Parsons Corporation Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) Specialist in Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) Specialist


Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States

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You are masterful at communicating with others!

You realize that people are different in how they think and process discussions. You make sure that you fully understand your "audience" and tailor your delivery appropriately while making sure that you are fluid in the way you receive feedback, by taking into account that what you think regarding a situation is affected by WHO is saying it. Our organization is successful because of employees like you. If you possess this innate ability to communicate effectively with varying stakeholders, you would be an invaluable addition to our team. Let's talk!

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.

For you, nothing is more exhilarating than a really tough challenge—one that tests your aptitude, your creative capabilities to get around “impossible” odds—and, of course, your quest to consistently outdo the competition. That’s the kind of opportunity we have right now. We offer a great environment for someone who is hungry for the level of continual high-stakes competition that provides the constant gratification of exercising your exceptional talents. We believe in putting our heart into our work and not giving up until we achieve our goals. If you feel that way too, you belong with us.

The Weapons of Mass Destruction Specialist examines potential modes of attack and assesses the impact that a WMD/chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) attack or major hazardous material (HAZMAT) release could have on critical mission operations. This is accomplished in coordination with other BSA team members (e.g., Surveillance Operations, Physical Security, Structural Response, Utilities, and Emergency Operations) to identify likely avenues of attack, critical system capabilities, physical vulnerabilities, and hazmat threats. Knowledge and experience should include health effects, CBRN/hazmat detection, identification sampling, Emergency Response and Consequence Management. Personal protective equipment/facility/infrastructure protection, including mail-handling and hazard plume modeling. The WMD Specialist identifies all aspects of WMD/Hazmat-related vulnerabilities, increases the customer’s awareness of potential vulnerabilities and impacts on mission execution capability, and provides recommendations to mitigate or eliminate identified vulnerabilities.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

• Working level experience using HPAC and Aloha modeling tools.

• Expert in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) weapons effects.

• Understand the WMD threat environment and potential methods of employing WMD in a variety of scenarios and conditions and understands threats posed by hazardous industrial materials.

• Understand WMD mitigation measures, technologies, and applicable U.S. government standards.

• Possesses skills required to research and learn new technologies.

• Previous experience in a chemical or biological defense position, U.S. Army Chemical or Medical Corps, CST, or other service equivalent.

• Capable of developing plausible threat scenarios and providing coherent reports on vulnerabilities and mitigation measures to include engineering design reviews.

• Capability to prepare and present informational material regarding WMD and hazardous materials.

• Possesses an understanding of DoD and Federal, State and local doctrine and guidelines on WMD defense and associated security, safety, and reliability programs.

• Possesses working level experience with current WMD computer simulations.

• Understand force protection and emergency management programs as they apply to managing WMD assets and response measures and be knowledgeable of current WMD/CBRN RD programs.

• Knowledge of health effects, CBRN/hazmat detection, identification sampling, Emergency Response and Consequence Management.

• Experience with personal protective equipment/facility/infrastructure protection, including mail-handling and hazard plume modeling.

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.