Sense & Warn Radar Operator

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  Full Time   Employee   Contractor


This is a permanent overseas position.

The Radar Operator conducts all actions necessary to set-up, tear-down, initialize, maintain, and place into operations the Q-48, Q-49 Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar (LCMR), and Giraffe Agile Multi-Beam Radar systems into operations. The Radar Operator is positioned adjacent to the C2 Operator in the Tactical Operations Centers in order to monitor the system display for clutter, jamming, air and Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar tracks, faults, and conducts the initial report processing of hostile indirect fire events.Additionally, the Radar Operator performs field level preventative maintenance of the Sense and Warn (S&W) Radar systems

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
• Report to the S&W Site lead.
• Setup or tear down the LCMR Radar system as required.
• Operate and monitor the LCMR and Giraffe Radar, to include system software and understand display outputs on the system displays.
• Check all initialization data entered into the Radar systems computer prior entering into the operational program.
• Conduct operator level preventative maintenance and checks.
• Assist field service representatives with sustainment level maintenance.
• Check all Radar settings during shift changeover to ensure proper operations of system.
• Ensure operational log enteries are maitained and updated.
• Transmit daily reports as directed.
• Check the status of any backup generators.
• Help keep system and site clean.
• Process incoming targets for storyboards.
• Update and distribute all incoming indirect fire target logs and other reports.
• Assist the Radar FSR with inventory of assigned tools, parts, and system components.
• Conduct Operator training to new junior Operators.
• Perform initial configuration and orientation of LCMRs (mission planning).
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Electronic Technical training beyond high school.
• Graduates of any military Radar Operator Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Radar Course, or Target Acquisition Warrant Officer Basic course desired.
• Experience operating any of the following systems: Q-48 or Q-49 Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar, Giraffe AMB Radar, Fire Finder Radar, Sentinel Radar, or other ground or air defense radar system.
• Experience operating a counter-fire target acquisition or air defense radar in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom preferred.
• Must understand how Radar operations support Tactical Operation Cell operations, command and control system connectivity and integration into the force protection, defense, or security framework.
• Good written communication skills; working knowledge of word-processing and integrated software application; organizational skills and ability to perform detail-oriented work are required.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. The employee must be able to stand, walk and sit for a prolonged period of time; use hands and/or fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; operate office equipment; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close and distant vision. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds. Medical conditions or physical impediments may disqualify candidates from overseas work where comprehensive medical care may be limited or unavailable, or where the condition or impediment would put the individual at unacceptable risk. Duties may be performed in an active combat zone where the employee would be required to seek shelter. There may be stress, psychological and physical hardships, and the possibility of living in field conditions associated with this position.

Travel: Periodic overseas travel will be required in high-threat areas and in multiple locations. Domestic travel may be required for training and program coordination.

Work Environment: Full-time, usually under hazardous conditions when deployed in a theater of operations.Personnel meeting the provisions of Department of State Standardized Regulations, Chapter 650 – Danger Pay Allowance, and Chapter 350 – Hardship Pay, are eligible to receive danger and hardship pay up to the prevailing percentages over base compensation.

Work Location:
DOS Chief of Mission sites OCONUS. Any stateside work location will likely be in DOS Annexes in Arlington and/or Springfield, VA.

Living Environment: When deployed, lodging, meals, medical and basic life support services will be provided while in a theater of operations, as well as the prevailing per diem rate for incidental expenses (I&E). Living conditions are basic / challenging with sparse amenities which include sharing a tent or plywood structured living quarter with other civilian or military personnel with shared bathrooms within close proximity and no cooking facilities other than microwaves.

Medical Clearance:
May be required to obtain a DoS Class 1 medical clearance prior to deployment to high threat or contingency posts.

Certifications: None


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