Senior Analyst - CBRN
Company DescriptionGryphon Scientific is a 50-person research organization with a unique focus on physical and life sciences, public health, and emergency management. Our aim is to improve the health and safety of populations world-wide. Our projects drive policy changes in security, preparedness, and science policy at the highest levels of the US government. Abroad, we engage with international stakeholders to strengthen the capabilities of developing countries to address public health and security challenges. The energy of our small business environment, as well as our commitment to technical excellence and advanced analytic approaches, attract staff with the highest qualifications. Gryphon strongly encourages collaboration throughout the company, between junior and senior staff and across disciplines. Personal and professional development are actively supported. Gryphon boasts a laid-back workplace, a comprehensive employee benefit package, and places an emphasis on work-life balance, which has resulted in excellent employee retention. We are growing and looking for new staff members to join the Gryphon team.Description Gryphon Scientific is actively recruiting a Senior-level Analyst to help support FEMA's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) office. Senior Analysts work with Gryphon Scientists, Program Managers, and Principal Investigators, as well as government program managers and staff. Senior Analysts are typically supported by Research Assistant s (RAs) who gather data, perform preliminary analysis, and draft policy and technical documents to support answers to CBRN program development and operational questions. In this role, you will lead the development of doctrine, concepts of operations and federal interagency plans and training and exercise activities for weapons of mass destruction and hazardous materials consequence management scenarios. The work involved will require analysis of government emergency management and CBRN-specific doctrine and policy and plans documents, technical studies, and scientific publications in professional journals with the goal of extracting, summarizing relevant information and extensive writing. You will also interface with a variety of government officials and federal interagency working groups and planning teams. All positions at Gryphon Scientific require critical thinking, creative problem solving, and both quantitative and qualitative analysis to tackle challenging national level policy and technical questions in a wide range of exciting fields. As a Gryphon Senior Analyst, you may participate in other projects as well that are focused on public health and safety, emergency management, homeland security, and emerging technologies, including projects of national and global importance. Each project will challenge you to think, research, organize and write in new ways.RequirementsTechnical Performance Work and directly interface with clients at the office director level (GS-15) in the federal government to support emergency management-related policy decisions, planning efforts, and interagency engagement. Organize and conduct research and policy analysis and development for CBRN emergency management programs. Conduct qualitative analyses on policies, scientific literature, and other types of data to advance the understanding of a range of topics involving biological and chemical safety, health security, emergency preparedness and response and/or homeland security. Conduct analyses on diverse and complex datasets and scientific literature to advance the understanding of standards, practices, and developments in relevant areas. Develop and/or critically evaluate policies, plans, and training and exercise programs in relevant areas. Distill complex datasets and information into clear and concise summary reports and other types of documents, including government emergency management doctrine, policies, and plans. Develop and present reports and analyses to various stakeholder groups. Produce white papers and scholarly articles, based on company needs or client requests. Present status and progress updates at regular meetings. Plan, organize, and execute activities with multiple stakeholder groups. Provide best practice recommendations to risk assessment and risk mitigation planning. Managerial Responsibilities Serve as a team leader on relevant projects in fields related to radiological, chemical and biological emergency management programs providing project direction, managing timelines, and producing final on-time deliverables, including high visibility government doctrine, policies, and plans. Supervise the work of and mentor research assistants and interns as needed. Communication Organize and lead GS-15 level federal interagency discussion forums. Develop and present reports, analyses, and final deliverables to various stakeholder groups. Present status and progress updates at regular meetings. Marketing and Business Development Attend scientific and CBRN conferences and develop working relationships with various stakeholder groups. Produce white papers and scholarly articles, based on company needs or client requests. Support company proposal development efforts. Minimum Qualifications Master's Degree in homeland security or emergency management disciplines with 5 years practical experience in the field; or BA/S and 10+ years work experience in the field of emergency management at various levels including training and exercise experience. CBRN-related field experience preferred. Technical experience in CBRN related disciplines. Emergency management or homeland security disciplines. Comfortable working in a deadline-driven client environment with shifting and competing priorities. Ability to balance and negotiate client expectations with quality, cost, schedule and human resource realities in a matrixed environment. US Citizen. Eligible to obtain a government security clearance. Willing to re-locate to the greater Washington, DC, area. Required Skills Ability to analyze large and complex data sets to generate new findings. Creative problem solver that likes to tackle complex issues and work through hard problems. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Proven good writing skills for both policy/planning and technical documents. Strong interpersonal skills. Familiar with US Government/DHS/FEMA/DOD terms and emergency management programs, including training and exercise program development. Quick learner and ability to work independently. Ability to critically evaluate policies, plans, and training programs. Expertise with MSOffice programs. Strong planning and organizational skills. Additional Skills and Experience (desired but not required): National Security Clearance. Supervisory experience. BenefitsWhy Consider Gryphon Scientific? Gryphon offers a competitive benefits package including 401(k), fully subsidized employee health insurance, and performance and profit-sharing bonuses. Gryphon Scientific is a place that actively encourages intellectual engagement and provides analytical challenges on a wide range of projects. Gryphon Scientific boasts a friendly, laid-back work environment. The dress code is casual. Gryphon employees often take afternoon walks to the local ice cream or coffee shop. Mentorship is taken seriously at Gryphon Scientific. There is an open-door policy for all staff, meaning you can ask for advice from any staff member, from the owner of the company to your manager to junior staff. Work-life balance and a pleasant work environment are a priority. All staff work in offices; there is not a cubicle in sight! We encourage all senior staff to participate in business development efforts and the company supports senior staff pursuing work in their areas of interest. Gryphon supports professional development including tuition reimbursement, conference attendance and career specific training.