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Communications Requirements Developer (Active Secret)




Fort Eisenhower, Georgia, United States


Work Where it Matters.

Compass Point, an Akima company, is not just another federal IT contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At Compass Point, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders, Compass Point provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers, Compass Point delivers a broad range of skilled IT services, including data-centric services, software development, IT infrastructure modernization, managed IT services, and more.

As a Compass Point employee, you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

Communications Requirements Developer professional with experience and expertise in support of current and future force software defined tactical radio capabilities and associated technology and acquisition programs. Candidate will have associated expertise relating to assessment and development of military line of sight (LOS) and beyond line of sight (BLOS) tactical radios and platform networking capability; communications security architecture, and waveform development and employment. SME will understand software defined radios, Modular Open System Architectures and related principles of Spectrum Management.

SME will be familiar with the operation and analysis supporting requirements development process under Joint Capabilities Integration Development Systems (JCIDS), experimentation/evaluation, developmental operations (DEVOPS), Mid Tier Acquisition (MTA) efforts, and field support for user groups. SME will support the US Army Cyber Center of Excellence (CCoE) at Fort Eisenhower, Georgia

Job Responsibilities includes p rovide technical expertise in one or more of the areas:

  • Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) as it relates to capabilities development for Tactical Radios, Communication Systems, NETOPS, Waveforms, and PNT Capability Development and Architecture. Skillset includes:
  • Basis of Issue (BoI) activities support
  • Capability Development (CD)
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)
  • Technical Cost Analysis Support
  • Operational Architecture (OA), Systems Architecture (SA), and Technical Architecture (TA) Support/Development
  • QuiP (previously known as Standard Study Number-Line Item Number Automated Management and Integrating System (SLAMIS)
  • Current and emerging radio frequency waveforms development, Communications Security (COMSEC) development, waveform and COMSEC interoperability and sustainment skills. Experience and knowledge in High Frequency (HF), Very High Frequency (VHF)/Ultra High Frequency (UHF) waveforms, L and S Band waveforms, UHF and L Band SATCOM waveforms including:
  • Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS)
  • Tactical Scalable MANET (TSM)
  • Warrior Robust Enhanced Network (WREN) Narrowband (NB)
  • Mobile User Objective System (MUOS)
  • Cellular and Wireless/Wi-Fi Services; Mobile Satellite Services
  • Enhanced Position Location Reporting System (EPLRS)
  • Second Generation Anti-jam Tactical UHF Radio for NATO (SATURN)
  • Link 16 waveform or Advanced Networking
  • NSA approved TRANSEC Algorithms, COMSEC Algorithms
  • Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) and Low Probability of Detection (LPD) capabilities
  • Communication Systems, End-User Devices, and Radio Networks planning, configuring, loading and management; application management skills:
  • Joint Tactical Networking Toolkit (J-TNT)
  • Joint Enterprise Network Manager(JENM)
  • Systems Planning Engineering & Evaluation Device (SPEED)
  • Automated Communications Engineering Software (ACES)/Joint Automated Communications Software (JACS)
  • Coalition Joint Spectrum Management Planning Tool (CJSMPT) and SPECTRUM XXI
  • Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) systems skills:
  • Global Position System (GPS)
  • Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR)
  • DAGR Distributed Device (D3)
  • Dismounted Assured PNT System (DAPS)
  • Mounted Assured PNT System (MAPS) , Alternate Navigation (ALTNAV) Systems, Alternate PNT and Area Protection Systems


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in at least one of the following three areas: (1) as an action officer in the defense acquisition community; (2) as an action officer in a capability development position; or as an action officer at the Service headquarters-level.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience with requirements and capability development documentation and approval processes
  • (Optional – preferred) A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in Signal
  • Undergraduate degree with a preference for major in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Engineering, Telecommunications Management, or related technical field from an accredited college or university. Additional experience may be accepted in lieu of degree as determined by the COR.
  • Knowledge of JCIDS
  • Knowledge of Joint and service Signal organizations and their functions
  • Knowledge of Signal related Army/Joint Doctrine and policies
  • Ability to edit documents for correct grammar and format
  • Knowledge in computer automation software (have a working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Spreadsheets, Outlook, Outlook Calendars, etc.)
  • Military Service Intermediate Level Education; Senior Service College or civilian equivalent is preferred.
  • Will complete Defense Acquisition University online courses CLR 101 Introduction to JCIDS, and RQM 110 Core Concepts for Requirements Management within the first two weeks of employment.
  • Obtain and maintain a Secret (may move to Top Secret/SCI) security clearance.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Government developed and commercially available handheld, manpack, and small-form-fit radios (single channel, single mode, multi-channel, multi-mode) to include electromagnetic spectrum utilization, impacts, threats, vulnerabilities, transmission security, and communications security
  • Knowledge of Line of Sight (LoS) and Beyond Line of Sight (BLoS) tactical radio electromagnetic spectrum theory and practice
  • Knowledge of Government developed and commercially available positioning, navigation, and timing capabilities to include Global Navigation Satellite Systems (e.g. Global Positioning System, Galileo, COMPAS, GLONAS, etc…), Assured-Positioning Navigation and Timing (A-PNT), legacy military PNT receivers, and Alternate PNT sources to include electromagnetic spectrum utilization, impacts, threats, vulnerabilities, transmission security, and communications security
  • Knowledge of Line of Sight (LoS) and Beyond Line of Sight (BLoS) tactical radio electromagnetic spectrum theory and practice
  • Knowledge of Department of Defense Information Network Operations (DODIN OPS) and Lower Tier Tactical Army Unified Network Operation with focus on EMSO.

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Information Technology

Travel: Yes, 25% of the time

Organization: Compass Point

Clearance: SECRET

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-7828