The Cadmus Group

  • Emergency Management Policy and Doctrine Associate

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington, Virginia
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/3/2018 10:15 AM)
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  • Overview

    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, 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.


    Our Homeland Security Sector seeks qualified candidates to support emergency management policy and doctrine projects for its homeland security clients. Successful candidates must demonstrate professional emergency management experience including both a theoretical and technical understanding of FEMA’s missions, functions, doctrine and programs. Associates manage a variety of project-level tasks as part of a client delivery team (in many cases as the project lead). Leadership of the project team will include mentoring and coaching team members to foster a shared understanding of the principles of emergency management. Candidates should have experience leading multi-disciplinary working groups, facilitating meetings, and delivering presentations. Associates frequently contribute both to business development and direct client-support efforts.


    • Lead a project team conducting policy and doctrine analysis and research on homeland security projects
    • Coordinate complex projects, maintain client relationships and oversee stakeholder communication
    • Define and convey project objectives and direction
    • Create and manage to project plans, timelines, and schedules to meet project milestones and deliverables
    • Develop and oversee spend plans for projects to meet profit targets
    • Apply and coordinate analytic methodologies and principles with the project team and client
    • Conduct comprehensive analysis of materials and stakeholder feedback to author and revise policy documents
    • Generate analytical assessments, reports, memoranda, and presentations tailored to provide concise, clear, and easily-consumable information for senior public and private sector clients
    • Coordinate with stakeholders by leading meetings and small workgroups to collect, analyze, and report on policy-related data
    • Provide strong attention to detail and the ability to QA/QC deliverables to maintain a consistent and high-quality writing style across reports, presentations, assessments, and other written documents
    • Contribute to business development efforts, including helping shape opportunities for follow-on work, and developing concept papers, white papers, and other marketing materials
    • Help lead the development of proposals and/or proposal chapters, as assigned, meeting proposal deadlines and standards of quality. 


    • Bachelor’s Degree in political science, public policy, social sciences, journalism, homeland security, emergency management, or other relevant field
    • Minimum of five years of professional emergency management experience, with at least one year of relevant professional experience managing project teams (Master’s Degree may be substituted for 2 years of experience)
    • Experience providing, and leading teams in providing, writing, research, and analytic support to policy-related projects; preference given to those with experience in homeland security policy
    • Demonstrated progressive responsibility in project and personnel management duties
    • Candidates selected may be subject to a security investigation and if required, should be able to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

    Required Skills and Experience:

    • Professional experience managing project teams providing writing and research support, preferably to a client in the homeland security field
    • Outstanding research, analysis, and communication (oral and written) skills
    • Knowledge of homeland security and emergency management policy, preferably a knowledge and technical understanding of FEMA doctrine and policy
    • Proficiency in relevant software programs including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
    • Strong attention to detail and the ability to self-edit and quality-check all deliverables produced by the project team
    • Preferred candidates will have at least one of the following:
      • Experience conducting writing and research support for FEMA or other Federal/State/local clients
      • Recent DHS Suitability or experience conducting work at a DHS government facility
      • Experience working directly with state, local, or tribal homeland security or emergency management agencies

    To Apply:


    Candidates should submit a resume, a cover letter explaining interest and relevant qualifications, and a 2-3 page writing sample that demonstrates the ability to synthesize large amounts of information (on any topic) into a concise actionable summary.

    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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