Peraton Corporation

  • Communications Services Controller (CSC) Trainee

    Job Locations US-NM-Las Cruces
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/30/2018 8:06 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Ability to Obtain
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

    Peraton is seeking a Communications Services Controller (CSC) Trainee in Las Cruces, NM. As a member of the NASA Space Network Operations Group, the Satellite Communications Services Controller is the technical focal point for the operation of the Space-to-Ground Link Terminal (SGLT) between the WSC ground station and the operational NASA Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS).


    Peraton is the prime contractor for NASA at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground 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. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe.


    • Configuring, operating, and monitoring the SGLT equipment needed to communicate with the Mission Spacecraft
    • Configuring, operating, and monitoring the TTC resources needed to control and communicate with the TDRS
    • Monitor TDRS telemetry and transmit commands to the TDRS as required
    • Must have the ability to quickly resolve system anomalies
    • Generate and/or maintain pertinent documentation
    • Respond quickly and effectively during critical and emergency situations
    • Assimilates data quickly and consistently extends the scope of his/her capabilities
    • Implement appropriate routine and contingency procedures with limited supervision
    • Provide on the job training to other controllers
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate security clearance
    • Subject to working rotating shifts, weekends and holidays on a rotational basis as a part of normal shift scheduling
    • Must be able to pass physical examinations consistent with the Job Classification.
    • Rotating shifts, weekends, holidays and mandatory overtime, on a rotational basis as a part of normal shift scheduling. Works in a general office environment.
    • Physical requirements include lifting up to 20 lbs., extended sitting or standing, and repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Visual, hearing, and speaking acuity is required. Handles continued high levels of stress.



    • High School Diploma (or equivalent) and 2-4 years of related experience.
    • 2 years of technical training (4 years of related experience can be substituted for 2 years of technical training).
    • This position will be union and you will be required to join.
    • Must be able to obtain a secret security clearance.     


    • Active Secret security clearance.
    • Must possess good written and verbal communication skills.
    • Must be motivated, safety minded, and demonstrate a team attitude.
    • Must have the ability to work well under pressure.
    • Prior experience with SATCOM Operations from Military or Industry. 


    This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a Secret security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

    About Peraton

    Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nation’s most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. Peraton has significant experience providing highly differentiated secure communications, space, and technology solutions to key customers, and has become a trusted partner on missions that are critical to the security priorities of the United States. Capabilities include complex software and technology services and solutions, as well as end-to-end mission operations abilities, including Software Systems Development, Cyber, Modeling & Simulation, Mission Operations, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), and Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) / Research & Development. The company is headquartered in Herndon, VA, with approximately 3,500 employees across the U.S. and Canada. 

    EEO Statement

    We 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.


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