Combined Space Operations Center LEAD - NISSC II


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$43.27-48.08 /h
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Peterson Afb, CO

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Mission Statement

Jacobs is seeking a Combined Space Operations Center (CSpCOC) LEAD to support the newly awarded NISSC II contract. Your career at Jacobs enables NISSC to fulfill its mission to “provide classified communications and processing for Command and Control (C2) capability in organizational work centers at NISSC sites.” As a member of our team, you will support corporate and customer mission to provide world-class IT services and support that connects systems and users across NORAD in the areas of software development/maintenance, network services, cyber security, systems administration, and other mission-critical areas.

Job Description

Shift work is required to support 24x7 operations.  It is important to be available to work any shift/designated hours required to include nights, weekends and holidays on a modified Panama schedule.

The (CSpCOC) LEAD provides technical interface with clients and provide leadership and training to junior positions in the area of engineering systems design and analysis. Independently develops new and improved techniques and procedures to solve problems with complex and unusual features. Coordinates the technical work of others in support of projects. Accomplishes special studies and long-term planning, develops standards and policies to maintain state-of-the-art techniques and capabilities.

Typical Duties Include:

  • Participates in the engineering systems acquisitions to ensure that current and future objectives are met.
  • Creates top-level design specifications based on interpretations of user requirements.
  • Derives mathematical description of problems and develops appropriate computational algorithm.
  • Develops standards and policies for development, maintenance, and analyses of engineering systems.
  • Represents the organization in technical liaison with external organizations.  

Clearance Requirements: TS/SCI

Educational Requirements: Typically requires an AS degree in a computer field. Progressive relevant training and/or certification may be substituted for a portion of the experience requirement.

Certification Requirements:

  • Security+, VCP/VCAP preferred
  • Current Security+ CE


Experience Requirements:

  • 10 to 14 years of progressive, relevant experience; or a MS degree in a computer or system science discipline and 8 to 12 years of progressive experience; or a PhD degree in a computer or system science discipline and 4 to 7 years of progressive experience.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in engineering systems design and analysis.
  • Working knowledge and system administration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments
  • Working knowledge and system administration of Microsoft Windows operating systems (OS) administration and associated hardware.
  • Working knowledge of Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies
  • Cyber and Space Operations experience desired 
  • Basic RedHat or Linux experience/knowledge
  • Know the difference between virtual machine and Remote Desktop
  • Basic Windows System Administration experience Or Background with SPADOC or space situational analysis or space orbital analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven leadership abilities

Essential Functions

Work Environment

  • Work will be performed inside a large facility. An inside environment may be a cubicle (considerations: close quarters, low to moderate noise, bright or dim lighting).
  • Work assignments vary based on client requirements.
  • Work may include travel with the military to participate in exercises in austere conditions
  • Outside work may include various environmental conditions including hot, dusty, cold, icy and windy climates.

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting at desk. Phone use and PC or laptop. Filing required. May require lifting and carrying boxes of supplies or files up to 25 lbs. Extended periods of sitting while on PC/laptop or phone.
  • May require climbing, working at heights and in small confined spaces such as under raised floors, inside closets and server racks. Must be able to sit, stoop, kneel or crouch for long periods of time.  Work in noisy areas with hotter and colder temperature than standard office environmental conditions. Lift and transport equipment up to 50 pounds.

Equipment and Machines

  • General office equipment, which includes: telephone, fax machine, copier, PC/laptop, and other miscellaneous office equipment.
  • Servers, switches, routers and other computer equipment that supports the network environment.
  • Operating hand tools, power tools, ladders and test equipment.
  • May require operating motor vehicles.


  • Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is mandatory. 
  • Shift Work is required to support operations.  The candidate chosen for this position will work varying shifts
  • It is important to be able to work any shift/designated hours required. 
  • You may be asked to continue performance in support of a war, contingency, or exercise
  • You may be asked to continue performance during inclement weather or other conditions when others are not permitted to work
  • Position may require night and weekend work and could include travel with the military to participate in operations/exercises located in areas with field conditions


  • Continental and Oversees travel may be required.  It is important to maintain a current passport.

Other Essential Functions

  • Employment is contingent upon obtaining all required certifications within the timeframe specified in a waiver by the government (if applicable) and maintaining required certifications through the duration of the contract. Failure to obtain/maintain required certifications will result in disqualification for this position and could result in termination.
  • Candidate must exhibit a professional behavior that promotes teamwork, fosters cooperation, and enhances productivity in the workplace. Must be well organized with the ability to coordinate, prioritize and execute multiple tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to work effectively with a variety of government, military and contractor personnel at all levels. 
  • Candidate must be able to interface effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Grooming and dress usually business casual, but dependent on client’s standards. Must not pose a safety hazard to employees working in the same general area.
  • The position for which you are applying for requires a US government security clearance. This is to advise you, that should you be extended an offer, if you possess a dual citizenship (i.e., citizen of the US and another country), to be granted a clearance you will be required to relinquish your citizenship in the foreign country.


This position is expected to pay $90,000-100,000 annually; depending on experience, education, and any certifications that are directly related to the position.

Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Typical benefits offered include education reimbursement, retirement benefits (401K match), employee stock purchase plan, health benefits, tax saving options, disability benefits, life and accident insurance, voluntary benefits, paid time off and paid holidays, and parental leave.