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    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.

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    As a Microbiologist at the GS-0403-13/14 some of your typical work assignments may include:

    - Develops and applies new technical approaches to assess Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) effects to support Warfighter and First Responder queries and operation.
    - Works from a broad reference base involving combat force operations, weapon effects and computer simulations, keeps abreast of latest scientific theories, experiments, and technology trends that may have bearing upon activities of the Agency.
    - Researches developmental software and technologies in operational context by direct contact with users and technology developers.
    - Independently conducts literature searches, collects published information and reports, reviews and studies them, and disseminates and briefs evaluations.
    - Gathers and studies relevant information, including intelligence data, foreign open­ source material, and publications from all media bearing on WMD effects and computer modeling.
    - Represent the Agency in interpreting Agency policy and practices to steer specific research efforts in discussions with contractors.
    - Develops advanced techniques of operations research and analysis in determining the impact of allied and opposing force modernization and weapon improvements on U.S. strategy, nuclear/conventional weapon requirements, and the operational battlefield environment.
    - Develops and applies hypotheses, models, and criteria to evaluate net effectiveness of weapons, weapons systems, and combined operational units, strategies and tactics, to serve as a basis for timely resource allocation decision for the national security forces.
    - As a recognized authority in area of expertise, identifies the requirements for, initiates, plans, and executes programs of operations research, applied science and engineering, computer modeling and simulation, including the development of appropriate experiments and theoretical investigations to enhance the performance of military systems and mission in nuclear, conventional, and naturally disturbed environments.
    - Evaluates the probable impact of potential enemy policy, capabilities, doctrine, and plans on the requirements for U.S. and allied forces to fight and win in both conventional and WMD engagements.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0403 Microbiology

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