GHG Corporation
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Other
  • Full Time


Job purpose

This entry level position provides flight control and training support to International Space Station (ISS) Operations within the NASA JSC Flight Operations Directorate (FOD). Duties will require successfully completing a training and skill certification process.  The candidate will first train and become certified for a Mission Control Center console position.  The individual may subsequently attain additional certifications required to train astronauts, cosmonauts, flight controllers, and other NASA and International Partner mission operations personnel on ISS systems content.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Specific duties associated with flight control positions include maintaining a safe environment for astronauts onboard ISS to work and live; monitoring of real-time status and performance of ISS systems; controlling ISS system operations from mission control; reporting status and anomalies to mission managers; determining mission impacts and implementing corrective actions; test and verification of operational products and analysis; integrating requirements with other systems and organizations; and the development and maintenance of operations products such as flight rules, console procedures, and technical references.
  • Certain positions require the candidate to support or lead technical analyses relating to spacecraft systems.  Individuals in this position may interface directly with the NASA customer, subcontractors, ISS program personnel, International Partners, and commercial vendors.
  • As a certified Instructor the individual will support shifts as needed, develop training materials, participate in the conduct of simulations, and instruct crew and mission operations utilizing a variety of media and facilities.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Physics, Mathematics or Engineering (ABET) with 0-2 years of experience.
  • Knowledge of engineering principles and the ability to apply them to real-time operations.
  • Previous experience with or course work in basic engineering, orbital mechanics, and spacecraft flight dynamics is desired.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, leadership, teamwork, technical, and administrative skills are mandatory.
  • Candidate must have a demonstrated ability to plan, lead, and coordinate a wide range of tasks.
  • Candidate must demonstrate the ability to progress through flight controller and instructor certifications.
  • Candidate must be able to apply technical knowledge and operations concepts to exercise effective decision making and initiative in a real-time and fast-paced operational environment.
  • International Space Station operations are 24/7, and although most work will occur during a standard work day (8am to 4:30pm) the candidate should also be able to work odd shifts, weekends and holidays on a weekly rotation.
  • Candidates are required to pass a standard flight controller physical examination, pass security clearances and be able to travel.
  • US citizenship is required.


  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Technical Capacity
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Time Management
  • Initiative

Working environment

This job operates in a professional office environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computer, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical requirements

This is largely a sedentary role; however, this position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Direct reports

Program Manager 

Position Expectations

  • This is a full-time position.
  • Shift work is required (nights, weekends, and holidays).


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