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Commercial Remote Sensing Policy Analyst

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Filter by Date: Jun 30, 2019

Filter by Location: Silver Spring, MD, US, 20910

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44795 

All Locations: Silver Spring, MD (Maryland) 

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning clandestine to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?


The Aerospace Corporation, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), is seeking a Technical Staff Member to provide technical, analytical and programmatic support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office (CRSRA) located in Silver Spring, MD. CRSRA is responsible for the licensing and regulatory oversight of U.S. companies and non-governmental entities that own and operate space-based remote sensing satellites for commercial and other purposes.


Key Functions

  • Daily contact with middle and senior level government officials in the CRSRA Office, as well as interactions with contractor personnel.
  • Support all aspect of CRSRA’s daily operations including licensing, compliance and decision support as well as formal agency responses to Congressional requests.
  • Independently manage the activities of the NOAA Federal Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) related to space law, regulation and policy.
  • Primary work location is Silver Spring, Maryland.
  • Domestic and international travel is required.




  • B.S. or B.A. with minimum G.P.A. of 3.5/4.0
  • Basic understanding of principles and senor types used for space-based earth remote sensing
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience including internships
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively perform independent analyses, and prepare and present well-written technical reports
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an inter-agency environment
  • Ability to effectively serve in the trusted agent FFRDC role in support of the Government in a program office environment
  • Experience in project management as evidenced by experience and relevant credentials
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and eligible to obtain a TS/SCI clearance



  • B.S. in engineering, mathematics or physical science
  • Minimum 2 years of direct experience with remote sensing regulation and licensing
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in space systems engineering and remote sensing with knowledge of instruments and phenomenology
  • Demonstrated knowledge of National Security Space systems, architectures and capabilities
  • Knowledge of remote sensing licensing and export control policy issues involving the defense, intelligence, diplomatic and commercial sectors is desired.
  • The ability to work across multiple technology and policy disciplines with a variety of U.S. Government stakeholders


Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.


Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: MEMBR-TCH STF SR 

Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  Yes 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.


Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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