Personnel Tracking & Locator (PTL) Integrated Broadcast Service (IBS) Subject Matter Expert (SME)

The Personnel Tracking & Locator (PTL) Integrated Broadcast Service Subject Matter Expert (IBS SME) will provide technical expertise and troubleshooting skills to assist with PTL site installations, repairs/upgrades, identifying and resolving CIB outages and data loss issues. The PTL IBS SME will inspect systems end-to-end for quality assurance of system architectures and individual components; document system architecture and inventory equipment; provide operator training on IBS, CIB, and TRS; and provide basic system troubleshooting skills training. The PTL IBS SME will provide advisory support, including all aspects of the department PTL program systems, architectures and system administration (SA) viewers and provide technical assessment of capabilities and concepts of department objectives and user requirements. The PTL IBS SME will evaluate systems in test environments as well as in operational environments and work with PTL leadership, project partners, vendors, and end users throughout the development and testing process to ensure that systems transitioned to operations meet user needs.
Primary Responsibilities:
Assist the PTL team with hardware update services and subsequent integration in user defined C2 systems.
Support PTL IBS testing efforts in RF-interference venues at China Lake, CA. Develop test plans and test reports related to PTL testing. Perform PTL IBS system support, including developing training materials, and develop checklists, procedures, and guides to meet operational requirements. Participate in engineering and requirements management.
Provide subject matter expertise in support of government-led programmatic and engineering efforts, including the following, as required: Integrated Product Team (IPT) participation; working group participation, and specific user group meetings related to PTL hardware support, IBS-CIB integration, and C2 systems.
Create, review, verify, update, or revise technical documentation for PTL?s IBS related systems, including written recommendations, reports and technical guides. Work with other agencies as directed by the PTL Program Manager, to ensure that the Department of State (DoS) and its partners benefit from synergies and economies of scale.
Attend conferences and working groups as directed by PTL leadership. Visit PTL IBS-CIB sites in State Department posts utilizing IBS systems.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Provide guidance and supervision to PTL teammates.
Education and/or Experience:
Must possess a minimum of: 1-2 years of operational experience with the IBS; 6 months of operational experience with CIB; 1-2 years of operational experience using TRS software (version 3.80 or more recent release).
Must possess knowledge of Integrated Waveform (IW) and CIB characteristics (IOS) as well as detailed understanding of IW Order Wire and CIB bandwidth assignment process.
Must be able to demonstrate experience/proficiency in setting-up basic system configuration.
Must be skilled with loading COMSEC key via SKL or RASKL device.
Experience in operating both a signal generator and a spectrum analyzer for use in troubleshooting entire UHF receiver system, to include input/output signal strength measurements of individual components and cables.
Experience with fiber optics and conversion/transition from copper cable to single or multi-mode fiber optic cable is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be skilled with directional antenna calibration to optimize UHF SATCOM signal reception/gain.
Must be able to demonstrate experience/proficiency in basic UHF SATCOM receiver troubleshooting skills.
Must be skilled with installation and/or replacement of various cable connector types using solder and weather shielding shrink wrap.
Must demonstrate the ability to interact with all levels of an organization in a professional, diplomatic, and tactful manner.
Must demonstrate a good attitude and ability to work as a member of a cohesive team.
Must be able to multi-task efficiently and have strong attention to detail.
Must possess excellent writing and verbal skills.
Must be proficient with Microsoft Windows operating systems and office automation software (e.g., Microsoft Office, SharePoint).
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Security Clearance:
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. The employee must be able to stand, walk and sit for a prolonged period of time; use hands and/or fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; operate office equipment; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close and distant vision. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds. Medical conditions or physical impediments may disqualify candidates from overseas work where comprehensive medical care may be limited or unavailable, or where the condition or impediment would put the individual at unacceptable risk. Duties may be performed in an active combat zone where the employee would be required to seek shelter. There may be stress, psychological and physical hardships, and the possibility of living in field conditions associated with this position.
Required to travel OCONUS for training, surge support, and to provide short term backfill for overseas Watch Stander positions. OCONUS travel may include critical threat locations around the world with austere living conditions. Domestic travel may be required for training and program coordination.
Work Environment:
Full-time, 40+ hour week while Domestic. Overseas travel is usually under hazardous conditions when deployed in a theater of operations. Personnel meeting the provisions of Department of State Standardized Regulations, Chapter 650 ? Danger Pay Allowance, and performing in a location determined a hazardous duty area are eligible to receive uplift pay over basic compensation.
Living Environment: When deployed overseas, lodging, meals, medical and basic life support services will be provided while in a theater of operations, as well as the prevailing per diem rate for incidental expenses (I&E;).
Work Location:
The stateside work location will be in Sterling, VA and DOS Annexes in Arlington and/or Springfield, VA. The location of high-risk environments will be disclosed upon interview.
Citizenship/Security Clearance/Passport: The candidate must be a US citizen and possess an active TOP SECRET security clearance with immediate eligibility to be granted access to sensitive compartmented information (SCI). Must be eligible for and able to obtain and maintain required Security Clearance/access approvals; and must be able to obtain and maintain a US passport.
Medical Clearance:
Must be able to obtain / maintain a DoS Class 1 medical clearance.
Subsidiary: Olgoonik Global Security, LLC
Location: VA - Arlington
Requisition Number: 2011901
City: Arlington
State/Territory: US-VA
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