ECM Program Manager
Overview:The Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) Program Manager (PM) is an ECM subject matter expert who engages in all aspects of the ECM program and provides expert guidance on ECM issues. The ECM PM/DPM supports US Department of State (DoS) ECM requirements in multiple overseas theaters in potentially high-threat environments and may be required to deploy TDY to these locations in support of the ECM engineering effort. During overseas deployments, the ECM PM may be required to rotate between theaters and to multiple locations within each theater.The ECM PM will report directly to Special Projects Section Chief and will manage all aspects of the ECM Program to include ECM Engineering, future ECM System (ECMS) identification/development, ECMS validation and interoperability, ECMS procurement, ECMS fielding and ECMS life cycle. The ECM PM will also determine the priorities of work for ECM Engineering cell. The ECM PM will work closely with Special Projects Operations, Contingency Communications Radio (CCR) PM, Mobile Video Systems (MVS) PM, as well as Sense and Warn (S&W) PM to ensure all ECM projects and fielding are done within the Configuration Management guidelines established within Special Projects.Primary Responsibilities:Engage with Special Projects Operations to evaluate, field and sustain EMCSs following submitted requirements from Regional Security Officers (RSOs) throughout Department of State.Manage ECM Engineering to ensure a systematic approach regarding development, validation and fielding of ECM Program equipment.Projects, oversees and tracks the ECM Program budget in providing program support worldwide.Provide ECM Program input to Special Projects Operations regarding interaction with US Navy PMS-408, US Special Operations Command, and Johns Hopkins University applied Physics Lab, on issues relating to Electronic Countermeasures.Ensure comprehensive test plans are provided to the Special Project Test Director regarding all ECM Program testing requirements.Coordinates ECM efforts with DoS bureaus, offices and diplomatic operations; the Department of Defense; private contractors; and other agencies and organizations.Identify and field practical and sustainable ECMS for assigned regions. Recommend strategies and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) to mitigate system vulnerabilities.Provides a weekly activity report that includes, but is not limited to ECMS fielding, engineering activities, internal and external coordination, status of program designs, status of drafts and reviews on technical SOWs and proposals and requirements.Supervisory Responsibilities:N/AEducation and/or Experience:BS/BA or advanced degree, where required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.An Associate's degree or technical certificate in electrical engineering or a related field and three years' experience as described above.Five Years Technical and related experience in the field of coordination and technical support for modernECM systems.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Knowledge of radio frequency (RF) theory, principles, and the effects of CREW systems operation in a high electromagnetic environment is desired.Understanding of insurgent Improvised Explosive Device (IED) emplacement tactics is desired.Must be able to develop Techniques, Tactics, and Procedures (TTP's) for deploying vehicles equipped with CREW systems based on the national, local, and immerging Remote Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) threat.Must be able to establish and maintain intra-organizational and external contracts.Symphony and EGON experience is a plus.Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:Must be able to obtain a DoS Class 1 medical clearance. Security Clearance:TOP SECRET Clearance Level RequiredMust have a current US Government TOP SECRET Personnel Security ClearanceMust have a current US Government Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) (less than 4-1/2 years old) or be able to successfully complete a US government administered Single Scope Background Investigation.Must be a US Citizen.Must be eligible for and able to obtain and maintain required Security Clearance/access approvals.Physical Demands:The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. The employee must be able to stand, walk and sit for a prolonged period of time; use hands and/or fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; operate office equipment; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close and distant vision. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds. Medical conditions or physical impediments may disqualify candidates from overseas work where comprehensive medical care may be limited or unavailable, or where the condition or impediment would put the individual at unacceptable risk. Duties may be performed in an active combat zone where the employee would be required to seek shelter. There may be stress, psychological and physical hardships, and the possibility of living in field conditions associated with this position.Travel:Overseas travel will be required up to 15% of the calendar year in high-threat areas and in multiple locations (not one specific area). Domestic travel may be required for training and program coordination.Work Environment:Full-time, 72 hour week usually under hazardous conditions when deployed in a theater of operations. Personnel meeting the provisions of Department of State Standardized Regulations, Chapter 650 - Danger Pay Allowance, and Chapter 350 - Hardship Pay, are eligible to receive danger and hardship pay up to the prevailing percentages over base compensation.Work Location:Primary Arlington VA, with service for Washington, DC metro area, with the requirement to travel overseas for short periods when needed.