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     Date Submitted:14-10-2012
     Last Modified:17-12-2012 (01:38)
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     Current job:Lab Operator VI
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:
     KeywordsComputer Systems, Lab Work, Aerodynamics, Astrodynamics, Propulsion Systems, Windows, Linux, Open VMS, Aeronautics
    CV

    Work Experience:

    Jacobs Naval Systems Group/ New Directions Technologies, Inc:  04-2010 to Present; Lab Operator VI; NAWS China Lake; Operated and Maintained Simulation System Labs for FA-18/EA-18G Aircraft Advanced Weapons Laboratory.  Provide computer operations support for the configuration, integration, administration and operation of the simulation computer systems and general purpose computing systems.  These systems include Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) VAX and AXP Alpha Computer Systems, Hewlett Packard, PC Computer Systems.  This position also provides computer operations and system administration including system configuration, system account maintenance, system status monitoring, system security intrusion monitoring, system security authorization agreements, operating system security, user access security, and data management security.  Required also to provide support to the System Security Authorization Agreement (SSAA), this includes the assurance of all WSSF file and web servers are fully operational and accessible and current with the security procedure.  Perform data backup, archival and retrieval; provide computer systems and printer utilization reports electronically.  Provide computer systems hardware and data inventory reports.  Worked with aircraft avionic systems, radar systems and weapon systems. 

     

    TEK Systems:  09-2009 to 04-2010; 50 hours per week; NMCI Administrator/ CSR; NAWS China Lake;  Worked as a field technician/ Tier 2 Systems Administrator for the NMCI project, familiar with Remedy and Guardian Edge, installed software, setup up and verified computers for non secured and secured network.  Repaired hardware issues for desktop computers, laptop computers, client printers, network printers, scanners.  Troubleshot problems with network, and all computers and related equipment on network. 

     

    Department of Defense:  09-2008 to 05-2009; 50 hours per week; Police Officer; GS-05; Camp Pendleton; Human Resources Work Confirmation Number 1-800-996-7566.  Performed various tasks necessary to maintain security of personnel and property at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.  Graduated from Police Academy that was conducted by Homeland Security Solutions Inc. on 5 Jan 2009.  Certifications in CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens and Field Sobriety Testing.  Maintained traffic control, investigation of crime scenes and accidents.  Provided first responders medical aid.  Utilized Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Federal Law, Uniform Code of Military Justice, California Penal Code and California Vehicle Code in order to perform my duties.  Conducted Search and Seizures, building and area Searches and vehicle searches.  Conducted gate control and control point procedures.  Provided terrorism awareness, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, high yield explosive hazmat response.  Conducted riot control techniques and drug identification.  Conducted  interviews and interrogations. 

     

    U.S. Marine Corps:  06-2005 to 05-2006 and 12-2006 to 12-2007; Security / Team Leader;  80 hours per week; Temporary Employee; Iraq, Africa.  Performed various tasks in order to Detect, Deter and Defend from all hostile and criminal intentions to installation, personnel, U.S. Embassy, Ship Port, Airport and local countries.  Conducted armed Security patrols on foot as well as in vehicles.  Maintained access control for vehicle and personnel.  Carried out duties as designated marksmen, Gate Sentry, Non Commissioned Officer in charge and Team Leader.  Consulted with local law enforcement to increase awareness of crime patterns and assist in investigations.  Conducted joint operations with local law enforcement and military forces  in order to enhance security in local area.  Trained local military forces personnel.  Trained colleagues to present security plans using professional presentation skills.  Managed communications.  Supervised and monitored activities of up to 13 Marines, providing direction and control necessary  for smooth and consistent work flow and continued readiness to ensure safety and protection of more than 5000 residents.  Assumed responsibility for security and appropriate use of equipment of combined value in excess of $1 Billion Dollars. 

     

    U.S. Marine Corps:  02-2004 to 03/2010; Unit Level Circuit Switch Operator Maintainer;  50 hours or less per week;  E-4/Corporal; Last Promoted on 07-2008; Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Iraq; Staff Sergeant Russell, 951-454-5945; may contact supervisor.  Responsible for the operation and maintenance of all telecommunication equipment.  Assumed the responsibility of the handling and the maintenance of classified materials.  Maintained communications network for multinational project.  Supervised communication project.  Instructed, supervised and evaluated the performance of project personnel.  Responsible for classified equipment valued in excess of $1 Million.  Proven ability to communicate effectively in diverse environment.  Cross trained and experience in setting up, operation and maintenance of complex radio, multi channel Radio, telephone, data and satellite communications equipment. 

     

    American West Appraisal Services:  06-2000 to 12-2003; Senior IT Manager; 40+ hrs per week; 6185 Magnolia Ave PMB 157, Riverside, CA 92506; Miss Victoria(Tami) Ellis, (951) 352-4870; may contact supervisor.  I am still also currently being called in to do contract work for this employer to work on their computer systems and network.  Responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of computer network, computers, servers, printers and all related equipment.  Developed network plan and IT security plan.  Installed, maintained and updated software. Instructed Employees on use of equipment and software.  Utilized Microsoft Operating systems such as Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows ME, Windows 2000 Pro, Server and Advanced Server, Windows 98 and DOS.  Microsoft Office such as word, excel, power point, outlook, front page etc.  Cisco Networking and switching.  Detected and disposed of all viruses, Trojans, worms and all other weaknesses in system’s security.  Team supervisor.  Setup, installed and maintained all networks, routers, switches and hubs as well as managed internet protocols, TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP and a bit with POP3 and FTP. 

     

    Education:

    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; AS/BS Program in Aeronautics,

    Minors in Aviation Safety, Security & Intelligence; GPA 3.3; 148 of 120 Credits, Completed 2012

     

    Marine Corps Institute, San Diego, CA; Military Leadership, Counseling for Marines; 2007

     

    La Sierra High School, Riverside, CA; Diploma; 2003

     

    Professional Certifications:

    Aviation Safety Certification, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Completed 2012

     

    Security/Intelligence Certification, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Completed 2012

     

    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft, Completed 2011

     

    Microsoft Windows 7 Certified, Microsoft, Completed 2011

     

    Security+ Certification, CompTIA, Completed 2010

     

    Professional Training/Education:

    Advanced Leaders Training Course; U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Lejune, NC, 2005

     

    A+ Certification Course; Regional Occupational Program, Riverside, CA; 2002

     

    Cisco Networking Certification Course; Regional Occupational Program, Riverside, CA; 2002

     

    Digital Graphics Designing Certification Course; Regional Occupational Program, Riverside, CA; 2002

     

    U.S. Military Service Information:

    Reserve Duty: 10/2004 to 04/2010- U.S. Marine Corps

    Active Duty: 12/2006 to 12/2007- U.S. Marine Corps

    Active Duty: 06/2005 to 06/2006-U.S. Marine Corps

    Active Duty: 02/2004 to 10/2004- U.S. Marine Corps

     

    Campaign Badges and/or Expeditionary medals received:  Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, (2) Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal

    Honorable Discharge

    Percentage of service connected disability 20%

    Date of last Veterans Administration Letter: 04/28/2008


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