The Leidos National Airspace System (NAS) Implementation Support Contract (NISC), supporting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Spectrum Engineering Office, currently has an opening for a Radio Frequency (RF) Specialist in Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS). This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the FAA Spectrum Engineering mission. In this mission we analyze, coordinate, and document government agency requests to conduct C-UAS testing within the FAA Air Traffic Control (ATC) frequency bands. This ensures aircraft operating within the NAS have the communications, navigation and surveillance support available to safely get from point A to B.
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. 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. Apply spectrum-use policy to determine proper and efficient use of radio frequency spectrum allocations.
- Ability to perform Free-Space Path Loss (FSPL) calculations, Link Budgets, dBW/dBm/Watt conversions
- Requires BS degree in Electrical Engineering (related disciplines also considered e.g. Physics, Math) and 12 – 15 years of prior relevant experience in Radio Frequency (RF) Spectrum Management or Masters with 10 – 12 years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ability to perform Free-Space Path Loss (FSPL) calculations, Link Budgets, dBW/dBm/Watt conversions.
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Electrical Engineering
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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