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     Date Submitted:09-02-2013
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     Current job:Sr. Satellite Controller
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators, ,
     KeywordsSenior Satellite Controller with 10+ years experience in communications satellite command and control. Highly experienced in Microsoft Office products. Some computer programming, mainly with Visual Basic, creating tools for spacecraft analysts. Would like
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    SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS                                

    • DoD Secret Clearance renewed (2008), inactive since 2010
    • Bachelors in Game & Simulation Programming (3.86 GPA)
    • Associates in Air & Space Operations Technology
    • 10+ years’ experience as a Satellite Controller performing 24/7 satellite ops
    • 6 years experience as a supervisor/noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force
    • Experienced with Microsoft Office products, plus VBA/VB.NET/C#/C++ programming experience

      

    EXPERIENCE

    SES Engineering, Woodbine TT&C, Mount Airy, MD.

     

    SES

    Mar 08 – Present:  Senior Satellite Controller/GMV Hifly SOC Coach

    • Operate Spacecraft Buses – Lockheed Martin A2100; Alcatel SB4000, SB2000; Orbital Star2; Loral 1300
    • Monitor spacecraft telemetry, transmit commands as required and perform ranging operations
    • React to emergencies and make decisions within approved guidelines and procedures
    • Operate ground station independently and as a team with geographically separated controller seats
    • Maintain technical proficiency through continued training simulations and learning of new systems
    • Create and maintain operational video pages for SES SCORPIO ground system telemetry data
    • Train controllers on GMV Hifly ground system as platform Training Coach
    • Build and maintain tools for spacecraft analysts using Microsoft VBA programming in Excel

     

    Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD.

     

    Grove Resource Solutions Inc.

    Jan 07 – June 08:  Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) Mission Operations Specialist

    §  Provided direction to the real-time operations team, detect anomalies & invoke contingency procedures

    §  Performed State of Health operations

    §  Provided central Flight Operations point-of-contact to the Air Force for real-time operations

    §  Conduct objective and readiness reviews prior to each spacecraft contact and post-contact review

         

    United StatesAir Force, Schriever AFB

     

    6th Space Operations Squadron, U.S. Air Force Reserves

    Jan 07 – May 10:  Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Operator

    §  Certified DMSP ground system Operator

    §  Provided backup DMSP control for National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    §  Provided users with real-time weather data

     

    50th Operations Support Squadron

    Aug 05 – Dec 06: Instructor/Product Developer

    • Designed, developed, tested & implemented concept of operations for Task Based Training & Evaluation
    • Created training program for CCS-C satellite operations ground system
    • Selectively-manned to instruct DSCS III/CCS-C operators
    • Standardized operational instruction & evaluation materials IAW Instructional System Development directives

     

    3rd Space Operations Squadron

    Aug 04 – Dec 04: Command & Control System-Consolidated (CCS-C) Subject Matter Expert

    • Validated 100% mission capabilities of new $146m ground system (CCS-C)
    • Worked with Integral Systems Inc. (ISI) in identifying flaws with CCS-C’s ground operations portion
    • Trained 70+ mission ready ground operators as Subject Matter Experts on CCS-C 
    • Liaison to 17th Test Squadron during CCS-C’s certification process as an approved Air Force Weapon System

     

    Feb 02 – Dec 06: Satellite Systems Operator

    • Lead SSO responsible for coordinating shift contact schedule and overseeing six other SSO(s)
    • Controlled two constellations of 12 Defense Satellite Communication Systems (DSCS III) and seven North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO/SKYNET IV) spacecraft
    • Configured/detected/resolved ground system anomalies encountered during satellite operations
    • Accomplished all routine short-term planning functions and performed routine satellite post pass actions
    • Proficient with Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) and DCC (ground links to ARTS site), ESD (Electronic Schedule Display), and MCN (interface w/ARMY payload controllers) terminals
    • Identified/troubleshot/commanded payload, telemetry, tracking & commanding, electrical power distribution, attitude control, propulsion, and thermal subsystem anomalies on the DSCS III constellation
    • Conducted station-keeping maneuvers to move or maintain communication links with vital users

           

    EDUCATION & TRAINING                      

    • Bachelors in Game & Simulation Programming, DeVry University, 2012
    • Train the Trainer, Bay-O-Wolf Corp., 2011
    • Maneuver certified Orbital Star 2 Bus, 2011
    • Maneuver certified A2100 Bus, 2010
    • Associates in Air & Space Ops Technologies, Community College of the Air Force, 2007
    • Criminal Justice, Howard Community College, Columbia Maryland, (59 credits)
    • Microsoft Visual Basic.Net, DeVry University, 2007
    • MSX Trained (no certification for position), 2007
    • DSCS Familiarization Course, 2006
    • Advanced STK 7.1 Training, AGI, Colorado Springs, 2006
    • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Course, 2006
    • DSCS III Vehicle Operator Training, 2006
    • COMSEC Certified, 2006
    • Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Course, 2006
    • Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel and FrontPage Certifications, 2005
    • Instructional Product Developer Training, 2005
    • Instructor Certification Course, 2005
    • Command & Control Systems-Consolidated Subject Matter Expert Training, 2004
    • Airman Leadership School, 2002
    • DSCS III, NATO/SKYNET IV Satellite Operations Qualification Training, 2002
    • Satellite Command & Control Initial Qualification Training (IQT), Distinguished Graduate, 2002
    • Enlisted Space Prerequisite Training (ESPT), Distinguished Graduate, 2001
    • Air Force Trainer Course, 2000

         

    AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS                   

    • SES Dinner On Us Award, 2011
    • SES Dinner On Us Award, 2010
    • Air Force Commendation Medal, 2006
    • Air Force Achievement Medal (2 OLC), 2006
    • AF Recognition Ribbon, AFA “Best Space Operations Crew of the Year”, 2003
    • Rated “Highly Qualified” as Satellite Systems Operator, 2003
    • Joint Meritorious Unit Award, 2001
    • Superior Performance Award, 2001
    • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, 1999
    • Logistics Professional (Airman Cat), 1999

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