The Cadmus Group

  • Research Analyst - Policy & Program Assessment

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/25/2018 10:12 AM)
    Job ID
    # 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 Homeland Security Sector provides clients with pragmatic solutions to their most important security and resilience 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 and the private sector. Our team helps Cadmus clientele develop creative solutions that help the nation prepare for threats and hazards, secure critical assets, and save lives.


    About the Opportunity


    Cadmus’s Homeland Security Sector is seeking candidates for the Research Analyst position to support help desk, configuration, testing, training, and communications work for FEMA’s Non-Disaster Grants System (ND Grants). A Research Analyst is an entry-level position with varied system testing, configuration, training, communications, and administrative responsibilities. Examples include, developing configuration workbooks for preparedness grant programs, creating training materials and communications products, answering help desk inquiries, as well as administering training webinars. A Research Analyst typically supports tasks and reports to a task lead.

    This position will include supporting FEMA’s Grant Programs Directorate at the client site, primarily by developing helpdesk, training, communications, and configuration materials for grant recipients who use the ND Grants. Projects may include developing systems user guides and video tutorials, establishing the ND Grants Service Desk communications platforms and schedule, as well as testing ND Grants following software updates.


    Please note: 

    • This position will be located at a client site and finalist must be able to earn FEMA Suitability.



    Responsibilities for this position include:

    • Creating and maintaining branded training products, deliveries, and plans to support system users
    • Supporting ND Grants user help desk inquiries
    • Supporting testing events and developing configuration documentation
    • Working directly with government clients and Cadmus supervisors to perform programmatic and administrative tasks, such as scheduling trainings, discussing communications plans, and setting up webinars
    • Analyzing and reporting data to enhance training, communications, and help desk support


    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 work well with our existing teams and become integral, contributing members of our staff.


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

    • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
    • Outstanding organizational skills
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to build relationships with clients
    • Proficiency in relevant software programs, such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
    • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as communications or social science, and 0-2 years of experience

    We will also consider these additional qualifications:

    • Demonstrated experience and interest in homeland security and emergency management, grants, and/or grants management systems
    • Experience managing grants for FEMA or other federal, state, and/or local governments
    • Experience developing training and communications products for state and local governments and/or grants management systems
    • Experience supporting government IT systems

    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 communications and/or training capabilities.


    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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