DHS/CBP/AMO’s mission is to protect the American people and the Nation’s critical infrastructure. This is accomplished through the coordinated use of integrated air and marine forces to detect, interdict, and prevent acts of terrorism and the unlawful movement of people, illegal drugs and other contraband toward or across the borders of the United States.
Domain Awareness (DA) is a critical core capability that enables the DHS mission. It is the effective understanding of the environment and information associated with the various domains (air, land, and maritime) that could adversely affect safety, security, the economy, or the environment. AMO employs advanced sensor systems to contribute to domain awareness.
Domain Awareness Standards and Analysis (DASA) provides funding and oversight of persistent wide area surveillance systems that enhance DA; better enable CBP/AMO to plan effectively; and allow appropriate responses to threats in the Nation’s border regions and approaches. DASA sets the standards of performance for long-range air surveillance systems, which enhance detection and interdiction capabilities for the border security zones.
- Provide the assistance necessary to investigate, evaluate, and analyze surveillance system performance, including associated interface equipment, data processors, and communications components.
- Monitor DA system performance and analyze trends using established qualitative and quantitative measures.
- Prepare written reports and provide briefings and recommendations to senior leaders regarding surveillance system performance and related issues.
- Assist in developing mitigation strategies for radio frequency interference.
- Coordinate with interagency and interdepartmental partners to facilitate cooperative resolutions of surveillance system-related issues.
- Support system acquisitions, optimizations, & Command and Control (C2) integration efforts and activities.
- Plan, execute, and analyze statistical studies.
- Characterize proposed emerging technologies and make recommendations based on observations.
- Design and develop measures of performance and measures of effectiveness.
- Conduct research, perform qualitative and quantitative analysis, evaluate, and interpret complex data.
- Assist in reclamation and deactivation planning and execution.
- Perform trade-off analysis, and make recommendations for deviations to approved plans.
- Evaluate technical and programmatic aspects of vendor responses to Requests for Information (RFI) and Requests for Proposal (RFP) and provide recommendations.
- Represent DASA to other organizations, including functional counterparts such as DHS Science & Technology, other federal agencies, industry partners, and academia.
- Prepare other documentation (general correspondence, memorandums, reports, standard operating procedures, agendas, emails, briefings, etc.).
- Active Secret Clearance
- Bachelor's degree
- 10+ yrs. exp.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills.
- Strong problem-solving skills.
- Ability to interact with personnel from various backgrounds and personalities.
- Use of the latest desktop technology, conferencing technology, and Microsoft Office or comparable software to execute daily work functions.
- Experience with identifying, elevating, managing and resolving issues with Surveillance Systems.
- Understanding of radio frequency interference and developing mitigation strategies in relationship to Surveillance Systems.
- Experience in Conduct Schedule Risk Analysis (SRA), Critical Path Analysis, and other associated schedule analysis activities.
- Experience in preparing and delivering briefings and presentations to Senior Level Management.