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Chemical and Biological Defense Physical Program Advisor at ANSER

Posted in Military/Defense 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington, Washington DC

Job Description:

ANSER enhances national and homeland security by strengthening public institutions.  We provide thought leadership for complex issues through independent analysis and we deliver practical, useful solutions.  ANSER values collaboration, integrity, and initiative and we are client focused in all that we do. Because we were established for the purpose of public service and not for profit, we measure our success in the impact of our service. 


The Chemical and Biological Defense Physical Program Advisor provides subject matter expertise to the Physical Director (GS-15) within the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense (ODASD(CBD)) to assist in the oversight of the Department of Defense’s chemical and biological defense (CBD) physical program.  This position provides analytical and support services to enable the effective and efficient oversight, coordination, review, and strategic planning of CBD efforts related to detection, protection, decontamination, and information systems programs.  In addition, this position provides CBD subject matter expertise for the integration of National, Interagency, and DoD acquisition policy/guidance efforts.

Support will involve a wide range of CBD physical program activities, to include:

  • Serving as a subject matter expert on CBD physical programs.

  • Leading and integrating contractor support activities within the ODASD(CBD)’s physical portfolio.

  • Developing and proposing solutions to critical problems related to CBD physical programs by creating actionable strategies, implementation plans, and oversight plans that use

  • Developing assessments and functional reviews of CBD physical acquisition programs, capabilities, requirements, shortfalls, and redundancies.

  • Providing technical and analytical support to facilitate government oversight, coordination, and integration of CBD physical programs among the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense, the Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, the Joint Requirements Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense, and the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Test and Evaluation.

  • Supporting the oversight and integration of physical program initiatives and efforts for the CBDP Program Objective Memorandum (POM).

  • Providing support to government leads at various DoD and interagency meetings and drafts/reviews documents, as required.

  • Coordinating with relevant stakeholders, attending meetings, developing meeting minutes, and drafting and reviewing documents, as required.

  • Providing technical subject matter expertise to facilitate government oversight, coordination, and integration of initiatives and programs that involve the interagency and/or international communities.

  • Supporting government client at interagency/international conferences, seminars, and meetings by preparing power point presentations, briefings, read aheads and talking points and presenting briefings, as required. 

  • Engaging and coordinating with senior military officers/civilians from the DoD, Interagency, White House, National and Homeland Security Councils, Congressional staffers, as required, on CBD physical program matters of national interest.

Additional Details:

  • This is a full time position with duty in the Pentagon.

  • Duty hours are negotiable.

  • This position requires local travel to meetings within the National Capitol Region (approximately eight times per month) and approximately one to two overnight trips in the course of a year.


The following skills and experience are required for this position:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Evaluation preference will be given to a bachelor’s degree, or higher, in physical or life sciences.

  • A minimum of ten years’ experience. Evaluation preference will be given for military experience and for experience within one of the components of the Chemical and Biological Defense Program or with an interagency equivalent.

  • An active TS SCI.

  • Prior experience with the oversight of acquisition programs is desirable.

  • Prior experience and/or knowledge of government contract acquisition processes is desirable.

  • Completion of Defense Acquisition University Courses Acquisition 101 and 201 is highly desirable.

  • Recent experience with the DoD Correspondence and Task Management System (CATMS).

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with ANSER, please call 703-416-2000 or e-mail
ANSER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek individuals from a broad variety of backgrounds with varying levels of experience who have a desire to do meaningful work. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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