Vacancies in the
World of CBRNe

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Specialist – global deployment

Job Summary:

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. The WeC - EOD Specialist works under the administrative authority of the Head of Delegation of the duty station in which the coordinator is based or the WeC Coordinator when applicable. Their task is to creatively overcome challenges presented by operating in a conflict or post conflict environment.

Responsibilities:

  • In their 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.
  • In coordination with the WeC Coordinator when applicable, some tasks include: 1) provide training, mentoring, orientation and support to ICRC and Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement staff and national mine action structures 2) promote understanding and implementation of the Movement Strategy and the Preventive Mine Action Operations Framework 3) maintain and promote institutional engagement with external national networks and engage with these networks as appropriate 4) provide lessons learned from programmes to further develop and improve weapon contamination operational policy at the institutional level 5) In coordination with the WeC Coordinator when applicable, ensure WeC activities are implemented in a transversal manner in coordination with the different internal partners and facilitate and complement other aspects of ICRC emergency programming such as relief distributions, water provision, and dead body management 6) develop good working relationships with partners in the area of responsibility (i.e. relief and development organisations, UN agencies and local government representatives) to maximise the impact of the ICRC’s work and to identify high priority areas for cooperation on WeC related activities.

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Physical / Chemist / Biologist Scientist (Eglin AFB, FL)

Job Summary:

This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The incumbent will be responsible for serving as a Scientific Advisor to the assigned Technical Support Group (TSG) Chief in the Contingency Operations Department (NECO) and provides scientific and technical expertise to DoD, National Security Staff, and other USG D/As senior officials to prevent, protect from, respond to, and recover from chemical and biological (C/B) threats or incidents.

Responsibilities:

As a PHYSICAL SCIENTIST / CHEMIST / BIOLOGIST some of your typical work assignments may include:

  • Participate as a member of the Technical Support Group (TSG) to deploy in support of the Combatant Commander and other federal D/As in C/B emergency response events and training.
  • Provide authoritative advice and recommendations, as a recognized expert in C/B weapons and detection, on chemical/biological operational and S&T programs.
  • Provide on-site training, operational, scientific, and technical support to command sponsored technical training and exercises and other Joint Chief of Staff/theater sponsored exercises.
  • Serve as the DTRA focal point for providing program planning, review, and oversight of specific short duration R&D programs related to chemical/biological (C/B) matters.
  • Integrates requirements for the support of chemical/biological event response into the DTRA Operations Center, Department of Defense (DoD) point of contacts for implementation of crisis action/emergency response within the C/B area.

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Medical adviser Weapon Contamination Unit – based in Geneva

Job Summary:

The Weapon Contamination (WeC) Medical Adviser is the focal point and provides clinical medical expertise and strategic orientation on the health impact (at individual, group or community level) of the use or suspected use of conventional and non-conventional – chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) – weapons and weapon systems and the accidental or deliberate release of toxic industrial chemicals and radioactive leaks.

The Weapon Contamination Unit at the ICRC is looking for a Medical doctor, specialized in trauma anesthesia, trauma surgery and/or emergency medicine (min 12 years exp). With strong experience in management of blast trauma victims, and CBRN (toxic industrial chemical) hazards. Ideally certified as an ATLS and AHLS instructor with a strong experience in training. The successful candidate should be enthusiastic to work and lead colleagues in fields and research contexts related injuries from conventional and non-conventional weapon effects.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical medical expertise and guidance to operational regions at headquarters and delegations in the field, helping identify appropriate strategies, facilitating successful implementation of strategic objectives, and supporting any emergency-and security-related weapon contamination cases they put forward.
  • Provides the medical lead and direction as regards the ICRC’s conventional and non-conventional response practice, reviews and maintains its quality by testing and updating all operational guidelines, technical standards, material specifications and other tools as appropriate.
  • Reviews and revises, as appropriate, the ICRC’s CBRN training on medical assistance and support at field level and provides this training to medical and non-medical personnel.
  • Organizes, conducts, and follow-up the Blast Trauma Care (BTC) training courses which is provided to partners at field locations. Responsible of technical updates and revision of the training course. Together with the HR Talent Manager, executes the assignment of the ICRC’s instructors for the BTC Course.
  • Provides the medical lead in the ICRC’s WeC activities and develops standard operating procedures (SOP) for carrying out related training, evidence gathering and analyses from a medical-expertise point of view.
  • Ensures, in conjunction with other ICRC units concerned, the relevance and application of ICRC occupational health guidelines for CBRN response, including decision-making on the fitness of CBRN responders, and the suitability and availability of human and material resources to allow adequate CBRN medical assistance and support.
  • Represents the ICRC in external fora on all issues related to the health impact of the use of or suspected use of conventional and non-conventional (CBRN) weapons.
  • Coordinates with external actors such as the UN and INGOs on mine action, providing health-oriented solutions regarding the assistance to victims from weapons contamination.
  • Liaises with external CBRN medical specialists within the ICRC’s response capacity to ensure/confirm compliance of staff and material resources with defined practice.

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CBRN Training Analyst (Capitol View, DC)

Job Summary:

The person selected for this position will assist the federal Biodetection Director of Field Operations (DFO) with managing the day-to-day operations. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to the defense of the Nation in a new and developing office.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and delivery of training within CWMD, DHS and with other federal, state and local partners
  • Support developing various methods for delivering training, such as classroom instructor led, mobile training teams, and online training
  • Support efforts to gather and report on training data as required
  • Support delivery of training for DHS EMS/EMT/Paramedic providers and first responders.
  • Directly support realistic training environments and scenarios, to include providing WMD training surrogates, sources, simulators and signatures
  • Support developing documentation, materials, and supplies in preparation for, conduct of, and post-event reporting based on the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation
  • Program (HSEEP) exercise planning approach.
  • Support conduct of After Action Conference reviews and draft written reports
  • Support maintaining regional and national trending exercise data in the form of Master Improvement Planning Matrix’s, for best practices, lessons learned, and gap/vulnerability identification.

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Mid-Level CBRN Weapons Scientist (Washington, DC)

Job Summary:

Pioneers. Innovators. Professionals. TechINT Solutions Group (TechINT) is recognized for its knowledge and experience in providing innovative technology exploitation, operational intelligence, counter unmanned aerial systems and cyber security. TechINT Solutions Group has developed a unique analytical methodology to understand current and emerging technology that can be co-opted for nefarious purposes. Our innovative analytical methodology helps identify key variables indicative of illicit use or planned illicit use technologies. TechINT Solutions Group is seeking a Mid-Level Senior CBRNE Weapons Scientist to join our Washington DC program.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and delivery of training within CWMD, DHS and with other federal, state and local partners
  • Support developing various methods for delivering training, such as classroom instructor led, mobile training teams, and online training
  • Support efforts to gather and report on training data as required
  • Support delivery of training for DHS EMS/EMT/Paramedic providers and first responders.
  • Directly support realistic training environments and scenarios, to include providing WMD training surrogates, sources, simulators and signatures
  • Support developing documentation, materials, and supplies in preparation for, conduct of, and post-event reporting based on the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation
  • Program (HSEEP) exercise planning approach.
  • Support conduct of After Action Conference reviews and draft written reports
  • Support maintaining regional and national trending exercise data in the form of Master Improvement Planning Matrix’s, for best practices, lessons learned, and gap/vulnerability identification.

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