Employment Opportunities in the Signature Technology Office

Aeronautical Engineer and Physicists - The incumbent will execute the duties as a technical manager for aircraft technologies and a research manager/technologist in the Signature Technology Office (STO). As technical manager the incumbent is responsible for research and development, budgeting, procurement, and testing of advanced technologies for controlling the signatures of selected Navy test and operational aircraft systems. He/she acts as a contracting officer’s representative (COR).

To identify technology opportunities to be addressed with NRL, the incumbent develops and maintains a thorough knowledge of NRL multidisciplinary research capabilities, present and future Navy systems, and their operational requirements as they relate to signature control technology and other relevant scientific developments in the area of electromagnetic phenomena within the technical community at large, industry (IRAD), other Navy laboratories, and other services and agencies. He/she participates in technical conferences, symposia, workshops, and technical meetings/reviews and closely follows the technical literature. Through creative and critical judgment, the technical manager will identify technology opportunities where NRL or industry can perform research and development to address the present and future signature requirements of Navy systems.

Electrical Engineer - The incumbent is responsible for independently conducting research projects, which includes developing and briefing proposals to sponsors, overseeing the execution of funded efforts, and presentation of intermediate and final results through both written and oral means. The incumbent is required to work closely with system engineers to ensure that the advanced research is addressing current or future operational deficiencies. The incumbent will participate in field collections in order develop an understanding of real- world operations/limitations. This position requires demonstrated knowledge of testing and evaluation of complex treated objects using the STO’s unique signature measurement facilities. Through creative and critical judgment, the technical manager will identify technology opportunities where NRL or industry can perform research and development to address the present and future signature requirements of Navy systems.

Technician - The incumbent will support a broad-based, multidisciplinary Signature Technology Office (STO) staff and other on-site scientists and engineers. This position requires the ability to learn and apply engineering principles and practices in the area of aerospace, electrical, materials and mechanical engineering. He/she conducts tests and measurements in the area of radar, infrared and visual signature control. The incumbent performs testing and evaluation of complex treated objects using the STO’s unique signature measurement facilities, to include radio frequency measurements on the NRL Arch, focused lens and near-field range. The incumbent shall make necessary decisions on requirements from several possible courses of action, to include hardware and software. He/she shall operate and maintain measurement systems, to include procuring maintenance contracts for specialized test equipment. This position requires demonstrated knowledge of testing and evaluation of complex treated objects using the STO’s unique signature measurement facilities.

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