Communications Analyst Lead (Spectrum Manager) - 25762 in Annapolis Junction, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/28/2018

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Job Description



Responsibilities/Qualification

Under limited supervision, provide frequency management analysis and provide advisory & assistance in the definition, documentation, implementation, and sustainment of complex Spectrum Dependent Systems (SDS) for Agency applications. Investigate and analyze frequency requirements for SDS on/to the local, national, and international level, taking into account diverse national and international rules and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities          

Analyze frequency spectrum assignments in support of agency operations within the Continental United States (CONUS), United States (US) possessions, contiguous and other international host nations.

Research, analyze and respond to frequency assignment applications submitted by other government/non-government agencies for compatibility and compliance with allotment plans and current and projected operations.

Study and analyze plans for spectrum supportability, and review system specifications and products for compliance with spectrum requirements.

Research and assess the ability of existing spectrum support to maintain continual operations compatibility and conservation of limited spectrum resources.

Perform quality assurance checks for assigned proposals via an Agency Spectrum XXI account daily and take appropriate action, per agency Standard Operating Procedures, to facilitate the approval of the proposal.

Check assigned proposals forwarded to the NTIA on a daily basis and submit directives on any tabled records, follow-up with other agencies ensuring records are voted in a timely manner and engaging agency management when additional action is required.

Provide subject matter expertise in obtaining and coordinating federal spectrum assignments in support of: next generation and experimental IFF and radar systems; Link 16 systems; the high altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) program; Electronic Attack (EA), Global Positioning System Electronic Attack (GPS EA); and Chaff operations. 

Research, analyze and develop electromagnetic interference EMI reports, provide advisory support to resolve the problem(s) and report EMI for all applicable agency organizations. Results shall be submitted for incorporation into the Joint Spectrum Interference Resolution Online database.

Provide technical advisory support (based on a comprehensive understanding of the technical aspects of SDS) to agency members representing various Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC) and frequency panel committees and working groups.

Research and develop improving strategies and processes for radio frequency spectrum management and identify opportunities and provide recommendations to all levels of command, and other government agencies.

Study, identify and develop concepts for modifying the spectrum assignments process to improve workflow, quality assurance of products, customer services, and other activities.

Research, develop and coordinate spectrum assignment related reports, assessments, and briefings via email, verbal briefing, or formal documentation for approval by the Division Chief or assigned designee. Provide advisory services as the subject matter expert while the associated briefing is being delivered. 

Assess and ensure the timely completion of the agency 5-year and 10-year review programs.

Position is located in Annapolis Junction with the potential of frequent day trips to Naval Air Station Patuxent River.



Qualifications

Education and Experience
A graduate of a spectrum management course such as, the Army's Electromagnetic Spectrum Manager SLC, Interservice Radio Frequency Management School, or Apprentice Spectrum Operations Course or equivalent DoD spectrum management experience.
A minimum of ten (10) combined years of experience directly related to the field of radio frequency spectrum management
A minimum of two (2) years working frequency assignments in a federal level spectrum management office
Associates degree or higher with a specialization in telecommunications or related field is highly desirable and preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Ability to work in a dynamic, multitasking environment
Professional demeanor as well as excellent spoken, written and presentation skills
Excellent organization and time management skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Active secret security clearance
Knowledge of the use of Spectrum XXI, Spectrum Certification System, EL-CID, and other DoD Spectrum management software applications.

Under limited supervision, provide frequency management analysis and provide advisory & assistance in the definition, documentation, implementation, and sustainment of complex Spectrum Dependent Systems (SDS) for Agency applications. Investigate and analyze frequency requirements for SDS on/to the local, national, and international level, taking into account diverse national and international rules and regulations.

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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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