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Jacobs Test Officer Sr. Spectrum Manager in Dugway, Utah

Test Officer Sr. Spectrum Manager


Mission Statement

Jacobs provides field,range, testing, chemical, and biological laboratory support to the U.S. Army atthe West Desert Test Center (WDTC) located at Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), UT.As a major test site for the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, the WDTC isresponsible for the test and evaluation of chemical and biological (CB) defensesystems, incendiary and smoke/obscuration munitions systems, and relatedoperational concepts.

In addition to theseresponsibilities, we also support non-CB testing at the WDTC for the DOD andother Federal agencies, including environmental assessment/impact evaluationand munitions demilitarization.

Our Dugway Operation wasestablished in 2004 with the award of the Field, Range, Chamber, and LaboratorySupport Services (FRC&LSS) contract to Jacobs. Through the FRC&LSScontract, we have integrated Mellor Engineering with a composite staff size ofmore than 170 personnel.

Job Description

Jacobs is looking for a Test Officer Sr. Spectrum Manager to join the Dugway Proving Ground team. the candidate will perform spectrum management support for the procurement, assignment, and protection of radio frequencies for legacy and emerging spectrum-dependent systems in support of US Army, West Desert Test Center, Dugway Proving Ground operating units, test programs and geographic tenant components.

Typical Duties

  • Analyze technical data of communication systems and, based upon knowledge of radio equipment and radio propagation, initiate and track actions at the National or International level, as required, to eliminate conflicts in frequency assignments which arise as a result of the heavily congested radio frequency spectrum.

  • Generate, submit and track frequency assignment requests through West Desert Test Center Web FCR, and other spectrum management databases. Review spectrum certifications to ensure adequacy and accuracy to support operational needs.

  • Attend working groups, as required, pertaining to West Desert Test Center, US Army, DPG operational requirements, frequency allocation/assignment plans, and DoD policies affecting the communications-electronics elements of the military services.

  • Evaluate and analyze Table of Frequency Allocations, channel plans, and planned changes to the Radio Regulations as prepared at national and international telecommunications conferences to consider the potential impact to Department of the Army and West Desert Test Center communications systems and equipment.

  • Coordinate with installation spectrum managers, operational users, and other spectrum-dependent system stakeholders.

  • Coordinate with appropriate federal, non-federal, military and other government officials of the US and foreign countries to carry out the above actions.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Baccalaureate in science, business, or engineering and five (5) years’ experienceor 10 yearsexperience in project management.

  • Training from one or more of the following schools: US Army Battlefield Spectrum Management (BSM) Course, DoD Inter-Service Radio Frequency Management School, US Army Joint Spectrum Manager (JSM) Course, or US Air Force Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Course.

Required Skills

  • Must have supervisory experience in directing subordinate personnel in the performance of testing.

  • Develops tests, plans, cost estimates, and detailed technical approaches.

  • Designs and develops schedules, methods, devices, and equipment, as required, to provide test data and achieve operational objectives.

  • Familiar in coordinating plans, statement of work, operating budgets, development of work breakdown structures, and implementing earned value management practices.

  • Acts as primary customer contact for program activity.

  • Manages all aspects of assigned projects.

  • Knowledge of DoD and service specific spectrum regulatory processes.

  • Knowledge of national and international spectrum tables of allocations.

  • Practical demonstrated experience and knowledge of national, DoD spectrum certification, and frequency assignment processes.

  • Expert knowledge of spectrum management tools and databases.

  • Experience with spectrum reallocation and spectrum sharing.

  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Possess excellent data gathering, analytical, and client problem solving skills

Required Clearance

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

Preferred Skills

  • 10 years of experience with DoD spectrum management.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements:

  • Medium- Exerts up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.

Work Environment:

  • Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task. An inside environment may be a cubicle (considerations: close quarters, low to moderate noise, bright or dim lighting).

  • Outside work may include various environmental conditions including warm and cold climates.

  • Needs to be able to work well with co-workers and all levels of management.

  • No hazards on job or unusual environmental conditions. Office is located on site in Government spaces at: Dugway Proving Ground, UT.

Equipment and Machines:

  • Ability to operate office equipment such as a personal computer, printer, copy machine, telephone, fax machine and other equipment including desk supplies and other work related tools as required.


  • Regular hours will be between Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important, but not critical, except for deadlines and meetings.

  • Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines.

  • Must exhibit flexibility of work hours to adjust to surge situations based on critical mission requirements.

Other Essential Functions:

  • Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers.

  • Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written.

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to employees or others.

  • Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner.

  • Independent personal transportation to office or work site is required.

  • Travel to and from customer’s locations and the test fields may be required to support projects.

  • This may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can possibly be made for POV, if necessary.

  • When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.

  • This position will require a valid driver license to operate a variety of vehicles.


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Job Engineering

Primary Location United States-Utah-Dugway-20312-DPG

Job Type Experienced

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: GLO000127