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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:14-03-2013
     Last Modified:14-03-2013 (03:12)
    Job information
     Current job:Satellite Operations Specialist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Operators, ,
     KeywordsOS Comet, MS OFFICE, Mission Planning, RF, MUOS Launch, UFO, FLTSAT, Scheduling, Vehicle Commanding, Ground Systems, Link Troubleshooting
    CV

    Objective

    Seeking a position as a Physical Science Technician, where I may apply my extensive satellite communications and mission operations experience, and where I can acquire new technical skills. I am willing to relocate for this position. I am willing and able to upgrade to a higher level clearance if required.

    Education

    Ventura County Community College – Ventura, CA

    Aug. 2009 - May 2011

    Completed 15 credit hours

    4.0 GPA

     

    U.S. Army SATCOM School - Ft. Gordon, GA

    Oct. 2001 - Sept. 2002

    Completed the 42 week Satellite Communications Operator/Maintainer course. Trained on both tactical and strategic SATCOM terminals. 

    St. Joseph’s College of Maine

    Aug. 1999 – May 2000

    Completed 18 credit hours

     

    Computer Proficiency

    Software:  UNIX, OS Comet, Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

     

    Professional Experience

    Rome Research Corporation – NAS Point Mugu, CA

    Satellite Controller Specialist

    September 2008 – Present

    • Currently maintains a secret clearance.
    • Completed the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC) review board for Satellite Controller certification.
    • Responsible for understanding all Space/Ground links, Ground Station equipment, Data transport systems, and ground software. Identifies problems, and determines the best applicable course of action for troubleshooting affected systems.
    • Performs real time commanding, telemetry monitoring, and console operations for NAVSOC, for the UHF Follow-On (UFO), Fleet Satellite (FLTSAT), and Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) geosynchronous satellite constellations.
    • Performed real time commanding, telemetry monitoring, and ground resource allocation for the GEOSAT Follow-On (GFO) and Navy Ionosphere Monitoring Satellite (NIMS) low-Earth orbiting satellites, prior to their decommissioning.
    • Reacts to spacecraft anomalies, and telemetry limit violations. Notifies engineering department staff of spacecraft status changes. Notifies external agencies when anomalous conditions affect the customer.
    • Executes real-time operations and scheduling processes for satellite contacts. These include de-confliction, 24 hour contact scheduling, 10 hour scheduling, support site or time changes made within the contact phase of operations.
    • Interfaces with Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) network schedulers on a daily basis. Ensures that all requested satellite supports are properly scheduled and modified as required.
    • Provides support through troubleshooting local and remote ground systems issues. Identifies remote site hardware malfunctions via software processes. Recalls remote site personnel to restore service when required.
    • Assembles daily performance assessment reports, and presents results at daily operations briefings.
    • Performs weekly cryptographic updates, and cryptographic loads using various fill devices.
    • Performs as the lead Mission Planner for NAVSOC. Plans all satellite contacts in accordance with Support Requirements Documents, and engineering requests. Assigns all contacts to specific NAVSOC and AFSCN ground system resources. Distributes the completed schedule to Network Schedulers, and NAVSOC personnel. This has resulted in no missed satellite contacts during the planning phase of operations.
    • Schedules routine and emergency downtimes for ground segment equipment maintenance and repair.
    • Processes special requests for satellite vehicle commanding and monitoring by customers.
    • Creates standard operating procedures, checklist procedures, and implements training for future NAVSOC Satellite Controllers and Mission Planners, resulting in standardized training and operating procedures for my organization.
    • Supports ground system software and hardware upgrades by participating in testing and evaluation procedures. Works with engineering personnel to develop test plans, and coordinate scheduled system outages to support testing and validation of equipment.
    • Conducts training and certification of new Satellite Operations employees.
    • Conducted scheduling functions for launch and early orbit operations on the new Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite.
    • Opens trouble tickets for circuit outages. Informs the customer of service interruptions and provides alternative methods of communication to accomplish critical mission functions.

    EC III – U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, AZ

    Electronics Technician

    July 2007 – September 2008

    • Maintained a Secret security clearance, with no security violations.
    • Provided field support for equipment testing.
    • Directly responsible for ensuring correct operation of electronic devices, and data recording devices.
    • Monitored, recorded, and analyzed various test data to ensure the validity of daily testing results.
    • Provided field repairs to electronic equipment, resulting in minimized testing time outages.
    • Responsible for training new employees on how to properly perform job functions during testing and evaluation.
    • Responsible for writing detailed reports to the department manager on the deployment, storage, and parts listings of newly fielded antenna systems.
    • Used a spectrum analyzer to find exact frequencies and power levels of electronic devices to determine that they met testing specifications.
    • Maintained a computerized log book detailing all events of importance and corresponding times, including outages, repairs, and troubleshooting.
    • Proficient at cable repairs, and soldering.
    • Used various workshop tools, to include drill presses, band saws, grinding wheels, and palm grinders to fabricate equipment boxes and brackets.

    U.S. Army – Ft. Bragg, NC

    Satellite Communications System Technician

    Aug. 2001-Aug. 2007

    • Maintained a Secret security clearance, with no security violations.
    • Used various monitoring and testing tools, such as the spectrum analyzer, radio frequency power meter, signal generator, volt meter, and the Replacement FM Orderwire.
    • Provided support for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom with 99% reliable satellite communication links over a 2 year period.
    • Monitored and recorded transmit power levels, modem receive levels, user data and timing, and overall terminal statuses on hourly intervals.
    • Assisted in troubleshooting of remote satellite communications links in tactical networks, resulting in minimized communication outages.
    • Joint Service Achievement Medal: Recognized October 2003 for providing communications successfully in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
    • Army Achievement Medal: Awarded November 2005 for providing communications successfully in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
    • Performed troubleshooting and fault isolation techniques on SATCOM terminals, successfully diagnosing component malfunctions and minimizing communication outages.
    • Taught subordinates, co-workers, and superiors, the installation of satellite communication antenna upgrades and the use of internal component upgrades resulting in better unit efficiency and knowledge.
    • Supervised the daily operations of AN-TSC 85D and AN-TSC 93D satellite communications systems during critical operations.
    • Conducted component inventories and was personally accountable for over $1 million of sensitive satellite communications equipment.
    • Coordinated communications outage times for proper servicing of satellite communications terminal and power generator.
    • Analyzed technical manuals and electrical wiring diagrams to assist in the diagnosis of communication equipment problems.
    • Maintained 2 satellite communications terminals, power generator units, and vehicles to ensure optimal performance.
    • Performed troubleshooting on Satellite Communications terminal components, and performed various loopbacks to isolate communication link problems.
    • Managed the accuracy of access rosters and provided on-site security resulting in no breaches of security.
    • Used various encryption devices and fill devices to provide reliable, secure communications over various networks.
    • Experienced in handling confidential materials, to include Satellite Access Authorizations and cryptographic material.

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