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Field Operations Specialist


Facility Operations Specialist


Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States


Leidos is seeking a talented Field Operations Specialist, T-3, to join our diverse team and create unique solutions to complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Leidos provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

Field Operations personnel provide on-site technical and sustainment support of existing hardware, software, network configurations and new system initiatives at supported customer sites. They provide technical advice for supported products and services, support equipment, and electronic equipment installations. They maintain, troubleshoot, and repair complex systems, and determine the actions necessary to correct malfunctions or design issues. Field Operations staff also provide guidance for the handling, installation, and utilization of various complex systems and equipment.

This particular position provides sustainment and field support for the U.S. Army 1st Space Brigade’s space control systems. Work is performed at multiple customer locations in Colorado Springs, CO, and at deployed locations worldwide. Contractors deploy with the system to provide on-site support as needed for up to 90-day periods. In this position, the Field Operations Specialist serves as a member of a contractor sustainment team and works closely with military team members to support mission needs. They must be knowledgeable of deployed operations where resources may be limited and a great deal of ingenuity is often required to solve problems.

Primary Responsibilities:

Candidate selected for this position will:

  • Analyze and resolve complex Army SATCOM technical issues.
  • Manage and perform routine, non-routine, and complex maintenance assignments for supported SATCOM systems. This support includes the following sub-systems: communications, networking, antenna, power, timing, signal distribution, trucks, trailers, environmental control, and support equipment.
  • Manage and perform equipment assembly, configuration, installation, integration, calibration, and test.
  • Provide technical advice, assistance, and maintenance services to military SATCOM operators and their managers.
  • Identify and troubleshoot system problems. Conduct tests using a wide range of instruments and test equipment. Analyze results to restore systems or improve performance. Document and report results.
  • Conduct site surveys in support of CONUS or OCONUS exercises and deployments.
  • Prepare technical and management documentation and reports.
  • Assist in the planning, preparation, mission engineering of all SATCOM equipment prior to CONUS or OCONUS operations.
  • Participate in training exercises and system deployments.
  • Maintain deployment readiness. (Passports, visas, training, medical, security)
  • Assist engineers with system design, integration and test activities.
  • Assist the sustainment team with the procurement of equipment and parts.
  • Implement and ensure adherence to operations, maintenance, and organizational procedures and policies. Author, review, edit, and recommend changes to technical and procedural documentation.
  • Account for and ensure positive control of critical resources.
  • Manage workplace and personnel safety by identifying and mitigating risks and intervening to prevent mishaps.
  • Provide telephonic support as required to help isolate and resolve difficult issues.
  • Participate in and conduct system and technical training.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus four or more years of relevant work experience. Additional experience and relevant technical training may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Expertise in SATCOM planning, operations, troubleshooting, repair, and electronics.
  • Must be reliable and demonstrate a high standard of personal integrity.
  • Must have the ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong customer-service skills and a high degree of professionalism.
  • U.S. Citizenship and current U.S. passport.
  • Candidate must reside in the Colorado Springs, CO area or be willing to relocate to the Colorado Springs, CO area.
  • Current Secret clearance and eligibility for a Top Secret/SCI clearance is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Deployed military mobile or tactical SATCOM experience.
  • Relevant military space control experience.
  • Experience successfully leading a technical team.
  • Information Assurance and Risk Management Framework experience.
  • Shift work and experience scheduling 24x7 rotating shifts.
  • Strong computer skills including experience with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.
  • Current TS/SCI clearance is preferred.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $68,900.00 - $124,550.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.