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Communications Analyst Lead - 28021 in Arlington, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/14/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description



Alion’s Radio Frequency and Electromagnetic Spectrum Engineering Operations (RESEO) offers a variety of work, from projects supporting international satellite coordination to countering IEDs to work with cutting-edge companies like SpaceX and Nvidia. We also know that while our work may be behind-the-scenes, it is increasingly important in a world that depends on well-coordinated, interference-free spectrum access.

RESEO has a uniquely “deep bench” with expertise in many aspects of spectrum and the wireless world, and work as a cohesive team under managers who care. At Alion work-life balance and flexible schedules are already in place. Our Annapolis Junction business unit has a voluntary turnover rate of 7.1%, compared to an industry average of 12.1%. Companywide, over 82 percent of employees report that they are satisfied with their jobs, a significantly higher rate than average. Among the areas where we excel are: opportunity to use our skills, relationships with managers and co-workers, and work-life balance. Our more experienced engineers and SMEs serve as mentors to train the next generation of talent, but they also look for reciprocal input on emerging technologies and support the pursuit of new ideas.

Position Summary

Leads the activities of project staff and provides the required planning, research, analysis, evaluation, documentation, and report preparation skills to resolve complex operational or predictive problems on major projects involving complex communication systems or the spectrum management of C-E systems. Functions in a consulting role at the section or department levels.   

Analyzes the key components of a problem related to the use of complex developmental or advanced     systems and determines an approach to resolve the problem.  Researches current and historical written sources in order to apply specific data and/or theory.  Utilizes data resources and automated analysis techniques to resolve problems for which there may be no precedent.  Receives guidance and direction from more experienced staff on highly complex problems.  Develops a resolution for general review and acceptance by requesting parties.  Actively participates in the training and development of less experienced project staff.  Provides comprehensive representation and/or technical support at off-site project locations, including the formulation of the client’s requirements for analysis and spectrum management.  Participates in short- and long-range planning in communications systems and spectrum management projects.  Participates as a committee head or committee member addressing critical topics within area of expertise.  As required, serves as consultant on unique problems crossing functional areas of the organization.  

Prepares major reports documenting analyses and advises on the content of other written material.  Prepares written status reports, letters, and memoranda, as required.  Prepares and delivers formal briefings to the staff, to project clients, and other outside agencies.  Participates in scheduled project review sessions and in informal interactions with the client or other outside agencies.  Develops position papers and responses to proposed national and international legislative actions affecting electromagnetic spectrum management and regulations.

Plans and develops project milestones so that scheduled delivery dates will be met or improved upon.  Provides professional guidance to the staff to improve efficiency and timeliness.  Complies with quality assurance and security procedures in the performance of duties.  Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree and 8 years of relevant work experience in U.S. military or foreign Communications-electronics (C-E) systems and environments or in spectrum management. 
In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 12 years applicable 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.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
Strong customer service orientation.
Continued update of skills in state-of-the-art communications technology.

Understanding of UMSC operations and RF systems is desired.
A Secret clearance is desired.





Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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