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Physical Science Technician ZT-1311-4 DE/CR

Company name
US Department Of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


Suitland, MD, United States

Employment Type

Sciences, Bluecollar, Government

Posted on
Mar 25, 2020

Valid Through
Jul 08, 2020

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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,educationRequirements:Substitution of education for specialized experience is not applicable to this vacancy.,employmentType:FULL_TIME,hiringOrganization:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,jobLocation:[{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Suitland,addressRegion:MD }}],responsibilities: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.
,qualifications:Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards.  This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at:
must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service.  Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  This experience need not have been in the federal government.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies; knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify at the ZT-4 or GS-11 level: 
One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZT-3 or GS-10 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

Experience as a satellite controller or operator supporting spacecraft operations;
Monitoring real-time satellite operations;
Analyzing telemetry systems, spacecraft operations and parameters related to spacecraft ground system operations; and
Managing the flow of satellite data from multiple satellites.

Company info

US Department Of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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