Thursday, August 24, 2017

A job description that could have only come from the defense industry

Description: Leidos has an opening for a Lab and Monitoring specialist to support the Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA) program.  The successful candidate will support the PCAPP Field Office (FO) Project Manager by acting as a chemist in performing environmental analysis, typically in assessing, analyzing, researching and ensuring environmental policy compliance with pertinent Federal, state and local environmental regulations, which may include CERCLA, CAA, and RCRA.   
...Provide technical input by reviewing chemical agent monitoring baseline data generated by the PCAPP laboratory for the purpose of verifying the data generated meets the requirement of the PEO ACWA LMQAP. The data review shall be performed to determine that the facilities’ analytical methods are meeting programmatic requirements prior to the PEO ACWA release of the data to the CDC. 


  1. "People who live in glass houses should not throw stones" as yes significant use of acronyms but Chemists and Biologist rely heavily on such shorthand its just we learn what they mean- likely any qualified person would undersatnd the ad

    1. I've seen a lot of postings for the JNJ site in Titusville, NJ using acronyms that seem to describe internal programs--without ever defining them. As in, "Responsibilities: Key stakeholder in TNOLYBBQ program." Titusville seems to be where JNJ sticks a lot of clinical development people, so I figured they started developing their own language.

    2. A10:59AM: GACICSYP

      (Guilty As Charged, I Certainly See Your Point)

  2. I think they use these highly specific acronyms to discourage outside job applicants, they already have someone