• Chemical and Biological Project Associate

    Location US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 1 week ago(6/14/2018 2:23 PM)
    Requisition #
    Full Time
    Security Clearance
    Job Category
    Biology and Chemistry
  • Overview

    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 noblis.org/about.


    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. 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 CBD by providing day-to-day management of assigned task order projects that involve teams of engineers, scientists, and management professionals involved in analyzing, designing, integrating, training, testing, documenting, implementing, and maintaining large complex systems. Candidates should demonstrate written and oral communication skills, as well as proven skills in technical areas and organize, direct, and coordinate planning and production of all project activities.


    Program Support:

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


    Financial and Procurement Support:

    • Assist the CBD Program Managers (PM) in creating, updating, and tracking Procurement Requisition (PR) packages 
    • Work with CBD Contracting Specialists to support documentation and informational needs for contracts and agreements, including invoice payment processes 
    • Assist the CBD 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


    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



    Required Qualifications: 


    • Education: B.S. or B.A. degree. 
    • General Experience: Must have at least 5 years experience in managing complex engineering or technical efforts involving multiple facets of an engineering discipline. 
    • Specialized Experience: Must have at least 3 years of hands-on experience in direct supervision of major efforts in the analysis, design, development, integration, training, testing, documentation, and implementation of complex systems.


    Desired Qualifications:


    • Broad knowledge and understanding of science and technology 
    • Excellent communication to include technical writing and editing, oral communication, interpersonal and organization skills, critical thinking, and people skills to engage performers and PMs 
    • Competence to function efficiently in a high-paced, demanding work environment 
    • Ability to multi-task and respond to quick turn-around requests  
    • Experience providing direct or consultant scientific support to major programs or system development efforts 
    • Knowledge and understanding of wide range of biological and chemical threat agents 
    • Understanding/experience in policy as it relates to National Security, Public Health or Disaster Preparedness


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