This position is located in the Air Traffic Organization, Technical Operations Service Unit, Operations Support Directorate, Spectrum Engineering Services Group, Spectrum Testing & Engineering Analysis Team, AJW-1C4.Learn more about this agency
The incumbent applies experience testing frequencies, bandwidths, emissions and equipment to provide a qualitative assessment of the effects on aeronautical systems. Using established test plans and procedures, he/she participates as a team-member in projects designed to ensure that spectrum engineering requirements for new civil aviation communications, navigation and surveillance systems and functions are satisfied. The incumbent assists team members collecting and analyzing data, performance trend analyses, testing, and writing technical reports.
Applies experience and detailed knowledge of the theories, concepts and principles of electronic circuits, radio frequency propagation, and equipment. He/she applies skills and experience operating spectrum engineering test equipment & tools such as spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, and network analyzers to perform a variety of radio frequency measurements and electromagnetic compatibility studies. Applies experience using software development environments such as Lab Windows, LabVIEW, and Microsoft Visual Studio to create automated test scenarios. Uses programming languages such as C#, Visual Basic and Objective-C in support of existing and future spectrum engineering applications.
The incumbent applies experience and detailed knowledge of spectrum engineering criteria, and guidelines such as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) policies and manuals to perform radio frequency analysis and assessment. He/she collaborates with other teams within the Group on issues related to Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), frequency assignments, and NAS Operations. He/she refers to senior management and Service Area Frequency Management Officers (FMO) on difficult frequency assignment issues on NAS systems.
Contacts are primarily internal to the Spectrum Engineering Services Group and other lines of business or staff offices within the FAA, although there may be some contact with external entities such as FCC, NTIA, and the General Public. Contacts are typically intended to share information, provide data and/or written analyses, and/or discuss the statuses of assignments.
Established policies/procedures provide guidance for most assignments, but allow some discretion to select the most appropriate approach. Typically receives guidance on selecting approach from a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced engineer. May provide recommendations to improve work processes. Demonstrates some independence in planning time and using assigned resources to accomplish assignments and small projects. Work is reviewed periodically during assignments and at completion to ensure timeliness and technical compliance with the requirements of the project or other work activity.
25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.
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