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    Mission Statement

    At the Defense Threat Reduction Agency we work as One Team in support of our mission: Safeguarding the United States and its allies from global weapons of mass destruction threats by integrating, synchronizing, and providing expertise, technologies, and capabilities. We have an inclusive work environment that promotes a highly-qualified and diverse workforce capable of meeting the demands of such a critical mission. Whether your career is in an administrative support staff position or in a professional/technical area such as science, engineering, accounting or program management, DTRA offers a unique opportunity to join an innovative team of professionals dedicated to making the world safer. If you're ready to be entrusted with helping to safeguard the United States and its allies, DTRA offers a rewarding career with competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and many professional development opportunities.

    This position is being filled under the Acquisition Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) using OPM's Direct Hire Authority.

    This position is part of the Department of Defense .

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    As a Physical Scientist you will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Conducts scientific and technical teams responsible for initiating and directing major procurement actions for implementation of research programs by DTRA.
    • Applies scientific knowledge of EMP propagation and coupling, particularly applied to effects on electronics, to the formation of broad research and test objectives for EMP phenomenology.
    • Develops concepts for R&D programs including methods for conducting such investigations, special techniques, and innovative approaches and determines whether such concepts can be correlated or combined with other research activities which are in the planning, development, or execution stage.
    • Coordinates program planning with appropriate DTRA and DoD activities.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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