Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

  • Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist

    Posted Date 5 months ago(5/2/2019 4:55 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-2231
    # of Openings
    2
    Category
    Sciences
    Type
    Full-Time
    Location : City
    Andrews AFB
    Location : State/Province (Full Name)
    Maryland
  • Qualifications

    Due to the nature of our work, US Citizenship is required for all positions.

     

    Qualifications - Sr Scientist 

    • Bachelor’s degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering or in a calculus-based Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) field, plus at least 5 years' relevant experience
    • Experience with one or more of the following is highly desired: gamma-ray spectroscopy, operational health physics, and customer service and/or training development and delivery.
    • Must possess expertise or experience related to stochastic and deterministic radiation transport modeling.
    • Must have strong written and oral communications skills and must show a demonstrated ability to work on complex applied projects in a group atmosphere.
    • Ability to interface effectively with technical personnel from other MSTS organizations, outside organizations, and government agencies.
    • Ability to perform critical job functions while under high stress environments such as those presented in real world deployments.
    • Ability to meet Company requirements for worldwide travel including submission to immunizations.
    • Willing and able to work non-standard hours in various environments, including at sea and aboard aircraft, stand on-call duty, and deploy worldwide on short notice. Frequent domestic and occasional international travel will be required (20-40%). Must be capable of performing moderate lifting and meet requirements for worldwide deployment.

    • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

     

    Qualifications - Principal Scientist 

     

    • Bachelor’s degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering or a similar calculus-based Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) field, plus at least 9 years relevant experience.
    • Ph.D. is desired
    • Experience with one or more of the following is highly desired: gamma-ray spectroscopy, operational health physics, and customer service and/or training development and delivery.
    • Must possess expertise or experience related to stochastic and deterministic radiation transport modeling.
    • Must have strong written and oral communications skills and must show a demonstrated ability to work on complex applied projects in a group atmosphere.
    • Must have the ability to interface effectively with technical personnel from other MSTS organizations, outside organizations, and government agencies.
    • Must be willing and able to work non-standard hours in various environments, including at sea and aboard aircraft, stand on-call duty, and deploy worldwide on short notice. Frequent domestic and occasional international travel will be required (20-40%). Must be capable of performing moderate lifting and meet requirements for worldwide deployment.

    • Must be able to perform critical job functions while under high stress environments such as those presented in real world deployments.
    • Must be able to meet Company requirements for worldwide travel including submission to immunizations.
    • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

    Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, “Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites,” will be conducted.  Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, and subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, “Counterintelligence Evaluation Program. Eligibility Requirements – To obtain a clearance, an individual must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, “Personnel Security.”

     

    MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace. 

    Responsibilities

    Serve on at least one of the National-level nuclear incident response teams for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

     

    Key Responsibilities - Senior Scientist

     

    • Maintains programmatic training and medical requirements to serve as an active emergency responder. 
    • Collects and analyzes radiological data from a variety of platforms and advises public safety officials on the consequences of a radiological incident.
    • Utilizes specialized tools and applications to calculate potential impact to the public, workers, and the environment to support radiological emergencies.
    • Must maintain the ability to present analysis results to a technical or non-technical audience.
    • Conducts test and evaluation of radiation detection equipment and acquisition/analysis software.
    • Provides expertise, feedback, and input into the development of improved radiation detection systems and analysis algorithms.
    • Provides scientific guidance on projects involving an interdisciplinary team of engineers, physicists, and technicians.
    • Creates training materials for courses related to nuclear incident response. Participate as an instructor and deliver course content to the response community. 
    • Operates radiation detection equipment in field operations.
    • Maintains subject matter expertise and proficiency on detection equipment to instruct during courses, or offer troubleshooting during operations or events. 
    • Must be willing and able to travel worldwide (sometimes under severe conditions) to support trainings, exercises, and real-world events
    • Perform related work scope as assigned by personnel manager.

     

     

     

    Key Responsibilities - Principal Scientist

     

    Serve on at least one of the National-level nuclear incident response teams for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

    • Maintains programmatic training and medical requirements to serve as an active emergency responder. 
    • Collects and analyzes radiological data from a variety of platforms and advises public safety officials on the consequences of a radiological incident.
    • Utilizes specialized tools and applications to calculate potential impact to the public, workers, and the environment to support radiological emergencies.
    • Must maintain the ability to present analysis results to a technical or non-technical audience.
    • Conducts test and evaluation of radiation detection equipment and acquisition/analysis software.
    • Provides expertise, feedback, and input into the development of improved radiation detection systems and analysis algorithms.
    • Provides scientific guidance on projects involving an interdisciplinary team of engineers, physicists, and technicians.
    • Creates training materials for courses related to nuclear incident response. Participate as an instructor and deliver course content to the response community.
    • Develops and designs scientific and technical content for training exercises.
    • Provides inputs and feedback to programmatic requirements that help define customer needs.
    • Provides mentorship and guidance to less-experienced scientific staff.
    • Conducts or leads research and develop proposals to attempt to receive funding to create new or enhance existing technologies related to emergency response.
    • Provides scientific and technical direction for assigned projects.  May be responsible for managing aspects of a budget and/or portions of project deliverables.
    • Must be willing and able to travel worldwide (sometimes under severe conditions) to support trainings, exercises, and real-world events.
    • Perform related work scope as assigned by personnel manager.

    Overview

    If you’re looking for an interesting, fulfilling career, you’ve come to the right place!

     

    At Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS), we’re a dynamic team of employees who manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments, the NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We’re dedicated to working together as a team to keep our nation safe. Join us!

     

    MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and HII Nuclear Inc.