Spectrum Manager

Full Time
Dayton, OH
Posted 2 months ago


Provide guidance and assistance to program offices on any issues concerning new RF systems entering the USAF inventory or conflicts with existing systems.  Ensure RF emitting devices have Frequency Assignments (licenses) to support testing and development of commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS); non-developmental initiatives (NDI) acquisitions; new or significantly modified designs of radiating or receiving devices destined for use by the Department of Defense (DOD) or those included in a foreign military sales contract.  Coordinate frequency related issues with government and non-government agencies. Knowledge of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Manual of Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management, Spectrum XXI, and EL-CID computer programs is required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with AFLCMC and AFRL Program Managers and Project Engineers to identify RF Equipment being used or projected to be used on, or in support of DOD contracts.
  • Review, Analyze, and Process frequency authorization proposals to appropriate organizations for coordination.  This Includes ensuring data is accurate and meets program testing requirements.
  • Evaluates and initiates frequency proposals in standard frequency action format in accordance with MCEB PUB 7 and NTIA Manual.
  • Obtain clearances to conduct electronic combat at testing and training sites, and locations in the United States and Canada as outlined in Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Manual (CJCSM) 3212.02B.
  • Provide assistance with Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) using a desktop study of emitters to determine if a system or device may be fielded with reasonable expectation of operating in harmony with its deployed environment.
  • Perform Spectrum Interference Resolution as required to ensure communications activities are conducted with minimal interference.


  • Minimum one year experience as a Spectrum Manager.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Radio Regulations and Allocations and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) spectrum management systems and processes.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of DoD approved spectrum management database software and frequency assignment standard formats and processes.
  • Must have a DOD Secret Security Clearance.
  • Experience with basic office computer software, including Outlook.
  • Inter-service Radio Frequency Management School (IRFMS) and/or NTIA Spectrum Management Course.

Physical Demands

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position.

While performing the responsibilities of the position, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use hands and fingers, to handle or feel and to manipulate keys on a keyboard. The work is generally sedentary in nature, but may occasionally require the employee to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to exert up to 10 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures, viewing a computer terminal, and extensive reading.

Work Environment

While performing the responsibilities of the position, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the employee will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. The work environment is a general office environment and the employee. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. 

This position description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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