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Electromagnetic Protection Specialist
Fort Belvoir, VA

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Job Description

POSITION: Electromagnetic Protection Specialist

LOCATION: Fort Belvoir, VA


CLEARANCE: Active TOP SECRET (TS) with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access


The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Nuclear Enterprise Support Directorate (NE) performs integrated, multidisciplinary, Balanced Survivability Assessments (BSAs) that assess survivability of critical U.S. and allied national/theater mission systems, networks, architectures, infrastructures, and assets.

BSA teams aim to ensure continuity to DoD missions and critical infrastructure by assessing the vulnerabilities and survivability of these infrastructures against a broad spectrum of threats including accidents, natural disasters, technological failure, information system attacks, terrorists, radio frequency weapons (RFW), sabotage, and weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

These assessments are generally requested by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks & Information Integration (ASD(NII))/DoD Chief Information Officer; Combatant Commands (CCMDs); Undersecretary of Defense Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S)); Undersecretary of Defense Intelligence (USD(I)); Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA); and other Department of Defense (DoD) and Federal agencies, and are coordinated through the Joint Chiefs of Staff and DTRA.


Identify and assess protections that apply across all segments of site operations during all phases of peace and war and covers a broad radio frequency (RF) spectrum. A RF threat could be directed to affect human or automated information-based processes, either friendly or adversarial, through any of the following EM pathways:

* Electrical power systems, building, lighting, and equipment grounding to include tempest accreditation
* Adequately secured and non-secured communications systems
* Computer-based information systems

Identify all aspects of EM-related vulnerabilities, increases the customer's awareness of potential vulnerabilities and impacts of EM on mission execution capability, and provide recommendations to mitigate or eliminate identified vulnerabilities. Performs EMP verification of onsite steel room construction IAW MIL STD 188-125-1.

Required Skills/Qualifications

* Master of Science degree in Physics; or related field of study with demonstrable emphasis (academic or experience) in Electromagnetic Theory.
* Expert in EM protection as it applies across a broad radio frequency (RF) spectrum from threats from external or internal sources that could potentially affect human or automated information- based processes.
* Operational experience conducting in-the-field vulnerability-based assessments in the technical area of Electromagnetic Protection.

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