Job Description: Responsibilities: The person selected for this position will assist the federal Biodetection Director of Field Operations (DFO) with managing the day-to-day operations. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to the defense of the Nation in a new and developing office. This position will be located on a client site. Finalists must be able to pass a DHS Suitability Check and Secret Clearance. Applies operational research and planning analysis processes and technical techniques to provide the services required. Leverages subject matter expertise and organizational business processes to support the government to provide DHS components steady state and contingency plans for WMD and health related matters. Support the government in performance of the following plans related tasks: Development and coordination of steady state and contingency plans for DHS on WMD, technical nuclear forensic, health security, and related matters (e.g. the Inbound and Domestic R/N Plan). Coordination of, and participation in, development of external operational and contingency plans related to WMD, technical nuclear forensics, health security, and related matters (e.g. the CWMD Office’s participation in the Southern Border Approaches Campaign Plan). Assisting DHS Components to develop operational or contingency plans related to WMD, technical nuclear forensics, health security, and related matters (i.e. Component annexes to DHS level plans). Support to the PPD Director and CWMD Office in the DHS Operational Planning Executive Steering Committee. Assist in government HSPD-9 responsibility areas to include, but not limited to, the following: * Developing biological threat awareness capacity for detection of attacks. Expanding and continuing vulnerability assessments of the agriculture and food sectors. Developing and implementing mitigation strategies to protect vulnerable critical production nodes Ensuring adequate local response capabilities for potential terrorist attack on agriculture, disease outbreak, or natural disaster. Developing a coordinated agriculture and food-specific standardized response plan. Establishing information sharing and analysis mechanisms in cooperation with appropriate private sector entities. Establishing university based centers of excellence in agriculture and food security. Providing oversight and integration of the Department’s activities related to veterinary public health, food defense, and agricultural security. Leading the Department’s policy initiatives relating to food, animal, and agriculture incidents, and the impact of such incidents on animal and public health. Leading the Department’s policy initiatives relating to overall domestic preparedness for and collective response to agricultural terrorism. Coordinating with other Department components, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, as appropriate, on activities related to food and agriculture security and screening procedures for domestic and imported products. Coordinating with appropriate Federal departments and agencies.Desired Qualifications: Active high-level clearance (current DHS Suitability preferred) Knowledge and experience in CBRN material as well as an understanding of the hazards associated with their manufacture, transport and use Knowledge of Secure the Cities, Bio Watch, and/or other major WMD detection programs Experience in exercise development and executionBasic Qualifications: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a recognized engineering, scientific, technical, or related discipline Ability to obtain high-level clearance and DHS suitability clearance Must have at least 7 years of experience performing planning analysis. Must have at least 5 years of specialized experience in areas such as WMD contingency planning, WMD Operational planning, and long term strategic planning. Location: National Capital Region, Washington, D.C. About Us: Chimera Enterprises International (Chimera) is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Company with headquarters in Maryland. We are built to inspire growth for our clients with innovative solutions, that helps our clients succeed. Chimera is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting and retaining the most qualified employees regardless of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age or disability.

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