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Associate Research Analyst (Emergency Management focus) - Safety & Security Research

CNA, 3003 Washington Blvd, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America Req #119
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

CNA fosters an inclusive culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Our flexible and engaging work environment encourages iterative and creative collaboration at every stage of the problem solving process. Our employees are committed to helping clients develop effective solutions to better manage their programs through scientific, data-driven approaches.

We are looking for creative and innovative individuals to help carry out our mission. 

PRIMARY PURPOSE

Staff at this level will provide research, analytical, and technical support on a range of projects.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION AND/OR DUTIES

1. Under close supervision, conducts research and analysis that meets CNA’s quality standards* on focused, structured questions.  Can effectively apply standard, routine, and well-established analytic methodologies. With minimal direction and supervision, routinely produces analysis that is logical and traceable as well as objective and unbiased.  Shows some analytic creativity

 

2. Develops rudimentary institutional knowledge of primary clients/sponsors; their culture, organization, and issues.

 

3. Contributes productively and harmoniously to the work of others; treats everyone respectfully, professionally and fairly.  Keeps others informed.  Actively engages with colleagues and works with manager to identify opportunities for collaborations with

 

4. Supports business development efforts and/or marketing activities by conducting background research and helping prepare materials under the direction of more experienced staff.

 

5. Limited interaction with sponsors/clients and their study POCs under the supervision of an experienced colleague.

 

6. Impact largely confined to individual project work.

 

7. Demonstrates basic, effective communication skills, both written and oral.  Can effectively present work to colleagues and CNA managers.

 

8. Works under close supervision on focused, well-structured pieces of projects.

 

9. Exhibits a positive attitude in interactions with colleagues and clients/sponsors.  Serves as an effective member of project or research team by supporting leadership as needed.

 

10. Performs other duties as assigned.


JOB REQUIREMENTS

1. Education: Minimum Master’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience.

 

2. Experience: Typical minimum requirements Master’s & 0+ years of experience in research and analysis. Experience in disaster management, community engagement, working with government, non-governmental, and private sector stakeholders preferred.

  

3. Skills: Facility with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint); Ability to manage databases; Ability to gather and organize information on policies, systems, problems, or procedures; Strong critical thinking and organizational skills; Basic knowledge of research techniques; Ability to plan and organize tasks effectively, both as an individual contributor and as a team member; strong verbal and written communication skills.  

 

4. Other: Ability to obtain and maintain an Active Secret Security Clearance.

 

CNA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service and protected veterans, or other non-merit based factors. In addition to federal legal requirements, CNA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. These protections extend to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting and hiring practices, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training and career development programs. For more information about EEO protections, please view the EEO is the law posters below: "EEO is the Law" Poster; "EEO is the Law" Poster Supplement. The pay transparency policy is available here: Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Poster

 

To be considered for hire, all individuals applying for positions with CNA are subject to a background investigation. For positions requiring access to classified information, U.S. citizenship is required. Individuals will also be subject to an additional government background investigation, and continued employment eligibility is contingent upon the ability to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Other details

  • Job Family Research
  • Job Function Career Path II - Expert & Research Specialist
  • Pay Type Salary
  • CNA, 3003 Washington Blvd, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America