Radio Frequency (RF) Spectrum Engineer

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Electrical Engineering
Yes, 10% of the time
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

Employee will provide on-site support at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Headquarters in Washington, DC in support of the NISC III program.

Tasks for the position include:

  • Analysis, coordination, and documentation of government agency requests to conduct Electronic Attack (EA) and testing within the FAA Air Traffic Control (ATC) frequency bands.
  • Conducting operational characterizations of the EA/testing missions to determine the geographic scope of the operations within the National Airspace System (NAS), by referencing aeronautical charts.
  • Identifying radio frequency technical parameters in the requests necessary to conduct a compatibility/de-confliction analysis.
  • Conducting radio frequency compatibility/de-confliction analysis using FAA software tools and databases to identify potentially affected FAA ATC frequencies and radio systems/receivers.
  • Drafting 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 EA 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, inventories, inspections, and audits.
  • Maintaining the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Conducting training, as necessary.





Typical education and experience:
  • Typically requires BS and 4 – 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2 – 6 years of prior relevant experience.

Basic Qualifications (must have):

  • Must be a US citizen with current secret security clearance or ability to obtain a secret level clearance within the first year.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline (Electrical or Electronics Engineering) with a minimum of 5 years of related work experience or a Spectrum Manager/Telecommunications Specialist with minimum of 5 years’ experience in Radio Frequency Spectrum Engineering.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel and Word.

Desired skills: (Would give the candidate an advantage, but not required)

  • Telecommunications background with knowledge of frequency management practices, including engineering, assignment and protection of radio frequencies
  • Knowledge of Electronic Warfare/Electronic Attack (EA) equipment and 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.

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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