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It’s an exciting time to work for the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND). We offer challenging professional, scientific, technical, and administrative assignments in the U.S. and abroad—each building on a strong tradition of public service and commitment to mission.

As an Acquisition workforce we hire the following career fields to include, but are not limited to:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Financial Management
  • Information Technology
  • Logistics
  • Program Management
  • Science and Technology
  • Test and Evaluation

At JPEO-CBRND, we are committed to fostering a "People First" culture. JPEO-CBRND offers education reimbursement, certificate programs, professional and leadership development as well as mentoring programs. We support and nurture the growth of our employees and provide the tools to ensure superior performance in all our missions. We offer limitless opportunities for experienced professionals, veterans, current and recent university and graduate students.

Once the positions are announced, read the announcement thoroughly, work carefully on your resume and submit any additional requested documents in accordance with the instructions in the announcement. Please review our page or on the Army Civilian Careers website for all JPEO-CBRND job vacancies.

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Quality of Life and Career Enrichment

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Alternate Work Schedules

With supervisory approval, employees may fulfill their 80-hour biweekly work requirement either under a Flexible Work Schedule or Compressed Work Schedule.

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With supervisory approval, Telework is a work arrangement that allows an employee to perform work, during any part of regular, paid hours, at an approved alternative worksite (e.g., home, telework center). Telework can either be regularly recurring / routine or situational (ad hoc).

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Employee Wellness Program

The JPEO-CBRND supports health and physical fitness programs and activities for Federal employees because of their relationship to enhancing performance, minimizing absenteeism and other health related problems, and strengthening the Government's ability to recruit and retain qualified staff.

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Student Loan Repayment

Eligible employees may qualify and be offered a Student Loan Repayment benefit as a recruitment or retention incentive. An employee receiving this benefit must sign a service agreement to remain in the service of the paying agency for a period of at least three (3) years.

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Leadership Development, Training and Education

Employees have the opportunity and are encouraged to take leadership courses both online and in the classroom to broaden their technical and leadership skills. In addition to annual training requirements, employees are encouraged to complete elective training and education opportunities to sharpen their skills and enhance their professional development within various topic areas. 

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Acquisition Certification

Employees in acquisition positions are eligible for resident and distance learning courses of varying lengths designed to meet acquisition career field core certification standards as well as specific assignment developmental needs.

We're proud to be a "Workplace of Choice"


Salary – Employees receive competitive salaries that include locality pay adjustments in areas with a higher cost of living.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) – The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. The JPEO-CBRND is an eligible employer for the purposes of PSLF. 

Leave and Holidays

Federal Holidays – There are 11 federal holidays.

Annual Leave (vacation) – Full-time employees with less than three years of service earns four hours of annual leave each pay period. After three years of service, but less than 15 will earn six hours per pay period and 15 or more years of service will earn eight hours of annual leave per pay period.

Sick Leave – Full-time employees earn four hours of sick leave each pay period, with the ability to carry over existing sick leave to following leave.

Paid Parental Leave – Paid Parental Leave (PPL) is a paid leave category that provides eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of PPL in connection with the birth of an employee’s child or the placement of a child with an employee for adoption or foster care. Note: An employee must meet FMLA eligibility requirements based on their appointment. 

Military Leave – Full-time employees are entitled to time off at full pay for certain types of active or inactive duty in the National Guard or as a Reserve of the U.S. Armed Forces. Upon request, members of the National Guard or Reserve are provided 15 days per fiscal year for active duty, active duty training, and inactive duty training. An employee can carry over a maximum of 15 days into the next fiscal year.


Health Benefits – Employees enjoy the security of Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) insurance to cover themselves and their families. Employees may choose from a number of options to include Consumer-Driven High Deductible, Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO) or Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs).

Dental & Vision – Employees use the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).

Life Insurance – Employees are eligible for the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), which is the largest group life insurance program in the world! They may choose from the Basic Insurance option and three forms of Optional Insurance. Flexible Spending Accounts – Employees may contribute a portion of their salaries on a pretax basis to pay for health care or dependent care expenses.


Long Term Care – Full-time employees are eligible to purchase Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) coverage for themselves and/or eligible family members to provide financial relief should they require lengthy or lifelong assistance with activities of daily living.


Retirement – One of the most valuable benefits is coverage under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a retirement plan that provides benefits from three different sources: a Basic Benefit Plan, Social Security and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Two of the three parts of FERS (Social Security and the TSP) can go with you to your next job if you leave the Federal Government before retirement.

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) – The TSP is a retirement savings and investment plan for Federal employees and offers the same types of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations offer their employees under 401(k) plans.