Physical Scientist (Electromagnetic Pulse)

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  • Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center
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OPENS: July 3, 2024
CLOSES: July 25, 2024

Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) is currently seeking a full-time Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Physical Scientist 009325711M to work in the Mission Assurance Division at Kirtland Air Force Base near Albuquerque, NM.

This position NH-1301-03 has a typical 2024 salary range of $87,878 - $135,851 (with locality)

The primary purpose of this positions is to serve as a EMP Effects Technical Action Officers for the Air Force EMP Survivability Program, responsible for assisting in the re-building of the AF EMP Survivability program to include program oversight, standardizing the development, sustainment and maintenance of current and/or future execution of both Low Level Continuous Wave (LLCW) and Threat Level aircraft EMP testing, to include a Findings database.

Candidates should have a strong background in nuclear weapons effects (to include EMP effects and standards), E3 (electromagnetic environmental effects), EMC/EMI (electromagnetic compatibility/electromagnetic interference), test plan/report development, data analysis, model development, database maintenance with strong ability to gather, assemble, analyze and interpret data and results to provide support to decision makers. Experience with electromagnetic modeling and simulation is also desired.
Candidates should have demonstrated experience in working effectively with multiple DoD, academic and private industry organizations.

Operational aircraft and EMP knowledge and/or experience is highly desired.

  • Coordinates and communicates with multiple System Program Offices to inform all aspects of EMP testing activities with relevant survivability analyses, data collection survey findings, and mitigation strategies
  • Create and maintain a configuration control database that tracks all platform tested, test points and the findings
  • Support the standardization of EMP test plans/reports
  • Analyze test data & create findings report
  • Recommendation of equipment upgrades and/or test protocol modification based on hardness data analytics
  • Contribute to current and future policy and guidance development
  • Travel for test execution and planning
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work with multiple teams
  • Familiarity with general Radiofrequency (RF) Testing
  • Experience using principles of systems engineering and data analytics to execute survivability and effectiveness assessments of complex systems
  • Knowledge of system EMP military standards (MIL-STD-3023, MIL-STD-2169, MIL-STD-461, and MIL-STD-464)
  • Highly desired: 3-5 years of engineering or scientific discipline in the following areas: Electrical Engineer, Test Engineer, EMC/EMI Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Physicist, Nuclear Engineer, Operational Research and/or Mathematics/Statistics
  • Must be TS/SCI eligible
  • Required to handle and safeguard sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise; employee must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.
  • This position will be coded under the Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP), Engineering and Technical Management Practitioner Level certification.
When applying at the link below, please use Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. Click the apply button to complete an application and upload resume (PDF or Word Document) and/or additional documents (Transcripts, certifications, Veterans Docs (DD214), SF-50).
Apply at: by July 25, 2024.
If you have questions about this position or about the application process, please contact Arlene Pando, AFNWC Recruitment Specialist, at
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