Obsidian Analysis seeking hazard mitigation analyst

Obsidian Analysis, Inc., said Tuesday it is seeking a hazard mitigation programs research analyst for its Washington D.C. office.

This position provides research and writing support for the company's clients and develops analytical assessments, reports and other materials for presentations. The research analyst is also expected to pay strong attention to details and will represent the company in professional settings.

Applicants need a bachelor's degree within a field that is related to emergency management, public policy, political science or homeland security and a minimum of one year of working experience. Candidates will receive special consideration for experience within emergency management, public policy, private consulting or homeland security related fields. Volunteer and internship experience does qualify.

Research analysts should possess exceptional ability to conduct research and analysis and communicate in both spoken and written forms. Candidates should be familiar with Word, Powerpoint and Excel or related programs. Applicants will be favored if they possess attention to detail and experience with writing and research support efforts, especially in a relevant field to this position. The ability to self-edit and check the quality of their work is also desired.

Candidates with the following qualifications will be strongly favored: experience working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency or other similar clients at state, local and tribal levels; knowledge and familiarity of emergency preparedness domains; or recent Department of Homeland Security suitability or working experience with that department.