Electronic Maintenance Officer
The Electronics Maintenance Officer (EMO) position will be responsible for assisting the Communications Program Manager in the sustainment of tactical communication systems supporting NSWG-1. The EMO will be required to provide assistance with the command’s tactical communications systems to include their maintenance, repair, configuration, upgrade, receiving, inventory, and disposal. Due to large quantities and a wide variety of tactical communication gear, the use of this equipment in harsh environments around the globe, and the routine need to provide upgrades to hardware and software; an Electronic Maintenance Officer (EMO)is required to sustain this equipment for high-tempo operations. The elements of these duties are based upon responsibility for local planning and management of over 4,000 voice/data radios, and over twelve major communication systems that encompass voice/video/data capabilities totaling more than $100M. Specifically, the EMO will be required to:
- Track and maintains the operational status of all tactical communications equipment under their purview.Provide non-depot level repairs of tactical communications equipment to include hardware replacement and software upgrades. Coordinates warranty repairs with vendors and depot level repairs with the In-Service Engineering Agent (ISEA).Assist with requirements documentation in support of Basis of Issue (BOI). Gathers data points from After Action Reports (AAR), Lessons Learned, and interviews with communications and operational personnel to support changes to BOI.Assist with coordinating and implementing telecommunications equipment (antennas, repeaters, handsets, etc.) to support specialized training evolutions.Recommend to the Communications Program Manager alternate fielding plans when insufficient telecommunications equipment is readily availableMaintain oversight of inventory records and enters new equipment into appropriate ASPRs. Maintains documentation on issues of equipment and ancillaries.Assist in conducting extensive research on emerging telecommunications equipment to determine if equipment can satisfy required capabilities to support tactical direct action efforts, meteorological, intelligence gathering and analysis, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) surveillance and reconnaissance, and other emerging war fighting techniques used by Naval Special Warfare. Determines compliance with applicable frequency directives. Meets with operational personnel to gather program data and discuss significant problems. Identifies program strengths and weaknesses in terms of basic program goals and objectives. Prepares reports of finds and makes recommendations on solutions.Forecast requirements and submits strategic requirements to the chain of command based upon the war plan.Pursue methods and new technology that can be used to maintain inventories and tracking of accountable equipment.Develop load plans for transportation of systems.Review and provide input to technical documents such as Capabilities Production Documents (CPD) to ensure NSW specific requirements are document prior to acquisition.Work in conjunction with the Communication Program Manager and Communications Planner to coordinate the movement of equipment to support deployments.Work with deployed forces to develop strategic network architectures. Makes recommendations on alternate communication paths, frequency spectrum, antennas or equipment that enhance the communications architecture and improves interoperability.Develop Concept of Operations (CONOPS) on strategies, tactics, policies, maintenance and constraints related to fielding and usage of equipment.Validate and prioritize material requisitions. Determines shortfalls based on available inventory and initiates actions to obtain cost estimates to alleviate those shortfalls.Acquire dedicated services, equipment, and/or facilities to support telecommunications requirements used in a global environment.Develop a concept of operations on use of telecommunications equipment in a joint and coalition environment. Develops SOPs on use of particular waveforms and networks to ensure compatibility when using different types of communications equipment.