The MILSATCOM (MSC) Supervisor is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) functional area. He or she shall conduct initial training of new personnel and recurring training for all personnel in the Defense Communications Satellite Subsystem (DCSS), the AN/GSC-39C and An/GSC-52 Defense Satellite Communications System’s (DSCS’s), AN/FRC-181(V)2 MILSTAR Satellite System, and other areas as required. The supervisor will act upon and manage circuit implementations in accordance with Telecommunications Service Orders (TSO’s). The supervisor will maintain oversight of critical supplies, bench stock, Test Measurement Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE), and tools. He/she is the Primary Equipment Custodian and Primary COMSEC Responsible Officer (CRO) for the MILSATCOM area. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned to meet the changing needs of contract performance. Supervises the communications maintenance work center utilizing the appropriate operating instructions, Technical Orders, and Defense Information System Agency (DISA) Circulars, in the operation and repair of equipment. Ensures operational availability requirements are satisfied IAW the Performance Work Statement (PWS). Comprehends technical data and is able to use test equipment for system troubleshooting and repair. Responsible for the training of new personnel in a timely matter. Updates training records, and ensures training programs are up to date with the installation or removal of equipment. Creates and submits appropriate reports (satellite equipment reports, outage reports, unscheduled event reports) as needed. Requests Authorized Service Interruption’s (ASI’s) as needed to perform maintenance. Is the primary equipment custodian responsible for maintaining the Custodian Authorization & Custody Receipt Listing (CA/CRL) and all associated paperwork for the account. Coordinates with supply on matters of turning in, or ordering of equipment items. Conducts annual inventory of all equipment items, and ensures that they are labeled correctly. Is the COMSEC Responsible Officer (CRO) for the work center. Receives and accounts for all new COMSEC from the COMSEC Manager (CSM). Ensures proper inventories of all COMSEC material are conducted and annotated in the Master Station Log (MSL).Oversees Crypto updates and verifies proper destruction practices are being followed and annotated on the correct forms. Creates Emergency Action Plans (EAP) for situations in accordance with proper directives. Works with Network Control Terminals (NCT), telecommunications users, Network Operation System Centers (NOSC), and other facilities in the timely troubleshooting and restoration of communications. Coordinates with the Precision Measurement Equipment Lab (PMEL) on ordering new test equipment or repair/replacement of older test equipment. Turn in and receive equipment that needs to be calibrated and returning from calibration. Coordinates with other agencies and Thule Plans and Programs office concerning equipment installations. Is accountable for supply point and bench stock items. Requests funds prior to utilization of parts. Conducts a monthly inventory of bench stock items and completes annual/periodic inventories. Executes the proper actions for incoming and outgoing classified documents and equipment. Ensures the proper documentation and packaging of these items. Updates operating instructions to account for new procedures or policies. Is the Chief of Records (COR) for the office, oversees the office filing system to insure completeness and correct filling of items using the AFRIMS program in accordance with Air Force Policies, DISA Circulars, and other directives. Inputs equipment data Preventative Maintenance Inspections (PMI) schedules into the Integrated Maintenance Data System (IMDS). Checks weekly status of overdue PMIs, and corrects errors to input data. Provides duty relief to subordinate personnel for meal, restroom, and storm breaks.
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