Airborne Sensor Operator

Manassas, VA
Jan 21, 2022
Jan 24, 2022
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Description Job Description:PLEASE NOTE this is not yet an active position, we expect to begin hiring in Spring 2022.We are seeking Airborne Sensor Operators to execute remote sensing data collection missions for the US Army on the Buckeye program. Operators may be required to install and operate GPS, communication equipment, and various airborne LiDAR and electro-optical sensors at CONUS and OCONUS locations. Standard deployment rotations are 2-3 months. The Operator will work only while in a training status or on a deployment rotation supporting CONUS or OCONUS collection missions. All other times they will be on leave without pay (LWOP). Training will be conducted in Northern Virginia but relocation is not required for this position. Primary Responsibilities: Operate and maintain airborne LiDAR and Electro-Optical sensors on the ground and in flight, in support of customer requirementsParticipate in ground and flight operations efforts as needed, including mission planning, execution, briefing, debriefing, communications, and safety.Understand the collection of tactical and wide area mappingEnsure proper collection of data for accuracy and qualityTroubleshoot issues with hardware, software, and collection equipmentUnderstand and communicate the capabilities and limitations of the sensor and systemProvide weekly sensor degradation logs and sensor health reportsManage the in-flight FalconView softwareWork closely with pilots and processing teams to plan and execute missionsComplete necessary field logs and data transfer dutiesAssist with data processing as neededEnsure safe and secure use of company and government equipment and instrumentationComply with all governing regulations and work in accordance with established operating procedures and practicesPerform other duties as assigned or requiredRequirements: Bachelor's degree and 1-2 years' sensor operating experience (6 add'l years of directly relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree)Active Secret security clearanceWilling to fly in a small aircraft for an extended time Willing to work in Hardship and Hazardous locations for two to three months continuously. Have or be able to obtain a FAA Class II medical certificate or military equivalent.Have or be able to successfully complete altitude chamber / physiological training.Meet Program training and DoD medical examination requirements for deployment, including meeting CONUS Replacement Center (CRC) requirementsExcellent written and verbal communication skillsSelf-starter who works well with small teams as well as individuallyAbility to travel 50% of the timeStrong problem solving abilitiesAbility to lift up to 50 lbs (installation and removal of sensors from aircraft)Preferred Qualifications: Formal training as a sensor operator as well as familiarity with ISR applications, tools, and systemsExperience operating Leica ALS80, Optech Galaxy, Vexel Ultramap, and/or Phase one airborne sensors. Comfortable working on computer hardware and basic networking skills. Field Service Representative (FSR) experienceFamiliarity with radio communications Background working with military customersBackground working with GPS receiver and antennasUnderstanding of projections and geoidsUnderstanding of GISUnderstanding of sensor calibration proceduresCurrent FAA Class II CertificationAirborneISRPay Range:

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