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Nuclear Weapons SME 

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The Nuclear Weapons SME will directly support the Nuclear Technology and Integration Directorate, Nuclear Surety and Certification Division (AFNWC/NTS). This division is responsible for guiding and managing the Air Force's Nuclear Certification Program, independently assessing Nuclear Surety, and executing Compatibility Certification of all Air Force and Allied air-delivered nuclear capabilities.

Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To:

  • Provide assessments of new technology efforts for Air Delivered vehicles as well as assisting with developing requirements for future technologies.
  • Combine knowledge of Nuclear Surety and Certification to provide support of all Air Force and Allied air-delivered nuclear capabilities.
  • Comfortable working on ill-defined problems with many variables.
  • Assist with proposal development, if necessary.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • Requires strong knowledge and understanding of DoD nuclear weapons policy, nuclear weapons physical security requirements and a background in analytical, administrative, programmatic, and planning support for nuclear weapons surety programs.
  • Previous experience supporting acquisition and/or operation of strategic weapons systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in integrated Government/FFRDC/SETA teams.
  • Ability to interact directly with senior Government management and to work autonomously in a program office environment.
  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and complete tasks on short timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers.
  • Minimum fourteen (14) – fifteen (15) or more years' experience with aircraft and/or Nuclear Certification experience.
  • Experience with Auto-Cad; 3-D Modeling Software.
  • Defense/DoD- Nuclear Industry background.
  • Knowledge of Nuclear Surety Compliance Requirements.
  • Five (5) + years professional engineering experience, including a technical background in a nuclear environment working in the Nuclear industry or having exposure to the nuclear environment through military or DOD/DOE preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, mathematics, or an appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institution.

Other Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with customer and fulfill all duties and responsibilities as listed in the contract.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite including, but not limited to: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement. While the vaccine mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors is still being decided, we are continuing to collect vaccination record cards and accepting requests for legal accommodations (approval of a legal accommodation is not guaranteed). Although providing this documentation is not required at this time, we appreciate your cooperation in voluntarily providing this documentation to us should the Executive Order be upheld in the courts.

Security Clearance:

  • Top Secret security clearance required.

US Citizenship: This position supports a U.S. Government Contract whose terms require Sawdey Solution Services to staff it only with U.S. Citizens.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Requisition Category Proposal  
Req Number OTH-22-00016  
Location Fort Belvoir, VA  
About the Organization Here at Sawdey Solution Services, an ISO 9001-14001 certified and CMMI-SVC v2 Level 3 appraised corporate headquarters, we have built a nationwide and global footprint by providing innovative, cross-disciplined professional services, engineering, and cyber solutions to Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Agencies, and commercial customers. Operating successfully since 2001, we are a Woman Owned/Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (WOSB/SDVOSB). Our mission is to provide employees with the best experience in a people focused, continuous process improvement environment. We are extremely proud of the culture we have created and encourage all prospective applicants to take a look at what other applicants and employees are saying about us:

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What We Offer:

Whether you are a transitioning service member or are an experienced government contracting professional, Sawdey Solution Services offers a strong benefits package that extends beyond compensation. In addition to our healthcare plans, we also have benefits that encourage work/life balance, support your retirement goals, and aid in achieving not only your career goals, but your educational and training goals as well.

Don't just take our word (and others' words) for it… We invite you to come experience the Sawdey difference for yourself!

EOE Statement We are a Disabled-Veterans-41 CFR 60 1.4, Equal Opportunity Employer. Devoted to creating a diverse and friendly workplace, we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or veteran status. Our goals and beliefs are that diverse backgrounds and experiences empower and enable us to offer our customers an unmatched level of service. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply!  
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