Scientist - Multiple levels

Posted Date 6 months ago(1/22/2021 1:40 PM)
Requisition #
9016
Security Clearance
Secret
FT/PT/On-Call
Full Time
Portal Location : Location
US-DC-Washington

Responsibilities

Please note: This posting is in support of possible upcoming opportunities throughout our practice areas supporting DHS Science and Technology Directorate. Our teams are always interested in reviewing excellent, potential colleagues who may be interested in joining our teams in support of future missions. We often have opportunities for professionals at varying levels. If you are interested in being considered for Project Associate opportunities supporting these missions with us, please consider submitting your resume and information.

 

 

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. Within S&T, MCS executes Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) to transition solution approaches, technologies, and knowledge products in support of DHS Component customers including U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Secret Service, , the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal, State, Local Tribal and Territorial (FSLTT) first responders, and the larger Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE). MCS covers all DHS mission areas and serves 13 discrete customer portfolios. 

 

Noblis is positioned to provide technology and operational solutions to senior decision makers in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate. The DHS S&T Directorate is the primary research and development arm of DHS and manages science and technology research, from development through transition, for the Department's operational components and first responders. Established by Congress to provide innovative solutions to the nation's homeland security challenges, S&T is the core source of scientific and engineering expertise for DHS and is uniquely postured to enhance our nation's security and resilience by providing knowledge products and innovative technology solutions for the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE).

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) Office of Mission & Capability Support (MCS).   

 

Noblis is supporting critical missions providing program support, technical and scientific advisory services, financial analysis, and data analytics support.

 

This Scientst roles provide scientific support in the DHS Science and Technology Directorate, as part of a multidisciplinary team of high-performance professionals supporting the client's most vexing technical and technological challenges, and developing solutions to meet the next homeland security threats. The team member would oversee, monitor, and support government-sponsored research programs on leading-edge technologies, evaluate the feasibility of technical approaches to problems, monitor performance against goals, develop test and evaluation strategies, and assess the efficacy, safety, cost lifecycle costs of proposed or realized solutions. The employee would also develop status reports, PowerPoint briefings, and read-ahead materials, as well as organize/coordinate meetings, discussions, and seminars. The employee is expected to be able to concisely communicate their findings to technical and non-technical audiences as needed. The position may require travel (limited- 6x/year)

 

These roles on may require travel (limited- 4x/year)

 

 

Client Engagement

· Support and lead evolving business development efforts by applying technical and functional expertise to develop business solutions.
· Lead proposal sections for small or limited competition proposals and actively participate in teaming strategy discussions

Qualifications

  • For Junior levels, B.S. in biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, operational psychology, or a closely related discipline and 1 year experience.
  • For Mid level, B.S. and 10+ years of experience, or M.S. and 5+ years of experience. 
  • For Senior level, B.S. and 15+ years of experience, or M.S. and 10+ years of experience.
  • For Principal level, Advanced degree and 10+ years experience. 
  • Experience providing direct or consultant scientific support to major programs or system development efforts, preferably supporting national security, depending on the level of the role
  • Demonstrated increasing levels of responsibility
  • Evidence of scientific guidance, such as technology roadmaps, feasibility analysis, and market research regarding the boundaries of state-of-art technology
  • Strong technical writing skills, targeting both technical and non-technical audiences
  • US Citizenship and eligibility to attain a U.S. Secret clearance. 
  • Eligibility to obtain DHS access and Suitability
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office (especially PowerPoint, Excel, and Project)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft SharePoint
  • Evidence of flexibility and adaptation to changes in processes, requirements, and priorities

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Experience supporting DoD and/or DHS components (e.g. TSA, CBP, FPS, NPPD, DNDO, USCG, ICE) either operationally or through program or project management
  • Master's or doctoral degree in biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, operational psychology, or a closely related discipline
  • Project or program management experience
  • Expertise in fields of interest to domestic national security, to include one or more of: behavioral science, biological threats, chemical threats, cybersecurity, data science, decision science, explosives, identity management, modeling/simulation, or related fields
  • Publications, patents, or other demonstrable evidence of expertise in these fields
  • SECRET clearance. For some roles, ideally, a TOP SECRET clearance, especially with SCI access
  • Current DHS access and Suitability
  • DAWIA certification (especially Engineering, Test and Evaluation, and/or Science/Technology Manager)
  • Experience supporting technology transition from research and development to operational use

Overview

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

 

Why work at a Noblis company?

Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis has won numerous workplace awardsNoblis maintains a drug-free workplace.

 

Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

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