The Office of the Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer (CIO) requires management, programmatic and systems engineering support services for the DoD Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Enterprise, including national security, civil, commercial, and international cooperative aspects involved in acquisition, deployment/fielding, and operation of all DoD GPS, PNT and NAVWAR systems. The DoD Global Positioning System (GPS) has been operational for over 20 years and is well established as a military utility fulfilling a multitude of requirements as the predominant PNT source for the warfighter.
The PNT Military Usage Engineer will be responsible for providing GPS, PNT and NAVWAR research and technical engineering; assessing operational implications of GPS and PNT capabilities as applied to evolving Joint platforms and weapons systems; developing and analyzing roadmaps and technical architectures; and supporting operational testing.
The PNT Military Usage Engineer will:
Assist in overseeing and coordinating the DoD’s GPS, NAVWAR and PNT management and acquisition activities.
Support DoD CIO participation in USD(AT&L)-chartered IPAs, OSD DAES reviews established to provide oversight and review of the DoD’s GPS acquisition.
Research, review and analyze acquisition agency plans, strategies and briefing materials, assist in scheduling and conducting OSD acquisition reviews to include preparing DoD CIO principals to attend USD(AT&L) DABs, and in developing guidance materials to the acquisition agency.
Develop, publish, and maintain system specifications and technical documentation as required, including performing research, assessments and providing recommendations on technical issues affecting system performance.
Support DoD CIO in reviewing requests from government contractors and other private sector enterprises to use GPS PPS equipment and security devices in Independent Research and Development (IR&D) programs.
Assess the impact of emerging threats to DoD PNT systems and formulate plans to ensure ongoing viability of these systems.
Assist the DoD CIO in conducting special assessments and analyses of promising, emerging GPS, PNT and NAVWAR technologies for potential impacts to existing and future DoD PNT Enterprise systems.
Possesses and applies a comprehensive knowledge across key tasks and high impact assignments.
Plans and leads major work assignments.
Evaluates performance results and recommends major changes affecting short-term project growth and success.
Functions as a technical expert across multiple project assignments. May supervise others.
10+ years of experience
BA/BS required in a technical discipline (Masters preferred)