Electrical Engineer-Radio Frequency, Counter--UAS

Washington, DC
Oct 13, 2021
Oct 15, 2021
Full Time
Description Job Description: The Leidos National Airspace System (NAS) Implementation Support Contract (NISC III) Program supporting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Spectrum Engineering Office, currently has an opening for a Radio Frequency Engineering Specialist in Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS). This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the FAA Spectrum Engineering mission to provide every pilot and air traffic controller interference-free communications, navigation, and surveillance services. In this role you will analyze, coordinate, and document government agency requests to conduct C-UAS testing and operational use within the National Airspace System (NAS). Primary Responsibilities Conducts operational characterizations of the C-UAS/testing missions to determine the geographic scope of the operations within the National Airspace System (NAS), by referencing aeronautical charts. Identify radio frequency technical parameters in the requests necessary to conduct a compatibility/de-confliction analysis. Conduct radio frequency compatibility/de-confliction analysis using FAA software tools and databases to identify potentially affected FAA ATC frequencies and radio systems/receivers. Draft memorandums (by use of templates) to document, notify and coordinate the mission/testing request within FAA and other agencies as necessary. Apply spectrum-use policy to determine proper and efficient use of radio frequency spectrum allocations. Develop and maintain a Continuity and Training Guide for the C-UAS analysis and coordination process. May occasionally prepare briefings, papers, or other administrative duties as necessary. May require travel to support FAA participation in Spectrum Management conferences and/or meetings. Additional duties include Assistant Classified Information Security Manager (CISM) tasks, such as inventories, inspections, audits, maintaining the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and conducting training, as necessary. Basic Qualifications Ability to perform Free-Space Path Loss (FSPL) calculations, Link Budgets, dBW/dBm/Watt conversions. BS degree and 2 - 4 years of prior relevant experience; Masters with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience. In lieu of a degree, 4 additional years of experience are required. Graduates of a Spectrum Management course of study or military classification/specialty codes, AFSC 3D1X4, MOS 25E, NEC 2301/2302 may be accepted in lieu of Associates degree. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Must be a US citizen with current security clearance or be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance within the first year. Preferred Qualifications Telecommunications background with knowledge of frequency management practices, including engineering, assignment and protection of radio frequencies. Knowledge of Electronic Warfare/Electronic Attack (EA), C-UAS equipment and operations. Civil and/or military aviation expertise. Experience with aeronautical maps and chart plotting and military special use airspace. Radio Frequency modeling and simulation and database engineering tools, such as Spectrum XXI Management Database or the FAA's Automated Frequency Management system. Spectrum analyzer experience. Knowledge of roles and responsibilities of spectrum management within the National Airspace System. External Referral Bonus: Eligible External Referral Bonus $: 1000 Potential for Telework: Yes, 50% Clearance Level Required: Secret Travel: Yes, 10% of the time Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Requisition Category: Professional Job Family: Electrical Engineering Pay Range: #Featuredjob