Parsons Corporation Electromagnetic Protection (EMP) Specialist in Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Electromagnetic Protection (EMP) Specialist


Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States

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Are you expert at determining the best way to convey a message based on the specific Stakeholder?

We all hear things differently and process words and emotions uniquely. You are expert in identifying the most efficacious way of getting a message communicated. You know how to inspire and facilitate internal organizational dialogue to get the best outcome for the organization and all involved. Our organization needs people like you to operate at such optimal levels as we do. We prize such strong communication skills. If you know how to deliver a message based on the Stakeholder at hand, you would thrive in our organization. We should set up a meeting.

Parsons Corporation is seeking candidates to join a highly successful team that has won and performed over $100 Million of Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) work around the world for more than 20 years. This challenging and exciting work will provide you the opportunity to travel CONUS and OCONUS to the most important DoD defense systems and critical infrastructure to ensure the survivability of any threat or attack. This is an exciting opportunity to experience travelling to destinations around the world and protecting mission critical infrastructure.

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Nuclear Enterprise Support Directorate (NE) performs integrated, multidisciplinary, Balanced Survivability Assessments (BSAs) that assess survivability of critical U.S. and allied national/theater mission systems, networks, architectures, infrastructures, and assets. BSA teams aim to ensure continuity to DoD missions and critical infrastructure by assessing the vulnerabilities and survivability of these infrastructure against a broad spectrum of threats including accidents, natural disasters, technological failure, information system attacks, terrorists, radio frequency weapons (RFW), sabotage, and weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

In order to ensure continuity of DoD Missions and to maintain continuous operations of critical infrastructure, it is imperative to have fully functional BSA teams (1) to conduct Blue Team Assessments; (2) to provide specific SME assistance to Technical Support Projects (TSPs); (3) to provide Design Review assistance; and (4) to provide technical assistance to the Home Team. The size and skillsets of each team will vary and include those required to execute each mission. The resource needs of each mission and/or stakeholder requests will be identified and managed by DTRA.

BSA assessments include, but are not limited to, examining surveillance operations, physical security, telecommunications (e.g., video, voice and data, commercial and military), information operations (e.g., computer networks, IA tools use, operations security), structural protection and response (to include blast effects modeling and consideration of anti-terrorism/force protection standards), utility subsystems (e.g., power and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning reliability and endurance), weapons of mass destruction protection, emergency operations (e.g., emergency preparedness, fire protection, emergency response, disaster control and recovery, continuity of operations), and electromagnetic protection (e.g., electromagnetic pulse and radio frequency weapon susceptibility, lightning protection). The BSA mission, by necessity, is fluid and requires the teams operating within these environments to be adaptable.

BSA teams may be deployed to high-threat, but permissive environments anywhere in the world.

Our environment is conducive to individuals who like to get their assignments done without much supervision or oversight. Though support is available if needed, we are suited for people who like to work independently. If you are excited about working in an atmosphere where you will have the mental space you need to get the job done we would love to get your application.

The EMP Specialist Responsibilities :

  • The protection that applies across all segments of site operations during all phases of peace and war, and covers a broad radio frequency (RF) spectrum.

  • An RF threat could be directed through any of the following EM pathways to affect human or automated information-based processes, either friendly or adversary.

  • The EMP Specialist identifies all aspects of EM-related vulnerabilities

  • Increases the customer’s awareness of potential vulnerabilities and impacts of EM on mission execution capability

  • Provides recommendations to mitigate or eliminate identified vulnerabilities.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

• Competency in Electromagnetic Phenomenology.

• Experience in addressing EM protection as it applies across a broad radio frequency (RF) spectrum from threats from external or internal sources that could potentially affect human or automated information- based processes.

Must have an Active TS/SCI Clearance.

Parsons has been a leader, innovator, and change agent for 75 years. Over this period, our industry has undergone continual change and we have been, and continue to be, proactive in taking advantage of the opportunities presented by change. The pace of adaptation of transformational technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, robotics, and big data analytics in our markets offers Parsons exciting opportunities to solve complex challenges for our customers in new and different ways.

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.