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Jacobs Assistant Scientist I in Dugway, Utah

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Mission Statement

Jacobs provides field, range, testing, chemical, and biological laboratory support to the U.S. Army at the West Desert Test Center (WDTC) located at Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), UT. As a major test site for the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, the WDTC is responsible for the test and evaluation of chemical and biological (CB) defense systems, incendiary and smoke/obscuration munitions systems, and related operational concepts.

In addition to these responsibilities, we also support non-CB testing at the WDTC for the DOD and other Federal agencies, including environmental assessment/impact evaluation and munitions demilitarization.

Our Dugway Operation was established in 2004 with the award of the Field, Range, Chamber, and Laboratory Support Services (FRC&LSS) contract to Jacobs. Through the FRC&LSS contract, we have integrated with Mellor Engineering, TOPE, and JRAD with a composite staff size of more than 170 personnel.

Job Description

Jacobs is seeking an Assistant Scientist I to support the Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) contract. Act as a chemistry subject matter expert to support the training and testing programs within the Special Programs Division by providing support to program managers and test directors in the execution of respective programs.

Typical Duties:

  • Prepare and present training/testing briefings to government customers.

  • The position will require work in LAB and Simulated LAB environments on a regular basis.

  • Field training and testing at various sites may require extended periods of time at remote sites.

  • On occasion, weekend and after-hour shifts may be required as well as travel to off-site locations.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Education and Experience:

  • Baccalaureate degree in chemistry (or equivalent training)

  • Must be able to execute specified experiments in laboratory for Chemical & biological defense or environmental programs/projects.

  • Participates as a member of a research/development team with responsibilities to execute assigned project objectives with nominal supervision.

  • Provides laboratory support to test directors in the execution of specific projects. Generates and reduces data for test directors.

  • Provides input to the production of test reports and maintains documentation of laboratory work.

  • Must be competent in basic computer software (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • One (1) year of experience with direct government or contractor supporting government laboratory operations contracts), other physical science, or engineering, and a minimum of one (1) years of laboratory experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience)

  • Able to work with or around highly toxic materials

  • Must clearly demonstrate capability to effectively generate and obtain data, evaluate data, define problems, and design experiments

  • Must be capable of planning and executing a project with nominal guidance

  • Must be proficient in gas chromatography, spectroscopy, or other analytical instrumentation used in the laboratory.

  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of set-up, operation, sampling, calibration, quality control, data collection, and trouble-shooting for test monitoring in a chemical agent or simulant environment

Clearance: Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements:

Medium- Exerts up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.

Work Environment:

Generally an outdoor environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

An inside environment may be a cubicle (considerations: close quarters, low to moderate noise, bright or dim lighting).

Outside work may include various environmental conditions including hot and cold climates.

Needs to be able to work well with co-workers and all levels of management.

No hazards on the job or unusual environmental conditions.

The office is located on-site in Government spaces at Dugway Proving Ground, UT.

Equipment and Machines:

Ability to operate office equipment such as a personal computer, printer, copy machine, telephone, fax machine, and other equipment including desk supplies and other work-related tools as required.


Regular hours will be between Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines.

Must exhibit flexibility of work hours to adjust to surge situations based on critical mission requirements.

Other Essential Functions:

Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management, and co-workers.

Must have clear, concise, and accurate communication skills in English, both verbal and written.

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to employees or others.

Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner.

Independent personal transportation to the office or worksite is required.

Travel to and from customer’s locations and the test fields may be required to support projects.

This may involve airline travel.

When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear a seatbelt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when the vehicle is in motion.

This position will require a valid driver's license to operate a variety of vehicles.

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