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Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer / Test Lead

Job Information Job Title: Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer / Test Lead Grade: 210/220
Org: National & Homeland Security
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (9x80 Schedule

Mission/Vision Statement Securing the Nation Bit by Byte and Addressing the Threats of Tomorrow, Today Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure. Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure. Responsibilities

The Communications & Modeling Department at IdahoNational Laboratory is seeking candidates for RF Engineer / Test Lead. In thisrole you will work on cutting-edge projects for a variety of clients with a teamof multi-disciplined Engineers. You will have the opportunity to apply yourextensive expertise in RF Engineering to develop innovative solutions usingcurrent and emerging RF technologies.

The day-to-day responsibilities for thisrole include:

Work with customers or INL teams to develop requirements,project and test designs, and necessary documentation. Modify or enhance existing RF systems. Document applicationsand systems for customers. Review requirements, develop designs, conduct tests,implement and document results. Serve as an engineering interface, providingguidance to those seeking information concerning assigned systems. Will leadthe execution of the series of processes needed to critically evaluate thecapacities and performance of specific wireless communications equipment and/orapplications (i.e., customer testing)

Provide expertise in wireless and mobile networks that areconverging voice and data systems through the Radio Frequency handset, RFtransmission/reception equipment, digital switching systems, and communicationbackhauls. Support ongoing RF/wireless testing, projects and research done atthe INL's Wireless Test Bed and Research Group.

Perform tests, projects and research focused oninteroperability, mobility, and security across the diversity of legacy and newwireless protocols such as 2G/3G/4G/5G Cellular, Land Mobile Radios (LMR),Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN).

Provide RF Engineering leadership/technicaldirection, foster new concept development, pursue business opportunities, andprovide technical interface with numerous customers for INL's Wireless Test Bedand INL’s Wireless research related programs.

Provide RF modeling and simulation for RF Benchmarking andcustomer configurations. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive customer andemployee information including salary and other personal information

Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) "Q" Security Clearance
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and 5 years of related experience or Master's Degree and 3 years or PhD and 2 years
Working knowledge of Radio Frequency (RF) communication systems. Strong ability to work with multiple customers to define and implement wireless test or project requirements
Preferred Qualifications:
RF modeling and simulation experience Selective Service Requirements

To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see

Employee Job Functions Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.
Motor Abilities: walking-prolonged, standing-prolonged, twisting, pushing/pulling, grasping/gripping, lifting ability-35 lbs. max, exertion-minimal, repetitive work-intermittentSpecial Senses: visually demanding work, far visionWork Conditions: heights, stairs, heat stress, cold stress, UV (sun) exposure, ladders > 6 feet, power tools, protective clothing, typing/keyboard, >8 hrs./day, overtime/irregular hours, working aloneCertification Exams: testing designated position (tdp) Please Apply Before:
July 1, 2019 (Midnight, MST)Environmental, Safety and Health Statement Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.Other Information When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.INL Overview INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.
The Idaho Falls Area Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit and Employment Opportunity Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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