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General Engineer (ID# 13505) 

Ft. Belvoir, VA

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is an agency within the United States Department of Defense and is the official Combat Support Agency for countering weapons of mass destruction. DTRA's main functions are threat reduction, threat control, combat support, and technology development. The agency is headquartered in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. DTRA employs approximately 2,000 civilians and uniformed service members at more than a dozen permanent locations around the world. We are seeking an ISR Portfolio Analyst to assist in the efforts at DTRA.  DTRA is in need of a General Engineer.


The General Engineer will be assigned to the JMAA Division. Will conduct installation infrastructure vulnerability assessments of water, wastewater, electricity, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), petroleum products, fire protection infrastructure, generators, and natural gas systems that directly support the Mission Assurance Programs on DoD installations and other agencies.

This position requires an Active Secret  Clearance 



  • Assess the water system vulnerability assessment and fire risk management surveys conducted by the installation. Conduct Structural Engineering vulnerability assessment of perimeter, Access Control Points, facility standoff, facility protection in support to the Mission Assurance
  • Conducting vulnerability assessments of the above utilities to identify single points or lines of failure to terrorist attacks, insider actions, or natural disasters.
  • Surveying HVAC systems for ground level air intakes and shut down switches.
  • Assessing the supporting infrastructure for critical assets, including communication hubs and command and control facilities.
  • Assessing fire protection infrastructure for adequacy to protect critical assets and primary gathering buildings.
  • Assessing lightning protection and preliminary Electromagnetic Pulse protection/requirement for critical facilities.
  • Assessing existing facilities, future facilities and all other planned facilities considering standoff requirements IAW Unified Facility Criteria, CCMD OPORDS and related DoD documents.
  • Reviewing protection-related documents including; AT Construction Annex, Barrier Plans, and related Annexes.
  • Identifying probably natural hazards that could affect the mission survivability of mission critical facilities and assets.
  • Preparing Engineering tutorial and presenting during assessments when requested by the assessed location.
  • Evaluating and making recommendation to MILCON projects under design.
  • Preparing Assessment Team Reports based upon vulnerabilities observed during the assessments.
  • Conducting blast analysis utilizing “Vulnerability Assessment and Protection Options (VAPO)” and other comparable software program, assess damage to facilities and personnel, and provide recommendations to reduce the blast effects.
  • Conducting other assessment areas defined by the SME Benchmark matrix.



  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline.
  • A minimum of Five (5) years of experience working in a related engineering discipline.
  • Ability to evaluate designs and provide recommendations as needed
  • Knowledge of risk management concepts employed by DoD or Department of Homeland Security.
  • Understanding of the effects of blast on various types of facilities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Unified Facilities Criteria associated with design, infrastructure, DoD AT Minimum Building Standards, minimum standoff distance, fire protection, etc.
  • Experience conducting vulnerability assessments in the engineering discipline.
  • Ability to effectively communicate via written and oral means.
  • Ability to write well understood assessment reports.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with little to no supervision.
  • Trained or ability to complete training on the Vulnerability Assessment Protection Option (VAPO) software
  • Have an Active Secret clearance
  • The ability to pass a federal background check and a drug screen


Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


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Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is a versatile, tribally owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and overseas. CNSP has expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines, including global vulnerability assessment, information assurance, intelligence operations, program management and professional services with partners in Information Technology. CNSP is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. One-hundred percent of the company’s profits support future business investments and the well-being of the tribe’s citizens through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow.

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