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ARCATA ASSOCIATES,INC. Computer Operator IV in Edwards, California

Summary:Range support services Comp OP IV personnel will provide operations support of all audio/video equipment associated with the DATR Video Control Center (VCC) and Long-Range Optics systems (LROs).i Requirements include the capability to provide quality audio and video coverage of experimental aircraft flight tests, and other special events.iEssential Duties and Responsibilities:iConfigure and operate highly specialized audio/video systems with the ability to recognize and correctly resolve problems in time critical situations.Utilize a wide range of broadcast test equipment to verify the quality of the video signal, including but not limited to (waveform monitors, vector scopes, frame synchronizers, etc.).iMaintain procedures, records, logs, mission/system databases and adhere to the configuration control board process.iConfigure and operate highly specialized audio/video systems with the ability to recognize and correctly resolve problems in time critical situations.iMaintain video tape library and associated databases.iProvide operational guidance and training to lower level operators.iInterface with customers and other operations personnel in a professional manner while following NASA and DATR established practices.iOther Related Duties:iPerform other related duties as required by management to include supporting other work areas during surges. This may include cross training into other areas to meet overall contract performance objectives. Assist with general housekeeping of the work area, complete instructor led and online training.iQualifications:Certifications and Licenses:Must have a valid state driver's license. Must be able to obtain and maintain a USAF Flight line Driver's License level 3. Ability to obtain a heavy equipment operations certification.iEducation:Associates degree in Electronics Technology or a closely related field. In lieu of the Associates Degree, High School graduate or High School equivalency and completion of formal training in an accredited commercial or military electronics school. At least five years of related experience.iPreferred Skills:iIn-depth knowledge of:iOperations of audio/video systems, HD cameras, DVR's, Blu-Ray players/recorders and related equipment.Operations of audio/video routers (4K/HD/Audio/Data).Computer/Video networks and disk-based storage, streaming video.Digital television theory including MPEG 2, MPEG 4/H.264, HEVC/H.265, and JPEG compression schemes.iAbility to:Work under the pressure of a real-time mission environment.i Communicate effectively and professionally in both oral and written form, develop documentation and test procedures, establish and maintain successful work relationships with those contacted in the performance of this position, interface with vendors, work under deadlines, and perform work in an ISO compliant/certified environment.iKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for this Position:Excellent customer service skills.Computer system literacy.i Ability to effectively use desktop Microsoft applications such as; Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio and Outlook.Technical familiarity with the equipment operated and maintained at the DATR or similar equipment is desired.Ability to read, write, speak and comprehend the English language.iiRequired Qualifications:iSecurity Clearance Requirements:Ability to obtain and maintain a Government Security Clearance within one year of employment.Work Environment, Physical and Mental Demands:iRange environment with work at remote locations, prolonged sitting while using the computer and the telephone, constant use of sight abilities, constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication, constant mental alertness. Ability to work extended and flexible hours including weekends. Work location is in a desert environment, and employees are in contact with various desert wildlife.i Occasional travel is required.iArcata Associates is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants wi