At Noblis and Noblis ESI, we have excellent teams of smart, collaborative, proactive experts and professionals. We are actively seeking to identify personnel to join our team of talented professionals who possess the experience, vision, commitment, and integrity to successfully support the strategic goals of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)..
Technology and threats evolve rapidly in today's ever-changing environment. In response, DHS S&T was established by Congress to provide innovative scientific and technical solutions to the nation's homeland security challenges.
This is a new position at DHS S&T, and the successful candidate will be proactive in aiding Noblis and the client in defining this role and optimizing its contributions to ensure successful outcomes for the Technology Centers.
The responsibilities of the team member may include:
- Researching and providing guidance on leading-edge technologies,
- Evaluating the feasibility of technical approaches to problems,
- Reviewing technical reports and providing critiques of methods and results,
- Developing and evaluating capability development strategies,
- Monitoring program and technical performance against goals,
- Developing test and evaluation methodologies,
- Assessing the efficacy, safety, cost lifecycle costs of proposed or realized solutions,
- Developing status reports, PowerPoint briefings, and read-ahead materials,
- Developing, monitoring, and maintaining a central repository of program information (e.g. reports, requirements, etc.),
- Organizing/coordinating meetings, discussions, and seminars,
- Communicating findings to technical and non-technical audiences as needed.
These roles may require non-local travel (limited- 6x/year), and some DC metro area local travel.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
- B.A./B.S. + 15 years of experience, M.A. or M.S. + 10 years of experience, or Ph.D. + 5 years of experience
- Degree and experience in physics, or a closely related discipline
- SECRET clearance (or Eligibility to obtain a minimum of an Interim Secret clearance)
- Eligibility to obtain DHS access and Suitability
- Degree in physics or a closely related discipline
- Comfort reading, analyzing, & critiquing scientific manuscripts, similar to a peer-review process usually learned in graduate school
- Interest in learning about and researching new technical areas; the right candidate will ask questions and seek to understand both technical and programmatic issues
- Knowledge of optical (e.g. laser-based) sources, detectors, and systems for national security applications
- Knowledge of high-energy (e.g. X-ray, etc.) sources, detectors, and systems for national security applications
- Expertise in the field of threats of interest to domestic national security
- Publications, patents, or other documented evidence of expertise in these fields.
- Experience providing direct or consultant scientific support to major programs or system development efforts, preferably supporting national security.
- Self-motivation and the ability to map out paths to success.
- DAWIA certification (especially Engineering, Test and Evaluation, and/or Science/Technology Manager).
- Experience providing consistent and clear communication with program managers and leadership.
- Evidence of providing scientific guidance to stakeholders, both written and verbally, targeting both technical and non-technical audiences. This evidence may be in the form of conference talks, industry days, publications, feasibility analyses, or market research regarding state-of-art technologies and their implications
- Experience providing strategic scientific guidance, such as technology roadmaps, feasibility analysis, and market research regarding the boundaries of state-of-art technology.
- Experience supporting technology transition from research and development to operational use.
- Experience adapting to changes in processes, requirements, and priorities.
- Experience supporting a matrixed organization.
- Experience supporting DoD and/or DHS components (e.g. TSA, CBP, FPS, NPPD, DNDO, USCG, ICE).
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office (especially PowerPoint, Excel, and Project).
- Candidates with a Secret (Top Secret/SCI) clearance and DHS Suitability are strongly preferred.
Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiary, Noblis ESI, tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Learn more at Noblis -About Us
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