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Weapons of Mass Destruction Specialist


Centra Technology


Fort Belvoir, VA 22060


Location: Fort Belvoir, VA

Requisition #: 8-WMDS-23-16

CENTRA Technology, Inc. has an immediate opening for Weapons of Mass Destruction Specialist.

U.S. Citizenship and existing Top Secret with SCI are absolutely required.

Required qualifications:

Responsible for coordinating with the Government Task Lead by providing technical advice and guidance. Primary duties include:
    • Determine and evaluate the effects of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Chemical / Biological / Nuclear (CBRN) threats, Toxic Industrial Chemicals / Materials (TIC/TIM), and Hazmat hazards, on the assessed mission with a focus on health effects; CBRN/hazmat detection; identification sampling; and Emergency Response and Consequence Management tailored to the specific and local threats of the assessed mission.
    • Identify all aspects of WMD- related issues and providing recommendations to mitigate or eliminate identified vulnerabilities.

Desired qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in a related field.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience assessing and analyzing WMD hazards and their impact.
  • Experience using Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability (HPAC) and Area Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres (Aloha) and other current WMD computer simulations modeling tools.
  • Expert in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high Explosives (CBRNE) weapons effects.
  • Understanding of the WMD threat environment and potential methods of employing WMD in a variety of scenarios and conditions and understands threats posed by hazardous industrial materials.
  • Understanding of WMD mitigation measures, technologies, and applicable U.S. government standards
  • Possess ability to develop plausible threat scenarios and provide coherent reports on vulnerabilities and mitigation measures to include engineering design reviews.
  • 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.
  • Experience with personal protective equipment/facility/infrastructure protection, including mail-handling and hazard plume modeling.
  • Understanding of vulnerability assessment fundamentals and principles.
  • Familiarity with DoD survivability assessments and mission assurance guidance.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Antiterrorism Force Protection Program and surveillance procedures against US personnel if deployed in an overseas environment and of foreign Intelligence Collection against US Personnel.
  • Willing to accept worldwide deployments which include high threat permissive areas presenting some risks to personal safety.
  • Be capable of operating in all operational and physical environments and work closely with USG military, US Department of State and/or civilian personnel.

Additional Comments:

Hours: 0730-1600 hours M-F

Location: Fort Belvoir, VA

Desired Requirements:
  • PhD or Master’s degree in Medical or Scientific field.
  • Prior Active or Reserve/National Guard Duty Military as a Branch or MOS qualified Chemical or Medical Corps Officer/Senior Enlisted, or comparable civilian experience
  • Previous experience in a chemical or biological defense position.
  • Experience conducting vulnerability-based assessments
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Prior military operational experience desirable in high-threat environment.

CENTRA Technology, Inc. provides analytic services and systems engineering to US Government and commercial customers. We have offices in Burlington, MA and Arlington, VA. EOE/Veterans/Disabled.

CENTRA offers a full range of benefits, including competitive salary, comprehensive health plan including dental coverage, company-paid life & disability insurance policies, 401(k) plan with company match and profit-sharing, ESOP, incentive bonuses, and a generous educational reimbursement program.

Interested candidates should send a resume to Please reference job code 8-WMDS-23-16 in the subject line.

Post Date:
Minimum Clearance:
Top Secret/SCI
No Traveling
Job Category:
Weapons of Mass Destruction Specialist
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