The Cadmus Group

Lead Exercise Planner, Associate

1 month ago(12/14/2017 3:14 PM)
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About Cadmus

Governments, communities, and organizations across the United States face complex and expanding threats to their security. At Cadmus, our Homeland Security Sector provides clients with pragmatic solutions to their most important analytical and policy challenges. We bring together a team of outstanding professionals who have earned a reputation of responsive and client-focused support for a wide range of homeland security, emergency management, and counterterrorism agencies at all levels of government. Our team helps Cadmus clientele develop creative solutions that meet their organizational challenges, secure critical assets, and save lives.


About the opportunity
Our Homeland Security Sector’s Exercise Business Areais the market leader for developing high-impact crisis simulations and exercises across a variety of security and resilience challenges. We have developed, executed, and evaluated hundreds of crisis simulations and exercises from the local level through the federal cabinet, including the president of the United States. Our experts help government leaders and private organizations explore multifaceted challenges to the nation’s security ranging from environmental hazards, such as hurricanes and earthquakes, to improvised nuclear device threats and complex coordinated terrorist attacks.

Cadmus offers a vibrant, collegial, and flexible work environment. We place a high value on learning and mastery, and we provide many opportunities to foster staff members’ professional growth. We pride ourselves on teamwork—everyone contributes to the firm’s success. In hiring, we look not only for talented individuals with specific skills, but also for people who will work well with colleagues across multiple teams and become integral and contributing members of our staff.


Who we are looking for

Cadmus seeks experienced candidates at the Associate level to join its growing Homeland Security Sector and support upcoming exercise projects. Successful candidates will support the design, control, execution, and evaluation of homeland security exercise programs for both public sector and private industry clients.

Associates in the Exercise Business Area act in a supervisory role and are responsible for managing a variety of projects for our homeland security clients. Often serving as the project lead, Associates are responsible for the execution of high-quality exercise deliverables, management of project budgets, and supervision and coaching of project teams. Successful candidates will demonstrate experience in these areas as well as with Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) exercises. Cadmus delivers exercises throughout the country, and some domestic travel is likely required for this position.


In addition, qualified candidates will possess advanced experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Homeland security
  • Emergency management
  • Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Counterterrorism
  • Public health


  • Minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience in homeland security or emergency management (Master’s Degree may be substituted for 3 years of experience)
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced proficiency in relevant software programs, such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Relevant certifications are desired (e.g., Certified Emergency Management (CEM), Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP), Project Management Professional (PMP), HSEEP, etc.)
  • Willingness to be subjected to a security investigation and, if required, the ability to meet the eligibility requirements needed to gain access to classified information


Job Location: Washington, D.C.



Cadmus is an employee-owned company. We offer a competitive benefits program designed to give eligible employees a comprehensive total compensation package. Our benefits include:

  • Health, dental, life, and disability insurance
  • Paid vacation, holiday, and sick time
  • A 401(k) retirement plan, which includes company matching contributions
  • An employee stock ownership plan
  • Tuition reimbursement

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter explaining interest and relevant qualification
  • Short writing sample demonstrating your ability to synthesize large amounts of information into a concise analysis (emergency management or homeland security topics preferred)

Cadmus is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected group status.


To learn more about Cadmus, visit our website


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