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ASO Job Search – Key Words

If you’re searching the internet for your next Airborne Sensor Operator (ASO) job, here are just a few common titles to plug in the search window, i.e., they should give you a good view of current opportunities (primarily in the commercial / contracting sectors):

• Airborne Sensor Operator
• Sensor Operator
• UAV (RPA) Sensor Operator
• Aerial Acquisition Operator
• Payload Operator
• UAV (RPA) Payload Operator

• Aerial Survey Navigator
• Aerial Survey Technician
• Aerostat Operator
• Aerial Photographer or Videographer
• ELINT/EW Operator or Technician

• (Primary or Secondary ASO Title) / Instructor
• (Primary or Secondary ASO Title) /Field Operations Specialist
• (Primary or Secondary ASO Title) / Field Service Representative
• (Primary or Secondary ASO Title) / Technician
• (Primary or Secondary ASO Title) / System Engineer or Integration Engineer
• (Primary or Secondary ASO Title) / Imagery Analyst
• (Aerial Surveying, Mapping, ISR, etc.) / Project or Program Manager
• (Aerial Surveying, Mapping, ISR, photography, etc,) / Planner

Bottom-Line, if you’re running an internet job search campaign, it’s a good idea to write-down keywords to help with your search but also for building your resume and preparing for interviews.

If you know of other keywords related to the ASO profession and how to search for a job, please share...More the better!

ASOG Career Center

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Back To Basics (B2B)

Fellow ASOG Members,

I thought you would find these articles interesting & informative. The following articles are good readings, i.e., highlighting several of the basic skill-sets required by an ASO or aircrew member…Aviate, Navigate, Communicate. Plus, they link to the previous blog on ASO Aviate, Navigate, Communicate:  

Aviate - 6 Basic Risk Mitigation Steps to Hone Your Flying Skills

Navigate - Understanding the Lost Art of Aerial Navigation

Communicate - The Basic Elements of Aviation Communications

Even though these articles focus on the pilot side of the aircraft, are there any differences for the ASO or other non-pilot crew members?


ASOG Desk Editor (Patrick)

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