Full Time Employee Contractor
This position works to research, develop and implement unique defensive measures to deter hostile intelligence and criminal organizations, terrorists and others who seek to exploit perceived weaknesses in the Department of State’s infrastructure.
The Electronics Engineer will serve as a subject matter expert in the research, design, and development of new hardware technologies in support of protective missions both domestic and worldwide. These technologies shall span multiple fields, to include Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and development of UAV Countermeasures, personnel tracking systems, mobile cellular technologies, RF-based communications systems, and power subsystems. The research and development responsibilities will yield advanced prototypes that can be deployed at a fixed and/or mobile site within multiple operational scenarios and missions
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
• Conducts exploratory research, design, development, and related testing and evaluation of state-of-the-art technologies.
• Develops and designs theoretical treatments, instrumentation, equipment, and procedures for the testing and evaluation
of advanced security technologies to enable proper interpretation and evaluation of complex specifications,
performance characteristics or other technical data.
• Provides advice and guidance to Office of Security Technology senior management on new and emerging security technology
for potential configuration and integration into the Department’s worldwide security mission.
• Develops, maintains, and interacts with liaisons within the intelligence and law enforcement communities, designated foreign
governments, U.S. corporations and academia.
• Participates in formal interagency committees, conferences, task forces, and working groups.
• � BS (Electrical Engineering) or BS (Electronics Engineering Technology) from an ABET accredited program in engineering is required.
• Technical training within the subject areas or related technical field with certifications from technical training schools or Military training schools is a plus.
• Five years of engineering and systems integration experience is required. Experience within the subject areas of interest is a plus.
• A minimum of three years of managing the full lifecycle of technical projects in a research and development setting.
• Must possess knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices of electronic engineering and systems integration.
• Must possess knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices of RF communication systems, i.e. VHF, UHF, Digital
radio systems, direction finding (DF), and power distribution, etc.
• Must have experience with the full System Development Life Cycle of engineering systems, to include design, development,
and testing of electronics systems, to include hardware and software.
• Must understand wired and wireless broadband IP-based technologies.
• Must be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of test design techniques and produce concept of operations and
tactics (CONOPS), techniques, and procedures (TTP).
• Must be able to establish and maintain intra-organizational and external contacts.
• Must be able to communicate both in writing and verbally with colleagues and management.
Supervision and Direction:
The Electronics Engineer is provided administrative direction characterized by broadly defined missions and objectives and is responsible for the conception, planning, design, testing and evaluation. All experimental research is largely self-initiated and it is the responsibility of the Electronics Engineer to appropriately manage vendors, manpower, equipment, project budgets and other resources.
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.
Travel: Some travel both domestically and internationally may be required based on mission requirements or business demands.
The primary work locations will be in DOS Annexes in Alexandria and/or Springfield, VA. Primary responsibilities will be conducted in both office and laboratory environments.
• Obtain/Maintain TS
• U.S. Citizen.
• 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
• This position is located in Arlington, VA and requires working in both office and laboratory environments. Some travel both domestically and internationally may be required based on business demands.
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