Full Time Employee Contractor
This is a TDY Position.
The Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) Engineer is a subject matter expert who engages in all aspects of ECM program and provides expert guidance on ECM issues. The ECM Engineer supports U.S. 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 Engineer may be required to rotate between theaters and to multiple locations within each theater.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
• Design complete ECM fielding packages to be provided to the ECM Program Manager to facilitate procurement and delivery to overseas personnel.
• Develop comprehensive tests and associated test plans with direct interaction and input with appropriate personnel to provide productive data and documentation to the ECM Program Manager. Testing oversight at multiple independent test ranges to ensure accurate execution of the provided test plans.
• Performs the full range of standard work for the professional field. Refers complex and unusual problems to others. Identifies and resolves more complex problems and applies problem-solving skills in order to deal with most situations.
• Coordinates ECM efforts with DoS bureaus, offices and diplomatic operations; the Department of Defense; private contractors; and other agencies and organizations.
• Designs practical and sustainable ECM programs for assigned regions. Recommend strategies to mitigate system vulnerabilities.
• Develops and conducts training for U.S. Government personnel and private contractors regarding the proper use, care, maintenance and preventative maintenance of assigned ECM systems.
• Researches and maintains knowledge of current U.S. and host country laws, regulations and policies governing ECM.
• Drafts and/or reviews technical statements of work (SOW) and proposals for installation, repair and maintenance of ECM equipment. Provides quality assurance oversight of such work.
• Performs installation, de-installation, system check-out, fault diagnostics and repair of all systems in a development or testing environment along with programming of all counter electronic warfare (CREW) systems.
• Performs technical inspections and repairs to identify the cause of failure and determine parts required for repair. Repairs will be documented to include serial numbers of equipment and vehicles.
• Completes complex material specification, schematic preparation and follow-up to ensure proper and effective implementation.
• Performs complex design, development, testing and modifications of solutions and performs explanations and clarifies information to enable proper interpretation and evaluation of complex specifications, performance characteristics or other technical data.
• Communicates complex technical and commercial issues, and completes recommendations for complex new designs, processes, or design changes to meet requirements.
• Provides a weekly activity report that includes, but is not limited to engineering activities such as internal and external coordination; status of program designs; research activity on regulations and policies; status of drafts and reviews on technical SOWs and proposals; quality assurance findings and recommendations; development and conduct of training; and installation, de-installation, technical inspections and checkouts, fault diagnosis; maintenance, repairs; and parts consumption and requirements.
• BS, Engineering is required.
• Certification may be required in some areas.
• Five years technical and related experience in the field of coordination and technical support for modern ECM systems; and
• Program/Project Manager or Deputy Program/Project Manager experience is required.
• Knowledge of radio frequency (RF) theory and principle, and the effects of CREW systems operating in a high electromagnetic environment.
• Understand insurgent Improvised Explosive (IED) emplacement tactics.
• Understand strengths, weakness, and limitations of CREW systems.
• Develop Techniques, Tactics, and Procedures (TTP’s) for deploying vehicles equipped with CREW systems based on the national, local, and emerging Remote Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) threat.
• Specify RF communication equipment compatible with CREW systems.
• Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of ECM systems used by the DoS, including the CREW-2 (Duke) system.
• Establish and maintain intra-organizational and external contacts.
• Symphony and EGON experience is a plus. AutoCAD experience is also a plus.
Supervisory Responsibilities:The ECM Engineer will provide general guidance, train and support professional staff consisting of DoS, contractor and other employees.
Physical Demands: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 25% of the calendar year in high-threat areas. Domestic travel may be required for training and coordination
Work Environment: Full-time, 40 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 performing in a location determined a hazardous duty area are eligible to receive danger pay up to 35% over basic compensation.
Work Location: The stateside work location will be in DOS Annexes in Arlington and/or Springfield, VA. The location of high-risk environments will be disclosed upon interview.
Living Environment: Lodging, meals, medical and basic life support services will be provided while in a theater of operations, as well as the prevailing per diem rate for incidental expenses (I&E) .
• Active Secret with ability to obtain TS
• U.S. Citizen.
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