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Operations Analyst Opportunity at DHS Science and Technology Directorate July 17, 2013

This position is located in the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate. The mission of the S&T Directorate is to develop and deliver effective and sustainable technologies and systems to anticipate, prevent, defeat and mitigate catastrophic terrorist attacks and to enhance conventional mission capabilities of other DHS operational areas. This mission is accomplished through research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT & E) programs and timely deployments of new technologies and systems.

Selected Duties:

  • The S&T Directorate is looking for this position is to provide a program manager and senior operations analyst for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear terrorism risk assessment projects.
  • Works within an Integrated Project Team (IPT) process to engage DHS Customers and users to understand their operational needs and define requirements for new technology solutions.
  • Prepares and maintains project execution plans and documentation, including technology development and implementation plans, Gantt charts, and budget expenditure plans, for each assigned project.
  • Prepares Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and other appropriate acquisition vehicles, that provide full and open competition for R&D efforts from a wide community of performers to address DHS customer capability gaps and other requirements.

Point of Contact:

Malia Farmartino
Support Contractor
Office of University Programs
Science & Technology Directorate
Department of Homeland Security
[email protected]



United States Secret Service Seeking Eligible Students with Chemistry Backgrounds May 23, 2013

The United States Secret Service would like to fund a COE, using the BOA,  to support their Dynamic Ink Aging project. This project involves performing a series of experiments to determine the optimized parameters for assessing the age of ballpoint writing ink.

They are looking for two students who are citizens of the United States, chemistry majors and are able to obtain a security clearance or already have a clearance.  Students have the option to either work on-site in Washington D.C. in the USSS Forensic Lab or off-site in their own university labs. If the students work off-site they must have access to a gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC/MS) and a thermal desorption unit (TDU). It is anticipated that the length of the project will be one year.

If interested, please send a resume, bio, and a list of chemistry courses to:

Melanie Smith


[email protected]