Zel Technologies
  • 10-Sep-2018 to 09-Dec-2018 (EST)
  • Patrick AFB, FL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time




ZelTech is a veteran and minority owned professional services and information technology solutions business dedicated to bolstering US national security. We deliver expert advice, critical technologies and cost-effective solutions to help customers gather essential knowledge, collaborate efficiently, decide quickly and act decisively. Our staff includes experienced operational specialists, analysts, engineers, scientists, and program managers. ZelTech Team members and employees have the opportunity to connect with each other in a work environment of cutting-edge technology that is characterized by a strong sense of caring, community and mutual respect. We are committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive variety of elective benefits to include, but not limited to: Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Basic Life and AD&D Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability, Holidays and Paid Time Off, 401(K) Retirement Plan with employer matching, Referral and Merit Bonuses, Computer Purchase Program, and Education Reimbursement.


Must be able to obtain TS with SCI eligibility OR Active TS/SCI

Job Summary / Responsibilities: 

The Prompt Diagnostic Operations Analyst position will be supporting the Air Force Technical Applications Center's (AFTAC) US Prompt Diagnostic System (USPDS) program with operations support developing and executing daily data processing, sample analysis, background data analysis. USPDS, which falls under the National Technical Nuclear Forensics (NTNF) mission leverages AFTAC to detect, identify, and characterize nuclear events and to report nuclear forensic information to national authorities. The USPDS is a fully integrated, terrestrially based, geographically dispersed, centrally managed prompt detection and reporting system. It provides the ability to collect, process, transmit, and analyze forensic data phenomena resulting from a nuclear event. The candidate will be provided specific mission related tasking and be expected to independently develop the proper approach/solution, brief findings to senior leadership, and conduct independent research.

Essential Job Functions: 

Key duties include:

  • Technical analytical support in the areas of speed of light (SOL) technologies (gamma, EMP, optical, and teller light
  • Review daily data feeds for review to discern, identify, and document man-made phenomena verses naturally occurring phenomena
  • Utilizing the AFTAC engineering change request/recommendation (CR) form, make a recommendation on criteria to automate data evaluations to reduce data reviews and provide technical support with automation of review procedures
  • Work with AFTAC Government operations and subject matter experts (SME's) to understand background noise at sensor sites and their impact on data evaluation and review
  • Utilizing the AFTAC engineering CR form, document any state of health (SOH) issues with sensors, software or communication systems
  • Utilizing AFTAC provided templates, document standard operating procedures, checklists, and concept of operations baselines and changes that occur

Knowledge/ Skills/Abilities 

  • Nuclear weapon
  • CBRNE experience with emphasis on nuclear components
  • Knowledge of analytical methods and statistics
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Works well independently or as part of a group
  • Good writing skills, as there may be a requirement to write reports
  • Degree of judgment and multi-tasking associated with performing job duties
  • Contact with the customer/provide customer support (may be internal or external customer)
  • May conduct some research  
  • Desired- AFTAC Experience and/or NTNF Program Experience 

Education Requirements: 

  • BA/BS
  • Years of exp in lieu of degree 4-9 years' of relevant experience

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer"This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60741.5(a).   This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities."

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