The Cadmus Group

  • Emergency Management Policy Writer

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington, Virginia
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/2/2018 4:32 PM)
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  • Overview

    Cadmus provides clients with pragmatic solutions to their most important analytical and policy challenges. Cadmus brings together a team of outstanding professionals who have earned a reputation of responsive and client-focused support for a wide range of homeland security, intelligence, and counterterrorism agencies at all levels of government. Our client-oriented approach, coupled with our profound and relevant subject-matter expertise, enables us to bring an incisive edge to solving the most critical national security problems.


    Cadmus seeks qualified candidates with experience analyzing and writing public policy to support upcoming projects for its homeland security clients, partners, and stakeholders. Successful candidates will have at least one year of demonstrated professional experience in at least one of the following: policy assessment and analysis, policy research, professional writing, and/or strategic planning in the homeland security or public policy fields. Preference given to candidates with an interest in emergency management.




    • Write, edit, and proofread data for use in documents or sections of documents such as manuals, procedures, specifications, special reports and other deliverables
    • Use defined analytic methodologies and principles to distill complex topics from multiple sources into understandable assessments, reports, memoranda, and presentations
    • Conduct policy analysis and research on homeland security and policy-related topics under the direction of a project manager and working in collaboration with other team members
    • Provide a strong attention to detail and adherence to a formal writing style guide to create consistent and professional reports, assessments, and other written deliverables
    • Support the coordination with stakeholders to collect, analyze, and report on policy-related data


    • Bachelor's degree in political science, public policy, social sciences, creative writing, journalism, homeland security, planning, or other relevant field
    • Minimum of four years of relevant professional experience providing writing and research support to specifications, standards, technical manuals and other policy-related projects; preference given to those with experience in the homeland security space (Master’s Degree may be substituted for 2 years of experience)
    • Candidates selected may be subject to a security investigation and, if required, should be able to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

    Skills and Experience:

    • Outstanding research, analysis, and communication (oral and written) skills

    • Knowledge of homeland security, emergency preparedness, and preparedness policy

    • Demonstrated professional experience providing writing and research support, preferably to a client in the homeland security field

    • Proficiency in relevant software programs including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

    • Strong attention to detail and the ability to self-edit and quality-check all original work

    • Preferred candidates will have at least one of the following:

      • Experience conducting writing and research support for FEMA

      • Recent DHS Suitability or experience conducting work at a DHS government facility

      • Experience working directly with state, local, or tribal emergency management offices and/or agencies

    To Apply:


    Candidates should submit a resume, writing sample (2-3 pages), and a cover letter explaining interest and relevant qualifications.

    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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