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     Date Submitted:01-03-2013
     Last Modified:06-06-2015 (07:32)
    Job information
     Current job:Systems Crew Chief
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems
     KeywordsSatellite Systems Operator Ground Systems Operator Systems Crew Chief Certified Instructor

    Citizenship: US

    TS/SCI clearance: Adjudicated (11/2013)


    Summary of Qualifications:


    ·      11 years operational, testing, and integration experience with on-orbit satellite systems

    ·      Satellite Systems Controller for Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) on-orbit satellite constellation in support of US Air Force Space Command

    ·      Former Line Instructor October 2008 to February 2014. Conducted line instructor and training duties for systems new hires for crew chief, ground and satellite operations.

    ·      Duel certified ground systems and satellite systems operator; execute daily activity schedule, routine, and emergency commanding for station keeping.

    ·      Supervised key crewmember communication during Launch & Early On-Orbit (L&EO) operations for SBIRS satellite constellation.

    ·      Satellite communications subject matter expert; Maintained US Army Tri-Band flyaway satellite system and ground station terminal.


    Summary of Experience

    11 years of expertise in satellite command control, active space surveillance, training, curriculum development, and military instruction.


    Work Experience

    GEO/HEO Satellite Systems Crew Chief                   06/2014-Present

    Information Technology Engineering Corporation (ITEC)    S: Michelle Zayatz

    6304 Spine Rd 

    Boulder, CO 80301

    - Leads Satellite System Operators (SSO), Ground System Operators (GSO), and Ground Systems Engineers (GSE) to perform satellite commanding and system configurations

    - Configures, manages, and monitors software, hardware and communication equipment in the Interim Test Center (ITC), dedicated Remote Ground Station (RGS) and Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) resources.

    - Coordinates/performs fault isolation and restoration of ground station communication segments

    - Directs all actions for real-time telemetry, tracking & control (TT&C) of the new GEO-1, GEO-2, HEO-3 satellites to ensure mission success.

    - Performs and directs fix actions for the satellite bus, payload, and ground system malfunctions during LEOT operations for both GEO satellites

    - Researches UNIX based operation systems to retrieve proper configuration files for daily satellite operations.



    Air Education and Training Command Instructor           05/2010-06/2014

    United States Air Force            S: Timothy Tichawa

    1524 E Nevada Ave

    Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437

    - Conducted initial skills training for the multi-national Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) course

    - Ensured training continuity with United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), Air and Education and Training Command (AETC), Air and Space Primary Command (ASPC), and 460 Space Wing

    - Maintained, operated, and developed electronic training materials for the SBIRS Integrated Training Suite.

    -  Evaluated graduates’ abilities to process and provide missile warning and state-of-health data to all coalition forces


    Satellite Systems Operator                      04/2005 – 05/2010

    United States Air Force             S: Edwin Medina

    1832 E. Crested Butte Ave

    Buckley AFB, CO 80017

    - Configured, monitored, and operated Defense Support Program (DSP) satellite constellation

    - Planned and analyzed satellite contacts, resolved emergency contingencies, and performed satellite command functions

    - Performed telemetry, tracking, and control functions for SBIRS constellation during daily station keeping events, command and control, and satellite contingency operations.

    - Predicted potential spacecraft subsystem and component failures

    - Developed crew procedures for satellite launch, early on-orbit operations, emergency recovery, end-of-life testing, satellite disposal, and state-of-health monitoring for DSP program.

    - Developed 100+ lesson plans, scripts and test materials, supporting satellite commanding and state-of-health operations


    Space Console Operator/System Crew Chief                  07/2003 – 04/2005

    United States Air Force             S: Gavin Iteen

    1206 Site C-6 Rd

    Eglin AFB, FL 32547


    - Performed satellite tracking and critical data collection for United States Strategic Commandspecified high-interest satellites as well asensures data is transmitted to higher headquarters sustaining each assigned mission

     - Responsible for detection, tracking, and reporting of metric observations of satellites both near and deep space, utilizing full capabilities of AN/FPS-85 phased array radar

    - Processed and provided space object identification and radar cross- section data to intelligence communities



    Pursuing Bachelors of Science in Technical Management, Computer Information Systems (CIS), Devry University (01/2016)


    06/09 Associate’s of Science in Aerospace Technology

    Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112


    06/10 Associate’s of Instructor of Military Science

    Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112



    Air and Education Training Command Fundamentals of ISD Course

    Air and Education Training Command Principles of ISD Course

    Air and Education Training Command Technical Writer Course

    Information Assurance

    Security Manager



    Proficient in Microsoft Office

    JPAS, OPM, e-Qip


    Operated UNIX and Linux PC computer systems


    Certificates or licenses

    ISD Certification


    Honors, Awards, and Special Accomplishments

    460 Operations Support Squadron Airman of the Quarter

    Air Force Space Command Crew Member Excellence Award

    Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service


    Other Information

    Active Department of Defense TS/SCI Security Clearance

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