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Systems Architecture Analyst I
Washington, DC

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Job Description


Schafer Corporation has an immediate requirement for a Systems Architecture Analyst I to support the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture (GNDA) Planning and Reporting Division for strategic planning, enterprise reporting, deterrence planning and messaging, and process improvement support in support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Domestic Nuclear Detection Office's (DNDO) Architecture and Plans Directorate (APD). Location of work is Washington, DC.

Tasks to be performed include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Assist Federal staff in the research, development, and implementation of radiological/nuclear detection- and reporting-related strategic-level plans affecting the partners within the GNDA, DHS, and DNDO.
* Analyze current GNDA, DHS, and DNDO plans to determine their sufficiency to meet new and existing policy and legislative requirements, capture any shortfalls and gaps, and propose effective solutions.
* Evaluate ongoing and planned initiatives across the organization, and develop strategic and implementation plans to prioritize efforts within the GNDA planning and reporting mission space.
* Assist in the data collection, annotation of participation, collating of data into usable reporting formats, writing, editing, coordination of drafts and comment adjudication, and publication of documents in support of organizational required reports.
* Review existing rad/nuc terrorism deterrence efforts within DNDO and the Department, and assist the development of new policies or procedures to enhance overall deterrence.
* Assist Federal staff in planning for and the development of reports and other documents responsive to the Congress and Executive Office of the President, and Public Affairs activities related to DNDO and the GNDA.
* Perform key liaison duties with the GNDA stakeholder community to understand their requirements, capabilities, and policies to ensure DNDO effectively incorporates their contributions to the GNDA and facilitate other cooperation and collaboration among the GNDA interagency and DHS partners, and the DNDO Directorates.
* Help define GNDA planning and reporting needs and requirements (e.g., mission, functional, operational and performance), assist the development of system architectures and concepts, and identify related risks.
* Prepare and review project management products to assist the Division in meeting its program reporting and management requirements.
* Organize and support key activities and meetings as directed by the Deputy Assistant Director. Responsibilities include participation; facilitation; note taking and reporting; preparing briefings slides, graphics, and handouts; and arranging for conference rooms, telecom, and IT support for various activities, meetings, workshops, and conferences.
* Perform other duties as assigned in support of APD and the GNDA Planning and Reporting Division.

The following qualifications are required:

* Current Secret Clearance.
* Bachelor's degree plus minimum of 5 years of experience.
* Understanding/appreciation of the US Government Interagency work environment.
* Demonstrated ability to plan, initiate, coordinate, and execute a variety of tasks or special projects of varying scope and complexity.
* Excellent communications skills to include written and oral. Ability to communicate at all levels of interaction and to present technical information clearly to technical and non- technical audiences.
* Ability to multi-task and respond to quick turn-around requests. Strong organizational skills required.
* Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Project, Visio).

The following qualifications are desired:

* Master's degree plus minimum 7 years of experience.
* Awareness of the operational contributions to the GNDA by law enforcement and other public safety organizations or DoD at the Federal, state, or local level.
* Experience working with multiple Federal departments or agencies, to include senior executives.
* Knowledge of various Presidential Policy Directives or laws affecting DNDO and the GNDA.
* Experience with program/project management activities.
* Radiological/Nuclear technical or policy experience.
* Familiarity with deterrence theory and United States deterrence policy and activities.
* Familiarity with DHS components and operations.
* Demonstrated superior writing and organizational skills.
* Demonstrated ability to organize, host, and facilitate gatherings of 30+ persons to achieve stated objectives.
* Top Secret security clearance.


Schafer seeks to fill this position with an exceptionally talented and self-motivated individual. Salary will commensurate with experience. Schafer has highly competitive benefits, excellent development opportunities and a great working environment.


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Schafer Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions.

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Schafer Corporation is a scientific, engineering and operational support organization providing high-end technical solutions to mission critical challenges. Schafer's contributions are focused in three major thrust areas: government servi

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