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    This position is being filled under an Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA).

    This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

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    As a Interdisciplinary Physical Scientist/Biologist at the GS-0401/1301-13 some of your typical work assignments may include:

    • Directs all actions necessary to develop and implement research programs, identify technical and programmatic issues and initiate resolution.
    • Represents DTRA, the Directorate and the Division in technical and programmatic discussions with counterpart managers in the Chemical and Biological Defense Community, and with representatives of other departments and foreign governments.
    • Utilizes a broad-spectrum technical background with specific expert knowledge applicable to chemical and/or biological defense and an in-depth understanding of research and development methods and program management techniques to maintain oversight of assigned programs areas to ensure the integrity and quality of program planning and execution, compliance with policy and budget requirements, consistency with mission priorities, and adherence to administrative processes.
    • Develops, interprets and implements policies, instructions, standards, and methods used by operational personnel.
    • Explores the impact of scientific breakthroughs on organizational programs. Coordinates work with other Division/Directorate/DTRA/DoD and Joint Service offices, and interprets and advises on programs, functions, and issues as the need arises.
    • Manages specific programs and projects for cost, schedule and performance, and assures compliance with applicable contracts, and recommends work scope changes where appropriate.
    • Reviews Military Interdepartmental Purchase Requests (MIPRs), and Interagency Orders (IOs) for consistency with technical and programmatic objects; reviews and coordinates Economy Act compliance.
    • Recommends budget and project scope adjustments to project in order to meet transition deliverables and comply with OSD expenditure targets; or cancellation of the project when aims are not achievable.
    • Maintains familiarity with the overall scope of division and directorate programs and establishes and maintains liaison with organizations (national and international) having similar problems and activities.
    • Develops and presents programmatic information to support informed decision-making by the Division Chief, and Director, Chemical and Biological Technologies Department.
    • Analyzes functional and technical deficiencies in chemical and biological defense to determine applicable scientific issues and makes recommendations on future program direction.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel in the performance of temporary assignments may be required up to 25% of duty time.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556742800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.