Serco Inc.

Sensor Operator - Diego Garcia

Recruiting Location : Location
IO-Diego Garcia
Operations Management
Position Type
Security Clearance
No - Teleworking not available for this position

Position Description

Looking for a Sensor Operator opportunity at a place you can make a difference every day?  Discover this great opportunity in our Diego Garcia international location.  Bring your expertise and collaborative skills to make an impact towards our military defense and safety of our sailors by discovering your new role supporting this critical mission.

This position is contingent upon your ability to maintain/transfer your Security clearance.

Serco supports the U.S. Space Force as a prime for their Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) contract to manage and obtain metric observations of specific objects daily and help maintain the sensors, support equipment, and the facility that houses it at Detachment 2, Naval Support Facility in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT).  This mission is vital to keeping existing satellites safe and to provide critical information to organizations launching new satellites in the future.  You will help operate and maintain three (3), one-meter telescopes equipped with highly sensitive digital cameras. You’ll respond to Government tasking to obtain metric observations of specific objects daily and help maintain the sensors, support equipment, and the facility that houses it at Detachment 2, Naval Support Facility in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT).  Visit the following link for more information about how Serco supports our Veterans

In this role, you will: 

  • Complete and maintain certifications from company-provided Optical Sensor operator training.
  • Perform sensor operations, area searches and other sensor support tasks.
  • Accomplish Higher Headquarters taskings and reporting requirements issued by JSpOC in the Consolidated Tasking List (CTL) and associated updates.
  • Accomplish mission scheduling before the start of the operational period by identifying taskings to be accomplished during the operational period: routine and special metric taskings, SOI signature gathering and raw video collection.
  • Schedule observation attempts to provide time separation within weather, equipment, and tasking constraints based on collection requirements.
  • Perform manual scheduling, special sensor settings, and other special techniques.
  • Complete 100 percent of SOI-tasked objects each month; maintain workload data on number and frequency of SOI taskings.
  • When directed by JSpOC, accomplish CalSat tracking at specified frequencies with each available sensor.
  • Perform required post-mission activities, including maintaining any applicable operations logs, recorded data, and workload data. Document operations, security events, equipment status, authorized software changes, shift changes, changing of the Zulu day, and any other significant events in an operations log.
  • Complete sensor and mount calibrations in accordance with GEODSS Technical Orders (TOs).
  • Perform assignments relative to the implementation, operation, and maintenance of equipment and facilities requiring knowledge of communications equipment/procedures and the ability to operate radio/communications equipment, sensors and other consoles, computers, recording instrumentation, and other instrumentation and/or equipment peculiar to the GEODSS system.
  • Complete initial and monthly recurring training and maintain certification for operations positions. Complete Government and corporate ancillary training.
  • Perform operational checkout and pre-mission preparations for systems and equipment.
  • Comply with all security procedures for Operations Security (OPSEC) and Communications Security (COMSEC).
  • Assist electronic technicians in the daily operational and performance checkout of equipment and systems.
  • Provide coordination and controls resources including recording media, safety, and security in support of the site mission.
  • In time of crisis, supports other services to increase the security and well-being of the site.
  • Assist with maintaining site operations procedures.
  • Assist other Space Sensor Program sites as needed.


To be successful in this role, you will have: 


  • This position is contingent upon your ability to maintain/transfer Security clearance (Secret). 
  • A U.S. Citizenship and a valid United States passport.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • A service school training in a technical field is desirable.
  • The ability to communicate and coordinate effectively with others in performance of duties.
  • The ability to demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • 1 to 2 years of work experience operating optical sensors is desirable.
  • To demonstrate your knowledge of the space surveillance network and satellite catalog.
  • Have the ability to excel in a fast-paced program office environment.
  • Be able to work shift work due to the 24/7 work environment.
  • To successfully pass a physical exam or medical exam, a background check, and drug screen.
  • The ability to successfully take and pass a medical physical exam prior to travel to Diego Garcia.

Additional desired experience and skills:


  • DoD 8570 Compliant IAT Level II Certification; Security+ or above is preferred.
  • An active Top Secret preferred.

If you are interested in supporting and working with our military and a passionate Serco team- then submit your application now for immediate consideration.  It only takes a few minutes and could change your career!


Company Overview

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has over 9,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).


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If you require an accommodation with the application process please email: or call the HR Service Desk at 800-628-6458, option 1. Please note, due to EEOC/OFCCP compliance, Serco is unable to accept resumes by email.


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COVID-19 Regulations: Serco complies with all applicable COVID-19 requirements. This may require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, provide attestations regarding vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, or satisfy other conditions of employment that Serco deems appropriate, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results as a condition of employment (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).


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