The Department of Defense (DoD) has deemed the electromagnetic spectrum a critical resource. As demands for 5G and other commercial technologies grow, the amount of available spectrum for DoD's use is decreasing. DoD Instruction 4650.01 defines policy and procedures for administrating and employing this resource, including the requirement to conduct a Spectrum Supportability Risk Assessment (SSRA) for every new or modified spectrum-dependent system (SDS) to ensure that the military does not continue to field systems with spectrum and/or interference problems. The purpose of the SSRA is to identify and assess regulatory, technical, and operational spectrum issues with the potential to affect the required operational performance of a candidate system, including commercial-off-the-shelf systems. MAJOR JOB ACTIVITIES:
The candidate filling this position will review the regulatory, technical, and operational risks of the SSRA, as well as conduct an electromagnetic environmental effects (E3) assessment, to determine if:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Certifications
- The governing technical criteria required for certification can be accommodated within the U. S. and International Tables of Allocations;
- Frequency assignments to support the equipment are reasonably feasible;
- The system/platform can obtain spectrum supportability for overseas deployment;
- Mitigation techniques can reduce the spectrum supportability risks;
- Sufficient electromagnetic compatibility analyses have been accomplished to evaluate system performance and effects on other systems that operate co-frequency or on adjacent frequencies;
- The potential interference between the candidate system and the expected complement of other SDS in the anticipated operational environment.
MATERIAL & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:
Computer, email/Microsoft Office products, phone, engineering analysis tools. Work involves using both unclassified (NIPR) and classified (SIPR) DoD IT networks. Occasional local and out of area travel required (car and/or air travel).
Most work performed in office setting at Navy Marine Corps Spectrum Center (Ft. Meade, MD). Occasional travel to DoD conferences and working group meetings required.
Able to work in an office environment. Must be able to read and comprehend systems engineering and other technical data/reports, perform engineering analysis, and make technical recommendations based on thorough investigation of candidate spectrum dependent systems. Requires attendance at SSRA or other DoD-sponsored conferences and technical exchanges. Must be able to communicate through written and verbal methods. May require presentations to DoD acquisition/program management offices.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Experience
10 years' experience in work related to duties described. Skills
Demonstrated performance as a EE/RF Engineer in conducting spectrum supportability risk assessments or similar analyses. Thorough familiarity with Microsoft Office products and technical report formats.