WTI - Explosive Chemist
GS5 - Crystal City, VA

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GS5, LLC, a Northern Virginia based Limited Liability Company, provides a range of analytical, acquisition, and business management support services and products to Intelligence and Command and Control communities within the Department of Defense. Privately owned by the principle founders, the company leverages its domain expertise in intelligence analysis, program and business management methods and management tool development. GS5 provides a range of analytical, program and business management support services for the Joint Battle Command and Control and intelligence communities.

In 2008, GS5 was named Prime Contractor of the Year by the Small Business Administration, was also voted one of Virginia’s Top 100 Diversity Owned Small Businesses. In 2009 and 2010, GS5 was named to the Inc 500 list, as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies and received honorable mention distinction on the Washingtonian Magazine’s Great Places to Work list.
GS5 is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Minimum Experience :
  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics or a combination of education and experience required.
  • One-year experience at one of the following: CEXC, DIA/DTK, JEFF, TEDAC, ATF Lab, or state/ local law enforcement lab on explosives issues required.
  • Demonstrated technical experience with various instrumental such as, but not limited to GC-MS, LC-MS, ICP-MS, FTIR, XRD, and other spectroscopic or chromatographic methods required.
  • TS/SCI security clearance is required.
Job Duties :
  • Provide technical expertise on using scientific techniques to examine explosive materials and precursors.
  • Provide technical expertise to JIEDDO for interpreting IED reporting from military operations on homemade explosive (HME) and precursors.
  • Provide technical expertise to JIEDDO explosive detection and neutralization initiatives.
  • Provide advice on technical issues associated with analysis based on chemical findings from IED events.
  • Support government-led meetings and or Video-Teleconferencing (VTC) sessions.
Essential Duties of the Job :
  • Ability to communicate task requirement information to client in a clear and concise manner.
  • Must be able to sit and stand for prolonged periods of time, as well as lead and participate in meetings and working groups.
  • Requires visual acuity to use a keyboard.
  • Must be able to attend work each day, during scheduled hours, unless on travel or approved time off.
  • Ability to work on computer for long periods, and communicate with individuals by telephone, email and face-to-face.
Physical Demands and Work Environment :
  • While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.
  • Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • May be exposed to chemicals related to office equipment.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate (i.e. general office environment).
Benefits :
  • 401 (K) w/ up to 4% Company Match
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Basic & Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Annual Bonuses
  • 10 Federal Paid Holidays
  • Vacation & Sick Leave
  • Wellness Plan
  • Corporate-Sponsored Events