Individual provides direct
support to the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear
Matters regarding the national strategic deterrent and reducing nuclear threats. Drawing from extensive academic preparation
and experience, the individual advises on the development and oversight of DoD
implementation guidance, requirements, and organizational initiatives related
to nuclear weapons, and on U.S. activities to reduce nuclear threats. Individual reviews documents, contributes to
studies or task forces, prepares papers and staff summaries and briefings,
attends/participates in meetings within/across the Department, across the
interagency and other branches of government and/or with academia and industry.
may include the national nuclear stockpile; nuclear weapons operations; nuclear
threat detection; nuclear forensics; nuclear accident/incident response;
national response framework (response to a nuclear–radiological incident);
emergency response and consequence management; nuclear enterprise and
infrastructure transformation; nuclear weapons effects (e.g., blast,
overpressure, fire, EMP, HEMP); survivability from nuclear weapon effects; stockpile
sustainment; nuclear weapon program requirements; radiation detection initiatives;
and the national and DoD policies which underlay the above. Individual may provide direct support to the
Nuclear Weapons Council (NWC) and the NWC Standing and Safety Committee
(NWCSSC) and contribute to or prepare joint NNSA/DoD reports for delivery to
the President and/or to the Congress.
Education: Graduate degree in (nuclear) physics, nuclear
engineering, rad-chemistry (chemistry), materials science, mathematics or
related science field is required. Doctorate-level
degree in nuclear engineering or nuclear physics (or related field) is strongly
Skills: High-level quantitative and
qualitative analytic and technical skills, with excellent written and oral
communication ability. Knowledge base
required in nuclear policy and nuclear weapons effects. Ability to confidently and credibly execute
presentations at high levels, to coordinate actions across the DoD and the
Interagency, and to develop clear courses of action summaries with
recommendation for senior decision makers.
Demonstrated experience in the establishment of positive and productive
work relationship with clients based on individual level of expertise, quality
of work, personality, and ability to deliver the desired product. Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office products
required (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Current active security clearance a must.
Skills: Leadership and management
training and experience.
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