Chemical Defense SME

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We are currently seeking a Chemical Defense SME. This position is located in at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Edgewood, MD.
This SME supports the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chemical Security Analysis Center (CSAC). The CSAC is a DHS S&T element which provides scientific basis for the awareness of chemical threats and the attribution of their use against the American public. The CSAC is a resource that will provide a centralized compilation of chemical hazard data and an organized effort to use that data for threat analytical purposes.
This SME will support the CSAC in providing technical subject matter expertise and program support in compiling, archiving, analyzing and disseminating critical scientific data for use in emergency situations. Responsibilities include interfacing and coordinating with stakeholders and project performers; developing and overseeing compliance with cost, schedule, and performance goals; anticipating technical issues and proactively implementing solutions; contributing technically to a wide range of agency efforts; overseeing knowledge management activities; organizing current awareness efforts; and ensuring that projects deliverables fully answer requirements and are of the highest quality.
The successful candidate will also support liaison duties between the CSAC and other Terrorism Risk Assessments (TRA) groups, in particular the Biological Terrorism Risk Assessment (BTRA) group.
Primary Responsibilities:
Lead and coordinate efforts of the Terrorism Risk Assessments (TRAs) Economic Consequences Working Group, to include planning, executing, and reporting on working group meetings, generating technical reports, and supporting modeling efforts in this area.
Develop, execute (and ultimately transition responsibility for) a daily unclassified open source summary of chemical related news and current events. Generate technical reports on this effort.
Oversee CSAC Knowledge Management and information repository development efforts in order to provide products that are feasible, affordable, usable, and maintainable. Coordinate with HSARPA, DHS S&T CIO staff, and CSAC management and staff on implementation.
Perform Quality Assurance reviews on CSAC documents, reach-back reports, newsletters and related publications. Suggest changes to Quality Assurance policies and work closely with the CSAC technical editors, authors, and management.
Write, develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
In addition to supporting Chemical Terrorism Risk Assessment (CTRA) technical efforts, provide assistance to the Biological Terrorism Risk Assessment (BTRA) and Integrated Terrorism Risk Assessment (ITRA) PM and interact with the Radiological/Nuclear Terrorism Risk Assessment (RNTRA) program.
Assist CSAC Director in R&D prioritization and other efforts.
Identify and collect documents for the CSAC library.
Represent the CSAC and the CTRA at meetings and conferences.
MS or PhD in chemistry or related field, life science, physical science, mathematics, or other technical discipline
Eight (8) to ten (10) years of experience in the area of research, evaluation, test, and evaluation
Significant experience in oversight of technical working groups to support information development and sharing among interagency stakeholders.
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of operational users, technical developers and government program managers.
Broad chemical defense experience at bench researcher, manager, and HQ action officer level.
Experience supporting a wide range of Federal agencies.
Program management and strategic planning experience.
Technical writing and editing skills.
Must be a US citizen with an active SECRET DoD Security Clearance. Must be eligible obtain a TOP SECRET (TS) clearance.
Experience in risk assessment as it relates to economic consequence modeling.
Experience in CBRNE Defense
Current DHS Suitability
Current Active TOP SECRET (TS) DoD Security Clearance and the ability to obtain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.
Experience working on-site at government client location and at Government test sites
Experience working with Government clients
Broad technical and/or operational background and must be a self-starter who is willing to take on new challenges.
Battelle's competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.
Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, or disability. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.
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