Tactical Communications (TACCOM) Engineer
Solutions By Design II Washington, DC
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
The Tactical Communications (TACCOM) Engineer will be responsible for the management and operation of our customer's tactical communications capabilities. The TACCOM Engineer will provide support for Portable/Handheld TACCOM devices which will be located within the National Capital Region (NCR). The TACCOM Engineer will be responsible for managing the radio training Program; installing radio and antenna systems; programming and managing handheld radios; researching telecommunication technology; and creating TACCOM related policy documents and training material.
- Attend Training and maintain technical skills on tactical communication systems utilized by our customer and attend government sponsored training on new and/or existing communication systems.
- Participate and maintain accurate inventories of all TACCOM assets.
- Communicate with TACCOM vendors at the government's request on behalf of the government.
- Generate reports and other deliverables as requested to meet the government's needs (i.e. Data calls).
- Participate in and/or facilitate meetings as necessary with leaders, managers, project managers, stakeholders, vendors, and users.
- Work in collaboration with support elements to test and evaluate TACCOM solutions to assist in meeting the objectives of the program.
- Create and maintain user, administrator, engineering, and compliance/accreditation documentation as requested.
- Effectively partner and communicate with business and technical stakeholders.
- Mentor and train our customer's employees in TACCOM equipment, tools, techniques and procedures.
- Design sites, systems, and technical solutions to meet operational requirements, with adherence to technical standards and our customer's direction.
- Integration, testing, and installation of equipment, parts, and accessories. Optimization of new equipment, systems, and technical solutions.
- Evaluation, analysis, and recommendations of existing, new, and emerging technologies in support of TACCOM operations
- Administrative support to document and manage sites and circuits in support of TACCOM Program.
- Manage and coordinate resources to ensure the on-time delivery of services, equipment, and projects for the Government.
- Report the status of all projects and O&M efforts, including costs, schedule, technical performance, issues, and planned work to the Government.
- Assist with any technology transfers required by our customer from industry, government and/or academia.
- Develop or provide assistance with the development of training documentation and books, slide deck presentations, and other related training materials.
Required Experience and Qualifications:
- Must be a US Citizen.
- Must have and maintain a DoD Top-Secret Sensitive Compartment Information (TS-SCI) security clearance;
- Must also be able to obtain an agency-specific clearance prior to starting.
- Must have a Bachelor of Science (BS) or minimum of six (6) years of experience with HF, UHF/VHF radio operations and maintenance, base station and mobile radio installation, engineering, frequency management, antenna selection/installation/repair.
- Must have and maintain at least one (1) active certification: Network+, Security+, ISC2 CISSP or other comparable certification which must be approved in advance by the PM on a case-by-case basis.
- Proficient in using manufactures (Motorola and Barrett, or similar) radio programing software to manage, configure, program, develop and load code plugs, channels, frequencies, etc.
- Familiarity with Motorola Quad Band Portable Radios: XTS 8000 UHF/VHF 700/800MHz, Motorola DTR 500, DTR 650, DTR 700 and DTR 720 handheld radios, and Barrett 4020 and 4050 High Frequency Transceiver radios.
- Must have knowledge and experience with radio transmission principles and theory, antenna theory, and basic antenna design.
- Experience with antenna modeling or design software such as EZNEC or attain the capability within 6 months.
- Must have or attain within one year, a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Amateur Radio License at the Technician level or greater.
- Must be proficient using Software Defined Radios (SDR) and IP based radio systems.
- Must be proficient in developing and maintaining custom radio Code-Plugs for Motorola handheld portable radios.
- Must be familiar with Communications Security (COMSEC) policy, procedures, and safeguards. Must be familiar with KY-99A and Ky-100 key loading devices.
- Must be located in the Washington, D.C metro area; must be able to occasionally travel outside of the National Capital Region (NCR) as needed.
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