Vacancies in the World of CBRNe


Weapons of Mass Destruction Expert- DAWSON

Job Summary:

The DAWSON company is seeking a goal-oriented and motivated individual for a position that supports the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) on board Fort Belvoir as well as other contract locations.

Responsibilities:

  • To assess and analyze WMD hazards and their impact.
  • Providing technical subject matter expertise on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosives and improvised threats .
  • Designing, developing, and delivering training and exercises on countering WMD .
  • Identifying aspects of WMD related issues and providing recommendations to mitigate or eliminate identified vulnerabilities
  • Conduct WMD assessments on threat environment and potential methods of employing WMD in a variety of scenarios and conditions.
  • Providing Subject Matter Expertise in CBRN weapons effects.
  • Preparing and presenting informational material regarding WMD and hazardous materials .
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise in CBRN weapons effects.
  • Developing plausible threat scenarios and provide coherent reports on vulnerabilities and mitigation measures to include engineering design reviews.

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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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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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Chemist- the U.S Secret Service

Job Summary:

The U.S Secret Service’s Office of Technical Development and Mission Support is looking for a chemist to provide overall program and project planning, coordination, management and quality assurance for interrelated technical areas including, but not limited to: CBRNe threat detection and countermeasures; infrastructure protection; and protective equipment for CBRNe safety. As a part of the position, the applicant will serve as a scientist on specialized projects while collaborating with internal and external stakeholders in developing, formulating, planning, directing, managing, and executing the agency’s operational programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing, testing, and evaluating tools, systems and protocols for the detection, containment and disposition of CBRNE materials.
  • Participating in interagency ad-hoc working groups for CBRNE detection and protection protocols.
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to assure that mission requirements and performance metrics are met, utilizing best practices and applicable scientific methods to ensure “real time” data/information throughout the contract/program life cycle
  • Preparing and providing briefings for the agency’s leadership and other stakeholders.
  • Supporting fixed-site, temporary-site and laboratory operations.
  • Preparing operational and maintenance specifications and guides for end-users.
  • Providing training and technical briefings to end-users regarding the use, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment.
  • Supporting the development of contract requirements and the administration of contracts.

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Senior Scientist- ARA

Job Summary:

The Test Technology Division of Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is offering a position for a Program Manager with the purpose of providing a key technical role in weapons effects testing for a lasting career at the ARA. The ARA is looking for a self-directed individual with a strong background in explosive testing and program management, which includes test execution, data analysis, and scheduling and performing of test bed design. Additionally, the applicant will be tasked to work with government counterpart to develop test and analysis programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Supporting planning and field testing for evaluation of weapon effects in a variety of scenarios. Testing includes CBRNe defeat and counter -WMD technologies.
  • Working with technologies related to advanced energetic materials, ground shock, cratering, thermal effects, structural response, radiation detection, chem/bio defeat, and autonomous unmanned systems.
  • Overseeing the successful execution of predictive algorithms for test scoping calculations and results analysis .
  • Managing personnel, purchasing, cost, schedule and technical performance for field test programs.
  • Building relationships with Government clients and potential future Government clients by conducting business and program development activities.

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Emergency Management-CBRNE Instructor K2 Group, Inc.

Job Summary:

The K2 Group, Inc. is a private firm dedicated to solving critical safety and security challenges that impact the US. The group is currently seeking for an individual that will occupy the position of CBRNe Instructor experienced with the DoD, Air Force, and joint service expeditionary contingencies and combat training programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing expert technical knowledge and hands on instruction using government provided training guidance and equipment to expand the knowledge base of EST students on expeditionary CBRNE combat airman tactics, techniques and procedures.
  • Working closely with EST Students and during field training execution/activities review/assess Go/No Go performance of EST students CBRNE combat airman tactics, techniques and procedures efforts to reach operational compliance measures training objectives.
  • Providing input to and review EST expeditionary equipment requirements /acquisition plans; for sustainment of CBRNE expeditionary training assets .
  • Developing and facilitating CBRNE expeditionary skill exercise scenarios to meet 88th ABW and W-P overall readiness and specific unit objectives.

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Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Plans Analyst- Battelle

Job Summary:

The primary purpose of the C-CWMD plans analyst position is to provide subject matter expertise (SME) in the Joint Planning and Execution System and for the Adaptive Planning and Execution System activities. In addition, these activities are to further include the Guidance for Employment of the Force and the Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan.

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrating expertise with Strategic and Operational level military planning.
  • Providing CWMD expertise to the Operational Planning Teams, the Command Planning Board, and the Joint Operations Center with regards to the planning and execution of CWMD missions.
  • Serving as a Command SME for CWMD policy, strategy, and planning.
  • Developing and making CWMD-related recommendations to the Unified Command Plan, the National Strategy for CWMD, and the National Military Strategy for CWMD.
  • Developing elements of and review DoD publications, instructions, and directives regards CWMD.
  • Coordinating, developing, and presenting CWMD plans and briefings to senior USCENTCOM leaders and the Combatant Commander.
  • Supporting the client’s command leads for regional CWMD Campaign Plan
  • On occasions, serving as a primary point of contact for high visibility exercises, and directing, supporting, planning, coordinating their execution.

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Organic Chemist- Battelle

Job Summary:

Battelle is seeking an individual to serv as an Organic Chemist in the company’s CBRNE Defense Business Line.

Responsibilities:

  • Designing and developing practical synthesis routes to target compounds.
  • Efficiently executing the synthesis, purifying and characterizing compounds.
  • Maintaining a detailed laboratory notebook according to SOPs and corporate standards.
  • Providing technical input for reports.

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Joint Warfighting Function- Protection (CBRNE) SME- WWC Global

Job Summary:

As a private federally focused firm, WWC Global provides consultancy services to a wide range of US-based clients including the US Department of Defense, Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Energy. The company is currently seeking for an individual to serve as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High Yield Explosives functional SME and joint exercise planner.

Responsibilities:

  • Serving as the team’s functional expert on CBRNE active and passive defense.
  • Protecting individuals and units from CBRN hazards and contamination, and decontaminating personnel and material in order to restore operational capabilities.
  • Performing in-depth research, analysis, and training to support Theater Special Operations Commands, SOF Service Components, and joint SOF Task Force Commanders’ readiness as well as exercise programs.
  • Performing in-depth research and analysis in preparation for exercises and providing functional post-action reviews.

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