POSITION DESCRIPTION Barbaricum seeks a Chemist Support SME to support an advanced EOD course of instruction specifically designed to train EOD operators assigned to support SOF Regional Commanders. This PWS focuses on curriculum, operational training, and practical exercises to better prepare EOD personnel to support SOF missions. This program is meant to train EOD Technicians prior to their evaluation period within the SOF EOD Fleet Readiness Training Plan (FRTP). The evaluation is conducted by the appropriate EOD Group Training and Evaluation Unit (TEU).
This contracted training event is to provide post-military, experience-based Improvised Explosive Device (IED) diagnostics and Category A training to United States Navy (USN) EOD Technicians in support of Counter Terrorism (CT) Direct Action (DA) mission forces deployed throughout all regions of the world.
- Secret Security Clearance
- PhD in Organic Chemistry
- 5 years of verifiable experience in synthesizing and mixing homemade explosives
Bonus military nerd headscratching: So I'm sure the US Navy has their own EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) technicians. But who are the "Counter Terrorism (CT) Direct Action (DA) mission forces"? I think my understanding of elite special forces units is pretty decent, but is about a decade out of date.... I guess what I am really saying is that I feel that "Direct Action (DA)" is a new-ish term for the US military to be using in its self-descriptions.