Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division.
The NSWC Indian Head Division is currently hiring civilian scientists and engineers to provide
support and ensure operational readiness of the United States and Allied forces by providing
full-spectrum technical capabilities necessary to rapidly move any “energetics” product from
concept through production to operational deployment.
The candidate selected for this particular position will be responsible for the following:
§ Planning, writing and implementing system safety program plans for various systems
or devices that contain energetic materials and are undergoing development or product
§ Providing system-safety-related design requirements, test and evaluation advice, and
safety-characteristic verification guidance for project managers and technical principals
during a product’s modification or conceptual development, design, engineering, and assessment
§ Generating and implementing appropriate processes and procedures for tracking
safety-related issues and for reporting perceived undesirable conditions, the associated
risks, and the rationale for the solution selected;
§ Assessing the quality and degree of application of safety-related standards and
other documents in design approaches; and
§ Carrying out standard and unique system safety analyses and studies intended to
support safety assessments and recommendations.
The candidate's experience should demonstrate the following:
§ Familiarity and experience with the body of safety-related military, commercial and
international documents that represent the current compilations of best practices in system
safety engineering design and assessment principles related to weapon system design;
§ Fundamental knowledge of energetic materials, their qualification and performance
§ Understanding of the objectives and approaches to making materials and systems
minimally sensitive to extreme-but-credible environments;
§ Familiarity and experience with principal components of weapon system designs and
general concepts of weapon development milestones and processes; and
§ An understanding of key concepts of explosive safety pertinent to the design and
testing of weapon systems.
The candidate will be expected to perform the following:
§ Execute comprehensive and constructive reviews of complex technical documentation
prepared by others and competently defend the resulting findings or recommendations;
§ Appropriately and efficiently plan work and adhere to those plans or to those
generated by others;
§ Prepare clearly written, well-organized documents such as those concerning planning,
commentary, assessments, and recommendations; and
§ Speak articulately and confidently at informal and formal meetings concerning
safety-related aspects of assigned projects.
Must submit copies of transcripts.
Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.
May be required to complete and pass a physical.
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
May be required to perform occasional travel.
This position has been identified as arms, ammunition, and explosives (AA&E) position
requiring initial and annual screening.
This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA).
Qualifications: Candidates will be screened to determine their qualifications according to
the Office of Personnel Management Qualifications standards.
The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified
candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any
other non-merit factor.
Resumes may be submitted via email@example.com
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