with all levels of personnel, including management, customers and vendors.

  • Practical understanding of applicable policies and procedures as well as relevant regulations.

  • Considerable knowledge of computer operations and applications.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.