DTRA Nuclear Security | Transportation SME (Secret)

  • Fort Belvoir, VA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Clearance: Top Secret/SCI

Company Description

At RED GATE we do everything we can to serve our clients:
Using the right technical skills, unique methodologies, best practices, and integrated technology, we help clients implement bold solutions. New approaches to emerging and evolving threats. Non-traditional ways to overcome entrenched obstacles. Advantage through opportunity. If you have a serious challenge or problem, we can help you solve it.  The below job description provides details on how this role will help to serve our clients.

Job Description

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) CTR Program is a threat-based, counter-weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) program, and the Department works cooperatively with allies and partners to reduce or eliminate WMD threats. The DoD’s CTR Program is guided by the 2017 National Security Strategy, 2018 National Defense Strategy, and the DoD Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Strategy. Its primary purpose is to reduce and eliminate WMD threats. The cooperative nature of the DoD’s CTR activities yields a secondary benefit of strengthening regional alliances, deepening existing partnerships, and attracting new partners. Consequently, the DoD, through the CTR Program, has helped create a network of like-minded allies and partners with increased threat reduction capabilities that contribute and advance the interests and security of the United States of America.

The CTR Program directly supports United States (U.S.) national security objectives and initiatives by:

  1. Facilitating
    1. the safe and secure transportation and storage of nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons-usable or high-threat radiological materials, nuclear weapons components, and associated delivery vehicles; and
    2. the elimination of nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons components, and nuclear weapons delivery vehicles.
  2. Preventing the proliferation of nuclear and chemical weapons, weapons components, and weapons-related materials, technology, and expertise.
  3. Preventing the proliferation of biological weapons, weapons components, and weapons-related materials, technology, and expertise, which may include activities that facilitate detection and reporting of highly pathogenic diseases or other diseases that are associated with or that could be used as an early warning mechanism for disease outbreaks that could affect the Armed Forces of the United States or allies of the United States, regardless of whether such diseases are caused by biological weapons.
  4. Preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction-related materials, including materials, equipment, and technology that could be used for the design, development, production, or use of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and the means of delivery of such weapons.   
  5. Carrying out military-to-military and defense contacts for advancing the mission of the Program.


Red Gate is seeking a subject matter expert (SME) to support ongoing projects on nuclear security, emerging technology in the nuclear sector, and related topics. The SME will provide training advice to DoD clients with regard to course development support; internationally accepted nuclear security best practices; and to advance safe and secure civilian nuclear technology in partner countries. The specific areas of desired expertise include the following: (1) Counter Nuclear Smuggling; (2) Nuclear Security Culture and human reliability; (3) Physical Security of Radiological/Nuclear Material; and (4) Transportation and Disposition of Nuclear Material.


Tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • Develop new curricula using internationally accepted nuclear safety and security policies, processes, and practices
  • Review and revise existing curricula
  • Conduct trainings, in person or virtually, in the United States or abroad.
  • Coordinate with other co-implementers
  • Author or contribute to post-activity reports
  • Support DoD participation in large scale training exercises
  • Participant outreach support, etc.



Required Skills/Qualifications

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Tools
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to develop and deliver reports to senior leaders
  • Demonstrated capability to prepare relevant instructional content and conduct training and mentoring
  • Ability/Willingness to travel internationally ~25% of the time
  • Experience working with the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and US National Laboratories
  • Experience working with international partners and international organizations
  • Experience in operational energy, energy technologies, including experience working on implementing U.S. government programs to reduce nuclear, chemical, or biological threats internationally
  • Knowledge of the intersection between safety, security, and safeguards (3S) as they are applied at facilities that hold nuclear and radiological material
  • Familiarity with the application of technical guidance from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and regulatory best practices in ensuring safety and security
  • In-depth knowledge of operational civilian energy systems, designs, nuclear licensing process
  • Understanding of United States industry best practices and standards in nuclear energy


Desired Skills/Qualifications

  • Excellent communication, written, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects which includes prioritizing, tracking, attention to detail, follow-up, and follow-through to project completion.
  • Flexibility/adaptability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Candidates with a Secret, Top Secret, or Top Secret/SCI clearance are preferred.

Additional Information

The Red Gate Group, Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Red Gate Group, Ltd. considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.  EEO is the Law

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