The Mission Operator performs 24x7x365 mission console operations on a rotating 12-hour shift basis for complex Government satellite/ground systems. The Mission Operator performs the following duties to support successful mission operations to customers:
Situational Awareness and Monitoring:
Monitor space-ground communications status of system resources schedules, tasks, and activities to enable informed operational decision making
Follow approved operational procedures to take action in response to non-nominal conditions
Identify, track, report, and coordinate internal and external outages
Maintain awareness of planned outages and maintenance activities, account for these in scheduling, provide reporting as required, and coordinate with customers to create mitigation strategies
Track and coordinate planned outages or maintenance activities
Monitor communications and database updates from external segments related to planned outages
Evaluate and assess impacts, coordinate with external segments, compile event data and impacts into tool, and follow procedures to notify customers
Coordinate with external segments and customers to minimize operational impacts and ensure customer awareness of pending outages and key activities
Follow approved procedures to mitigate and resolve issues
Assess and evaluate impact of outages to customers
Log and support reporting of outages to management and customers
Support creation of a daily Morning Report following approved operational procedures
Perform remote diagnostic monitoring of systems
Support 24x7x365 mission operations in coordination with others including anomaly resolution
Mission Planning and Scheduling:
Plan, schedule, and manage mission operations to satisfy mission requirements
Support users with resource allocation analysis and service plan de-confliction in order to optimize mission
Conduct analysis trending, and reporting following operational procedures
Develop procedural workarounds to achieve full or partial restoration of operational capability in accordance with established and pre-coordinated plans, procedures, and/or tools
Support contingency Operations Planning to support routine and contingency operations (e.g., space vehicle and ground anomalies and COOP)
Follow procedures to notify customers as needed
Monitor and perform actions related to mission processing
Support requests for re-processing and/or playback, requests for lab analysis, and feedback to customers on results of each lab analysis and playback
Command and Control:
Monitor payload telemetry and perform payload command and control
Support payload operations in coordination with others
Customer/User Outreach and Support:
Provide mission support to users following operational procedures
Log problems reported by customers/users and track them to resolution
Log mission-related communications with Ops floor including phone calls to/from users and external system segments
Gather feedback on customer/user satisfaction and identify areas for improvement
Support customer/user test needs to include system validation and customer/user field tests
Perform periodic system end-to-end testing
Support payload operations in coordination with others
Participates in special projects as required
GDIT duties may also include:
1. Directs and conducts strategic, operational, and/or tactical intelligence collection/collection management in one or more discipline, such as HUMINT, SIGINT, MASINT, OSINT, and/or DOMEX.
2. Directs production of intelligence reports in the form of Intelligence Information Reports or other INT-specific format.
4. Directs, prioritizes, coordinates, and tracks mission requirements and tasking for collection assets.
5. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies and subject areas.
6. Provides guidance to less experienced staff, and may have supervisory responsibilities.
7. Participates in special projects as required.
“This role is not yet funded'
BA/BS in a related technical or military discipline.
Master's Degree preferred.
5+ years of related experience supporting intelligence operations.
Required Skills and Experience:
Experience: Prior relevant experience in complex satellite/ground system operations
Training: Must successfully complete a formal training and certification program. During initial position training, learn 24x7 operations while concurrently supporting operations. While working in a 24X7 shift role, become certified in entry-level position and then advance to more senior position.
Hours: Assigned on a rotating 12-hour shift basis to support 24x7x365 mission operations. Also provides on-call support during off-hours on a rotating basis as needed to support of 24x7x365 mission operations.
Desired Skills and Experience:
Willingness and ability to work rotating 12-hour shifts to support 24x7x365 mission operations (including willingness and availability to work overtime with short notice and/or fill in for other shift members if needed)
24x7 work experience monitoring and operating complex satellite/ground segment missions
Prior military experience operating complex satellite/ground segment missions is a plus
Proficiency with satellite/ground segment mission operations tools and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Excellent communication skills with ability to and experience establishing customer intimacy
Demonstrated ability and experience working effectively on a small team in a fast-paced, near real-time rapid decision-making environment with the ability to remain calm under pressure
Problem solving, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a multi-site, multi-contractor team
Ability to follow procedures and manage tasks, activities, information flow in a methodical/disciplined manner
Ability to distinguish colors on a computer monitor (green, red, yellow, blue, white)
Benefits of this Position:
Opportunity for Fast Growth within the program
Onsite Gym – get your workout in before work, during your lunch break, or at the end of the day
Professional Development Assistance – Covering the Cost of Obtaining Professional & Technical Certifications (depending on program)
Educational Reimbursement – toward degree programs and individual coursework
401K Match – with 100% vesting on day one
Health, Dental and Vision Coverage to keep you healthy, starting your first day
We know work-life balance is important, GDIT offers Paid Time Off, Plus 10 Paid Holidays
Parking and transit commuter benefits
Why Work at General Dynamics IT?
Work with top talent and some of the brightest minds in your field
Support missions that make a difference to our Nation
Become part of an organization that that is committed to the highest ethical standards in all that we do
Thrive in the stability of a large organization, with the ability to move onto new opportunities, supporting different missions, building your career within GDIT
Want to move, or find a job close to home? We have positions in several locations in the United States and the world
General Dynamics Information Technology solves our customers’ challenges through future-focused technology and services, ingenuity and deep mission-knowledge. Partnering with government, defense, the intelligence community, industry leaders and cutting-edge technology companies, we deliver solutions that make a difference – helping our customers to advance mission performance, transform operations and discover opportunities to build a better future.
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