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    This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Coast Guard (USCG), Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber and Intelligence Service Center (C5ISC), Communications Systems Product Line (COMPL), Long Range Systems Branch (LRS) in Portsmouth, VA.

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    You will serve as an Electrical Engineer (CYBER) and be responsible for designing, developing, testing, and evaluating cybersecurity related information systems throughout the systems development life cycle. Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for Radio Frequency (RF) communications systems (e.g., VHF, MF, and HF) and will utilize technical knowledge of receivers, transmitters, and antenna systems.  

    Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.  Typical work assignments include:

    • Build, test, and modify product prototypes using working models or theoretical model
    • Develop and direct system testing and validation procedures and documentation
    • Identify and direct the remediation of technical problems encountered during testing and implementation of new Radio Frequency (RF) systems (e.g., identify and find work-arounds for communication protocols that are not interoperable
    • Utilize models and simulations to analyze or predict system performance under different operating conditions
    • Conduct a market analysis to identify, assess, and recommend commercial, Government off- the-shelf, and open source products for use within a system and ensure recommended products are in compliance with organization's evaluation and validation requirements
    • Develop & follow software, hardware and systems engineering life cycle standards and processes
    • Design hardware, operating systems, and software applications to adequately address C5I operational requirements specific to RF systems.
    • Provide support to test and evaluation activities on receivers, transmitters, and antenna systems
    • Implement and integrate system development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies (e.g., IBM Rational Unified Process) into development environment
    • Verify stability, interoperability, portability, and/or scalability of system architecture

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0850 Electrical Engineering

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