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Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Provides support to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) NT (Nuclear Technologies) Department with emphasis on nuclear detection.  Nuclear Detection Technologies mission is to research, develop, evaluate, and transition capabilities to enable the Joint Force to detect, deter, monitor, characterize, and track nuclear threats in order to operate decisively in conflict, competition and crisis scenarios.  Incumbent serves as a technical/scientific resource on nuclear detection projects with primary focus, but not limited to, on ironizing radiation detection capabilities.  Analyzes problems and applies theoretical techniques to develop solutions associated with detection of radiation/nuclear hazards and threats.  Works on advanced, complex technical projects and concepts associated with the integration of radiation detection capabilities within DOD concepts (i.e. Integrated Early Warning, Joint All Domain Command and Control,Conventional Nuclear Integration, Integrated Sensor Architecture, etc.).  Assists/leads in the technical design and analysis for both developmental test and evaluation of prototype sensors and technology demonstrations.  This may also include assistance in the development of radiation test standards. Uses mathematical and scientific models to study complex nuclear/radiation detection systems. Conducts analyses to determine physical properties of materials associated with the development of radiation sensors or the integration with ionizing radiation. Prepares technical documentation and presentations to explain the approach, associated assumptions and conclusions of scientific investigations related to nuclear/radiation detection capabilities. 10-25% travel required. 
Category
Systems Engineering: Design and Verification
Security Clearance
Top Secret
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-VA-Lorton
Provide R&D analysis support to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Operations Division as a military liaision with other governmental agencies.  Serves as an operational asset on projects, analyzing problems and assisting leadership with decision making analysis. Understands and works to mitigate capability gaps and assisting in setting project and product-level strategy and priorities, ensuring portfolios are responsive and mapped to program goals.
Category
Operations Research
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-VA-Lorton
Provide R&D analysis support to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Operations Division as a military liaision with other governmental agencies.  Serves as an operational asset on projects, analyzing problems and assisting leadership with decision making analysis. Understands and works to mitigate capability gaps and assisting in setting project and product-level strategy and priorities, ensuring portfolios are responsive and mapped to program goals.
Category
Operations Research
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-DC
- Independently review all contracts from initial drafts to final closeout actions and respond to all internal and external questions related to contract closeout. - Prepare in a timely manner all internal closeout packages with the required documentation and ensure that all packages are compliant with legal and regulatory guidance. - Provide assistance to A-133 auditor and GMO. Maintain and update A-133 Worksheet. - Review all financing and preparation of final invoices. - Manage all aspects of contract closeout, including building closeout file, reconciling procedures, matching applicable contract clauses and provisions, drafting letters to GMO and OIC, and managing request for audit.
Category
Contracts
Security Clearance
U.S. Citizenship
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-DC
- Assist in technical writing and editing of project documentation and deliverables.- Supervise more junior staff in the writing and editing process.- Create and deliver professional level correspondence both internal to ASPR and with stakeholders.- Provide correspondence and technical writing subject matter expertise.- Support the review of BAA White Papers and Full Proposals as required.
Category
Technical Writing
Security Clearance
U.S. Citizenship
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Lorton
Provide R&D analysis support to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Operations Division as a military liaision with other governmental agencies.  Serves as an operational asset on projects, analyzing problems and assisting leadership with decision making analysis. Understands and works to mitigate capability gaps and assisting in setting project and product-level strategy and priorities, ensuring portfolios are responsive and mapped to program goals.
Category
Operations Research
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
- Provide insight and advice regarding program requirements management, budgeting, and strategic direction for platforms, programs, or systems supporting Navy surface forces.- Develop and employ metrics and analytic processes to assess and improve capabilities of U.S. Navy Surface forces.- Track modernization of legacy, current, and future integrated combat systems, above water sensors, surface ship weapons, air and missile defense systems, undersea warfare systems, command and control systems, unmanned vehicles, navigation systems, training, interoperability and Joint and Coalition initiatives.
Category
Program Analysis
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
The successful candidate will 1) Work on high-visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program and perform all functional duties independently, 2) Oversee the efforts of less senior staff and/or be responsible for the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific job, 3) Oversee the identification, prioritization, planning and execution of programs that demonstrate and expand client capabilities, 4)  Develop and use engineering analysis techniques, 5) Implement techniques, analytical methods, and tools to support program execution, 6) Develop plans of action and timetables in order to meet established deadlines, 7) Assist in the development of briefings, memos, and Contract Deliverables, and 8) Assist with data integration requirements development, 9) Assist in aligning investments in people, technology and capital connected with organizational strategies, 10) Assist in development a strategic vision, 11) Develop strategies to align processes with organizational priorities, 12) Support risk tradeoff and feasibility studies, and 13) Identify strategic issues that could affect organizational effectiveness.
Category
Operations Research
Security Clearance
Top Secret/ SCI
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
The successful candidate will 1) Work on high-visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program and perform all functional duties independently, 2) Oversee the efforts of less senior staff and/or be responsible for the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific job, 3) Oversee the identification, prioritization, planning and execution of programs that demonstrate and expand client capabilities, 4)  Develop and use engineering analysis techniques, 5) Implement techniques, analytical methods, and tools to support program execution, 6) Develop plans of action and timetables in order to meet established deadlines, 7) Assist in the development of briefings, memos, and Contract Deliverables, and 8) Assist with data integration requirements development, 9) Assist in aligning investments in people, technology and capital connected with organizational strategies, 10) Assist in development a strategic vision, 11) Develop strategies to align processes with organizational priorities, 12) Support risk tradeoff and feasibility studies, and 13) Identify strategic issues that could affect organizational effectiveness.
Category
Data Science & Analytics
Security Clearance
U.S. Citizenship
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
The candidate will provide analytic, systems engineering, and program management support to undersea programs, focused on schedule and supply base management.  The candidate will conduct analysis of procurement activities, conduct schedule risk assessments, draft strategic messaging, and develop processes to improve management and oversight of material procurement and the industrial supply base.  The candidate will directly interface with and support senior client leadership in process development, management, and communication.     
Category
Program Management
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Lorton
Provide R&D analysis support to the DTRA RD Chem Bio Dir with emphasis on biological threats.  Serves as a technical/scientific resource on projects, analyzing problems and applying theoretical techniques to develop solutions Works on advanced, complex technical projects or business issues requiring state of the art technical or industry knowledge on subjects such as detection, protection, early warning, decontamination, etc.  Review proposals, technical reports, experimental or theoretical techniques, scientific studies, and statements of work to ensure technical validity and evaluate current and emerging chemical and biological defense technologies. Assist leadership with decision making analysis. Evaluate all project aspects, including design, development, execution, and implementation of chemical and biological research and development. Understanding capability gaps and assisting in setting project and product-level strategy and priorities, ensuring portfolios are responsive and mapped to program goals.
Category
Systems Engineering: Design and Verification
Security Clearance
Top Secret
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Analyzes and develops strategy, concepts of operations (CONOPS), and organizational structure of a military or governmental system to obtain a quantitative and/or qualitative, rational basis for decision making. Utilizes military warfare, military operations analysis, political military situations and military organization knowledge in determining solutions. May draw from military experience, but is a subject matter expert that provides integral support in the problem definition, requirements determination, conceptualization, and quality assurance of modeling and simulation-based decision support system applications. Possesses the ability to develop and provide operationally relevant scenarios to be used in modeling and simulation and can communicate the modeling methodology and results into usable output products.
Category
Program Analysis
Security Clearance
Top Secret
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-CO-Colorado Springs
The M&S System Architect leads engineering specialists in the design, development, and deployment of enterprise M&S programs, projects, and infrastructure. The position works with organizational representatives in the M&S and IT communities to define enterprise system solutions, meeting emerging mission needs and integrating with existing applications, systems, and platforms. This position identifies, analyzes, and recommends technology products required for solution delivery and documents integration and migration strategies.
Category
Systems Engineering: Models and Simulation
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-DC
- Assists with updates to HHS Continuity Policy, HHS and ASPR Continuity of Operations Plans, HHS Multi-Year Strategy and Program Management Plan, and related documentation - Assists with the creation, scheduling, and facilitation of office calls and workshops to gather information to support test, training, and exercise needs and related updates to the HHS Continuity Policy, HHS Continuity Framework, and ASPR Continuity of Operations plans. Identify strengths and best practices, potential areas for further improvement, gaps to address and provide recommendations. - Support the creation of tools and templates to facilitate HQ and regional continuity planning efforts- Support the planning and execution of continuity working group meetings, to include maintaining needed distribution lists and points of contact roster.
Category
Security
Security Clearance
U.S. Citizenship
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Lorton
Serves as a technical/scientific resource to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to survey emerging nuclear explosion monitoring technologies, identify candidate technologies for further advancement, and guide the development through demonstration in a relevant environment to integration into operations. Directly operates and sustains 13 of the U.S. IMS waveform stations (7 Infrasound, 1 Primary Seismic, and 5 Auxiliary Seismic monitoring stations) in accordance with USG CTBT policy and CTBTO technical requirements as identified in CTBTO Waveform Operating Manuals and PrepCom communications.Works on advanced, complex technical projects that require state of the art technical or industry knowledge on subjects such as mechanics, fluid mechanics, quantum mechanics, geology, optics, acoustics, electricity, pneumatics, magnetism, and electromagnetic and particle radiation. Uses, maintains, tests, and develops mathematical and scientific models to study complex systems. Resolves highly complex technical issues, conducts advanced engineering research, and recommends alterations to development and design. Prepares technical documentation and presentations to explain the approach, associated assumptions and conclusions of scientific investigations. Integrates and coordinates work within the department and other departments.  Responsible for risk management and quality control efforts. Applies technical expertise directly to work efforts.
Category
Systems Engineering: Design and Verification
Security Clearance
Top Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Lorton
Serves as a technical/scientific resource to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) on projects, analyzing problems and applying theoretical techniques to develop solutions that measure, evaluate, define, mitigate the nuclear survivability of US systems and equipment.  Works on advanced, complex technical projects that require state of the art technical or industry knowledge on subjects such as mechanics, fluid mechanics, quantum mechanics, geology, optics, acoustics, electricity, pneumatics, magnetism, and electromagnetic and particle radiation. Uses, maintains, tests, and develops mathematical and scientific models to study complex systems. Resolves highly complex technical issues, conducts advanced engineering research, and recommends alterations to development and design. Prepares technical documentation and presentations to explain the approach, associated assumptions and conclusions of scientific investigations. Integrates and coordinates work within the department and other departments.  Responsible for risk management and quality control efforts. Applies technical expertise directly to work efforts. Travel is required (10% to 25%). 
Category
Systems Engineering: Design and Verification
Security Clearance
Top Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations AU-ACT
The position will include at least a couple of trips back to HQ each year. The selected candidate will be responsible for:- Developing and implementing a strategy to grow technical capabilities in Australia- Leading and conducting analysis in support of a range of ADF customers and projects- Managing, training and mentoring new analysts- Coordinating with SPA US across a range of analytic activities- Establishing relationships with key decision makers and stakeholdersThe ideal candidate will also contribute to:- Identifying Australian Defence Force and related opportunities- Assisting with the capture and bid process for selected opportunitiesThis position is an exciting opportunity to help with the continued growth of SPA Australia and upskilling and growing a strong technical capability in-country. We are looking for someone that is a self-starter, with initiative and excellent communication skills who desires a challenge with the opportunity to make a significant impact on SPA’s future.
Category
Program Analysis
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-DC
- Support federal staff with the Interview of applicants. - Provide recommendations to Federal staff on employment. - Plans advertising.- Plan manpower requirements. - Provide employment information to applicants. - Assist with internal transfers. - Source and prescreen candidates under Federal supervision.- Assist managers with reference checks.- Develop competitive job offers and tracks candidates in the applicant tracking system. - Communicate with hiring manager on the status of requisitions, candidate quality and candidate pipeline.
Category
Human Resources
Security Clearance
U.S. Citizenship
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-DC
- Provide direct support to Government personnel in both administrative and support services. - Coordinate activities with direct reports and other staff. - Assist with development and review of documents for ASPR executives. - Manage schedules, answer phones, make appointments, and conduct action items for Government personnel.
Category
Administrative Services/Support
Security Clearance
U.S. Citizenship
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-DC
- Support engagement on economics and policy matters with ASPR, HHS interagency partners and other Federal agencies as needed.- Assist Federal staff to develop policy and options papers regarding health economics and preparedness and public health preparedness.- Develop frameworks for decision analysis.- Provide support documents and option papers on key issues to Federal staff.
Category
Program Management
Security Clearance
U.S. Citizenship
Level
Senior