Dayton, OHAFRL/RYMS Seeks to Hire an Entry-level DR-01 Associate Research Electronics Engineer DR 1 total salary = $50,116 to $96,223

Job Overview

This job announcement will be accepting candidate submissions from 14 SEP 2022 through 27 SEP 2022.

Your application WILL NOT be considered if all required documents are not submitted.

AFRL/RYMS Seeks to Hire an Entry-level DR-01 Associate Research Electronics Engineer

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Utilizes professional engineering knowledge to analyze, manage and execute research and development (R&D) in Distributed Radio Frequency (RF) Sensing technologies in alignment with branch and division technical priorities. 
  • Applies knowledge in signal processing, electromagnetic theory, physics-based modeling/analysis, and related scientific fields to analyze and resolve routine problems in AF sponsored technical efforts. 
  • Strives to expand technical skill in distributed RF sensing. Seeks out collaboration efforts across the branch and division to apply routine concepts to signal/data processing challenges.
  • Operates as a team member to conduct research and development through in-house and external means as appropriate.
  • Documents and presents technical progress.
  • Maintains electronic case files in accordance with directorate requirements.
  • Authors technical papers to document results to the Multispectral Sensing and Detection division




Yes, this position is eligible for telework opportunities; as determined by agency policy

Remote Work (CONUS)

No, this position is not approved for remote work.

Required Qualifications

  • US Citizenship
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a top-secret security clearance; this position is Special Sensitive
  • Familiar with research and development of RF systems and concepts
  • Resume experience MUST be in DDMMMYYYY format
  • You MUST attach Transcripts
  • You must meet the OPM qualification standards for series at the DR-01 pay grade in the occupational series of 0855 (Electronics Engineering)
  • This position is an Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) position requiring Engineering & Technical Management (N), Tier 1 - Foundational Non-Critical acquisition certification.  The selectee must meet, or be capable of achieving acquisition certification within 36 months after assignment.  This position also requires the employee to engage in acquisition continuous learning activities achieving 80 continuous learning points every 24 months.  *Applicants must list all completed APDP certifications on their resume.
  • Position is eligible for situational telework and will require routine mission travel, regular classified engagements, and in-person meetings that cannot always be scheduled around a regular/recurring telework schedule. Employee must live within the commuting area of Wright-Patterson AFB. 
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:  To ensure compliance with an applicable nationwide preliminary injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Desired Qualifications

• Experience (projects or internships) related to research and development of RADAR systems and concepts

• Knowledge of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), and/or Moving Target Indication (MTI)

• Knowledge of radio frequency systems, including functions, design approaches, and performance metrics thereof

• Knowledge of radio frequency components: antennas, amplifiers, filters, mixers, and analog-to-digital convertersWhen uploading documents, please utilize the naming convention listed below.

The Requisition Number is located at the bottom of the announcement.

Resume (PDF):  Req No_27885_Last Name_First Name_Resume

Transcript: Req No_27885_Last Name_First Name_Transcript*

SF-50: Req No_27885_Last Name_First Name_SF-50

 *If uploading multiple transcripts, naming convention should include "Transcript BS" or "Transcript MA" as applicable.

Required documents include:

• Federal resume, with relevant start and end dates per experience block

• Unofficial transcripts if the Required Qualifications listed a degree requirement

• Most recent SF-50 for current federal employees

Requisition Number 27885