30+ days ago


Washington D.C Metropolitan Area, DC


CBRNE Technical Expert - Defense Threat Reduction Agency

This position(s) provides operational, research and development, and training support along with subject matter expert advice and decision support to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) at Ft. Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia. This position(s) is within DTRA’s 24/7/365 Technical Reachback Division. Application to this job grants permission to store your resume in CONSTANT’s resume database for review when staffing requests are received from DTRA.

Technical Reachback is an analytical modeling and decision support cell that provides CBRNE guidance across all levels of government. The team is multidisciplinary and is comprised of subject matter experts in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) analysis and related topics. We are looking for chemists, biologists, epidemiologists, physicists, meteorologists, and engineers to staff technical positions within DTRA Technical Reachback. 


CONSTANT is an award-winning and published consulting firm known for our innovative solutions in emergency management, health security, healthcare preparedness, and counterterrorism.

Based out of Los Angeles, California, with satellite offices in San Francisco and Washington D.C., our staff includes team members who hold certifications in emergency management, project management, and exercise design. Additionally, our staff has experience working on a large and diverse portfolio of readiness efforts with clients like the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Defense, and dozens of local jurisdictions. 

CONSTANT’s core service areas include planning, training, exercise, outreach and staffing. Since the inception of our company our core values have remained steadfast:  provide superior service, high-quality work, and ultimately support our clients with their mission to protect and preserve our great Nation.

Your Responsibilities

  • Providing subject matter expertise to conduct, implement, and sustain research and development (R&D) and operational support in CBRNE incident response for DTRA Technical Reachback.
  • Providing a support capability for the following groups/agencies: Combatant Commands; Office of the Secretary of Defense; Joint Staff; Intelligence Community; command elements; first responders, and federal, state, and local government organizations.
  • Using applied knowledge to develop, integrate, test, verify, validate, and apply CBRNE software/scenarios based on results of experiments and predicted phenomena based on theoretical and computational methods.
  • Working closely with other scientists to define modeling objectives, obtain required model inputs and outputs, and verify/validate results.
  • Presenting modeling results and decision support aid to both internal and external customers in the form of written reports and oral presentations.
  • Reviewing technical work of others.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in chemistry, biology, epidemiology, physics, meteorology, or engineering.
  • Experience in CBRNE agents and combating weapons of mass destruction (CWMD).
  • Willingness to work shift work.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) along with Microsoft Office proficiency.
  • Interest in working with a multi-disciplinary team and contributing to other subject areas.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI DoD clearance.

Desired Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in relevant field.
  • Experience in modeling and simulation of CBRNE agent releases and incidents.
  • Experience with ArcGIS tools.
  • Experience working with organizations within the Department of Defense (especially relating to issues concerning WMD) along with other government agencies such as HHS, CDC, etc.
  • Active DoD Top Secret security clearance.

Compensation & Benefits

Competitive compensation based on the capability of the candidate.

Competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Healthcare stipend
  • Dental
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Eligible for Performance-based Bonus
  • Ten (10) Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Volunteer Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development
  • Telework Privileges
  • Work From Home Stipend
  • Life and AD&D Insurance (company paid)
  • Long Term Disability (company paid)

CONSTANT is certified as an 8(a) and Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB). We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. CONSTANT is also a Great Place To Work certified organization.

Source: Constant Associates