Weapons Mass Destruction (WMD) Expert

Information Technology Fort Belvoir, Virginia


***This is a contingent opportunity***

SNA International (SNA), a vibrant growing company based in Alexandria, VA, is a world leader in forensics, biometrics, and identity intelligence services. SNA's staff support high visibility forensic human identification operations, including staffing some of the largest federal forensic laboratories in the US. 

SNA International, LLC is seeking a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Specialist to support the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in the Fort Belvoir area. The expert should have extensive experience conducting vulnerability assessments on critical mission systems, networks, architectures, infrastructures, and assets. The Expert determines and evaluates the effects of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Chemical / Biological / Nuclear (CBRN) threats, Toxic Industrial Chemicals / Materials (TIC/TIM), and Hazmat hazards, on the assessed mission.

In accordance with the client
s standard operating procedures for WMD, the focus of the WMD Expert includes, but is not limited to health effects, CBRN/hazmat detection, identification sampling, and Emergency Response and Consequence Management tailored to the specific and local threats of the assessed mission.  

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Knowledgeable in WMD threats in one or more of the CBRNE areas  
  • Knowledgeable in US policies relating to WMD 
  • Identifying all aspects of WMD related issues and providing recommendations to mitigate or eliminate identified vulnerabilities 

Required Skills, Education, and Experience 

  • U.S. citizen with an active Top Secret security clearance 
  • Bachelor's Degree in science or related field plus more than 10 years of experience assessing and analyzing WMD hazards and their impacts 
  • Experience using HPAC and Aloha and other current WMD computer simulations modeling tools 
  • Expert in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) weapons effects 
  • Understanding of the WMD threat environment and potential methods of employing WMD in a variety of scenarios and conditions and understands threats posed by hazardous industrial materials
  • Understanding of WMD mitigation measures, technologies, and applicable U.S. government standards 
  • Possess ability to develop plausible threat scenarios and provide coherent reports on vulnerabilities and mitigation measures to include engineering design reviews 
  • Capability to prepare and present informational material regarding WMD and hazardous materials 
  • Possesses an understanding of DoD and Federal, State, and local doctrine and guidelines on WMD defense and associated security, safety, and reliability programs 
  • Understand force protection and emergency management programs as they apply to managing WMD assets and response measures and be knowledgeable of current WMD/CBRNE R&D programs
  • Knowledge of health effects, CBRN/hazmat detection, identification sampling, Emergency Response and Consequence Management 
  • Experience with personal protective equipment/facility/infrastructure protection, including mail-handling and hazard plume modeling 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Superior organizational skills and work ethic 

 Preferred Qualifications and Experience 

  • Active Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information security clearance 
  • Masters degree in scientific or related field. 
  • Prior Active or Reserve/National Guard Duty Military as a Branch or MOS qualified Chemical or Medical Corps Officer/Senior Enlisted, or comparable civilian experience 
  • Prior experience with vulnerability assessments and exercises for DTRA Nuclear Enterprise programs 


Please submit your resume and a cover letter that outlines why you should be considered for this position and position level. 

No phone calls please.

SNA International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.