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The candidate selected will serve as a Physicist for a major Advisory and Assistant Services (A&AS) contract in the DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Support Services Division (SSD). The Physicist will provide subject matter expertise (SME) for CWMD SSD efforts in support of test and evaluation efforts required to help protect the nation against the illicit use of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear (CBRN) agents. Advises organizational leadership on products and processes that are technical in nature and interacts with external agencies while providing guidance to personnel performing technical tasks. The candidate must have sound research, analysis, organizational, communications, teamwork, and management skills. Subject Matter Experts typically perform the following kinds of functions: Initiates, supervises, and/or develops requirements from a project’s inception to conclusion for complex to extremely complex programs; Provides strategic advice, technical guidance and expertise to program and project staff; Provides detailed analysis, evaluation and recommendations for improvements, optimization development, and/or maintenance efforts for client-specific or mission critical challenges/issues; Consults with client to define need or problem supervises studies and leads surveys to collect and analyze data to provide advice and recommend solutions.
Serve as a physics subject matter expert (SME) for CWMD CBRN test and evaluation efforts.
Performs complex analysis to check accuracy, applicability, and reasonableness of project work to meet project technical requirements and laboratory data quality objectives.
Support the development of modeling and simulation (M&S) Verification and Validation processes and the M&S accreditation processes.
Support the requirements review process to ensure requirements are testable.
Support and participate in Test Planning Working Groups, meetings, subordinate working groups, and other test-related technical interchange meetings with supporting organizations external to CWMD. Assist in the T&E Data Management.
Provide test documentation peer review support to ensure application of approved test processes, procedures, quality control, and quality assurance.
Assist in the development of test reports and supporting briefings reflecting system performance analysis results against assigned performance metrics in coordination with the Test Manager, Test Scientist, Test Director and external supporting analysis organizations.
Assist in the development of system performance reports to support key programmatic milestones for CBRN detection system production and deployment decisions.
Support modeling and simulation modifications and enhancements based on analysis and test data.
Perform Peer Reviews on the technical content of documentation delivered to CWMD.
Perform Technical Editing to ensure documentation complies with CWMD required formats.
Develop, verify and validate models for CWMD ownership that support technical and operational modeling and of system performance, including radiation transport models, radiological and nuclear (Rad/Nuc) algorithms, operational modeling tools, model standards, and new model applications. T & E modeling support should be conducted with a goal of increasing coherence and integration with other CWMD detection modeling efforts where possible.
Assist in Field Testing – Assist in any field tests designed to validate model predictions to ensure that test scenarios accurately represent what was modeled.
Predicts System Design Performance – Use detailed models supported by vendor data to predict specific vendor system performance based on initial system designs of interest. Conduct model validation and iterative studies to refine/assess system design/performance objectives.
Perform Test Prediction Analysis – Support field tests configuration design based on model predictions and/or system Requirements to determine test criteria associated with performance thresholds.
Support Algorithm Evaluation – Support algorithm evaluation concepts and procedures with modeling and simulation capabilities.
Provide program integration as appropriate with other CWMD/DHS modeling efforts.
Develop M&S V&V plans and reports and M&S accreditation reports.
Perform the test event development implementations using internal configuration management and software quality assurance practices to limit software defects impacting test team operations or test data quality as required.
Monitor the test event development effort and apprise CWMD of status and risks as required
Document any changes to the baseline that were implemented for the test event using data collection system change request forms for changes identified and implemented prior to deploying the system and a similar system for changes identified and implemented after deployment as required.
We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.
In order to qualify, you must have Secret Clearance.
A Subject Matter Expert is an individual whose qualifications and/or particular expertise are exceptional and/or highly unique and are typically identified as recognized Industry Leaders for a given area of expertise.
Current knowledge of the concepts and principles of physics, engineering, chemistry and biology as they relate to counter-WMD sensor systems.
Subject Matter Experts do not have specific experience/education qualifications but are typically identified as recognized Industry Leaders for a given area of expertise.
Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.