Lead Spectrum Management and Policy Director - 36618 in Annapolis Junction, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/10/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Alion’s expertise in wireless communication is unrivaled.  This includes 50+ years’ of experience performing complex RF Engineering analysis for DoD customers, civilian government agencies, and commercial companies worldwide.  Our expertise in collecting, analyzing, and formatting spectrum data, including RF measurement, frequency assignment, spectrum certification, LiDAR, and other geo-referenced data, enables us to produce refined RF modeling and simulation tools and applications with the reliability and precision needed to assure spectrum access and control.  Alion’s analysis-driven tools support diverse tasks such as spectrum forensics and deconfliction, testing for coverage amid urban clutter, and antenna site planning.  Alion's Radio Frequency and Electromagnetic Spectrum Engineering Directorate (RESED) offers a variety of work, from projects supporting international satellite coordination to countering IEDs.  Our work is increasingly important in a world that depends on well-coordinated, interference-free spectrum access.

Alion is seeking an experienced Senior Spectrum Management and Policy Advisor for the Radio Frequency (RF), Electromagnetic, and Spectrum Engineering Directorate (RESED) to provide executive-level advice and support on domestic and international spectrum issues to government and commercial organizations.  This position will have the responsibility and authority to lead and support activities under government or commercial contracts to familiarize, guide, advise customers to work through domestic and international spectrum management and spectrum policy issues, and develop and execute strategies that meet customer objectives.  This role will require management of Alion teams providing support to government and commercial customers, as well as training and mentoring to Alion staff to understand the U.S. and international spectrum management organizations, regulations, and policies.  Responsibilities may also include leverage existing and developing new relations to build work and developing strategies to go after new spectrum management and policy business. 


  • Self-starter able to provide executive level domestic and international spectrum management and spectrum policy advice and support to government and commercial customers.  
  • Requires a confident knowledge of domestic and international spectrum management and spectrum regulatory organizations, processes, and issues and a hands-on attitude that can work collaboratively with all customers. 
  • Must have broad, first-hand experience in the U.S. domestic and international spectrum management and regulatory processes and issues.
  • Provide to Federal Government and commercial company spectrum customers/representatives executive-level advice and consultation on a wide variety of domestic and international spectrum issues
  • Provide executive-level policy support to Alion engineering teams supporting government and commercial spectrum management and spectrum engineering contracts.
  • Provide training and mentoring input to Alion spectrum engineers and IT professionals regarding U.S. spectrum management and spectrum regulatory organizations, policies, and issues.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college/university. Graduate Degree highly desired and strongly preferred
  • Must possess at least 25 years of experience/expertise in domestic and international spectrum management, spectrum policy, and spectrum regulation
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for comparable work experience.  Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages, as reflected by market survey data.
  • Must be a self-starter, self-motivated, and entrepreneurial
  • Expert knowledge of U.S. spectrum regulatory structure (NTIA and FCC), processes, organizations (including advisory committees), and policies
  • Expert knowledge of U.S. Federal Government spectrum operations and requirements
  • Expert knowledge of commercial wireless interest in spectrum
  • Expert knowledge of critical spectrum policy issues, including spectrum reallocation for commercial wireless broadband, unlicensed device operations, and spectrum sharing
  • Expert knowledge of international spectrum organizations (including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL)), processes, and issues leading to World Radiocommunication Conferences
  • First-hand knowledge of key federal and non-federal participants in spectrum issues
  • Be able to confidently support speaking at government and Industry conference, responding to trade press inquiries, participating in trade press podcasts and other outreach efforts
  • The ability to effectively move between leadership styles/needs from collaborative and inclusive to decisive and directive
  • Ability to build and lead diverse teams
  • Willingness to be hands-on and work hard, including research, analysis, and writing
  • A balanced skill base of analytical capability, creative intuitiveness, and common sense
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, esp. at an executive briefing level
  • U.S. Citizenship and an Active Secret security clearance or higher or the ability to obtain one at hire




Security Clearance: Secret

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