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Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
JOB #R1901277

CWMD Analyst

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ICF seeks Mid to Senior CWMD Analysts to support a range of program activities to implement policies, plans, and projects within the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) office of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  This office now includes the missions and functions of the former Domestic Nuclear Detection Office and Office of Health Affairs, more specifically the BioWatch program. 

With the threat of transnational terrorism and ongoing development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by nations potentially hostile to the U.S., DHS has taken steps to integrate the full range of its radiological/nuclear, chemical, and biological threat detection programs.  As the focal point for this effort, CWMD requires consulting and program management support that can reinforce and better enable a more dynamic and operationally-focused DHS strategy.

The staff selected for this position will need to have knowledge and experience in one or more WMD threat detection operations areas, associated protocols and technologies, and related policy, planning, training, and/or exercise support.

An active high-level clearance is required.

This is a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to the defense of the Nation. 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Conduct research and analyze data to support risk assessment, evaluation of current and emerging technologies, and development of user requirements
  • Facilitate collaboration among federal agencies and with state and local governments to ensure unity of effort and a whole of nation approach to CWMD
  • Provide CBRN-specific technical support to interagency and other public agency operators 
  • Support the development of CWMD concepts of operations (CONOPS), operational plans (OPLANS), and standard operating procedures
  • Support the continued evolution and implementation of the Security the Cities and other radiological/nuclear detection programs
  • Support the integrated and CWMD program-specific training and exercise programs
  • Support information gathering, coordination, and communication 
  • Support development of internal and external briefings, reports, and other communications

What you need:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a recognized engineering, scientific, technical, or related discipline
  • Ability to obtain high-level clearance and DHS suitability clearance
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in operations related to WMD
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; negotiate complex issues; and maintain good working relations.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, analytical environment

Desired qualifications:

  • Active high-level clearance
  • Knowledge and experience in CBRN material as well as an understanding of the hazards associated with their manufacture, transport and use
  • Knowledge of Secure the Cities, BioWatch, and/or other major WMD detection programs 
  • Experience in exercise development and execution
  • Experience in deliberate planning

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