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Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS) Project Specialist

Government and Military

Instructional Systems Specialist


Washington, Washington DC, United States

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS) Project Specialist

Join a team of Research, Design, Test, & Evaluation (RDT&E) professionals who are identifying, developing, demonstrating, and assessing technologies and concepts to help protect America’s homeland in support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of Mission and Capability Support (MCS).

Amentum is seeking a Project Specialist with Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS) experience to support portfolio requirements management, concept development, technical demonstrations, and systems integration initiatives. The successful candidate will drive project execution in collaboration with DHS S&T leaders, DHS Component staffs, contract team members, vendors, and other subject matter experts and supporting organizations.

The position is telework but must be within the vicinity of Washington, DC/the National Capital Region.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Amentum project specialist for customer-focused C-UAS project activities, directly reporting to project leadership to support below activities.

  • Provide C-UAS subject matter expertise to help guide all project execution issues

  • Develop, review, and track capability gap and requirements activities and related project documents

  • Review engineering performance on the project to ensure quality, conformance with conceptual design, and completeness of engineering tasks

  • Develop and review technical description documents and test and evaluation plans

  • Develop and review system integration activities and related project documents

  • Work with vendors and other team members to develop, execute, and assess technology demonstrations and evaluations

  • Review performer/vendor’s technical documentation for accuracy and completeness

  • Advise program management team on matters affecting project success, schedule, and cost impacts, and develop project recovery plans as required

  • Develop and review technical assessments of emerging C-UAS technologies and systems

  • Ensure project compliance with performance, budget, and schedule requirements

  • Represent the organization in meetings and conferences as required

  • Develop purchase requests and track project contract acquired property from delivery through final acceptance by government

  • May supervise other staff members

Min Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship

  • Must be able to pass DHS entry of duty (EOD) requirements to start, and maintain Public Trust suitability status

  • Reside in vicinity of the National Capital Region

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or science field and 6 years related work experience, or equivalent

  • Experience with DHS, DoD, or industry for major systems or programs

  • Proficiency with developing schedules, Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), dashboards, word-processing, spreadsheets, Microsoft Project, and integrated software applications

  • Up to 20% travel may be required

Preferred Quals:

  • Active Public Trust designation

  • Active secret security clearance

  • Knowledge of C-UAS operations/analysis and/or assessments, testing and evaluation used to detect, identify, monitor, and mitigate UAS

  • Understanding of sUAS threats, electronic and communications systems, components, and materials

  • Knowledge of DHS, DoD, or other law enforcement C-UAS efforts during the last five years

  • Experience using MESH networking communications equipment

  • Knowledge of Android Team Awareness Kit

  • FAA part 107 license

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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