The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) seeks an experienced Electronics Engineer interested in joining the Office of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT). RITA coordinates the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) research programs and is charged with advancing rigorous analysis and the deployment of cross-cutting technologies to improve our Nation’s transportation system. RITA serves as the lead Administration representing DOT on PNT matters, including development of departmental positions on PNT and spectrum policy and protection, and is responsible for representing and supporting the civil Departments and Agencies in PNT systems analysis and coordination, including PNT requirements and architectural development.
In this challenging role, you will serve as the program manager for the inland (terrestrial) segment of the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) Program and serve as the lead for radio frequency spectrum management and analysis functions in support of DOT’s technical requirements and policy development.
As the NDGPS Program Manager, you will be responsible for the technical, cost and schedule performance of the NDGPS, as managed currently through the United States Coast Guard under a Memorandum of Agreement, and serve as the chair of the NDGPS Policy and Implementation Team.
You also will lead radio frequency spectrum management and analysis tasks in close coordination with other DOT Operating Administrations and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). You will provide expert advice specifically on issues of harmful radio frequency interference and operational degradation to DOT operations and planned operations, and serve as DOT’s representative to the Interdepartmental Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC).
If you or someone you know has the experience and a demonstrable record of proven results, I encourage you or them to apply to this Washington, D.C.-based position. We are looking for a diverse pool of qualified candidates
The announcement is posted to the Public and to Merit Promotion eligible applicants on www.usajobs.opm.gov. Please know that Merit Promotion announcements are the vehicle through which Federal employees generally apply for Federal positions.
Open Period – Thursday, December 13, 2012 to Monday, December 24, 2012