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Drafter 3
Ft. Belvoir, Virginia

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $58,000.00 per year


Sciolex Corporation is a small business currently experiencing rapid growth. When an employee enters our company, they will experience a company culture that values three major pillars above all else: People, Mission, and Company, in that order. We are a company who recognizes that when we take care of our people, the world becomes a brighter place. Come join us and see what we are all about.


The Drafter 3 (Dra3) position requires the employee to support the United States Army Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center’s (C5ISR CENTER) Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate Special Products and Prototyping Division (SPPD) in the coordination, management and oversight of Team Awareness Kit (TAK) and other SPPD product development, integration, and application. The employee will perform a variety of duties including providing the necessary technical, analytic and operational integration skills across the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) core competencies to enable and enhance NVESD SPPD ability to develop, prototype, evaluate, and support equipment and systems. These include TAK, TAK related and ancillary equipment, along with a range of non-tactical and tactical sensor products such as biometrics, ground sensors, counter unmanned aerial systems, intrusion detection, alarm assessment, mission command, network devices, tactical radios, radio frequency, electronic warfare, intelligence collection, and others to meet unique user needs. The Drafter maintains a positive relationship with government personnel, represents InSPIRE in a positive light, and keeps accurate time records in accordance with InSPIRE timekeeping policy

Duties, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

The following requirements are an overview of the duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for the position.

Job Duties

  • Prepare complete sets of complex drawings which include multiple views, detail drawings, and assembly drawings that include complex design features that require considerable drafting skill to visualize and portray.

  • Prepare final construction drawings for floodgates, navigation locks, dams, bridges, culverts, levees, channel excavations, dikes, and berms, prepare boring profiles, typical cross-sections, and land profiles, and delineate related topographical details as required using precedents, drafting standards, and established practices.

  • Prepare complete sets of drawings of test equipment to be manufactured that may require multiple cross-sectional and subassembly drawings from layouts or sketches.

  • Prepare final drawings for street paving and widening or for water and sewer lines having complex trunk lines and reduce field notes and calculates true grades.

  • Complete assignments that regularly require the use of mathematical formulas to draw land contours or to compute weights, center of gravity, load capacities, dimensions, quantities of material, etc.

  • Work from sketches, models, and verbal information supplied by an engineer, architect, or designer to determine the most appropriate views, detail drawings, and supplementary information needed to complete assignments.

  • Select required information from precedents, manufacturers' catalogs, and technical guides.

  • Independently resolves most problems encountered and seek out assistance from supervisors or design originators that may suggest methods of approach or provide advice on unusually difficult problems.

  • Draft and describe dimensions, tolerances, fits, fabrication techniques, and standard parts to use in manufacturing equipment from information supplied by the design originator and from technical handbooks and manuals.

  • Determine the arrangement and prepare drawings of printed circuit boards from electronic schematics, maximum size information, and manuals giving dimensions of standard parts.

  • Identify and notify supervisor of conflicting details in design by reviewing engineering designs, lays out plan, profile and detail appurtenances.

  • Provide drafting support to the design, development, documentation, analysis, creation, testing, and modification of TAK and other SPPD products, systems, programs, and/or prototypes based on user or system design specifications.

  • Provide drafting support to the analysis and testing of new upgrades and enhancements of TAK and other SPPD products and systems to ensure mission operations.

General Duties:

  • Generally, work weekdays only as needed to support ongoing program activity.

  • Communicate with InSPIRE leadership concerning new developments and/or problems.

  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment in job performance.

  • Respond to InSPIRE emails, texts, and phone calls by any identified deadline and in no case later than a reasonable time.

  • Record all hours worked per the InSPIRE timekeeping policy.

  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

  • Consistently promote a professional image of InSPIRE, acting with integrity and a commitment to excellence.

  • Maintain security clearance and/or pass polygraph examinations as required for the customer or contract.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.

  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 80 percent of the work time. Work occasionally requires a high level of mental effort and strain.

  • Ability to sit at a desk and work with documents and/or a computer for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to solve problems and analyze issues.

  • Effective interpersonal skills, including communicating in person, by e-mail, and by telephone with a variety of stakeholders.

  • Ability to follow instructions effectively from InSPIRE management and customer representatives.

  • Ability to provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.

  • Ability to work non-standard hours, including occasionally working evenings, weekends and holidays, as necessary to meet the needs of InSPIRE and its clients.

  • Competently operate standard office equipment, such as computers, photocopiers, and fax machines.

  • Ability to travel to private and public buildings, locally and statewide, via private or public conveyance.

  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language at a level adequate to perform the duties of the position.

  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, subordinates, and outside vendors.

  • Ability to exercise appropriate interpersonal skills necessary to coordinate business and manage different personalities.

Working Conditions

This position predominantly involves sedentary work in an office environment; however, the position may also require travel to private and public buildings—locally, statewide, in the Continental United States (CONUS), and outside of CONUS (OCONUS)—via private or public conveyance. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Use of sensory activities such as talking, seeing, and hearing will be required frequently.

  • Work will involve periods of high mental and/or emotional stress.

Required Education, Experience, and Certifications

  • Associate Degree in Technical discipline.

  • 5 years related work experience.

  • Working knowledge of and experience with derivative classification procedures in environments up to Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information.

About Us:

Sciolex Corporation is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and trusted provider in the civil and defense, intelligence, and security industries. With our remarkable team of engineers, analysts, developers, program managers, and support staff, we work to solve our nation’s most intricate challenges through creative and innovative solutions.

At Sciolex Corporation, our top priorities and most valuable resources are our employees, which is why we offer a competitive total compensation package. We are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) who celebrates diversity in and out of our organization. Come see where your opportunities for success can flourish.


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