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    This position is located in the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), Office of Satellite Production Operations (OSPO), Mission Operations Division (MOD), Operations Branch (OB) with two (2) vacancies in Suitland, MD.

    This position is also announced under vacancy number NSDIS-OSPO-2020-0026, which is open to Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both

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    As a Physical Science Technician in a satellite operations environment, you will perform the following duties:

    • Act as satellite controller, monitor real time and archived spacecraft telemetry; review, analyze and initiate commanding and controlling for a mission ground computer system for a satellite constellation; support newly launched satellites, satellites maneuvers, and other required special operations through the use of computers, computer programs and databases.
    • Determine the most effective methods to apply in establishing, modifying, and enhancing satellite data management; manage the flow of satellite data received from antenna ground sites to satellite ground systems.
    • Participate in cross-training to another satellite mission area discipline to achieve a broader knowledge base of satellite operations; directly train new employees following approved training plans to achieve qualification and certification in a satellite mission area.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 10% domestic travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/563105500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.