This position is located in the Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB), Operations and Emergency Management Division (OEMD).
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
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The incumbent is an engineering authority and integral member of the PSHSB engineering team. Utilizing an expert knowledge of engineering and professional acumen of communications systems, radio, electronics, software, computers and mechanical structures, he/she creates, synthesizes and physical crafts electronic Type-I systems, components and other engineering tools. The incumbent reports directly to the HFDFC Director.
The primary responsibilities of work with the Type-I programs includes: developing improved electronics for more effective operation; maintaining functionality of existing equipment at remote sites; providing for readiness of replacement equipment; and crafting software to respond to changing operational needs of the FCC users.
Serves as an integral member of the PSHSB engineering team, as such provides program projections to meet the team’s mission including production, installation, maintenance, upgrades, development and readiness; takes ownership for the area assigned them; decides and articulates specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based goals; understands the roles and responsibilities of each member; interacts, communicates, and shares information; accommodates and cooperates to assist others; takes responsibility for the success for the team and PSHSB; creates itemized budgets to meet the goals; makes purchases and projections, and follows through with contracts; routinely adjusts daily priorities to reflect changes in budget, production circumstances, deadlines and staffing; and envisions the means and problem solutions to meet the broad desired mission results required by the HFDFC Director.
Designs, plans, and constructs complete, complex, state-of-the-art computerized radio electronic equipment used for locating radio signals which could involve matters of safety of life; develops detailed installation plans for complex electronic assemblies, systems and equipment configurations designed by the Type-I program team; arranges upgrades and maintenance; prepares shipments; diagnoses repairs; tests and prepositions spare equipment for readiness; and develops electrical and mechanical designs for related equipment and parts designs.
Provides direct contact with numerous contractors, vendors and manufacturers and frequently acts as the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative or central Technical Point of Contact within and outside of the primary program. This includes drafting statements of work to assure fair competition, interfacing daily with contractors, managing government funds, exercising judgment for cost and value, developing specifications for commercial equipment, and handling problems with minimal involvement or oversight.
Occasional travel - Travels to locations throughout the U.S. and its territories for training, investigations and inspections, and may include additional emergency ad hoc travel (including local travel) to respond to public safety investigations. As requested, incumbent must be available while off duty and within reasonable call-back radius to be contacted via telephone number or electronic device to perform work,
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