The Architecture and Plans Directorate within DHS DNDO has a requirement for a Systems Architecture Analyst to support DNDO’s mission to facilitate the development of the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture (GNDA) with the stakeholders.
Tasks to be performed include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Support the planning and execution of capabilities based assessments of the GNDA to include Functional Area Analysis (FAA) and Functional Needs Assessments (FNA).
- Support the preparations for, facilitation of, and reporting on workshops with
- Participate in technical meetings, conferences, and in-process reviews.
- Perform technical reviews of deliverables and products.
- Participate in program reviews/site visits/field tests as requested.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA’s):
- MS/BS (or higher).
- 10 years of experience performing Capabilities Based Planning activities, specifically Capabilities Based Assessments or equivalent to include in-depth
knowledge and practical experience in the conduct of Capabilities Based Assessments (including the development of Functional Area Analyses, Functional Needs Analyses, and the identification of gaps).
- Experience with Operations Research and System Analysis (ORSA), Systems Engineering, and/or Industrial Engineering.
- Experience working with and facilitating large and diverse groups of stakeholders.
- Ability to multi-task and respond to quick turn-around requests.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA’s):
- Experience in planning, initiating, coordinating, and executing a variety of tasks or special projects of varying scope and complexity, modal and multi-modal CONOPS design or analysis, sensor integration design or analysis, detector modeling, architecture modeling, measures of effectiveness or measures of performance, comparative systems analysis, trade-off studies, quantitative risk analysis, cost-benefit analysis, and/or decision analysis.
- Familiarity with various GNDA stakeholders, to include those in law enforcement and border enforcement, defense and intelligence communities at the local, state, Federal and international levels.
- Knowledge of nuclear technology, systems, and applications.
- Familiarity with radiation detection and monitoring technology and programs.
- Familiarity with nuclear detection concepts of operation (e.g. fixed radiation detection portals, handheld, backpack, transportable, or personal radiation detector usage).
- Familiarity with the various aviation, maritime, and land domains in the GNDA.
- Familiarity with programs related to the detection of smuggling of all illicit materials across international borders, international programs and initiatives related to countering weapons of mass destruction and programs that relate to preventing the smuggling of nuclear and radiological materials, components or weapons.
- Proficient in Microsoft SharePoint and Office Programs (Project, Excel, Word, Visio, etc.).
- Excellent communication, written, and organizational skills.
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