U.S. Citizenship is required. Applicants must possess an active, Federal Government Security Clearance
* Providing support to government agency customer and applies versatility and industry leading technology related to tactical and secure communications.
* Implementing comprehensive plans, policies and objectives, and provides technical advice to integrate technological applications to enhance customer operational requirements.
* Planning, organizing, and conducting studies and forecasts to establish technology for operational support of the law enforcement mission.
* Coordinating with his/her manager and the customer COR on projected systems, current and planned capabilities, compatibility, costs and benefits, joint agency efforts, and other critical areas.
* Assisting in the implementation of nationwide long-term projects in coordination with the Chief Inspector OST.
* Evaluating proposed technical solutions for law enforcement communications and make recommendations to USMS management.
* Identifying radio communications requirements, analyzing technical solutions, conducting physical surveys, implementing and validating the final solution used to meet communication requirements.
* Serving as a troubleshooter and trainer to resolve operational and technical problems for radio systems users, and coordinating directly with the USMS field division leadership and/or representatives from other federal, state and local public safety Agencies.
* Identifying technical issues with radio communications experienced by users throughout the customer locations, designing modifications and enhancements to improve the effectiveness of the communications systems; and providing briefings on proposed modifications or enhancements to OST for implementation.
* Working independently to survey wide areas and buildings for proper communications networks.
* Planning, coordinating, building, and installing new communication networks.
* Identifying technical failures on radio subscriber and infrastructure equipment and working independently to address/fix the failures.
* Install analog and IP based video surveillance cameras, setup secure communication systems, and support GPS tracking.
* Plan, design, and build custom hardware, cables, and components in support of unique communication demands.
* Program, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair the following USMS LMR assets: APX 7000, APX 7500, XTS 5000, XTL 5000, XTS 2500, XTS 5000 consolette, Quantar repeater, Astro-Tac receiver, Astro-Tac 3000 comparator, GTR 8000 repeater, GPW 8000 receiver, and GCM 8000 comparator.
* Build radio code plugs for the USMS mission critical operations.
* Update CPS software and firmware for all radio programming computers.
* Prepare, run, and terminate coax, network, and fiber optic cables.
* Test, tune and align duplexers, repeaters, portable radios and mobile radios.
* Set up, configure, and use complex instrumentation to perform communication tests and maintenance.
* Manage encryption keys using the Motorola Key Management Facility (KMF).
* Encrypt radios using Over-the-Air-Rekeying (OTAR) or manually by using the KVL-3000+.
* Analyze and interpret circuit wiring, logic cable diagrams, complete communication systems schematic diagrams, and network specifications for the purpose of installing, troubleshooting, or maintaining the system or device.
* Perform calculations and manipulate test data in order to improve performance and solve problems.
* Suitable candidate should possess a basic working knowledge of local and wide area networking, subnets, and TCP/IP. The applicant should also have some experience in installing and maintaining modern IP Radio Networks.
* The ability to work in a high security environment and observe all required security procedures.
* The ability to learn new radio and/or computer hardware and software skills quickly through independent study, formal training, and/or on-the-job training.
* A minimum of five years' experience in land mobile radio subscriber equipment; including programming, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance.
* A minimum of five years' experience in land mobile radio infrastructure equipment; including programming, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance.