JPEOCBRND Protecting the Joint Force


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.

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 •

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 grad students.

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


Salary– Employees receive competitive salaries that include locality payadjustments in areas with a high cost of living.

Leave and Holidays

Federal Holidays– There are 10 paid Federal holidays.

Annual Leave (vacation) – Full-time employee with less than 3 years of service earns 4 hours of annual leave each pay period.  After 3 years of service, but less than 15 will earn 6 hours and 15 or more years of service will earn 8 hours of annual leave each pay period.

Sick Leave – Full-time employees earn 4 hours of sick leave each pay period, with the ability to carry over existing sick leave to following years.

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 National Guard or Reservist 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 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 – Our 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 for our employees is their 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.

Quality of Life and Career Enrichment

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.

Telework – 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 will either be regularly recurring routine or situational (ad hoc).

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.

Student Loan Repayment – Eligible employees may be offered this 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 3 years.

Leadership Development, Training, and Education – Employees have the opportunity to take leadership courses both online and in the classroom to broaden their technical and leadership skills.

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


Who We Are

The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) exists to manage our nation’s investments in chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) defense equipment.  Having “Joint” in our title clarifies we support all Services.  For example, we provide protective masks to the soldiers walking the streets of a battle torn country and also our Airmen flying in our skies.  We also work closely with various government agencies that need CBRN defense equipment.

Our headquarters is located in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Edgewood Area, MD, but we have offices across the United States.  There are three unique joint project management offices which manage the acquisition of CBRN equipment as enablers to achieving the National Security Strategy and supporting the U.S. Armed Forces as well as four joint project lead offices.  As you scroll through this website you will gain a clearer understanding of our unique structure and the capabilities the programs. Please visit the “Who We Are” tab to learn more about the Joint Project Management Offices for CBRN Protection, CBRN Medical, and CBRN Sensors.


With 20 representatives in various Department of Defense Offices across the United States and in other countries, we maintain full situational awareness of CBRN needs, policies, up and coming technologies, and our threat.  As a successful proactive acquisition program, we put capable and supportable systems in the hands of the users (service members and first responders), when and where it is needed, at an affordable price. Read more about our latest success stories in our news tab.