Senior Scientist

Employer
ECS Federal, LLC
Location
Arlington, VA
Posted
May 03, 2018
Closes
May 21, 2018
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Science
Hours
Full Time
ECS is seeking a Senior Scientist to work in our Arlington, VA office. Please Note: This position is contingent upon contract award.Job Description: ECS seeks a motivated scientist or engineer with knowledge or background experience in nuclear remediation, mitigation, detection, and/or effects. We are particularly interested in individuals who have knowledge of nuclear radiation in the context of a space environment. The candidate selected for this position will serve as a SETA at DARPA, with the responsibility of providing technical and programmatic support to a DARPA Program Manager. This is an existing contract, support pending PM approval Support a Government PM in all technical aspects providing full life-cycle Scientific, Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) support to DARPA. Identify and maintain relationships with R&D performers and transition partners Survey and summarize relevant government, academic, and contracted researchRequired Skills:Advanced Degree preferred (Physics or related field)Active Secret clearanceExperience providing or skills sufficient for technical support encompassing the following areas:Nuclear radiation remediation, detection, effects mitigation, and incident preparation in a space environmentUnderstanding and modeling the physical evolution of a coupled space environment (magnetosphere, thermosphere, and particularly the ionosphere) following a natural or man-made extreme perturbation. Understanding predictive models and simulations of nuclear radiation intensity and duration; and the effects and evolution of radiation in atmospheric and upper or lower earth orbit environmentsExamining or analyzing data produced experimentally or from models and simulationsCarrying out concentrated technical background research to support program goals and objectivesProviding technical oversight of research carried out by teams of scientists and engineers and assisting a PM with managing S&T programsProgram management ability to support the following:Preparing technical presentations and review documentsDefining performance metrics, specifications, and cost objectivesSupport source selection and evaluation boards; develop reports, briefings, program and contract documents; and analyze programmatic documents to ensure contractual technical, cost, and schedule objectivesCollaborating, interacting with, and engaging personnel at universities, UARCs, FFRDC, and other government agencies and departmentsStrong oral and written communication skillsAdvanced degree or Bachelor's degree with relevant experience in Physics or related technical disciplineAbility to work as part of a team as well as independently to achieve program objectivesDesired Skills:Previous experience supporting DoD or IC agency client(s), with previous DARPA, IARPA, or DHS S&T program management experience is preferredPrevious experience with NOAA, NASA, or related agencies and institutionsAbility to self-motivate and handle a fast-paced work environmentStrong organizational, quantitative, and analytical skills ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. ECS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We are focused on people, values and purpose. Every day, our 2300+ employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.

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