Zel Technologies Nuclear Weapons Effects Expert in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Nuclear Weapons Effects Expert

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  • 21-Mar-2018 to 20-Aug-2018 (EST)

  • Albuquerque, NM, USA

  • Full Time

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Must have an active clearance to be considered for this position

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Job Summary: Zel Technologies is seeking candidates for a Nuclear Weapons Effects Expert position to support the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Research & Development Directorate (RD). The successful candidate will help in identifying and conducting innovative, operationally focused CWMD and other asymmetric threat-related research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) in order to deliver products and services to combatant commanders (CCDRs), the Military Services, and DTRA. The System Engineering and Integration (SE&I) support provided to the Research & Development Directorate (RD) Test Science and Technology Department (RDTS) ensures effective program execution from technical management to test operational support. RDTS, located at Kirtland Air Force Base (AFB), New Mexico (NM), also maintains mobile test capabilities and operates permanent test sites at Kirtland AFB; White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), NM; and Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), Nevada (NV). The RDTS provides end-to-end test event planning, management, test bed design and construction, pre-test predictions, safe execution, and post-test data analysis.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide review on various sensors, data acquisition technologies, and systems used in nuclear event characterization testing with focus on nuclear air blast, nuclear ground shock, fire ignition, thermal, and dust/debris used in nuclear event characterization testing

  • Provide review of technical activities including data collection, analysis, and reporting

  • Develop test plans and methodologies to meet measurement objectives to support DTRA testing and provide post-test assessments to determine diagnostics and system performance, and how well diagnostics met test objectives.


  • Nuclear weapons effects knowledge

  • Radiological and Nuclear instrumentation experience

  • Test plan development

  • Data Analysis

  • Verification Testing

  • Market Research

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Effective communicator (verbal and written)

  • Respond to inquiries from customers, management, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

  • Ability to manage time & resources

  • Ability to write reports to present to management

  • Contact with the customer/provide customer support

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Effective communicator

  • DTRA Testing Experience desired

  • EM1 Handbook knowledge and application desired

  • Analysis of Alternative assessments desired

  • Capability Based Assessments desired


  • MS + 10 years experienceORBS + 12 years experience

  • 16+ years experience in lieu of degree

Special Requirements:

  • Must have a current Secret clearance with the ability to acquire a TS clearance and obtain a Special Compartmental Information (SCI) level clearance

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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