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Job #: R-00090316
Location: Aberdeen, MD
Category: Technical Trainer
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense Group at Leidos has an opening in the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Energetics and Training (CBRNE & T) Portfolio as a Chemical Weapons Training Specialist. This role as the Training Specialist will provide technical support under the Leidos primary contract for delivering services and development efforts supporting the Combat, Capabilities and Development Command (DEVCOM) Chemical Biological Center located in the Aberdeen / Edgewood Area, Maryland.

The Training Specialist will serve as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) subject matter expert (SME) and trainer for the DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center (CBC) Chemical Sciences Division Advanced CBRNE Training Branch (ACTB). The SME will deliver expertise to Federal Government agencies in supporting the combat against Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).  As part of the effort the SME shall be responsible in working with both Federal Government staff / officials and other Leidos support personnel in planning, executing, and completing field activities associated with WMD and CBRNE training, demonstration, field exercises, table- top exercises and other duties as assigned by the Government Project Team Lead. Also, this Training Specialist will support the ACTB in designing, developing, and performing training activities for warfighters, other Government Agencies, and civilian personnel in areas of WMD tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), field identification and analysis protocols, conduct of operations and other areas unique to chemical and biological WMD detection, identification, and countermeasures.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve and assist DEVCOM CBC in WMD efforts as a technical member between the ACTB and various classified and unclassified customers, to include Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and Department of Energy

  • Lead / support CBRNE training events through the lifecycle - defining organizational tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP's); integration of TTP's with the training being offered; interfacing with CBRNE subject matter experts within DEVCOM CBC; building a rapport with customers; and partnering with the ACTB Chief to develop business opportunities

  • Assist in special projects for classified customers, to include chemical and biological solutions as it relates to engineering, construction, response, training, and application

  • Articulate and communicate assignments, projects, problems to be solved, actionable events, milestones, and/or program issues under review and delivers efforts within scheduled timelines.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or related field with 4 or more years' experience within CBRNE, WMD, and/or other hazardous material technical support, to include field experience.

  • US Citizen, possessing a DoD Secret clearance with ability to obtain / maintain TS/SCI upon hire

  • Deep understanding in laboratory chemical synthesis tools and techniques and laboratory / field analytical detection and identification tools and techniques

  • Ability to instruct chemical learning objectives to military and civilian personnel with varying backgrounds and skillsets

  • Ability to communicate effectively with government and contractor personnel

  • Ability to coordinate and conduct team activities

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to travel 20-25 percent of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 or more years operational experience as a lead in planning, coordinating, and managing projects and teams

  • Military Experience, Civil Support Team experience and/or Military Occupation Specialty preferred.

  • Strong analytical and interpersonal relationship skills

  • Experience in working with Gov’t and civilian agencies.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $57,850.00 - $89,000.00 - $120,150.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Covid Guidance for the US

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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