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Physical Scientist – Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Job Title: Physical Scientist
Department: Department of Defense
Agency: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Job Announcement Number: DTRA-16-1584139-B

SALARY RANGE:$90,823.00 to $118,069.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:Thursday, January 7, 2016 to Saturday, February 6, 2016
DUTY LOCATIONS:Fort Belvoir, VA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:US Citizens and Status Candidates
We are seeking a candidate with a strong academic background and past experience in R/N detection. The candidate should be able to analyze R/N threats and related detection problems in order to provide operational, scientific and policy solutions to the Contingency and Exercises Department and supported units. The candidate’s background in R/N detection development and detection theory should accompany the ability to effectively communicate and instruct both technical and non-technical audiences, from the individual to the senior official level, in conducting effective R/N search operations. The prospective candidate should have experience in the interpretation of both detection and spectroscopic R/N data, and the operational recommendations that would accompany data analysis and interpretation.

As a Physical Scientist you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Conducts formal presentations and briefings within the organization, other DoD components and agencies, federal departments and agencies, and allied partners on radiological/nuclear (R/N) response capabilities, technical challenges, program, and policies.
  • Implements broad inter-service, interagency and international R/N national security programs and policies.
  • Assist in the development, documentation and communication of region-specific R/N detection Concepts of Operations (CONOPs) and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs).
  • Interfaces with high-ranking and executive officials throughout DoD, U.S. D/As (to include National Laboratories), National Security Staff, industry, local, academia, and with military and scientific officials of foreign governments.
  • Provides on-site training, operational, scientific and technical support to the organization sponsored training and exercise and other JCS/theatre sponsored exercises.
  • Serves as a Contingency and Exercise Department focal point by providing support and input to program planning, management, review, and oversight of specific short duration R&D programs related to radiological/nuclear matters.

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