Orbital Safety Analyst- CARA

Professional Vandenberg, California


Description

Title: Orbital Safety Analyst                                                                                        Job #315

Job Description: 

Conjunction Assessment and Risk Analysis (CARA) Orbital Safety Analyst (OSA) shall perform routine screening functions as required to support the NASA Conjunction Assessment process. Individual must be qualified to perform orbital analysis and Astrodynamics Support Workstation (ASW) functions. The CARA OSA shall be trained to perform all required procedures as currently required by CARA and the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) located on Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.. The CARA OSA uses tools, scripts, and application programs (APs) in a Linux environment to maintain the special perturbations (SP) high accuracy catalog (HAC) in the CSpOC.  The OSA will work closely with CSpOC and 18th Space Control Squadron (18 SPCS) personnel in support of the overall CA process to ensure mission success. 

Tasks include:

  • Represent NASA’s interests at the CSpOC
  • Provide routine Conjunction Assessment (CA) screenings to protect NASA missions
  • Perform additional screenings as needed for conjunctions that are considered by NASA to be high risk, and which may require execution of risk mitigation activities.
  • Perform automatic and manual differential correction (DC) of satellite state vectors using observations from sensors in the Space Surveillance Network (SSN)
  • Perform updates to orbital parameters and settings on HAC objects
  • Perform conjunction assessment analysis
  • Verify, maintain, and fulfill approved Orbital Data Requests (ODRs) specific to the NASA process, perform analysis, request increased sensor tasking, document/post results
  • Troubleshoot and report discrepancies as required
  • May be required to communicate directly with CSpOC and/or 18 SPCS personnel using existing or modified procedures.
  • Participate in planning and execution of improvements to operational procedures and other processes used to support customers and to perform required duties.
  • Participate in, or brief, planning and status meetings as required.
  • Subject to training and AF contractor security requirements

Other
Supports 20X7 operations. Shift work is expected and OT may be required.  This support includes weekend and holiday support.

Some travel may be required.

US citizenship required / EEO/AA / E-Verify Participation

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Required Skills:

  • Routine computer skills to include MS Office.
  • Working knowledge of space surveillance.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and effective technical writing ability
  • Analytical problem solving skills

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in ASW operations
  • Experience in Linux
  • Experience in orbit error modeling (covariance), conjunction assessment

Required Experience/Degree:

2+ Years.  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education is desired   

Job Location:

Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), Vandenberg AFB, CA

Security Clearance Requirements:

TS/SCI  

Company Overview:

Omitron is an Aerospace Engineering and Information Technology small business firm headquartered in Beltsville, Maryland with a field office located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Since 1984 Omitron has provided excellence in engineering services and product development to government and industry customers for both civilian and military aerospace programs.

Omitron recognizes that outstanding people are the key to our success. Our goal is to select highly qualified and motivated individuals and provide them an environment necessary to stimulate and nurture engineering and business objectives. Omitron offers its employees competitive salaries, a full benefits package, and excellent career growth opportunities. We welcome talented professionals who wish to take advantage of the opportunities we offer.