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Operational Test Director

Company: Battelle Memorial Institute
Location: Atlantic City
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

Battelle delivers when others can't. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients-whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. - We are currently seeking an Operational Test Director. This position located in Arlington, VA. JOB SUMMARY Battelle's Critical Infrastructure Business Line group is seeking an Operational Test Director to lead operational test and evaluation efforts (OT&E) for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) acquisition programs in support of multiple DHS components across diverse technologies and systems. This is a full-time position, and the selected candidate will work in Battelle's Crystal City Operations in Arlington, Virginia. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES Primary responsibilities include leading OT&E efforts to provide the DHS component(s) with an evaluation of the mission capability of the system or service when employed in a realistic, operational environment. -
Candidate should have experience leading and executing OT&E efforts, ideally for DHS or its components, or the Department of Defense (DoD) or similar government agencies. OT&E efforts may span cyber resilience, technology systems including cameras, radar, communication, or others, watercraft, aviation platforms, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), counter-UAS systems, vehicles, and detection systems, including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosives, or others.
Will work directly with the DHS Component Program Manager(s) in developing critical deliverables, including T&E Strategy briefs, T&E Concept Briefings, Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMPs), Operational Test and Evaluation Plans (OTEPs), Operational Test Readiness Reviews (OTRRs), and Operational Test Reports (OTRs).
The ideal candidate will have a broad range of experience across diverse T&E efforts, including familiarity with major acquisition program documentation, including CONOPS, ORD, and ILSP. Candidate should have experience evaluating and managing operational risks, translating requirements into evaluation measures, design of experiments, and the planning, execution, data management, and reporting for test and evaluation efforts to determine technical and operational performance characteristics to include reliability/maintainability/availability (RMA), cyber resilience, and human factors, among others.
Candidate will be expected to provide oversight and direction to lower-level staff to manage technical T&E efforts, and must possess an understanding of testing tools, modeling/simulation approaches, and statistical analysis of data to determine and validate results. Will provide insight and advice concerning strategic direction and applicability of current, government and or industry standards, best practices, and or innovative solutions based on in-depth understanding of the latest developments relevant to test and evaluation arena. Will be expected to participate in critical stakeholder meetings, including Integrated Product Teams (IPTs), strategy and concept briefings, requirement development, and test readiness reviews.
Work is performed both in the field and at various laboratories. Candidate is required to interact directly with the client on a regular basis and should have strong oral and written communication skills. Additionally, candidate should also have excellent computer skills including expertise in the use of applicable Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). - THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED

  • The candidate must have at least a BS in engineering or physics from an accredited college or university. Six years of directly applicable experience may be used in place of a BS degree.
  • Experience required is 17 years of technical work experience with a BS, 15 years with a MS, or 13 years with a PhD.
  • Candidate must have completed T&E Level II training (DHS or DoD) and completion of DHS Operational Test Director's course.
  • Sole US Citizenship with the eligibility and willingness to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Security Clearance and to obtain DHS Suitability.
  • Travel is expected to be up to 75%. THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED
    • Already possess a Secret Security Clearance.
    • Already possess DHS Suitability.
    • Possess a MS or PhD level degree in an engineering or other technical field. -
    • Experience leading T&E efforts for DHS or component organization.
    • Experience leading and executing OT&E efforts for DHS or DoD agencies for major acquisition programs.
    • Direct experience in T&E efforts for complex systems, including cyber, radar, communications, monitoring watercraft, aviation platforms, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), counter-UAS systems, vehicles, or detection systems.
    • Experience applying statistics to analyze and report test results.
    • Experience in formulating design of experimental methods
    • Experience designing and/or implementing data collection hardware and techniques. -
    • Familiarity with ISO 9001:2015 LEGAL DISCLAIMER The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department. BENEFITS Battelle's competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family. As a condition of employment, Battelle will inquire about COVID vaccination status, and in the event that vaccinations are mandated at a work location (including client site and Battelle sites) we expect all candidates to comply with these required safety protocols. Battelle is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact recruiting@battelle.org . Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. -Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

Keywords: Battelle Memorial Institute, Camden , Operational Test Director, Executive , Atlantic City, New Jersey

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