Senior Analyst - Public Safety Communications Systems

2 months ago
Requisition #
Full Time
Security Clearance
Job Category
Program Management


At Noblis, our mission is to use the best of science, engineering, technology and strategy to serve the public good. Throughout our history, we have drawn on the best that scientific, technical and strategic thinking have to offer to solve society's most essential problems in innovative, effective and lasting ways.  We are unique, even among non-profits, because when we sit down to solve a problem, there are no strings attached to our thinking. With no commercial interests to advance, no vendor alliances to protect, and no sponsors to represent, we are free to focus on what matters most - finding the solution that works best for our clients and the public at large.


Over the decades, Noblis has been recognized as:


  1. Best Employer: A Washington Post “Top Workplace” for the past 4 consecutive years (2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014), Glassdoor “Best Medium-Sized Company to Work For” for 2 years, and many awards in previous years 
  2. Business Ethics and Integrity:   A “World’s Most Ethical Company” for 6 years by Ethisphere Institute, Finalist at the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards
  3. Leadership and Innovation: CEO Amr ElSawy and SVP National Security Roger Mason selected to Executive Mosaic’s annual Wash 100 List, CEO Amr ElSawy named as a “Tech Titan” by the Washingtonian Magazine, Noblis CTO recognized as a trending 40 CIO in the DC Area

 Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race.


Overall Program Summary:


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) partners with emergency communications personnel and Government officials at all levels of Government to lead the nationwide effort to improve emergency communications capabilities and National Security and Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP) communications functions. It supports and promotes the ability of emergency response providers and relevant Government officials to continue to communicate in the event of natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters. DHS OEC is responsible for engaging partners at all levels of Government – Federal, State, local, tribal, territorial, international – to focus on improving public safety, national security, and emergency communications. Noblis is positioning to assist DHS OEC with stakeholder engagement program support, including technical assessments and evaluations on emergency and interoperable communications, meeting management, and program management support.


Position Description:

The Public Safety Communications Senior Analyst will be part of a high-performing team working with stakeholders at the state and local, Federal, or International levels, and supporting DHS technical staff. The Public Safety Communications Senior Analyst will provide support to technical working groups, outreach to public safety stakeholders, analyze requirements, and conduct technical studies of available communications technologies.



  • Participate in stakeholder engagement and technical / analytical support activities
  • Apply knowledge of public safety communications technologies and trends such as Land Mobile Radio (LMR) and LMR/Long Term Evolution (LTE) interoperability; NG-911 engineering, modeling, testing; P25 standards; FirstNet; Internet of Things; Position, Navigation, and Timing Technology; Long range communications; Identity Credentialing and Management (ICAM) standards; LTE modeling; 5G; and other advanced public safety technologies to develop technical studies on these technologies, provide recommendations, and define stakeholder requirements.
  • Facilitate and coordinate stakeholder meetings and working groups, including logistical support. Maintain communications with public safety stakeholders and determine the effectiveness of technical assistance provided. Maintain and analyze documentation and artifacts related to these meetings.
  • Evaluate emergency communications operability, interoperability, resiliency, and cybersecurity.

Communication and Interpersonal

  • Prepare and/or contribute to technical reports, memos, analyses and briefings.
  • Support meetings, inter-team communication, and issue resolution with the client and internal/project stakeholder groups. Visit and potentially work at customer site.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with Noblis team leaders and members.


  • A Bachelor's degree is required; Master's degree is optional.
  • Minimum 5-10 years of relevant work experience in the areas of: requirements analysis, technical analysis/assessments, strategic planning, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Experience with public safety communications, in one or more of the following areas: wireless technologies such as Long Term Evolution (LTE) or Land Mobile Radio; NG-9-1-1; P25 standards; FirstNet; Internet of Things; Position, Navigation, and Timing Technology; Long range communications; Identity Credentialing and Management (ICAM) standards; LTE modeling; 5G.
  • Direct or support experience with Government clients (can include state/local and/or Federal and/or International) with focus on emergency services, emergency response, incident management, law enforcement, disaster management and response, community emergency response, or similar activities.   
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, collaboration, and presentation skills. Proven results-oriented problem solving abilities. Competence with presentation graphics and/or spreadsheet tools highly desirable. Proven experience using a software visual modeling tool (e.g. Visio and MS Office suite) and SharePoint.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team-oriented project, demonstrate excellent relationship building, and function productively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be able to obtain DHS Suitability; Secret clearance is desirable but not required. 
  • Experience with DHS OEC is desired.


  • Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


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