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Scientist Senior Principal - 27879 in Halawa, HI at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/7/2019

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    Halawa, HI
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Job Description


Position Summary

As an expert in one or more scientific disciplines, possesses and applies an advanced knowledge of highly complex and significant scientific theories, concepts, principles, and processes to the completion of projects of major complexity. Recognized as an expert in the field through extensive professional publications and/or patents and as acceptance as a Fellow or Senior Fellow in specialty.

Propose innovative approaches to mitigate warfighter capability gaps that affect the ability of the existing system(s) to meet operational requirements and expected future needs.

Serve as C4ISR Solutions and Operational and Functional Testing Lead to develop and recommend innovative approaches to address capability gaps with C4ISR initiatives.

Works across organizations in support of program development and technical execution on technically complex high impact programs. Sets technical direction and conducts execution oversight for high visibility technically complex programs. Maintains a liaison role on technical matters with staff and customers and has significant latitude for independent action and decision making in field of expertise.

Duties and Responsibilities

Serves as technical expert and participates in working groups, program development forums, analytical activities, readiness exercises, training, education and other forums as required.

Provides advisory and consulting expertise to technical projects under development, acting as a recognized authority in the scientific field of expertise.

Leads technical discussions at project review sessions and negotiations.

Provides assurance that technical projects are performed in a technically proficient manner and ensures conclusions and recommendations are supported by the analyses presented.

Develops and provides final technical review of major technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings.  

Advises, counsels and mentors staff regarding quality science research and technical services provided.

Develops related briefings and provides understandable and compelling presentations of technical ideas/proposals.

Maintains and complies with security procedures in the performance of duties.

Provide technical expertise to study, analyze, and report on the warfighters’ requirements and capability gaps.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in a scientific discipline plus 12 to 15 years relevant work experience.  Doctoral degree preferred.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 20 years of applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

Extensive experience in research and experimental techniques.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Expert knowledge of scientific principles, theories, and established methodologies sufficient to perform the full range of duties involved in conducting research projects.

Excellent customer and organizational level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Ability to think critically.

TS with SCI eligible security clearance required for employment.




Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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