• Engineer

    Location US-DC
    Posted Date 1 week ago(12/5/2018 2:05 PM)
    Requisition #
    6398
    FT/PT/On-Call
    Full Time
    Security Clearance
    Secret
    Job Category
    Systems Engineering
  • Overview

    Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiary, Noblis ESI, 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 -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 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.

    Responsibilities

    At Noblis and Noblis ESI, 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 DHS S&T. We have excellent teams of smart, collaborative, proactive experts and professionals.

    Technology and threats evolve rapidly in today’s ever-changing environment. In response, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) was established by Congress to provide innovative scientific and technical solutions to address the nation's homeland security challenges. These technological solutions are then able to be used by agencies in the Homeland Security Enterprise, such as: Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), US Coast Guard (USCG), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), First Responders, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of Health Affairs (OHA), US Secret Service (USSS), and National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD).

     

    The Office of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) is a part of the Research and Development Partnerships Group within DHS S&T. P3 is charged with conducting industry outreach, enabling sponsored research and development, and developing partnerships that provide research and development (R&D) solutions and capabilities to DHS.
    This position will primarily provide direct support to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program office, in the development of organizational goals and implementation plans.

    Role functions may include:

    • Maintaining and routinely organizing SBIR folders on the DHS S&T shared drive to ensure ease of use, accessibility, and functionality.
    • Providing support to all processes and suggesting improvements to existing processes surrounding the entire SBIR program life cycle. This includes but is not limited to: ensuring rules of behavior and non-disclosure agreements are signed prior to providing reviewer access to proposals; providing reviewer access to proposals via the SBIR portal; assisting in the Source Selection Authority documentation; and monitoring and updating DHS SBIR awards data in government databases.
    • Performing research, collection, and collation of SBIR program data and interpret the data to assess program performance.
    • Entering submissions and awards data into program databases and updating the database on a routine basis to ensure accuracy and currency of data.
    • Organizing SBIR meetings and assisting during meetings to include escorting visitors. This includes, but is not limited to the following efforts: securing appropriate meeting room space; developing the meeting agenda and ensuring key DHS personnel are available and invited (including providing draft agendas in advance); arranging for awardee representatives to attend the meetings (including assisting visitors with hotel suggestions; transportation options, and driving/walking directions); preparing name badges; collecting speaker presentations; copying and collating handout materials, and preparing handout packages; and providing facilities staff with room arrangements and equipment requirements in advance of the meetings.
    • Monitoring SBIR program websites and portals to ensure information on those sites remains current and accurate.
    • Interfacing with the LRBAA/SBIR website portal team to troubleshoot and remove system barriers.
    • Traveling to attend and support SBIR program-related workshops and conferences (in the Washington, DC metro area as well as within the United States) on an as needed basis.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline preferred.
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in project support activities.
    • Direct or support experience with government clients (can include state/local and/or Federal); focus on research and development, technology assessment programs, etc. is preferred.
    • Ability to work on a dynamic team-oriented project, to demonstrate initiative, and function productively in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to effectively interface with government leadership.
    • Results-oriented with strong problem-solving abilities.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Must be able to demonstrate excellent relationship building and management skills.
    • Must either have an active or possess ability to obtain minimum Secret clearance and ability to obtain DHS Suitability.

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