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Job #: R-00044193
Location: Gunpowder, 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
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Leidos Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Portfolio has a Chemical Weapons Training Specialist position available. The opportunity for the Chemical Weapons Training Specialist will provide technical support under the Leidos prime contract for delivering services and development efforts supporting the Combat, Capabilities and Development Command (DEVCOM) Chemical Biological Center. This position is located at Aberdeen Proving Ground – Edgewood Area, Maryland.

The Chemical Weapons Training Specialist will support the Advanced Chemical, Biological, Radiological (CBR) Training Branch in designing, developing, and performing training activities for warfighters, other Government Agencies, and civilian personnel in areas of  chemical Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), field identification and analysis protocols, conduct of operations and other areas unique to chemical WMD detection, identification, and countermeasures. The Specialist 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 Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) training, demonstration, field exercises, table top exercises and other duties as assigned by the Government Project Team Lead.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist Federal Agencies in training development and training execution of chemical oriented weapons of mass destruction.

  • Leads/supports chemical 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; building a rapport with the customer; partnering with the Chief of the Advanced CBRNE Training Branch to develop business.

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

  • Articulates and communicates to the team the assignment, project, problem to be solved, actionable events, milestones, and/or program issues under review, and deadlines and timeframes for completion.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of Secret Clearance with ability to obtain TS/SCI

  • B.S. Degree in Chemistry (Organic or Analytical Chemistry preferred) with 3-5 years’ chemical (WMD) training experience or a Master’s Degree in Chemistry (Organic or Analytical Chemistry preferred) with 1-2 years’ Chemical WMD training experience.

  • Ability to pay attention to detail

  • Experience in setting up, operating, maintaining, and calibrating field analytical equipment

  • Ability to communicate effectively with government and contractor personnel

  • Ability to coordinate team activities and offer expertise for the resolution of issues

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

  • Ability to travel 20-25 percent of the time.

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Experience in working with government and civilian agencies.

  • Experience in organic chemical synthesis techniques

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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Technical Trainer


About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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