Interdisciplinary Electronic Engineer, Project Manager

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL)
Boulder, Colorado 80305
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL) anticipates the need for an experienced Project Manager for the National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network (NASCTN) Office (670.02) (

NASCTN is a multi-agency chartered program that organizes a national network of Federal, academic, and commercial test facilities. We provide independent testing, modeling and analysis necessary to develop and deploy spectrum-sharing technologies and inform future spectrum policy and regulations. Hosted at NIST, members include NTIA, DoD, NSF, NOAA, and NASA, with projects spanning a variety of spectrum sharing challenges that bring together Commercial and Federal agencies, often developing new metrology to characterize complex interactions.  A small permanent staff of scientists and engineers at NIST is augmented by personnel from our network partners based on specific skills and knowledge for each project.

Candidate will serve as project manager of spectrum-sharing projects administered by NASCTN. Provides project oversight, including cost, schedule, performance, development of project plans, risk management, legal agreements with government and private-sector organizations, procurements, and coordination of test facilities and engineering resources. Evaluates and refines NASCTN administrative processes. Helps identify and build teams required to execute projects. Manages day to day project needs and team progress.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (
  • You must be suitable for Federal Employment
  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance

 Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Minimum qualification and education standards per the OPM qualification standardsThe candidate must provide sufficient information and evidence of their leadership and management capabilities of technical projects. Project management of considerable scope and technical difficulty, fast-paced research and development, team building, and communication with customers. Specialized experience to include physical measurement of RF equipment including radar and communications systems, RF interference, and data science. Experience with project management, procurement, and legal agreements such as grants, CRADAs, or non-disclosure agreements.  Additional educational and experience requirements can be found at

Position is a Full-Time, Permanent, Interdisciplinary Electronic Engineer, ZP-0855-IV OR Physicist, ZP-1310-IV (GS-13/14 equivalent).  Location NIST Boulder, Colorado.  Salary range $100,027 - $153,659 per annum. U.S. Citizenship is required, and able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret (TS) clearance.

If interested, please apply to the vacancy announcement before 2/11/2020,   If you have technical questions concerning this position please contact Melissa Midzor, NASCTN Program Manager ( 


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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL)
Boulder, Colorado 80305

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