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    The U.S. Secret Service, Office of Technical Development and Mission Support, Technical Security Division, is responsible for providing a technically secure environment for the President at the White House, Vice Presidential Residence, and such places that the President and Vice President may be temporarily located and providing technical security for other protectees during travel and at their residences, as directed or requested. For more information on the Secret Service click here.

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    The Office of Technical Development and Mission Support, Technical Security Division is looking for talented individuals to provide overall planning, coordination, management, execution and control for electronics engineering Research and Development (R&D) program areas in support of the U.S. Secret Service's dual missions of investigation and protection.

    The incumbent will use their knowledge of and mastery in applying a comprehensive range of electronics engineering theories, concepts, principles, standards and methods sufficient to perform and advise on one or more of the following activities:

    • Researches, develops, tests and evaluates Radio Frequency (RF) active and passive equipment for various operational requirements;
    • Researches, tests and evaluates x-ray, metal detection and other systems for the latest technological advances in concealed weapon and object detection;
    • Researches and evaluates existing and emerging laser, night vision, infrared, thermal and electro-optics technologies in support of operational requirements;
    • Researches, maintains and develops enhancements for radar systems;
    • Researches and develops new technologies to enhance capabilities in areas including tagging, tracking, surveillance and lawful wiretaps;
    • Researches and develops systems for technical surveillance countermeasures;
    • Researches and develops building access control and area intrusion detection technologies and products;
    • Monitors developments in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), UAS countermeasures and biometric technologies;
    • Provide overall program and project planning, coordination, management, and quality assurance for interrelated technical areas;
    • Serve as a senior scientist on specialized projects and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in developing, formulating, planning, managing, directing and executing operational programs, thus promoting best practices and enhancing the agency’s investigative and protective missions;
    • Participate in interagency ad-hoc working groups;
    • Serve as an expert and advisor on acquisition management and implementation (e.g. pre-solicitation documentation, source selection); serve as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) in managing awarded contracts;
    • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to assure that mission requirements and performance metrics are met, utilizing best practices and applicable scientific methods to ensure “real time” data/information throughout the contract/program life cycle;
    • Prepare and provide briefings for USSS leadership and other stakeholders;
    • Support fixed-site and temporary-site operations;
    • Prepare operational and maintenance specifications and guides for end-users; provide training and technical briefings to end-users regarding the use, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Frequent domestic travel is required; and foreign travel on a limited basis.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/587641500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.