Full Time Employee Contractor
The Technology Evaluation Branch (TEB) supports the protection of classified information through the identification and evaluation of new information and telecommunications technologies. TEB accomplishes this mission primarily through the evaluation of hardware devices and their application to determine compliance with Department information technology and telecommunication requirements and to ascertain subsequent threats and technical security hazards to classified information. All TEB evaluations are performed in-house using state-of-the-art, non-destructive testing and analysis equipment within the radio frequency and computer network laboratories. Mitigation strategies are also formulated based on results of research and experimentation. TEB also performs important liaison responsibilities with other interagency and INTECSEC community partners. This ensures that the Department’s interests are represented and precludes duplication of efforts to determine vulnerabilities and testing. This individual works directly for the Branch Chief of the Technology Evaluation Branch of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and Countermeasures Program.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
• Responsible for leading the radio frequency (RF) engineering staff in evaluating new technologies and possible security vulnerabilities associated with them.
• Required duties include the training of other Department of State personnel on digital signal analysis and recognition, writing up reports on vulnerabilities found.
• Assist in the planning of policies and guidelines involving state-of-the-art equipment and their possible implementation in State Department resources.
• Responsible for gathering information on new technologies and any previous associated research found on those technologies, identify emanation found not previously recognized, implement and maintain a database of signal parameters for future easy recognition.
• Responsible as Project Manager in testing the vulnerabilities associated with GSM technology.
• Radio wave Propagation Theories and Techniques
• Modulation Types
• Modulation Schemes
• Antenna Design
• Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and the protocol analysis
• Video Teleconferencing
• Cellular Communication infrastructure (GSM/GPRS/CDMA/UMTS/WiMax/LTE/LTE2)
• At least 10 years related experience and/or a Masters Degree in Electronic Engineering or similar work experience.
• Bitstream analysis and manipulation
• Other various digital communications (Fiber, E1, T1, VSAT)
• Computerized Telephone Systems
• Displays and monitors
• Connector types (both RF – SMA, BNC, RP-TNC and Computer – USB, HDMI)
• Various RF communication systems (HDTV, POCSAG, P25, IBOC)
• TEMPEST emanations
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;
• 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.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
• Must have a current US Government TOP SECRET Personnel Security Clearance and be able to qualify for SCI access
• Must have a current US Government Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) (less than 4-1/2 years old) or be able to successfully complete a U.S. government administered Single Scope Background Investigation.
• Must be a U.S. Citizen.
• Must be eligible for and able to obtain and maintain required Security Clearance/access approvals.
• General office environment. Travel both domestically and internationally may be required based on mission and business demands
• CONUS based employees will work in greater Washington D.C. area.
• Employees may be required to travel outside in the Washington D.C. metro area for training and program initiatives.
• The employee must also be willing to provide limited temporary duty support to worldwide initiatives.
• Overseas locations may be located in high-risk environments to be disclosed upon interview
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