This requisition is for a position which may be assigned as a Space Vehicle Controller (SVC) or Mission Planner. An active TS/SCI or SSBI is required and must be clearly identified on the candidate resume. SVC will be responsible for command and control of space vehicles (SV), telemetry monitoring, and execution and verification of products loaded to the SV. Primary responsibilities will include ensuring integrity of the ground system and command path in support of the mission. The SVC will use MS-Windows or UNIX based computers for the development of the operational plan and analysis of data collected in support of planning future contacts or anomaly resolution. The SVC will be responsible for coordination with management and peers to ensure the integrity of high quality operational products, including procedures, tools, detailed event logging, and system configuration. This position will be required to analyze technical data, verify and sustain specific systems configuration in accordance with defined constraints and operational requirements. The SVC will monitor system performance and control system elements by executing commands to change the system configuration in order to achieve mission objectives. Mission Planner will be responsible for developing, integrating and verifying a conflict free resource schedule on a large scale satellite program. This plan serves as the basis of daily communications and special applications testing. The position requires interactive responses to complex operational and engineering software as well as real time analysis of test results to obtain desired outcome. Internal and external segment coordination is required to generate recurring, unique and special test activities. The position is also responsible for the initiation of timely contingency planning activities as a result of system problems or abnormal circumstances. This position may support future system testing and integration requirements. This position requires working a variety of fluctuating schedules (24x7). The candidate must be willing to work rotating shifts which include working days, nights, weekends and/or holidays. This position requires the successful completion of a certification program. Candidate will be provided specialized training in order to learn the necessary skills related to ground and SV configuration management allowing them to obtain the necessary certifications required for this position. The certification requires a combination of self-study, in-class training and on-the-job (OJT) training. Since training prior to certification may last up to 5 months in some positions on some of the missions, the individual must be willing to stay in the initial position for a minimum of 18-months due to the nature of the cost and limited availability of funding for training. If no vacancy exists at the completion of training, individual would continue training in other positions on same or different missions until a vacancy opens. Works under general supervision.
[ + ] Communication
Makes an effort to clarify purpose and importance; stresses major points; follows a logical sequence. Tries to keep the audience engaged through use of techniques such as analogies, illustrations, humor, an appealing style, body language, and voice inflection. With guidance from others frames messages in line with audience experience, background, and expectations; tries to use terms, examples, and analogies that are meaningful to the audience. Occasionally seeks input from audience; checks understanding; tries to present message in different ways to enhance understanding. Uses syntax, pace, volume, diction, and mechanics appropriate to the media being used. Interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; at times requires guidance from others on how to respond.
[ + ] Initiating Action
Seeks advice from direct supervisor when confronted with a non-routine problem or when made aware of a situation in own work area. Occasionally assists in implementing new ideas or potential solutions without prompting; does not wait for others to take action or to request action. Volunteers to take action that goes beyond job requirements in order to achieve work group objectives.
[ + ] Innovation
Seeks alternative ways to view or define problems. Tries to combine ideas in unique ways or makes connections between disparate ideas; explores different lines of thought; views situations from multiple perspectives; participates in brainstorming approaches/solutions. Focuses on areas for innovation and suggests solutions that address meaningful issues in own work area.
[ + ] Managing Work
Has a general sense of more critical and less critical activities and tasks within own work group; adjusts priorities when appropriate. Tries to ensure that required equipment and/or materials are in appropriate locations so that own and others' work can be done effectively. Allocates own time to complete work; tries to coordinate own and others' schedules to avoid conflicts. Has a general understanding of available resources (individuals, processes, departments, and tools) to complete work efficiently. Generally uses time effectively and usually prevents irrelevant issues or distractions from interfering with work completion.
[ + ] Systems Thinking
Gains understanding of job tasks and processes and how they contribute to meeting work group objective(s). Identifies non-value-adding tasks and alerts more experienced employees for possible improvements. Participates in changes to job/role structures and processes as directed by supervisor.
[ + ] Analytical Skills
Basic - Skill and ability to: collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze data; summarize findings; develop conclusions and recommendations from appropriate data sources.
Preferred - Skill and ability to: collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze data; summarize findings; develop conclusions and recommendations from appropriate data sources at the work group level.
Basic Qualifications For Consideration
Do you meet the criteria described in the 'Typical Education / Experience' section of this requisition?
Are you willing to support a 24x7 revolving shift schedule including nights, weekends and/or holidays?
Do you have a current/active Top Secret (TS) security clearance or a current Single-Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)? (Note: If you held a security clearance within the last two years, your clearance is considered current/active).
Level 1 - Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.
Level 2 - Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's and 2 or more years' experience or a Master's degree with experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.
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