Serco Inc.

2023 Sensor Operator (OCONUS) - Diego Garcia

Recruiting Location : Location
IO-Diego Garcia
Operations Management
Position Type
Security Clearance
Clearance Details
Ability to obtain Secret clearance.
No - Teleworking not available for this position

Position Description

Serco is taking careers to a higher level in 2023 for Sensor Operators!


We have developed a Talent Pool of very talented Sensor Operators to support the U.S. Space Force as a prime for our Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS). Discover this great opportunity at our Diego Garcia (GEODSS) location.  


We welcome you to apply to join our Talent Pool and possibly be selected as one of the top candidates in consideration for future career openings! This is an excellent way to get ahead of your peers in this competitive career market!


Our Application Process:

Your application will be considered and reviewed against some specific qualifications. You will go through a pre-screen and possibly a detailed interview with one of our Project/Program Managers. It is after those steps that you will be considered to join our Talent Pool and available for final selection as Serco has position openings.


About these two Programs:

  • The GEODDS system supports the U.S. Strategic Command and theater war fighters’ requirements through the detection and surveillance of deep space satellites using one-meter telescopes that are equipped with highly sensitive digital camera technology. The GEODSS system detects, tracks, identifies, and reports on all deep-space man-made objects in the Earth’s orbit.


About our Sensor Operator (OCONUS) Role:

Your future career as a Sensor Operator 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). 


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: 


  • The ability to obtain/maintain/transfer an Active Security clearance (Secret). 
  • A U.S. Citizenship and a valid United States passport.
  • A 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.
  • The ability to excel in a fast-paced program office environment.
  • The ability 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.


Serco Inc. is a provider of professional, technology, engineering, and management services. 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!


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In compliance with state and local laws regarding pay transparency, the salary range for this role is $39,490.00 to $59,235.00; however, Serco considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.

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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