The CBRN Planner supports a Department of State client in the design and implementation of an International CBRN Response framework. The CBRN planner provides research and analysis in interagency overseas response capabilities; threat credibility evaluations; scenario development for exercises; concept development for deployable capabilities; drafts, edits, and reviews national level policy documents; and participates as an overseas-deployable member of the Department of State CBRN Incident Response Team, including crisis locations and austere environments. (Candidates will be required to have or obtain a security clearance.)
- Must be knowledgeable about and have the ability to articulate accurately and completely CBRN technical and planning concepts and capabilities at joint working groups and scenario development and strategy meetings.
- Must be able to travel on short notice and stay for extended periods in crisis areas and austere environments supporting the USG in providing foreign partners with assistance.
- Must understand the USG policy documents for CBRN response and Combatting WMD.
- Must be knowledgeable of Department of State’s general mission; as well as U.S. Interagency CWMD community, policies, and doctrine, particularly DoD current implementing documents, orders, instructions, regulations, and joint doctrine.
- Must have strong knowledge of the principles of emergency management such as the National Incident Management System, Incident Command System, and the National Response Framework, as well as familiarity with exercises and scenario development in an OCONUS environment.
- Must have the ability to coordinate with other organizations regarding proposed future concepts and the impact those concepts will have on the clients mission.
- Shall possess a current SECRET security clearance, with the ability to gain a TS/SCI based on at least an SSBI.
- Experience using Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability (HPAC) and Area Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres (Aloha) and other current WMD computer simulations modeling tools.
- Possess ability to develop plausible threat scenarios and provide coherent reports on vulnerabilities and mitigation measures.
- Capability to prepare and present informational material regarding WMD and hazardous materials.
- Possesses an understanding of DoD and Federal, State and local doctrine and guidelines on WMD defense and associated security, safety, and reliability programs.
- Understand force protection and emergency management programs as they apply to managing WMD incidents and response measures and be knowledgeable of current WMD/CBRNE R&D programs.
- Knowledge of health effects, CBRN/Hazmat detection, identification sampling, Emergency Response and Consequence Management.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
- Preparation of power-point presentations, reports, and white papers.
- Must have a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree from an accredited institution in political science, international relations, consequence or emergency management, or equivalent professional experience.
- Must have demonstrated the ability to write policy and decision making documents for senior USG leaders.
- Must have demonstrated the ability to think critically and apply analytical skills to problem solving in a government environment.
- Prior military service with CBRN or Combatting Weapons of Mass Destruction experience on an operational or strategic level staff highly desirable.
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