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Operator - Space Surveillance

Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Date Posted: 05-16-2017
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Operates MMW, ALCOR, TRADEX and ALTAIR, four radar sensors using acquisition and track consoles for data collection.
  • Operator supports MMW/ALCOR data processing delivering finished data products.
  • Supports all RTS Space Surveillance Operations; the duties are performed in a real time environment and can be demanding; 24/7 shift work is required to support missions; this operator is required to fully qualify to provide a backup to the Assistant Operations Director level after nine (9) months of on the job training & experience in Space Surveillance Operations.
  • Operator supports RTS Range Missile Testing and other Range missions
  • Demonstrates initiative in on the job training while working on crew and helps train others as they progress.
  • Communicates daily with the military customer in a highly professional manner, with courtesy and respect.
  • Supports high priority Radar Operations involving new space launches, near earth and deep space satellite tracks, and maintains statistical & analytical data.
  • Operates UNIX and Linux PC computer systems and a dedicated communications Message Processing system.
  • Supports documentation of Operational Procedures, and updating for the Space Surveillance mission.
  • Pays attention to detail to ensure accuracy of analytical and statistical data.
  • Supports TDY travel for mission operations.
  • Maintains a valid U.S. passport; ensures passport expiration does not affect ability to travel on TDY as required.
  • Performs other related duties as needed and directed.
 JOB SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:
Required: 
  • Ability to work in a demanding, real time environment.
  • Willingness and ability to support real time mission operations and 24/7 shift work.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate radar consoles and computer equipment in military and/or civilian environment supporting Space Ops, Radar Ops, Air Traffic Control, and/or Satellite Control.
  • Ability to communicate with the military customer in a professional manner at all times.
 Desired: 
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma program tools and methodologies and/or Six Sigma Certification.
  • Advanced working knowledge and skills based on previous Space Operations and Radar Operations in a military/civilian environment.  
     
EXPERIENCE (Years):
Required: 
  • 2 years of work experience in one of the following: Space Operations, Radar Operations, Air Traffic Control, or Satellite Control in a Military or Civilian environment.  
     
Desired: 
  • 2 years of work experience supporting both Space Operations and Radar Operations in a Military or Civilian environment.
  • USAKA/RTS Space Surveillance experience.
  
EDUCATION:
Required: 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Formal military or civilian technical training with graduation in one of the following: Space Operations, Radar Operations, Air Traffic Control, or Satellite Control.
  • In lieu of formal military or civilian technical training graduation as stated above, an Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in a technical field and certification in Computer O&M, Networking or Databases may be considered.
 Desired: 
  • Associates or Bachelor's Degree in a technical field.
  • Certification in Computer O&M, Networking or Databases.
 
OTHER SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Common Access Card (CAC) required to perform job duties.
  • Active US DoD Secret clearance is required.
  • US Citizen is required.
  • Traveling to Kwajalein Atoll, you are required to have a valid passport in your possession prior to relocation.
  • You must maintain a current passport during your stay on Kwajalein Atoll.
 
 


 
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