Zel Technologies
  • 24-Jul-2017 to 22-Jan-2018 (EST)
  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Must have an active clearance to be considered for this position

Contingent     / Noncontingent  X  

Job Summary:

The position is located in Arlington, Virginia supporting the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO). The contractor will support oversight of all JIDO C-IED capability development and planning activities, including current, future, sensitive activities, and special access capabilities. Support will include: integration of emerging technologies and concepts into the development of C-IED solutions, leveraging relationships with other government agencies (OGAs), industry and academia in order to enable the exchange of emerging technologies and concepts; the development and management of capability development plans to counter known, emerging, and future IED threats; and technical and budgetary input to determine mid and long-term R&D requirements. The position requires applicant to possess an active TS/SCI Security Clearance.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist in planning, coordinating and directing of C-IED investment execution and oversight.
  • Provide expertise in all matters regarding the applications of evidentiary and intelligence exploitation to help increase the rate of actionable intelligence production.
  • Support JIDO at briefings, seminars, and other working groups to document C-IED technology needs, developments, and studies.
  • Analyze identified capability gaps for potential application of scientific developments suitable and feasible for enhancing the effectiveness of necessary C-IED technology.
  • Research and provide professional analysis of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and counter measures currently fielded or in development to determine the technical capabilities and deficiencies. Develop a detailed analysis of technical capability gaps based on operational requirements and expert analysis.
  • Develop recommendations in support of future C-IED
  • Work with Government, industry, and academia to understand needs and gaps to develop systems and procedures to address any identified capability gaps.
  • Perform other duties related to capabilities development as assigned.
  • Provide analysis for unsolicited C-IED proposals, science and technology white papers and technology outreach.
  • Represent JIDO at briefings, seminars, and other working groups to document that forensics technology needs, developments, and studies.
  • Assist in the preparation of written documents (e.g., memos, info papers, budget documents, significant activities, etc.) and briefing materials for JIDO, DoD or Congressional leadership


  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Works well independently or as part of a group
  • Self-starter; fast learner
  • Good writing skills, as there may be a requirement to write reports
  • Degree of judgment and multi-tasking associated with performing job duties
  • Contact with the customer/provide customer support (may be internal or external customer)
  • May conduct some research          


  • Required: B.S. or B.A. accredited degree    
  • Desired: B.S. or B.A. accredited degree in Engineering or Science

Special Requirements:

  • 2 years of military or IED experience
  • Must possess strong analytical skills with demonstrated experience in analysis with ability to analyze capabilities, operational situations and threat tactics, define problems, recognize and analyze alternatives and formulate recommended solutions.
  • Mastery in use of personal computers with extensive experience using Microsoft Office Suite. Excel, PowerPoint and other web-based applications are frequently utilized
  • Proficient in SharePoint navigation and operation
  • Preferred knowledge of counter-IED principles
  • Preferred knowledge of DoD acquisition processes.
  • Must be willing to travel

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer "This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities."

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