Position:  Exercise Planning and Execution SME
Location:  Lorton, VA
Job Id:  992
# of Openings:  1

Exercise Planning and Execution SME
Lorton, VA 22079
Culmen International is hiring an Exercise Planning and Execution SME to work in support of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Directorate.  The Directorate is organized into three Departments to support the countering weapons of mass destruction (WMD) mission.
  • Proliferation Prevention: improves the capabilities of partner nations to prevent, detect, and respond to potential WMD trafficking attempts through land or maritime domains.
  • Biological Threat Reduction: strives to address the risk of disease outbreaks, whether natural or manmade, by promoting best practices in biological safety and security, improving partner countries’ capacities to safely and rapidly detect and report dangerous infections, and establishing and enhancing international research partnerships.  
  • Security and Elimination: works with partner nations to reduce the threat from chemical and nuclear weapons and their delivery systems by securing and eliminating stockpiles, materials, facilities, and technologies.
DTRA, the managing Agency, is based at Fort Belvoir, VA, but project implementation occurs internationally in the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, the Levant, Southeast Asia, and Africa.  This position will support the Proliferation Prevention Department and assist the Government with planning and executing both tabletop and field training exercises (TTX/FTX) with foreign partners that include scenarios associated with detecting and interdicting WMD materials and/or responding to a WMD attack.
Requirements include:
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Current Secret clearance (will consider candidates with clearance eligibility)
  • Availability to travel CONUS/OCONUS (approximately 25%)
  • Education/Experience: .
    • Senior: BA/BS* and >10 years exp. or MA/MS and >7 years exp.
    • Mid: BA/BS* and >5 years experience
    • HS Diploma may be substituted for all levels with an additional 10 years of relevant experience
A successful candidate must also have the following expertise/experiences:
  • Possess a mix of technical knowledge with tangible experience planning for and executing TTX/FTX; preference toward WMD scenarios that involve nuclear, chemical, or biological threats
  • Familiarity with the associated documentation to make exercises successful (e.g., master scenario events list, situation manuals, evaluators’ guide)
  • Facilitating groups to develop consensus
  • Managing contract scope within cost and schedule parameters
Additional desired skills:
  • Experience with assisting the Government with procuring services from industry that would implement such project
  • Proficiency with Microsoft software products
Benefits: Health, Vision, Dental, 401k, Disability and Life Insurance Programs
Job Type: Full Time

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