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     Date Submitted:19-01-2013
     Last Modified:25-09-2014 (09:34)
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     Current job:Senior Physical Science Technician -- Spacecraft Operations
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators
     KeywordsOver a decade of experience performing spacecraft command and control, telemetry analysis, launch and early orbit operations, troubleshooting, and anomaly response for American meteorology and communications satellite systems. Cleared for both secret and
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    Current Work Experience

     

    Senior Aerospace Engineering Technician (Secret Clearance)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    United States Department of Commerce

    Rotating 12 hour shifts, averaging 65 hours per week

    Suitland, MD            11/2004 to Present

     

    Work Summary
    •24 hour command and control for the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)
    •Transmit spacecraft commands and analyze telemetry to verify command functionality
    •Position spacecraft recorders for the playback of thermal and infrared mission data

    •Apply real-time data chasing tactics in response to anomalous data recovery situations
    •Load and dump command schedules to various spacecraft memories and subsystems
    •Apply space situational awareness to monitor spacecraft health, safety, and security
    •Troubleshoot and respond to on-orbit anomalies using approved command procedures
    •Communicate and coordinate with external civilian, contractor, and military agencies
    •Perform real-time mission planning and priority de-confliction with other satellite programs

    •Develop, test, train, and implement engineering command plans
    •Communicate skills and knowledge to train new crew members, and lead teammates
    •Perform crew administrative duties to include workload assignment and production oversight

     

    Accomplishments

    •Selected as Operations Director to Launch and Early Orbit team
    •Selected to lead operations team for demonstration project of new ground system
    •Selected as participant in annual Continuity of Operations deployment to alternate operations facility
     

     

    Supervisory Physical Science Technician—Detail (Secret Clearance)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    United States Department of Commerce

    Rotating 12 hour shifts, averaging 55 hours per week

    Suitland, MD            3/2014 to 6/2014

     

    Work Summary
    •Manage and Supervise 24/7 Satellite Operations Center consisting of five missions and 20 Technicians
    •Create, disseminate, and present daily and weekly operations briefings to managers and agencies
    •Schedule and maintain staffing levels for four crews encompassing 80 employees over five missions
    •Develop and publish Concept of Operations for Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution
    •Attend and conduct daily and weekly meetings for the various branches of the operations facility
    •Report daily and weekly mission status updates to internal managers and external agencies
    •Review and approve mission documentation for spacecraft and ground system procedures
    •Write and administer employee performance appraisals for midterm and end of year cycles
    •Advise, inform, and provide personnel of training opportunities and procedural changes
    •Supervise access to controlled assets including COMSEC material, restricted rooms, and classified safes
    •Review resumes, interview potential new employees, and advise on hiring selections

     

     

    Previous Work Experience

     

    Training and Evaluation Chief—DMSP Operations (Top Secret Clearance)

    6th Space Operations Squadron

    United States Air Force Reserve

    Weekend Air Force Reserve Duty

    Schriever Air Force Base, CO         9/2002 to 2/2008

     

    Work Summary

    •Perform crew training and evaluation for squadron of 35 military and civilian space operators

    •Create and maintain scripts, tests, and simulations for initial and recurring training program

    •Ensure spacecraft and ground procedures remain current, efficient, and relevant

    •Maintain evaluation records for squadron of 35 certified spacecraft controllers

     

    Accomplishments
    •Achieved Highly Qualified rating (HQ) on every crew evaluation
    •2 time winner of the Airman of the Quarter Award

    •1 time winner of the Airman of the Year Award

     

     

    Computer Operator (Secret Security Clearance)

    Lockheed Martin Information Technology

    Shift Work, averaging 40 hours per week

    Schriever Air Force Base, CO         1/2004 to 9/2004

     

    Work Summary

    •Maintain computer systems for various Department of Defense satellite program ground systems
    •Provide 24 hour mainframe equipment service during routine, maintenance, and emergency conditions
    •Execute data management functions to include data recovery, recall, compression, and storage
    •Maintain tape library of over 16000 DOD customer data products
     


     

    Lead Satellite System Operator (Secret Security Clearance)

    3rd Space Operations Squadron

    United States Air Force

    Rotating Shift Work averaging 48 hours per week

    Schriever Air Force Base, CO         1/2001 to 9/2002

     

    Work Summary

    •Command and control for DSCS III, NATO III, and SKYNET IV communication satellite constellations
    •Supervise, manage and lead a crew of up to 8 Satellite Systems Operators
    •Provide day-to-day state of health assessment, operational capability, and telemetry processing
    •Perform commanding plans for eclipse season, battery conditioning, and spacecraft maneuvers
    •Supervise, lead, manage, and maintain training and evaluation program for crew of 15 personnel
    •Develop and maintain mission operations procedures

     

    Accomplishments
    •Selected as participant in annual Continuity of Operations deployment to alternate operations facility
    •Achieved Highly Qualified rating (HQ) on every crew evaluation
    •Selected as participant in joint exercise between United States Air Force and British Royal Air Force



     

    Space Surveillance and Missile Warning Crew Chief (Secret Security Clearance)

    10th Space Warning Squadron

    United States Air Force

    Rotating Shift Work averaging 48 hours per week

    Cavalier Air Force Station, ND        3/1999 to 1/2001

     

    Work Summary

    •Operate, maintain and manage the Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System

    •Collect data on New Foreign Launches, Pre-Planned Launches, and Space Object Identification (SOI)

    •Process data for spacecraft break-up, de-orbit, and reentry assessment

    •Report data to NORAD surveillance, cataloging, and missile warning agencies

    •Support manned missions such as the Space Shuttle, as well as MIR and Intercontinental Space Stations

    •Support NORAD missile defense mission by collecting/reporting data on possible earth-impacting objects

    •Serve as squadron Intelligence Officer by reviewing, processing, and disseminating classified reports

    Accomplishments
    •Awarded Senior Airman Below the Zone (BTZ) after less than two years in the United States Air Force
    •Achieved Highly Qualified rating (HQ) on every crew evaluation
    •3 time winner of the Airman of the Quarter Award
     

     

    Education

     

    George Washington University
    Graduate School of Political Management

    Washington, DC
    Master's Degree 12/2014

    Major: Political Management
    GPA: 3.95

    •Courses include Research Methods, Management Fundamentals, Communication Strategy, Communication Elements, Ethics, and Issues Management and Crisis Communication, and a Capstone Program with a Practicum and Thesis

    •Selected for competitive Brussels residency with studies at the Headquarters for both NATO and the European Union, the European Parliament, and meetings with international CEO's and lobbyists

     

     

    American Military University

    Charles Town, WV
    Bachelor’s Degree 10/2012

    Major: Space Studies
    GPA: 3.97
    Honors: Cum Laude

    •Graduated with Cum Laude honors and made Dean's List every eligible semester

    •Courses include Orbital Mechanics, Human Space Flight, Space Policy, Space Transportation Systems, Satellite and Spacecraft Systems, Planetary and Space Exploration, and Space Station Systems and Operations

    •Studied under former NASA Astronaut Wendy Lawrence who flew on four space shuttle missions from 1995 to 2005

    •Accepted as an Honorary Member into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key International Honour Society, and Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society


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