PAE, Inc Weapons of Mass Destruction Specialist (WMD) in Ft Belvoir, Virginia

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Weapons of Mass Destruction Specialist (WMD)

*This position is contingent upon contact award


The WMD Specialist determines and evaluates the effects of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Chemical / Biological / Nuclear (CBRN) threats, Toxic Industrial Chemicals / Materials (TIC/TIM), and Hazmat hazards, on the assessed mission. In accordance with the DTRA BSA SOP for WMD, the focus of the WMD Specialist includes, but is not limited to health effects, CBRN/hazmat detection, identification sampling, and Emergency Response and Consequence Management tailored to the specific and local threats of the assessed mission. The WMD Specialist responsibilities include identifying all aspects of WMD- related issues and providing recommendations to mitigate or eliminate identified vulnerabilities.

Required Skills/Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a related field.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience assessing and analyzing WMD hazards and their impact.

  • Experience working in a SCIF environment.

  • Experience using Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability (HPAC) and Area Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres (Aloha) and other current WMD computer simulations modeling tools.

  • Expert in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high Explosives (CBRNE) weapons effects.

  • Understanding of the WMD threat environment and potential methods of employing WMD in a variety of scenarios and conditions and understands threats posed by hazardous industrial materials.

  • Understanding of WMD mitigation measures, technologies, and applicable U.S. government standards

  • Possess ability to develop plausible threat scenarios and provide coherent reports on vulnerabilities and mitigation measures to include engineering design reviews.

  • Capability to prepare and present informational material regarding WMD and hazardous materials.

  • Possesses an understanding of DoD and Federal, State and local doctrine and guidelines on WMD defense and associated security, safety, and reliability programs.

  • Understand force protection and emergency management programs as they apply to managing WMD incidents and response measures and be knowledgeable of current WMD/CBRNE R&D programs.

  • Knowledge of health effects, CBRN/hazmat detection, identification sampling, Emergency Response and Consequence Management.

  • Experience with personal protective equipment/facility/infrastructure protection, including mail-handling and hazard plume modeling.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Preparation of power-point presentations, reports, and white papers.

  • TS/SCI Security Clearance required

Desired Skills/Qualifications

  • PhD or Master’s degree in Medical or Scientific field.

  • Prior Active or Reserve/National Guard Duty Military as a Branch or MOS qualified Chemical or Medical Corps Officer/Senior Enlisted, or comparable civilian experience

  • Previous experience in a chemical or biological defense position.

  • Experience conducting vulnerability-based assessments similar to BSA’s.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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