Successful candidate will provide EPASS Advisory and Assistance Services to the Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, and Networks (C3I&N) Directorate (AFLCMC/HN) at the AF Life-Cycle Management Center (previously the Electronic Systems Center). The C3I&N Directorate’s primary mission is: Connecting Warfighters with Affordable, Secure, and War-Winning Cyber, C3I and Network Systems. The Directorate provides C3I connectivity, network, and infrastructure between Joint, Coalition, AF, and Allied countries space, air, terrestrial, and cyber domains. The Directorate in headquartered at Hanscom AFB, MA with 11 other operating locations. This position will have to interface with a team of military, Government civilian, contractor project managers and FFRDC/A&AS support personnel in the day-to-day activities associated with management of HN’s projects, programs and initiatives.
Advanced Degree (MA/MS) and 15 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, 10 years of which must be in the DoD, or a BA/BS degree and 20 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, 10 of which must be in the DoD.
Position Location(s): Hanscom AFB, Lackland AFB.
Travel: Occasional CONUS/OCONUS travel may be required.
Secret, Top Secret clearance (depending on location); or as a minimum, the ability to obtain a clearance
The successful candidate will perform as the Senior advisor regarding operational and technical aspects of military satellite communication systems and other components that comprise or support the Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) system, with particular emphasis on the Extremely High Frequency (EHF) constellations and associated terminals. Provide expertise and knowledge of various EHF SATCOM terminals and the role these terminals play in the distribution of Emergency Action Messages (EAMs) and direction of forces for NC3 or other MILSATCOM missions. Advise and support evaluation of terminal performance for nuclear effects, to include ElectroMagnetic Pulse (EMP), atmospheric nuclear scintillation, and continued terminal performance after nuclear particle absorption is desired. Should also have knowledge of NC3 terminals other than EHF, for example Very Low Frequency/Low Frequency (VLF)/LF communications and how they support the NC3 mission. The candidate must be able to work proactively, with minimal supervision, and effectively communicate orally and in writing, providing quality acquisition and program documentation (briefings, documents, plans, etc.). The candidate collaborates with a diverse group of program offices and MAJCOM stakeholders to determine specific needs and requirements and advises program personnel on terminal capability to support warfighter concepts for NC3 communication. The candidate plans, schedules, and facilitates a variety of exchanges and meetings with the program office team, stakeholders, and industry to understand program requirements and emerging commercial technologies which may address warfighter capability gaps. Support program management reviews, senior level meeting/reviews, and IMP/IMS reviews. The candidate msut be able to support and develop various briefings/schedules of program status and acquisition tasks to senior management.
The candidate must have experience with Space and NC3 missions and with Major Commands, such as USSTRATCOM, AFSPC, and/or AFGSC. Experience with the broad NC3 and EHF satellite community is desired, especially in the areas of planning satellite resources to support NC3 communications and the EHF endurance mission approach to continue to provide communication in the post-nuclear-attack environment. The candidate must demonstrate advanced knowledge of their technical/professional discipline as well as possess a comprehensive understanding and ability to apply associated standards, procedures, and practices in their area of expertise. The candidate should have experience working with the Joint Interoperability and Test Command in interoperability testing and certification.