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Scientist / Program Analyst for DoD Basic Research Office

Req #: 200894
Location: Alexandria, VA US
Job Category: Consulting
Security Clearance: Secret
Clearance Status: Must Be Current

Job Description

What You’ll Get to Do:

You will serve as a scientific and strategic analyst on a range of complex program activities requiring application of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for assessment of complex management processes, systems and mission support programs.

You will provide specialized support to the Department of Defense (DoD) Basic Research Office (BRO) in support of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OASD(R&E)) and the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research (ODASD(R)). Supports oversight and program management of science and technology (S&T) to solve current and future challenges for the Department of Defense (DoD). The ODASD(R) requires highly specialized technical, program, and administrative support services to achieve its mission.


More About the Role:

You will provide support required to manage and execute efforts in the Basic Research Office. The support activities include:

  • Assist in developing strategic basic research plan and drafting documentation for DoD-wide dissemination;
  • Provide input to strategic planning and to documentation of strategic plans at higher levels within OSD;
  • Assist in goal setting for BRO within the Office of the Secretary of Defense and to continuing assessment of progress toward established goals;
  • Assist the Director for Basic Research in resource accounting, to include developing unfinanced requirement issue papers and other programmatic documentations;
  • Organize research reviews, working group meetings, users groups, etc. Invite attendees, locate meeting space, and coordinate logistics support. Assist in developing technical content and agenda. Prepare agendas, read-ahead documents, action items from meetings, other follow up documents as required;
  • Maintain broad situational awareness of research and development efforts involving the BRO; and
  • Prepare draft papers to include: weekly reports, information papers, action memoranda, emails, and other Basic Research program documents.


You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

-Five (5) years’ recent and relevant experience. Demonstrated progressive responsibility in project management positions supporting the DoD science and technology enterprise. Knowledge and experience in grants support and grants policy required. Excellent communication skills, unstructured verbal interactions, briefings, and meeting moderation; and, ability to work independently with both junior and senior staff in a distributed environment while maintaining a strong commitment to deliverable scheduled. Demonstrated success in the conception and execution of new projects (i.e., no pre-existing business processes), and without detailed guidance from the client;

-Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required. A Bachelor’s degree in scientific, technical, business management, or other related discipline is preferred. Degree requirement waived in lieu of significant recent and relevant work experience: minimum of five (5) years’ active duty military or minimum of ten (10) years’ experience; and

-Active DoD Secret clearance.


These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

PhD in science or a scientific discipline.

What We Can Offer You:

- We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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