Join ICES on a newly awarded contract impacting national security as a Physics/Space Technical Expert
These positions are located in Springfield, VA. All positions require an active/current TS/SCI security clearance with Counterintelligence Polygraph and be willing and able to pass an additional polygraph as needed.
As a Physics/Space Technical Expert specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Assessment of the quality of the technical deliverables from NGA-sponsored research with particular attention to the readiness of deliverables for piloting or deployment.
- Independent review and summary of relevant government, academic, and contracted research and scholarly publications related to the research, analysis and tracking of publications resulting from NGA-sponsored research.
- Consultation, analyses of alternatives, and recommendations on research topics.
- Attendance at meetings, conferences and technical exchanges, as requested by the Pod Lead, including meetings that may require domestic or OCONUS travel.
- Coordinate public disclosures, including oral and written communications and presentations with the Communications team, Research and Technology Protection (RTP) team, and Security to obtain solicit input and secure approval for public release.
- Conduct outreach and communication activities to build stakeholder/transition partner engagement with research conducted by/for the Pod.
- Develop technology demonstrations to show the utility of research products built by the Pod.
- Communicate and collaborate with the Test & Evaluation team for functions associated with each research activity in the Pod.
- Assisting with monitoring of compliance issues including, but not limited to, civil liberties protection, human subject research, and export control.
- Technical subject matter expert assistance in the preparation of reports, archives, planning, support and execution of workshops, PI meetings, site visits, and other meetings related to the Pod’s research activities.
- Assist the Pod Lead with timely drafting of technical presentations (e.g., in Microsoft PowerPoint and/or Excel);
- Assist with maintaining records on Pod activities, development and execution of a data management and research investment strategies.
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Science, or a related discipline that includes 24 semester (36 quarter) hours in Science, Mathematics, and/or a related Engineering Science. Such coursework includes, but is not limited to, Astronomy, Cartography, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dynamics, Electrical Engineering, Geodesy, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Geospatial Information Systems, Mathematics, Orbital Mechanics, Photogrammetry, Physics, Remote Sensing, or Surveying.
- 8 years of total experience and 6 years of specialized experience
- Experience with the functional area of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) and successful track record of performing and/or managing basic research, applied research, and advanced technology development activities.
- Experience in systems integration, systems engineering or other fields directly related to the Pod focus area [insert Pod-specific fields here], in particular with integrating technologies into system prototypes for concept and technology demonstrations related to field experiments, simulated environments, and realistic operating environments.
- Experience working with various intelligence community R&D activities and organizations and their operational site customers for strategic planning and assessing technology readiness levels.
- Experience in needs and requirement analysis and drafting requirements documentation.
- M.S. or PhD in Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Science, or a related discipline is desired.
- Experience with providing subject matter expertise and technical support to U.S. Government R&D functions.
- Knowledge of, and preferably experience with, DoD or Intelligence Community (IC) technology insertion and transition mechanisms desired.
- Familiarity with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.