Counter Proliferation Analyst (CWAS) (Chemical SME)

Job Locations 6 days ago(1/21/2022 9:26 AM)
Job ID
2021-7535
Posted Date
Program/Mission Support
Job Location
US-VA-Reston

Company Overview

 

Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holdings Company, is a mission-focused services and solutions company headquartered in McLean, VA. Drawing upon its heritage companies’ histories of consistent growth and high performance in the federal services market, Avantus ensures eminence is earned, sustained and grown.

 

Avantus’ services and solutions are designed, tailored, and executed based on our long history of helping our Homeland Security, Defense, Intelligence, and Federal Civilian customers solve complex challenges. Our capabilities include Project & Portfolio Management, Facilities, Acquisition & Sustainment, Systems Engineering Technical Services, Operations & Analysis, Transformation & Advisory Services, Data & Software Solutions, Digital Innovation, and Augmented Intelligence.

Position Overview

We have an opening for a Counter Proliferation Analyst (CWAS) (Chemical SME).

 

As a Counter-Proliferation Analyst (Chemical SME), you will serve as a chemical subject-matter expert and technical authority with a focus on current/near-term events, plans, developments, and trends pertaining to the proliferation of WMD and chemical events; issues impacting chemical security; force protection; and force operability and survivability against a broad spectrum of nuclear, biological, chemical, and other WMD events. As a Chemical Subject Matter Expert, conducts applied research on specific intelligence issues pertaining to the WMD threats to US and allied nations; provides written input to reports and briefings; assists with answering requests for information (RFI); assists in research and analytical entries related to WMD; all for dissemination to Agency leadership and its personnel, Combatant Commands, and the Intelligence Community (IC). You will serve on a unique, multi-discipline team assisting DTRA, CCMDs, and IA and IC partners to fuse operations and intelligence information to enhance Whole of Government efforts against chemical WMDs, threats, and counter-proliferation efforts, and the threat networks that facilitate or employ those threats.  You will adhere to DTRA production standards supporting the Government’s Request for Support (RFS) and Named Area of Interest (NAI) processes.  You will assist in the preparation and the conduct of leader engagements with DTRA and commanders globally, to assist in developing processes that enhance situational understanding of chemical WMD and improvised threats, and the networks that employ or facilitate them to enable DOD, IA, and IC efforts focused on dismantling, disrupting, and defeating those threats. 

Responsibilities

As a Counter-Proliferation Analysts with specialized experience in chemical warfare and defense, you will analyze and produce intelligence products for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) focused on chemical WMDs, and counter-proliferation threats using advanced all source analytic capabilities.  You will apply expertise in chemical WMD, Counter-proliferation, and network analysis (Counter Threat Network), social network analysis, and command and control systems.  You will serve as an all-source counter-proliferation intelligence analyst with specialized experience in chemical warfare and defense whose primary responsibility will be informing DTRA activities through structured research using multiple sources and analytic tool suites.  You will deliver products that increase the client's situational understanding and comprehension of chemical WMD and improvised threats, and associated counter-proliferation networks.  You will assist in evaluating paths to chemical WMDs, including state WMD programs and potential proliferation, and support real-world missions in a dynamic client environment.

 

The Counter-Proliferation Analyst (Chemical SME) will respond to strategic operational and tactical collection needs based on raw intelligence and apply knowledge of related collection techniques and possess working knowledge of tradecraft and tools used in the chemical WMD and counter-proliferation collection environment.  You will assist in enabling DOD, IA, and IC communities of action to dismantle, disrupt, and defeat chemical WMD and counter-threat networks. To do this, you will prioritize and categorize requests for support, conduct near- and long-term analyses of device and network-centric problem sets, and fuse multiple intelligence disciplines. You will directly support embedded teammates, answer requests for support from customers and work closely with the senior analysts to develop high-quality products, and work closely with other members of the team to identify valuable information on chemical WMD and counter-proliferation threats, and enemy organizations; identify trends, patterns, and key nodes; and highlight relationships to the targeted enemy networks.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical-related field (chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, chemical engineering, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry)
  • Bachelor’s degree and more than three years of experience, OR an associate degree AND five years of experience, OR seven years of relevant work experience OR four years of directly relevant experience.
  • More than 3 years of experience providing intelligence analysis for DoD and/or an intelligence agency in an analyst role, including multi-intelligence WMD or counter-proliferation production in the past 7 years
  • More than 2 years of direct experience with DoD and IC All-Source analysis tools, collecting and analyzing information in support of DoD or other government organizations, or direct experience managing analytic production, or the exploitation of multi-intelligence data focused on WMD or counter-proliferation 
  • More than 1 year of experience providing Attack the Network (AtN) analysis focused on WMD, CT, or counter-proliferation/improvised threat networks.   
  • Practical understanding of collection techniques and working knowledge of tradecraft and tools used in the WMD and counter-proliferation collection environment 
  • Practical understanding of network analysis tools such as Analyst Notebook and Palantir.
  • Practical understanding of geospatial Intel tools such as ArcGIS and Google Earth.
  • Practical understanding of Intel-related databases such as M3, TAC, NCTC Online, TIDE, ICReach SIGINT database, Cultweave SIGINT database, PROTON SIGINT Database.
  • Practical understanding of MS Office, Excel, and big-data analytic techniques for structured and unstructured data. 
  • You must also possess the ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Willing to work rotating shifts if needed - that may include nights and weekends.
  • Current Top Secret/Specialized Compartmented Information Security Clearance. #Avantusclearedjob
  • Successful Completion of Pre-Employment Background Investigation required
  • The status of applicable COVID-19 vaccination requirements under Executive Order 14042 are subject to change depending on applicable court orders and the course of ongoing litigation. Candidates may be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved exemption

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in chemical related field (chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, chemical engineering, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry
  • Previous experience with CBRN/WMD-related intelligence (i.e. chemical security, counter-proliferation, policy, health/medical, arms control, weapons technology, etc.)
  • Scientific or technical education or background
  • Experience with the DTRA including its planning processes
  • Experience with the terminology used in the collection of data for chemicals, biologics, and WMDs and their proliferation
  • Knowledge of advanced internet-based research, including Boolean logic, advanced research techniques, search engine and database resources, and Internet sources, including social media, social networking tools, and commercial and industry-based databases.
  • Experience accessing, researching, and exploiting global and regional digital platforms and PAI data. 
  • Expert understanding of collection techniques and working knowledge of tradecraft and tools used in the chemical WMD and counter-proliferation collection environment 
  • Expert understanding of network analysis tools such as Analyst Notebook and Palantir.
  • Expert understanding of geospatial Intel tools such as ArcGIS and Google Earth.
  • Expert understanding of Intel-related databases such as M3, TAC, NCTC Online, TIDE, ICReach SIGINT database, Cultweave SIGINT database, PROTON SIGINT Database.
  • Expert understanding of MS Office, Excel, and big-data analytic techniques for structured and unstructured data. 
  • More than ten years of military experience, and/or a combination of military and IC Agency experience, including recent combat deployments, and be well-versed in all areas of military intelligence, WMD, and Counter-proliferation. 
  • Expert understanding of MS Office, Excel, and big-data analytic techniques for structured and unstructured data.

Company EEO Statement

Avantus Federal is an equal opportunity employer and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) federal contractor. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other category protected by law. Avantus hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

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