Biologist HSEFF5

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Washington, Dist. of Columbia, US
Jun 05, 2021
Jun 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holdings Company, is a mission-focused services and solutions company headquartered in McLean, VA. Drawing upon its heritage companies' histories of consistent growth and high performance in the federal services market, Avantus ensures eminence is earned, sustained and grown.

Avantus' services and solutions are designed, tailored, and executed based on our long history of helping our Homeland Security, Defense, Intelligence, and Federal Civilian customers solve complex challenges. Our capabilities include Project & Portfolio Management, Facilities, Acquisition & Sustainment, Systems Engineering Technical Services, Operations & Analysis, Transformation & Advisory Services, Data & Software Solutions, Digital Innovation, and Augmented Intelligence.

Avantus Federal is seeking a Senior Biologist to provide technical support to the government customer by serving on complex projects, providing technical leadership on planning projects, and quality assurance/quality control on CWMD programs. In-depth technical knowledge will be key in evaluating, recommending, and implementing specific program solutions, tools, and policies. More specifically the office operationalizes CWMD by developing and enhancing the capabilities of DHS component, federal, state, local, territorial and tribal (FSLTT) partners. They are engaged on a daily basis in providing resources for CWMD, including material support, training, CWMD detection, subject matter expertise and maintaining/communicating situational awareness of potential WMD threats.

  • Conducts operational scientific and technical analysis in support of CWMD programs and mission areas.
  • Leads the development of a variety of analytic decision support products that meet National decision makers' and stakeholders' requirements.
  • More broadly, performs the functions of a technical expert in the relevant scientific field in support of CWMD programs.
  • Applies scientific expertise in defining and resolving system issues, performing analysis, and developing plans and requirements for further analysis.
  • Work with a cross-Directorate and interagency team to identify gaps and develop solutions to address detection and interdiction of disease-causing organisms. 
  • Interpret microbiological research as it pertains to developing detection solutions.
  • Attend program reviews, technical meetings, workshops, conferences, site visits, field tests, as directed by the Requirements Branch
  • Carry out collaborative processes to engage with the interagency 
  • Coordinates and manages the preparation of analysis, evaluations, and recommendations within CWMD programs in support of federal personnel.

  • B.A./B.S. or M.A./M.S. degree in a scientific field
  • Must have 8 years of experience in a scientific/biological field or other related discipline
  • Must have experience providing direct or consultant scientific support to major programs or system development efforts related to human, animal, or plant health and medical consequences of CBRN events or a combination of experience in these areas and the homeland security pillars of prevention, protection, response, or recovery.
  • Must have a deep understanding of the systems acquisition lifecycle management
  • Must hold a current SECRET and obtain DHS suitability.

  • Expereince supporting DHS CWMD
  • Masters degree in Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology or related field is preferred.

Avantus Federal is an equal opportunity employer and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) federal contractor. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other category protected by law. Avantus hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

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