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Senior Homeland Defense and Security Science and Technology Analyst

Quanterion Solutions Incorporated is seeking a Homeland Defense and Security Technology Analyst to support the Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) in the national capital region. The IAC mission is to collect, analyze, synthesize, produce, and disseminate Scientific and Technical Information (STI) to DoD and Federal government users. IACs support USD(R&E) in carrying out the R&E community's three strategic guiding imperatives:
o   Mitigate new and emerging adversary threats that could degrade U.S. (and allied) capabilities;
o   Enable affordable new or extended capabilities in existing military systems;
o   Develop technology surprise through science and engineering applications to military problems.

The HDIAC gathers and maintains extensive Scientific and Technical Information (STI) holdings from qualified subject matter experts and provides synthesis and analysis of this STI to provide timely and relevant solutions to the warfighter’s most daunting problems. The HDIAC covers topics in the following 8 focus areas: Chemical, Biological, Radiological, And Nuclear (CBRN) Defense; Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD); Homeland Defense and Security (HD); Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP); Medical (MED); Biometrics (BIO); Alternative Energy (AE); and Cultural Studies CS).
This position seeks an individual with subject matter expertise in the following technical areas: CBRN, WMD, HD, and AE. 
The ideal candidate will have proven experience in the following:
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and/or high yield Explosives (CBRNe) strategies that impact the United States.
  • The impacts and effects of CBRNe and WMD events.
  • The detection, analysis, and identification of technological initiatives that could prevent or mitigate CBRNe and/or WMD events.
  • Support to the Unified Combat Commands’ mission to carry out Counter-WMD operations and enhancement of the nation’s ability to prevent terrorists and other threat actors from using weapons of mass destruction.
  • Alternative Energy to include novel, non-traditional and emerging sources and technologies for harvesting, generating, storing, transmitting/transporting, and reusing energy. 
Candidates must possess the ability to:
  • Leverage the best practices and expertise from government, industry, and academia in order to promote technology domain awareness and solve the most critically challenging scientific and technical problems in the Homeland Defense and Security domain.
  • Serve as program manager for planning and conducting conferences, workshops, and special task forces for the purpose of bringing together national experts, policy makers, program administrators, contractors and participants.
  • Gather information, conduct original synthesis/analysis, and prepare reports and advisory papers covering the current state of affairs in the areas of CBRN, WMD, AE, and HD.
  • Gather, analyze, and develop unique, timely, original State-of-the-Art Reports (SOARs), Critical Reviews/Technology Assessments (CR/TA), Handbooks/Data Books, Technical Journals, and Webinars/Podcasts to facilitate the development and maintenance of a community of practice in the CBRN, WMD, CIP, and HD technology areas.
  • Clearly communicate complex ideas, both verbal and written
  • Engage effectively with a wide range of audiences and collaborate with multiple stakeholders
  •  Work independently and in a team environment with loosely defined objectives
  • Candidate should possess the ability to be responsible for deliverables or parts of deliverables to customers.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, math, or other analytical discipline and eight years of experience or an associate degree with extensive experience (12-15 years) in Homeland Defense and Security related fields. Advanced education (master or doctorate) may substitute for experience.

Desirable Traits:
  • Understanding of DoD terminology, processes, and procedures.
  • Experience in the National Capital Region
  • Active member of HD-related professional organizations
  • Experience and/or education in other HDIAC related-fields (biometrics, medical, cultural studies, critical infrastructure protection). 
  • Familiarity with renewable energy sources that don’t produce carbon dioxide emissions (such as solar, wind, biomass, marine, and geothermal) and the military advantages of such energy (reduced cost, improved resiliency, reduced demand, etc.) is a plus.

Security Requirement: US Citizenship required - applicant must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information, which requires US Citizenship. This position seeks individuals with an active DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance.

Quanterion Solutions Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V

Location: Arlington, Virginia 
Position descriptions listed here are not intended to fully describe the position requirements, responsibilities, or essential functions, which are subject to change. Employment is contingent on valid proof of citizenship or immigration status.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a resume and cover letter to, Attention: Human Resources Director.