Secure Communications Subject Matter Expert

TACG is a driven Alaskan Native 8(a) professional consulting firm, that focuses on employee growth in collaboration with client delivery. Our portfolio ranges from support work with Health and Human Services to highly skilled Defense consulting. We have recently been awarded as one of INC.5000’s fastest growing companies, and received multiple best places to work awards. How can you help shape TACG?

Position Summary:
 
TACG is looking for a Secure Communications Subject Matter Expert (SME)to work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to assist the US Air Force to augment Link 16 support with current Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) Link-16 efforts. The Secure Communications Subject Matter Expert (SME) shall make recommendations to the customer on improvements of RSAF Link 16 program. They shall brief the customer on the status of their assigned programs and the respective processes.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert Link-16 and Secure Communication support to RSAF with key operational solutions to issues that arise during daily operations. 
  • Provide expert screening and testing of Link-16 Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) terminals. 
  • Support various Link-16 data link and secure communications systems to include platform integration, test, evaluation, and operations. 
  • Provide Link-16 On-the-Job Training (OJT) to aircraft flight line maintenance personnel. 
  • Provide technical support to various RSAF aircraft platforms and Ground Support Systems (GSS)/ Ground Tactical System (GTS) that incorporate Link-16 and secure communications. 
  • Provide experience with GPS, ARC-210, IFF, SG-250, SY-100 KIV-77, PRC-117 F, PRC-117 G, PRC-152 VHF/UHF, and other secure communications hardware. 
  • Provide other support limited to non-personal services as required to support the RSAF Link-16 committee chairman, customers, contracting officer, and contracting officer’s representative.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • 20 years of combined Link-16 and secure communications experience is accepted in lieu of college degree. 
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge and experience with GPS, ARC-210, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF), SG-250, SY-100, KIV-77, PRC-117 F, PRC-117 G, and PRC-152 VHF/UHF. 
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge and experience with Line of Sight (LOS), and Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS), Joint Range Extension Protocol (JREP). 
  • Possess knowledge and experience with multiple platforms such as F-15, AWACS E-3A, Tornado, and Typhoon aircraft.

Education & Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited United States college or university in engineering technology or electrical engineering.
 
Preferred Skills:
 
  • Experience working in the Middle East and knowledge of their customs is preferred
  • Bilingual in English and Arabic, a plus

Disclaimer:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
 
Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • All work will be performed in an office environment.
 
Physical Requirements:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; reach with hands and arms to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision.

Citizenship: United States
Security Clearance: DoD Secret will be required
Percent of Travel Required: 100% (On-site in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt

Benefits:

We understand that our employees make us the great company we are, so we want to give back as much as possible. Whether it’s our flexible wellness program that gives you the power to do what makes you happy or focusing on career development utilizing our tuition reimbursement, we’re sure to have every benefit you’re looking for, to also include; matching 401(k), Medical, Vision, and Dental Coverage and much more! 
 
TACG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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