This position is located in the Air Traffic Organization (ATO), Technical Operations Service Unit, Operations Support Directorate, Spectrum Engineering Services Group, AJW-1C. This organization is responsible for securing, managing and protecting all civil aviation radio frequency spectrum resources and ensuring interference-free operation of all radio frequency dependent communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) systems throughout the National Airspace System (NAS).Learn more about this agency
This position is an Electronics Engineer who serves as a contributing specialist responsible for assisting others in assigning FAA frequencies and providing radio frequency interference (RFI) resolution and prevention services for a designated location within central United States. This position is critical to the safe and efficient operation of the NAS.
Applies basic knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts applicable to his/her discipline to accomplish assignments. He/she assists journeyman and senior Spectrum Engineers/Technicians in the management of frequencies and the resolution of Radio Frequency Interference (RFI). He/she will be provided with on the job training in FAA Spectrum software, Federal and non-Federal spectrum engineering principles, theories, and concepts (e.g. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) FAA Order 6050.32B, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 47 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Part 300) and RFI resolution. Additional training to be provided will be in the use of spectrum analyzers; Direction Finding (DF) techniques and tools; and the FAA Spectrum RFI vehicle suite of tools. Performs electromagnetic signal measurements to identify the highest probability locations of an RFI source.
He/she collects and analyzes radio and aeronautical frequencies data. Analyzes airspace cases to ensure non-federal users do not cause interference to critical aeronautical facilities. Performs Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) trend analyses, as needed to determine the effect of proposed systems on current NAS systems. Uses test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, direction finding equipment, and oscilloscopes.
He/she analyzes actions for proper distribution, assures appropriate databases are up to date with the latest RFI incidents and actions, and provides coordination through completion. He/she will coordinate significant technical matters with higher level engineers from other teams within AJW-1C, contribute analyses and collected data to engineers for the development of documentation, reports, and briefings to include analysis of findings on frequency assignment issues, provides recommendations to AJW-1C management and Service Area Frequency Management Officers (FMOs) on frequency assignment issues on NAS CNS systems. Regularly refers problems and work issues to a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced engineer when existing guidelines are not available or applicable.
Contacts are primarily internal to Spectrum Engineering Services Group, under supervision may have limited contact with representatives from domestic civil aviation organizations and industry. Contacts also include other government agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Defense (DoD), the FCC and the NTIA.
Work is reviewed frequently during assignments and at completion for all aspects of quality.
50% or less - The job may require up to 50% travel.
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