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Senior Scientist - Biological

Job ID: 1926306
Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Date Posted: Oct 31, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Scientist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking experienced personnel for the DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office Policy, Plans and Analysis directorate to provide technical and scientific expertise in chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear sciences (CBRN) and augment planning, policy, targeting and biosurveillance activities. 

The Senior Scientist – Biological conducts operational scientific and technical analysis in support of CWMD programs and mission areas. Leads the development of a variety of analytic decision support products requiring technical and scientific insight that meet National decision makers’ and stakeholders’ requirements. More broadly, performs the functions of a technical expert in the relevant scientific field in support of CWMD programs. Applies scientific expertise in defining and resolving system issues, performing analysis, and developing plans and requirements for further analysis. Coordinates and manages the preparation of analysis, evaluations, and recommendations within CWMD programs in support of federal personnel.

Work to be performed directly supports CWMD’s Information Analysis Division. The purpose of these support services is to procure qualified and experienced personnel capable of obtaining, monitoring, and reporting information related to CWMD cargo and passenger operations at the Department of Homeland Security’s National Targeting Center (NTC).  

Chemical, Biological, Radiation/Nuclear (CBRN) Targeting Support will include:
Serving as a technical resource for members of the CWMD Targeting staff and customers by providing subject matter expertise that shall respond to inquiries, data calls or other requested information.

Review and inform CBP recommendations for the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction hotlist within of the National Targeting Center’s Automated Targeting System.

Exchange data and information with military and federal organizations such as: (Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of State, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, National Guard Bureau, and other organizations that the Government deems has a need to know).

Develop and refine CWMD intelligence operations tactics, techniques, and procedures; as well as, evaluate and adapt emerging technology for incorporation into global WMD assessment and WMD intelligence exploitation operations. Contractor shall create written products and briefings with a strategic view of the issue; they shall provide a strategic context for the situation/issue. Contractor personnel shall provide tailored analysis, assessments, reports, and other written products when requested by the Government. 

Targeting Counter Networks All Sources Analysis will include:

Daily, evaluate processes used to analyze open source information and classified intelligence, which will be furnished by the Government, concerning designated functional or regional areas to support advanced analytics and requirements development.

Daily, analyze processes that support deliberate, operational, contingency, and crisis action planning while prioritizing intelligence in support of the CWMD mission.

Employ and evaluate advanced analytic and geospatial software to support in-depth CWMD analysis.

Monitor and report on CWMD activity status and critical information requirements.

When the demand is needed, support population and meta-tagging of structured data fields.

Review open source information and classified intelligence, furnished by the Government, concerning designated functional or regional areas. 

Identify and prioritize reviewed information that meets standing intelligence requirements.

Analyze and comment on prioritized intelligence, describing the significance of each item to the Countering WMD mission and deliver this analysis in the form of written reports, briefing slides, geospatial products and/or oral presentations to senior leaders and decision makers.

Exchange data and information with military and federal organizations (Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of State, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, National Guard Bureau, and others as requested, this list is not inclusive, as there may be other agencies that will need the information that is not listed). 

Track requests for information (RFI) and requests for assistance (RFA).

Develop and refine CWMD intelligence operations tactics, techniques, and procedures; as well as evaluate and adapt emerging technology for incorporation into global WMD assessment and WMD intelligence exploitation operations. Create written products and briefings with a strategic view of the issue; they shall provide a strategic context for the situation/issue. Provide tailored analysis, assessments, reports, and other products as required by the Government.  

Advise and assist the Government in drafting, coordinating, presenting and disseminating of CWMD intelligence collection requirements. Must review existing collections requirements and update where necessary prior to building new requirements.

Provide Transportation and supply chain intelligence analysis and assist with gathering, analyzing, and presenting data, in response to US Customer and Border Patrol queries that will help support and guide evidenced based decisions.

Qualifications

Education: M.A. or M.S. degree in a scientific, engineering, medical, veterinary, or public health field. Specific circumstances may require candidates with Ph.D level education.

General Experience: Must have 10 years of experience in a scientific, engineering, medical, veterinary, or public health field such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, bacteriology, virology, epidemiology, toxicology, immunology, environmental science or engineering, physics, mathematics, geology, or other related discipline.

Specialized Experience: Must have at least 4 years of experience providing direct or consultant scientific support to major programs or system development efforts related to human, animal, or plant health and medical consequences of CBRN events or a combination of experience in these areas and the homeland security pillars of prevention, protection, response, or recovery.



Desired Qualifications

 
Experience with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and/or supporting intelligence agencies is desirable.

Active Secret Clearance required

Must be able to successfully obtain a DHS Suitability clearance



Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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