The Cadmus Group

  • Preparedness Policy and Program Assessment Research Analyst

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington | US-MD-Bethesda | US-VA-Arlington, Virginia
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
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    # of Openings
    Research Analyst
  • Overview

    About Cadmus


    Governments, communities, and organizations across the United States face complex and expanding threats to their security. At Cadmus, our Safety, Security, and Resilience practice 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 and emergency management 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


    Cadmus’ Homeland Security Sector is seeking candidates for the Research Analyst position to support analytical work for its homeland security clients. A Research Analyst is an entry-level position with varied analytical and administrative responsibilities—such as research, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and preparing reports and briefings for senior government officials and the public.

    This position will include supporting FEMA’s National Preparedness Assessment Division (NPAD), specifically by conducting qualitative and quantitative analyses evaluating activities, programs, and policies as they relate to preparedness for natural and manmade disasters. Projects may include evaluations of program effectiveness, assessing disaster operations to support continuous improvement, and developing briefings for FEMA leadership.



    Responsibilities for this position include:

    • Developing assessments, reports, memoranda, presentations, and training material for government clients
    • Supporting stakeholder coordination in support of project objectives
    • Employing qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques to draw conclusions from different data sources
    • Providing legislative and policy analysis and research on emergency management-related topics
    • Working with government clients and Cadmus supervisors to performing administrative tasks, such as scheduling, organizing meetings, and taking notes


    Who we are looking for


    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 also pride ourselves on our 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 fit in well with our existing teams and become integral and contributing members of our staff.


    As an entry-level position, we invite both recent graduates and those with relevant experience to apply for the Research Analyst opening. Successful candidates will demonstrate:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as public policy or a social science
    • Outstanding research and quantitative and qualitative analysis skills
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Proficiency in relevant software programs, such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
    • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
    • Ability to obtain a DHS Suitability

    We will also consider these additional qualifications:

    • Demonstrated experience and interest in homeland security and emergency management
    • Experience conducting preparedness assessments for FEMA or other federal/state/local clients

    To Apply


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