DTRA Program Manager – DURC Compliance and Research Oversight

  • Full Time
  • Fort Belvoir, VA
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: GS-13 $96,970 to $126,062 per year
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance.

Website Defense Threat Reduction Agency


Oversees all DTRA supported human research and animal use to ensure Human and Animal research proposals meet regulatory compliance standards for approval by the Executive Secretary, Research Oversight Board.

Integrates RD-CB’s DURC compliance and reporting and synchronizes DoD DURC approaches with interagency approaches.

Serves as RD-CB focal point for Program Reviews by DoD Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions Compliance Review Groups.

Establishes and maintains effective communications with institutional officials, Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) leadership, researchers, DoD research oversight community, representatives of professional organizations, and others involved with research oversight and compliance issues.

Ensures regulatory compliance for DTRA human subjects research and animal care and use. Under the Division Chief, negotiates and administers Human Research Protection Programs (HRPPs) and DTRA Human Research and Animal Use Management Plans.

Oversees and conducts detailed reviews of research program documents (e.g., protocols, IRB and IACUC minutes, lifecycle action reports, etc.) for technical accuracy, format, content, and compliance with applicable DTRA, DoD, and federal guidelines for the protection and care of human and animal subjects.

Develops, organizes, and implements substantive and meaningful education programs in human subject research ethics, regulatory compliance, responsible conduct of research, and research integrity for Agency-wide activities engaged in or supporting human subject research.


You may qualify at the GS-13, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service:

  • Experience with the ethical regulatory aspects of human research and animal use to ensure the research proposals meet compliance standards.
    Experience in other regulatory compliance subjects to include Dual-Use Research of Concern (DURC), Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions (CWC/BWC).
  • Creating, guiding and assessing research and development programs / projects.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

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