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     Date Submitted:05-07-2012
     Last Modified:28-08-2013 (07:53)
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     Current job:Mission Controller
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Operators
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    Summary

    OBJECTIVE: To use my prior experience in Computers and Satellites to find a new job.

     

    Experience

     

    Mission Controller, 09/2011 - Current

     

    Boecore

     

    • Accomplish mission and pre-pass planning, scheduling, orbit analysis and orbit product generation functions, as well as the required coordination to achieve contact success
    • Responsible for command and control of space vehicles, telemetry monitoring, and execution, and verification of products loaded to the space vehicle using the (AFSCN) Air Force Satellite Control Network
    • Report and document anomalous performance and interact with other team members to validate operational requirements performance
    • Participate in operational planning, training, and complete the space vehicle controller training and maintain certification.
    • Monitor system performance and control system elements by executing commands to change the system configuration in order to achieve mission objectives.
    • Conduct post-pass critiques with tracking stations and other real-time support work centers and participate in technical meetings.

     

    Security Officer, 03/2010 - 07/2011

     

    Chenega, DA Security

     

    • Job duties included protect the installation against danger of destruction, theft, damage, accident, trespass, sabotage and espionage and to enforce the security regulations.
    • Control access of vehicles and pedestrians; record visitor information & purpose of visit; issue installation access passes.
    • Adhere to force protection guidelines; conduct vehicle searches/inspections.
    • Confiscate unauthorized items and warn/detain suspicious persons.
    • Make instantaneous decisions regarding use of deadly force; operate Active Vehicle Barrier & alert officials of violations.
    • Conduct foot or vehicle patrol; conduct traffic stops for safety and security checks.
    • Report accidents/incidents to police; detain violators, identify witnesses and render first aid to the injured.
    • Assist police by rerouting traffic, crowd control, taking statements, etc.
    • Operate two-way communications equipment; maintain duty journal and prepare written reports.
    • Serve as a first responder in case of fire, accident, etc.

     

    AEGIS Supervisor, 09/2009 - 01/2010

     

    • As a supervisor I overlooked  a team of 11 CCA's (Customer Care Agents) whose primary job is to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of UHG products and services to better help our customers with any issues with their Part D prescription plans.
    • The tasks were various, they included daily attendance, coaching on job performance, corrective action, and also performance plans.
    • This was accomplished with the help of various systems in which to navigate from.

     

    02/2006 - 12/2008

     

    US Army, US Army Reserve

     

    • 25F: Network Support Operator Maintainer.
    • Primary job was to ensure that all communication was available to military customers.
    • Communication consisted of radio, phone and internet.
    • Job was done working in a switching shelter and by use of monitoring of a switch board, and also a working knowledge of switches and routers for the internet aspect.

     

    Product Specialist, 11/2004 - 03/2006

     

    Circuit City – Vestal, NY

     

    • Assist customers in purchasing various digital media.
    • Job required knowledge of many different types of electronics to better help customers in making the best choice for their needs.
    • Other duties include stocking of products and verifying tags are correct throughout my department.
    • Also involves opening registers and ringing out of customers, other times helping customers apply for credit.
    • Also worked in PC repair and did upgrades and installation of programs for customers.

     

    Machine Sales and Trainer, 8/2002 - 12/2003

     

    Endicott, NY

     

    • To diagnose and repair IBM Desktops and Laptops to be sent back out to the customers.
    • Steps would include: Verifying machines meet minimum requirements.
    • Diagnose and repair any necessary problems.
    • This involved knowledge in error codes and a thorough knowledge of the computer and understanding of how each component worked.
    • Also changed out faulty parts with known good parts.
    • Ran many tests which was used to report on many different components and system to verify machine was worthy of being sent back out to the customer.
    • Also trained incoming personnel for one week to get them certified to work on IBM machines.

     

    Package Handler/Courier, 11/1997 - 4/2000

     

    Federal Express – Spokane, Washington

     

    • Worked part-time as a package handler and a courier while attending school for an AAS Degree in PC Specialist.
    • Primary job was to sort packages to ensure they were put into correct areas to ensure customers got their packages on time every time.

     

    Space Systems Operator, 9/1994 - 8/1996

     

    1st SOPS SSO – Colorado Springs, Co

     

    • Commanded a Mission Control Team of three to control Defense Support Program (DSP) satellites valued in excess of $2.2 billion.
    • Coordinated and scheduled satellite contact activities with global tracking and communication agencies.
    • Monitored ground resources and directed emergency actions to restore mission critical equipment.
    • Optimized satellite payload and equipment performance and resolved on-orbit emergencies.
    • Provided combat essential missile warning information to US and allied forces worldwide.

     

    Orbital Analyst, 2/1994 - 9/1994

     

    1st CACS – Colorado Springs, Co

     

    • In charge of updating and posting element sets for over 200 active satellites.
    • Helped locate five lost satellites and inform the users of the satellites new positions.

     

    DSS/DSO, 10/1992 - 1/1994

     

    5th Space Warning Squadron – Woomera

     

    • Combat crew member of the Defense Support Program's overseas missile warning ground station .
    • First person to detect all missiles launched within the Eastern Hemisphere from Scuds in Iraq to ICBMs in Russia.
    • Provided missile warning to the US and Australia National Command Authorities and US commanders.
    • Monitored and controlled the processing of missile warning information to continuously optimize the probability of missile detection.
    • Additional duties as Unit Intelligence representative and alternate Equipment Custodian in charge of $46,000 in mission-essential equipment.

     

    9/1991 - 9/1992

     

    • Det 1, 6th Space Operations Squadron TDOE (TDO Evaluator) Spokane, Washington TDO Evaluator Integral member of a 6 person select team responsible for standardization and evaluation of all space operations supporting the DMSP Satellite Program valued at $325 million.
    • Established and maintained rating criteria to objectively measure and compare crew performance.
    • Developed mission procedures and coordinated their implementation.
    • Maintained evaluator and operational qualifications as a Satellite Tracking and Data Operator.
    • Performed all actions necessary for mission data retrieval and recording.

     

     

    Commanding Systems Operator, Tracking and Data Operator, 03/1988 - 08/1991

     

    5th Satellite Control Squadron – Spokane, Washington

     

    • Responsible for timely and accurate commanding of four DMSP (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program) satellites valued at $233 million dollars.
    • This position required extensive knowledge of the satellite and the recorders on the satellite.
    • Only crew member responsible for spacecraft acquisition and tracking using sophisticated data acquisition equipment.
    • Also responsible for retrieving, recording, transferring primary mission data from spacecraft to DOD user agencies.
    • Had to recognize equipment failure and perform essential contingency actions based on thorough knowledge of ground systems operations.
    • Communicated with user agencies up to 25 times per day for data delivery.

     

    Education and Training

     

    Spokane Falls Community College

     

    Various schools both through the Army and Air Force 38 Credit Hours towards a BS in IT

    Working on getting my CompTia A+, Network+ and Security+ Certifications. Should be accomplished by the end of July

     

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    • Security Clearance: TS/SSBI


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