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Command and Control Communications System Engineer

Date Posted
January 4, 2022
Full Time
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112, US
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Job Title:  Command and Control Communications System Engineer  
Directorate:  Operations
Salary:  $72,100
Location:  Maxwell AFB, AL
Reports to:  Alan Altis
Closing date:  22 January 2022

Command and Control Communications Systems Engineer.  Manages the Command and Control Communications (C2Comm) Program’s repair and systems engineering processes and oversees support to the field in highly technical areas while ensuring high customer satisfaction.  Supervises the NTC volunteer augmentee staff to ensure a high-quality product.  Troubleshoots, diagnoses, calibrates, and repairs electronic equipment and provides technical guidance, advice, and assistance to customers
The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A 2-year degree/certificate in electronics or communications technology plus three years verifiable experience in radio communication system design or maintenance; or seven years verifiable radio communication system design or maintenance work experience is required.  

  • Must have a strong working knowledge of electronic theory, including troubleshooting, calibration, test procedures, circuit analysis, and electronic equipment repair.  

  • Must have a strong working knowledge of HF-SSB, VHF-AM, VHF-FM, UHF-AM, UHF-FM radio communications equipment, computers and peripheral equipment, and mechanical repair techniques.  

  • Must have demonstrated skills in the Microsoft Office Suite, including strong knowledge of Outlook, Word, and Excel.  

  • The position requires a high level of interpersonal skills, including poise, tact, and diplomacy, the ability to work independently and also requires initiative, and the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals from across the country.  

  • Must successfully complete drug screening and background check.  Must be able to pass a DoD SECRET level security clearance investigation.

To apply, visit our website at to complete and submit our required online employment application.  You may submit a resume in addition to a completed employment application via email to   This position does not offer a relocation package.  In this position, the Civil Air Patrol offers a 401(k) retirement plan, health/dental insurance, paid life insurance, sick/vacation leave, paid holidays, and a flexible spending account. Salary:  $72,100.  No phone calls, please. EOE

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