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Spectrum Manager

Talentify Fort Meade Full-Time
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Spectrum Manager
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Spectrum Engineer/Manager:  Perform spectrum management and spectrum engineering technical support for the procurement, assignment, and protection of radio frequencies for legacy and emerging spectrum-dependent systems in support of Navy and Marine Corps operating forces and geographic Area Frequency Coordination offices.  Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Analyze technical data of communication systems and, based upon knowledge of radio equipment and radio propagation, initiate and track actions at the National or International level, as required, to eliminate conflicts in frequency assignments which arise as a result of the heavily congested radio frequency spectrum.
  • Generate, submit and track frequency assignment requests through Spectrum XXI, FAA’s Web FCR, and other spectrum management databases.
  • Generate, review, submit and track spectrum certification requests to ensure adequacy and accuracy to support operational needs of the requestor and local spectrum user.
  • Attend working groups, as required, pertaining to Navy/Marine Corps operational requirements, frequency allocation/assignment plans, and DoD policies affecting the communications-electronics elements of the military services.
  • Evaluate and analyze Table of Frequency Allocations, channel plans, and planned changes to the Radio Regulations as prepared at national and international telecommunications conferences to consider the potential impact to Department of the Navy communications systems and equipment.
  • Coordinate with installation spectrum managers, area frequency coordination offices, fleet operational users, and other spectrum-dependent system stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with appropriate federal, non-federal, military and other government officials of the US and foreign countries to carry out the above actions.
  • Support all presidential broadband initiative data calls by; performing technical and engineering reviews of proposed system changes; review and provide guidance on the identification of new spectrum; generate, submit and track spectrum certifications and frequency assignments are needed; generate, review, and support technical interference studies to support spectrum transition, migration or compression.
  • Provide RF environmental spectrum monitoring and direction finding support. Help monitor range operations and installation spectrum usage. Assist in the development and update of an informational library providing greater fidelity of spectrum occupancy and use across the installation.

Minimum Qualifications:

10 years of experience with DoD spectrum management (preferred).

Knowledge of DoD and service specific spectrum regulatory processes.

Knowledge of national and international spectrum tables of allocations.

Practical demonstrated experience and knowledge of national, DoD spectrum certification, and frequency assignment processes.

Expert knowledge of spectrum management tools and databases and interference modeling and simulation tools (preferred).

Experience with spectrum reallocation and spectrum sharing.

Experience with spectrum monitoring and direction finding systems, capabilities and processes (preferred). 

Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

Possess excellent data gathering, analytical, and client problem solving skills.

Training from one or more of the following schools: US Army Battlefield Spectrum Management (BSM) Course, DoD Inter-Service Radio Frequency Management School, US Army Joint Spectrum Manager (JSM) Course, or US Air Force Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Course.

Active Secret security clearance.

Bachelor of Science (BS)/Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree (preferred).


Skills required

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Operations Management
Supply Chain Management
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