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Space Network Operations Manager

Company: Peraton
Location: Las Cruces
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

OverviewPeraton has an opening for a Space Network Operations Manager in Las Cruces, NM. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA's orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft.In this role, you will be responsible for managing the operation of the NASA Space Network. Duties include: overseeing and coordinating all technical and functional aspects for the NASA Space Network to include managing a workforce of approximately 55 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) employees and 20 Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exempt employees. The Operations Manager is the primary representative for all operational aspects regarding the White Sands Complex, Guam Remote Station and Blossom Point Remote Station.ResponsibilitiesWhat you'll do...* Provide leadership and guidance for all personnel assigned to the Operations Department.* Ensures compliance with local and corporate policies, procedures and the established Union Collective Bargaining Agreement.* Collaborates with managers of engineering, facilities, safety, security and other departments to ensure health and welfare of Space Network assets.* Establishes operational objectives, work plans, schedules, and ensures resources are available for completion of assignments.* Performs administrative duties (i.e. developing budgets, labor forecasts, cost/benefits analysis, etc.).* Oversees work of subordinates, ensures a safe and productive work environment and that all departmental objectives are achieved in accordance with quality standards, and within time and budget constraints.* Manages all personnel matters between the Company and Union employees in regard to the Collective Bargaining Agreement.* Evaluates and implements changes in work procedures as necessary.* Identifies, interviews, and selects candidates for employment.* Conducts performance evaluations, plans salary actions, recommends promotions and other Human Resource related functions.* Decisions making could be expected to have significant impact on the overall success of day-to-day operations.* Applies wide application of theories, principles and concepts to operational planning.* Develops mechanisms for operations proficiency and for intervention and problem solving when required.* Demonstrates a strong leadership presence during anomaly resolution and ensures effective communications with NASA and contractor management.* Develops and presents briefings to NASA and contractor management.* Performs other duties as assigned.QualificationsYou'd be a great fit if...* BA/BS degree (or equivalent) in management or technical field and 10+ years' experience.* In lieu of degree, candidate must have 13+ years of Space Network experience including TDRS and related ground systems.

* 6+ years of experience leading teams, improving capabilities and redesigning processes.* This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a Secret security clearance.It'd be even better if you...* Prior experience supervising and managing Space Network operations.* Prior experience with employees represented by a Collective Bargaining Agreement.* Strong skills with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint and Excel).* Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.What you'll get...* An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching* Rapid PTO accrual schedule with floating holidays* Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage* Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing* Paid maternity and paternity leave* Company-paid infertility treatments* Cross-training and professional development opportunities* The ability to influence major initiativesAbout PeratonAre you ready to join the next-generation of national security? Peraton is a fresh name in the industry with an established portfolio and legacy going back more than a century. We work differently than our peers - with agility, the freedom to innovate, an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of responsibility. As part of the Peraton team, you'll be part of our movement to build a great company, solve the most daunting challenges facing mankind today, to protect and promote freedom around the world, and to secure our future, for our families, our communities, our nation, and our way of life.EEO StatementWe are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Peraton, Las Cruces , Space Network Operations Manager, Executive , Las Cruces, New Mexico

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