Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS) Project Specialist, Washington, DC

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Washington, DC

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Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS) Project Specialist


Join a team of Research, Design, Test, & Evaluation (RDT&E) professionals who are identifying, developing, demonstrating, and assessing technologies and concepts to help protect America’s homeland in support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) , Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of Mission and Capability Support (MCS) .
Amentum is seeking a Project Specialist with Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS) experience to support portfolio requirements management, concept development, technical demonstrations, and systems integration initiatives. The successful candidate will drive project execution in collaboration with DHS S&T leaders, DHS Component staffs, contract team members, vendors, and other subject matter experts and supporting organizations.  
The position is telework but must be within the vicinity of Washington, DC/the National Capital Region.



Serve as Amentum project specialist for customer-focused C-UAS project activities, directly reporting to project leadership to support below activities.

Provide C-UAS subject matter expertise to help guide all project execution issues

Develop, review, and track capability gap and requirements activities and related project documents

Review engineering performance on the project to ensure quality, conformance with conceptual design, and completeness of engineering tasks

Develop and review technical description documents and test and evaluation plans

Develop and review system integration activities and related project documents

Work with vendors and other team members to develop, execute, and assess technology demonstrations and evaluations

Review performer/vendor’s technical documentation for accuracy and completeness

Advise program management team on matters affecting project success, schedule, and cost impacts, and develop project recovery plans as required

Develop and review technical assessments of emerging C-UAS technologies and systems

Ensure project compliance with performance, budget, and schedule requirements

Represent the organization in meetings and conferences as required

Develop purchase requests and track project contract acquired property from delivery through final acceptance by government

May supervise other staff members



U. S. citizenship

Must be able to pass DHS entry of duty (EOD) requirements to start, and maintain Public Trust suitability status

Reside in vicinity of the National Capital Region

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science field and 6 years related work experience, or equivalent

Experience with DHS, DoD, or industry for major systems or programs

Proficiency with developing schedules, Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) , dashboards, word-processing, spreadsheets, Microsoft Project, and integrated software applications

Up to 20% travel may be required

Preferred Quals:

Active Public Trust designation

Active secret security clearance

Knowledge of C-UAS operations/analysis and/or assessments, testing and evaluation used to detect, identify, monitor, and mitigate UAS

Understanding of sUAS threats, electronic and communications systems, components, and materials

Knowledge of DHS, DoD, or other law enforcement C-UAS efforts during the last five years

Experience using MESH networking communications equipment

Knowledge of Android Team Awareness Kit

FAA part 107 license



Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


Security Clearance Required: Yes

Amentum / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBAMN R0083182 2023. 03. 10

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