Radar Engineer

National Air and Space Intelligence Center – Dayton, OH

NASIC is the national source for air, space, and cyberspace intelligence. By working with us, youll help discover and characterize the capabilities, limitations, and vulnerabilities of our nations enemies. As a NASIC employee, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of experts, working together to solve technical challenges.

Our MASINT Space team provides detailed analysis of radar and electro-optical data to learn about various space objects to keep our military members and policy makers abreast of whats happening around the world.

Perks of working here:

  • Flexible scheduling, including the option to work a compressed week and get an extra day off every other week
  • 3 hours of PAID TIME to exercise (& free gyms nearby)
  • High visibility and the potential to influence policymakers
  • Your work will be top-secret. and totally awesome.
  • *Responsibilities

  • Modelling and simulation of military targets
  • Preparing radar, electro-optical, and/or radio frequency sensors for optimal data collection
  • Application of engineering and science principles while analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on data
  • Working with your team to modify or enhance data processing, analytical tools, & their respective methodologies
  • Employing judgement, ingenuity and initiative to evaluate new approaches and techniques to advance the state of the art for the mission
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering is required
  • Professional knowledge of engineering/scientific/mathematic concepts (and the ability to apply them) to interpret and explain complex intelligence data.
  • Experience applying engineering or science when solving complicated problems
  • Decision making abilities, especially in an ever-changing environment
  • Strong communication and the ability to convey your thoughts professionally, both verbally and in writing
  • You mustbe a US citizen to be eligible for a position at NASIC, and you must be able/willing to obtain/maintain a Top Secret security clearance. A non-disclosure agreement must be signed upon hire.

    Pay scale & grade


    Promotion potential




    Occupational series

    0855 - Electronics Engineer


    Department of the Air Force


    WPAFB- Dayton, OH

    Who may apply

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

    Appointment type

    Permanent/Excepted service, Full-time

    This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel Systems (DCIPS)position implemented under Section 504, Title V of Public Law 99-569, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987, as codified in Sec 1601, Chap 83 of Title 10 United States Code which sets forth Air Force policies and procedures for DCIPS. This position is in the Excepted Service. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.

    Veterans Preference- If you are claiming veterans preference, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference or 30% Disabled Veterans Preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).

    This DCIPS position has a Professional work category and Entry Level work level.

    *DCIPS Occupational Structure

    Entry/Developmental: In both the Professional and the Technician/Administrative Support Work Categories, work at this level includes learning and applying basic procedures and acquiring competencies through training or on-the-job experience. Positions in the Technician/Administrative Support Work Category at this level may involve independent performance of duties. Technician/Administrative Support positions should be placed in this work level when their primary function is the execution of established office procedures and standard program practices, and when typical career patterns for the occupation do not extend to the complexity, variety, and scope of the Full Performance Work Level.

    responsibilities. Actions at this level may have impact beyond the work unit and, as a result, employees at this level typically collaborate internally and externally with their peers.

    Announcement dates

    Opens Wednesday, April 3, 2019Closes Friday, April 19, 2019

    How you will be evaluated

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment. Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of not qualified or insufficient information and you will not receive further consideration for this job. Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards; for additional information refer to the General Schedule (GS) qualifications link above. Position requirements vary dependent upon the specific series and grade, you must meet any minimum experience or training requirements per OPM qualifications standards and show through experience and/or training that you possess the quality level of knowledge, skill and ability necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which applying.

    Link to GS Qualifications for additional information: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Conditions of Employment

    Conditions of employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • All new DCIPS employees are required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period.
  • Position is designated critical-sensitive and incumbent must be able to obtain and retain a TOP SECRET (TS) security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.
  • PCS expenses, if authorized, will be paid per IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide
  • Drug Testing: This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Testing Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic drug testing. Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security and public safety.
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
  • Employee must maintain current certifications
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • The employee may be required to travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.
  • The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
  • The work is primarily sedentary. Items carried typically include briefcases, notebooks, working papers, references, data print outs, and suitcases. A moderate amount of standing and walking is required in getting to and from meetings and
  • The workspace is adequately heated, lighted, and ventilated. There is occasional noise from office equipment, such as printers, fax machines, and telephones. The employee is required to perform in varying office and meeting environments.
  • The incumbent observes normal safety precautions when working in and travelling away from the work site.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
  • You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $65,052.00 /year


  • Bachelor s (Required)
  • Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Other types of insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Education assistance or tuition reimbursement
  • Gym memberships or discounts
  • Flexible schedules
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules
  • Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly
  • This job posting is no longer available on OPTnation.
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