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    As a PHYSICAL SCIENTIST at the GS-1301-13 some of your typical work assignments may include:

    • We are seeking a candidate with a preferred strong academic background in nuclear science or nuclear engineering, such as might be attained via a Ph.D. degree program, and past experience in radiological/nuclear (R/N) detection. The candidate should be able to analyze R/N threats and related detection problems in order to provide operational, scientific and policy solutions to the Contingency and Exercises Department and supported units. The candidate's background in R/N detection development and detection theory should accompany the ability to effectively communicate and instruct both technical and non-technical audiences, from the individual to the senior official level, in conducting effective R/N search operations. The prospective candidate should have experience in the interpretation of both detection and spectroscopic R/N data, and the operational recommendations that would accompany data analysis and interpretation. The focus of this position is not research, but instead is the training, advising and assisting of tactical units while deployed into a wide variety of environments.
    • Participate as a member of the Technical Support Group (TSG) to deploy in support of Combatant Commander and other federal D/As in R/N emergency response events and training.
    • Provide expert scientific, technical, policy advice, opinions and recommendations.
    • Serve as focal point by providing support and input into program planning, management, review, and oversight of specific Research and Development programs related to radiological/nuclear matters. · Develop authoritative analysis and reports.
    • Conduct formal presentations and briefings within DTRA, other DoD components and agencies, federal D/A's, and allied partners on R/N response capabilities, technical challenges, program, and policies.
    • Provide input to the planning and conducting of major studies of extreme difficulty involving key DTRA and DoD national defense and other U.S. D/As/R/N programs, national security policies, and regulatory requirements, to include relevant Host-Nation (HN) and international requirements, to provide findings and technical solutions.
    • Implements broad inter-service, interagency and international R/N national security programs and policies
    • Assist in the development, documentation and communication of region-specific R/N detection Concepts of Operations (CONOPs) and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs).
    • Makes formal presentations and briefings within DTRA, other DoD components, government agencies, federal agencies, and allied partner nations. Develops authoritative analyses and reports.
    • Responsible for providing operational and scientific emergency response support to the OSD, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, Combatant Commanders and other federal D/As in R/N event response activities.
    • Serve as a Department focal point by providing support and input to program planning, management, review, and oversight of specific short duration R&D programs related to radiological/nuclear matters.
    • Maintains liaison with appropriate offices and individuals to keep them abreast of significant accomplishments, changes, and other substantive events; and to remain knowledgeable of achievements elsewhere, especially with developing R/N detection technology.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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