Chemical Biological Project Associate

Location US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 3 months ago(11/22/2017 11:02 AM)
Noblis ESI
Requisition #
Regular Employee
Full Time
Security Clearance
Job Category
Biology and Chemistry


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI and Noblis NSP, are solving difficult problems that help our government and our country. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise with a reputation for independence and objectivity. We support a wide range of government and industry clients in the areas of national security, intelligence, transportation, healthcare, environmental sustainability, and enterprise engineering. Learn more at


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 awards over the pasts two decades, and more recent recognition includes:

  1. Best Employer: We have been a Washington Post “Top Workplace” for 4 consecutive years including the last three among the top 10. We’ve also been recognized by 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.



Noblis is positioned to provide technology and operational solutions to senior decision makers in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Homeland Defense in the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate.  The DHS S&T Directorate is the primary research and development arm of the DHS and manages science and technology research, from development through transition, for the Department's operational components and first responders to protect the homeland.  The Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD) Division works with DHS components and other sector-specific agencies to increase public and governmental awareness of potential chemical and biological threats, and to strengthen the nation's preparedness and response against these threats. 


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 Chemical Biological Defense by providing:


Technical Support:


Provide overarching technical support to one of the following areas with a focus on key projects to ensure they are on-track, on-time and meet division requirements and target outcomes:

  • Bioterrorism and  Integrated Risk Assessments
  • Chemical Detection
  • Biological and Chem Restoration
  • BioForensics R&D
  • Chemical Forensics
  • Agricultural Defense
  • BioSurveillance
  • Threat Characterization and Attribution
  • Rapid Diagnostics
  • Data Analytics and Surveillance of Emerging BioThreats
  • BioDefense Knowledge Center (BKC)
  • BioAssays
  • Integrated Consortium of Lab Networks
  • Chemical Security Analysis Center
  • Enhanced Passive Surveillance
  • Overarching CBRN Support


Program Support:

  • Provide evaluation of DHS S&T sponsored CBD programs to ensure: (1) technical validity Statement of Work (SOW) tasks are completed as negotiated in the award; (2) milestones are met in accordance with SOW; (3) programmatic fiscal commitments, obligations, and expenditures meet or exceed identified benchmarks; and (4) make recommendations to the PM in creating, updating, and tracking conference approval documentation
  • Assist in preparation and review of internal and external documents, presentations, and correspondence for supporting Federal staff to include Broad Agency Announcements and solicitations
  • Coordinate/organize project reviews, site visits, and workshops of performers
  • Ensure performer monthly and quarterly reports and other deliverables are received
  • Assist in the creation, maintenance, and updating project programmatic documents, (i.e., Broad Agency Announcement and solicitations), and maintenance of project document archives
  • Review and draft program documents as needed
  • Schedule and arrange meetings locally and offsite to support interagency and programmatic coordination
  • Perform general office duties
  • Schedule appropriate logistics including virtual teleconference (VTC) and teleconferences
  • Serve as liaison to other Program Offices on related subject matters


Financial and Procurement Support:

  • Assist the Program Managers (PM) in creating, updating, and tracking Procurement Requisition (PR) packages
  • Work with Contracting Specialists to support documentation and informational needs for contracts and agreements, including invoice payment processes
  • Assist the PMs with preparing modifications, progress reports, and situational updates on current contracts
  • Track and ensure related performer invoices are paid in a timely manner
  • Track milestones, deliverables, obligations and expenditures for project(s)
  • Maintain spreadsheets with budget and programmatic information





  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, engineering, or related field minimum requirement. Relevant experience in field, or advanced training/qualifications a plus.
  • Five years relevant job experience
  • Contracting experience and previous experience in a federal program management environment preferred. Any experience with other government funding agencies should be highlighted and include a description of roles and responsibilities to demonstrate adequate experience
  • Proficiency of Microsoft Office Programs (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Visio, MS Project, FrontPage)
  • Possesses a scientific background or knowledge with the ability to understand scientific materials/applications/vernacular.
  • Excellent communication to include technical writing and editing, oral communication, interpersonal and organization skills, critical thinking, and people skills to engage performers and PMs
  • Demonstrates superior customer service skills
  • Ability to plan individual efforts and follow through to completion
  • Ability to multi-task and respond to quick turn-around requests
  • Competence to function efficiently in a high-paced, demanding work environment
  • Flexible and readily adaptable to change; including changes in processes, requirements, and priorities
  • Willingness to complete wide variety of tasks; everything from very technical to basic administrative tasks


Secret security clearance or higher.


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