JOB: Physical Scientist with DHS’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Washington, D.C.

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Physical Scientist
    Department: Department Of Homeland Security
    Agency: Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
    Job Announcement Number: DHSHQ11-496611-ND

    SALARY RANGE: $105,211.00 – $136,771.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 to Wednesday, July 13, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-1301-14
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Career/Career Conditional
    DUTY LOCATIONS: Few vacancies – Washington DC Metro Area, DC
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens


    Secure the Homeland

    Proud to Protect

    We are looking for people who want to contribute their skills and talents to help preserve our Nation’s freedoms and secure our homeland. The mission of the US Dept of Homeland Security is carried out every day by the dedicated men and women who answer the noble calling of public service with courage and enthusiasm. With a diverse and critical mission, we lead the unified effort to secure America. DHS fosters a culture that values and promotes diversity, teamwork, flexibility and innovation.

    In Headquarters, we coordinate, plan, and guide the Department’s work across all DHS components. You could enjoy a career that includes research, administration and management, legal work, budget and finance, cyber security, infrastructure protection and intelligence analysis. Our services touch every U.S. citizen, and our goal is to secure our country across land and sea. Come join the team that is “Proud to Protect.”

    The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Test Scientist and manage programs, projects and activities in the area of nuclear and radiological and/or radiography detection systems engineering.

    This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), Systems Engineering and Evaluation Directorate (SEED).


    * You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
    * You must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret security clearance.


    * Plans, develops and implements radiological and nuclear detection systems and converts supporting documentation into specific test plans and protocols to characterize and/or compare systems.
    * Serves as an agency technical authority relating to radiological and nuclear detection equipment and assessment programs in support of DNDO missions; evaluates the effect of significant technological developments on fundamental agency policies.
    * Generates requirements from supporting Directorate imputs, creates standards and performance specifications for technology that will satisfy requirements and supports development of test plans with protocols that will verify the technology meets the key performance parameters.
    * Represents the SEED within the DNDO Integrated Product Teams (IPT); works with and leads multiple customer groups to ensure that components and systems are appropriately validated and verified.

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