Canvas Inc.
  • 18-Oct-2017 to 17-Dec-2017 (CST)
  • 20010, VA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Human Factors Engineer

Location: Washington, D.C.

Canvas is currently seeking a Human Factors Engineer to assist in the development of supporting documents for committees and activities, such as the Joint Human Systems Integration Steering Council and the Artificial Intelligence/Autonomy/Human-Machine Teaming workshops.


  • Assist in providing management oversight, drafting policy guidance, and coordinating budget and Congressional special interest items in human-machine teaming, including human systems integration, human computer interaction, human factors engineering, and human cognitive processing.
  • Maintain awareness of the literature and advances in human computer interaction, data visualization techniques, the cognitive science behind decision aid tools, and human factors principles.
  • Assist in developing a human machine teaming roadmap for DoD S&T. Work with FFRDCs and other interested parties to develop process to gather subject matter experts internal and external to DoD and guide them to building a roadmap including planning a Fall 2018 workshop.
  • Maintain awareness of activities of the Autonomy Community of Interest, and the "Systems Interfaces" subarea within the Human Systems Community of Interest. Work across the C4I COI as needed.
  • Assist in preparing for and conducting research reviews, meetings, workshops, etc. In addition to technical guidance, agenda development, and concept framing, support may include activities such as assisting coordination of calendars of senior DoD personnel, and meeting logistics management.  Assist in post meeting follow up including reports, minutes, as well as tracking and execution of recommendations.
  • Assist in reviewing and preparing Human Systems documents for DoD-wide dissemination and public release. Maintain a log and repository of all Human Systems publicly-released briefings.
  • Prepare draft papers to include: technical evaluations, weekly reports, information papers, action memoranda, emails, and other documents.
  • Maintain broad situational awareness of issues in program areas.
  • Monitor year-end close actions for program area.
  • Assist in tasker responses/packages development

Experience Preferred:

A minimum of five (5) years of recent and relevant experience. Proficient in technical research, an in-depth knowledge of Human Performance, Training, and BioSystems and technical writing. Excellent communication skills, unstructured verbal interactions, briefings, and meeting moderation; and, ability to work independently with both junior and senior staff in a distributed environment while maintaining a strong commitment to deliverable scheduled.


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in medicine, biology, neuroscience, psychology, toxicology, engineering, mathematics, or other science and technology related subjects is required.

Clearance: TS/SCI

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