Vacancies in the World of CBRNe


CBRN Scientist – Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Job Summary:

DHS seeks an experienced Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Scientist to provide support to a DHS customer. Specifically, this Scientist will support the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office of Information Analysis Directorate and Strategy Plans and Policy Directorate at DHS with the goal of enhancing the Department’s abilities to prevent terrorists and other threat actors from using weapons of mass destruction. The CWMD office within DHS is responsible for coordinating with other Federal efforts and developing a strategy and policy for the Department to plan for, detect, and protect against the importation, possession, storage, transportation, development, or use of unauthorized chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear materials, devices, or agents in the United States and to protect against an attack using such materials, devices, or agents against the people, territory, or interests of the United States. Within the CWMD office, this Scientist will support the Threat Warning and Illumination and Targeting Support branches.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducts operational scientific and technical analysis in support of CWMD programs and mission areas.
  • Leads the development of a variety of analytic decision support products that meet National decision makers’ and stakeholders’ requirements.
  • Performs the functions of a technical expert in the relevant scientific field in support of CWMD programs.
  • Applies scientific expertise in defining and resolving system issues, performing analysis, and developing plans and requirements for further analysis.
  • Coordinates and manages the preparation of analysis, evaluations, and recommendations within CWMD programs in support of federal personnel.

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Senior CBRN Analyst - ManTech

Job Summary:

Currently, ManTech is seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Senior CBRN Analyst in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

Responsibilities:

  • The Senior CBRN Analyst shall lead and/or conduct literature searches and market surveys; and lead CBRN model methodology research, CBRN system test methodology research, CBRN system test strategy and data analysis methodology implementation, conduct statistical analysis of test data, and perform CBRN modeling efforts as part of the CBRN analytical process in areas including detection, decontamination, and individual and collective protection.
  • The Senior CBRN Analyst shall be capable of advising the Government on modeling, simulation and analysis best practices and methodologies that align with Army and DoD standards.

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Medical Readiness Specialist - Department of the Air Force

Job Summary:

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Medical Readiness Manager (MRM) and technical advisor to the Military Treatment Facility (MTF) Commander, developing plans for the Medical Readiness Program associated with medical contingency response planning, training and equipping for training, exercises, real-world events, and deployments.

Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Medical Readiness Program, ensuring programs comply with legal and regulatory requirements and meet customer needs.
  • Manages or consults on all medical homeland security programs and plans for the MTF with the Air Force Base (AFB), other installations, MAJCOM Functional Area Manager (FAM) and the local community.
  • Serves as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for base-level HSMR requirements. SME for requirements related to HSMR for Medical Counter-Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (MC-CBRN) sustainment.
  • Plans and manages the Medical Readiness Training Program. Works with readiness response teams in the development, execution, and monitoring of training programs IAW AFI guidelines.

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National Security Systems Analyst - Sandia National Laboratories

Job Summary:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas.

Responsibilities:

  • You will collaborate with our multidisciplinary team to provide decision insight to customers on a wide range of complex multi-domain problem areas which include:
  • Nuclear deterrence (the specific domain of experience for this post); Cybersecurity; Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclear (CBRN) defense, security, and nonproliferation; Climate change, energy and transportation system needs and resilience; Emerging threats and mission areas; Enterprise; Laboratory operations.
  • On any given day, you may be called on to:
  • Understand customer needs and analyze problems in the nuclear deterrence domain.
  • Formally define problems, formulate requirements, develop technical approaches, gather information and apply analytical and modeling methods to craft and objectively evaluate proposed solutions.
  • Team across different disciplines to conduct innovative research and analysis on emerging technology trends and national security needs.
  • Lead systems analysis projects.

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Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist - ICRC

Job Summary:

Are you a serving or former military or police EOD qualified professional? We need you to ensure the safety of the area before our colleagues can come and assist the population!

Role description The ICRC is regularly faced with challenges related to weapon contamination. Such contamination can be of a conventional or a non-conventional type (CBRN)) and include unexploded or abandoned ordnance, landmines, weaponised or industrial toxic agents.

Responsibilities:

  • In the country of deployment, to ensure that weapon contamination related needs are effectively understood by the management team and accurately relayed to the Regional Weapon Contamination Manager
  • Ensure that the necessary resources are availed to implement EOD related activities.
  • Ensure that the ICRC and Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement remain engaged with relevant national bodies, processes and activities.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the weapon contamination situation in their area of responsibility and provide ICRC management with hazards identification and risk assessments of the likely impact of weapon contamination on staff, operations and civilians in affected areas.
  • Develop and maintain Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other guidelines for ICRC EOD related activities.
  • Lead all aspects of ICRC EOD operations including survey, data management, planning, prioritisation and task implementation.
  • Provide ICRC reports to authorities by providing post-strike weapon technical forensic assessments of specific locations.

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CBRN Software Engineer - GDIT

Job Summary:

GDIT is looking for a Software Engineer with a final DOD Secret Clearance to closely work independently with one of our government customers at Aberdeen Proving Ground in support of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) software development and integration. The position requires a person who is self-motivated, can quickly adapt to change, provides thoughtful insight into technical challenges, and is able to quickly derive root causes of technical issues. This position will also require a small amount of system administration creating Windows user accounts and updating Windows Server OS (patches). Familiarity with DISA STIGS in support of Information Assurance requirements would be a definite plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Designing and coding software components, units, and modules that meet product specifications and development schedules; Integration of Research and Development (R&D) software into cloud-ready frameworks to provide enterprise-wide solutions; Management of all C2 host systems installations and configurations in the APG test bed and all C2 software variants and patches; Supporting Information Assurance (IA) Compliance (install IA updates and patches).
  • Participation in the development of, and provide review and comment on, CBRN software/systems; Testing and debugging assigned components and units; Participating in large system and subsystem planning; Reviewing and updating technical documentation such as user manuals, system documentation, and training materials; Troubleshooting problems and providing customer support for software operating systems and application issues; Determining machine characteristics that affect software systems, such as storage capacity, processing speed, and input/output requirements; Maintaining current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned; Participating in special projects as required.

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Physicist CWMD/CBRN - Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Job Summary:

We are recruiting for a Physicist with CWMD/CBRN expertise to work in support of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) activities. Qualified candidates will have expertise with chemical, biological, nuclear, and health security threats. Preference will be given to candidates in the Wash, DC metro area.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the radiation/nuclear (RN) design, planning, executing, analyzing and reporting requirements associated with Test and Evaluation (T&E) for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) defense systems such as PRDs, SPRDs, RIIDs and RPMs.
  • Conduct complex analysis to check accuracy, applicability, and reasonableness of project work to meet project technical requirements and laboratory data quality objectives. Lead the development of characterization and data analysis plans.
  • Perform scientific and engineering modeling of sensor systems and untested technologies.
  • Perform radioactive/nuclear relative data analytics to characterize backgrounds, determine patterns, and provide domain awareness.
  • Support efforts to develop methods that identify anomalies to support targeting and interdiction.

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CBRN Engineering Consultant – Clearance Required - LMI

Job Summary:

LMI is a private government consulting firm, dedicated exclusively to advancing the management of the government. LMI is seeking a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (CBRN) Engineering Consultant to assist in the development of recommendations and reports to address Integrated Sensor Architecture (ISA), cross domain solutions and capability drops. This position aids in providing the analyzing Integrated Sensor Architecture (ISA) data flow from a CBRN Sensor and assisting in Technology Readiness Level (TRL) assessments of promising CBRN Integrated Early Warning (IEW) technologies. This position requires an active Secret clearance with the ability to obtain a TS security clearance.

Responsibilities:

  • This position will support a Senior Consultant and responsibilities may include:
  • Assist the ISA Multifunctional Team (MFT) Co-Chairs as the technical focal point for all ISA issues associated with CBRN programs.
  • Coordinates with JPEO CBRND Program Offices to collect and analyze supporting documentation, identify trends, and develop Integrated Sensor Architecture (ISA) recommendations
  • SME on Integrated Sensor Architecture (ISA) policy, procedures, and documentation
  • Assists Program Offices coordination with the Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S)
  • Provides recommendations towards maximizing available funding.
  • Assists in the development of operational scenarios to drive technology assessments, collects observations, and assists in the development of the Systems Integration Capability.
  • Develops recommendations and reports to address ISA, cross domain solutions, and capability drops, and the Systems Integration Capability, curate data, and supporting documentation retrieval from different repositories.
  • Coordinate Meetings and Secure Video Teleconferences (SVTCs)
  • Preparation of Meeting Summaries
  • Preparation of briefing decks, assessment documents, and other products
  • Some public speaking and/or presentations required.

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Risk Awareness/Education Specialist/WEC - ICRC

Job Summary:

The Risk awareness & safer behavior (RASB) delegate contributes to identifying the risks and patterns of behavior that expose people to the effects of weapon contamination and developing and promoting measures aimed at reducing this exposure. Your role is to reduce the impact of weapon contamination on affected communities by ensuring that the WeC programme at country level is meeting its objectives. You also assess the need for new projects and activities for affected communities, provide information and advice for the security assessments of ICRC operations and helps promote IHL instruments related to weapons.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a detailed understanding of the weapon contamination situation and provide ICRC management with hazards identification and risk assessments of the likely impact on staff, operations and civilians in affected areas
  • Develop the tools for collecting, assessing and managing weapon-related data and understanding local knowledge attitudes and practices
  • Define and manage the WeC objectives, priorities, strategies, plan of action and the associated budgets
  • Develop the necessary strategies, plans of actions and tools for the promotion and implementation of the RASB guidelines
  • Monitor and evaluate ICRC and Movement weapon contamination operations, including RASB activities, and propose improvements to the way activities are integrated and implemented in the delegations covered
  • Support the relevant Red Cross or Red Crescent National Societies to fulfil their obligations under the Movement Strategy on Landmines, Cluster Munitions and other Explosive Remnants of War while at the same time fostering the development of an intra-Movement approach
  • Provide training, mentoring and orientation to Red Cross or Red Crescent National Societies on RASB activities
  • Contribute to ensuring staff safety and the continuation of ICRC and movement operations in situations where conventional or non-conventional weapon contamination pose a hazard
  • Represent the ICRC in Mine Action and other relevant fora
  • Develop and maintains good working relationships with national authorities (including military authorities), relief, assistance, development and other relevant organizations and UN agencies to maximize the impact of the ICRC’s work and for identifying priority areas for cooperation
  • Liaise and coordinate with victim assistance and legal operations specialists on weapon contamination issues to ensure institutional coherence, contributes to Protection activities as appropriate in particular evidence gathering and analysis on conduct of hostilities issues
  • Develop and maintain standing operating procedures (SOPs) and other guidelines for WeC related activities. Ensure that lessons learned in operational activities are integrated into the development of related tools, methodologies and procedures

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