Physical Life Sciences | livermore, CA | 08/10/2021
Reference #: REF1358A
Job Code: SES.2 Science & Engineering MTS 2 / SES.3 Science & Engineering MTS 3
Organization: Global Security
Position Type: Career Indefinite
Security Clearance: Anticipated DOE Q clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information access (requires U.S. citizenship and a federal background investigation)
Drug Test: Required for external applicant(s) selected for this position (includes testing for use of marijuana)
Medical Exam: Not applicable
Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!
Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.
We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.
We are looking for individuals who demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers; engage in, advocate for, and contribute to building an inclusive and diverse culture; and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.
We have multiple openings for Mid-Career Nonproliferation and Export Control Analysts to conduct policy, technical, and all-source intelligence analysis in support of the nuclear, chemical, biological, and missile threat-reduction missions. You will be part of a team responsible for all-source research and analysis related to nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), with a special focus on domestic and international strategic trade controls. This work will focus primarily on supporting the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) role in export licensing and outreach, interdiction, and technical assessments of WMD-related commodities and technologies. The positions are in the Global Security Principal Directorate’s Z Program.
This position will be filled at either the SES.2 or SES.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
In this role, you will
- Conduct all-source research on foreign entities and/or national security-related topics, including researching and reviewing entities attempting to license U.S. export-controlled nuclear and dual-use commodities and technology.
- Independently develop nonproliferation-related proposals for analytical papers for U.S. government agencies.
- Use independent judgment to determine methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria to contribute to research processes and fulfill project and organizational goals and recommend improvements.
- Produce timely, high-quality, written analyses or briefings related to nonproliferation and export control policy issues, working independently or as a member of a team.
- Maintain an awareness and understanding of current U.S. government national security priorities, initiatives, developments, and other pertinent information for assigned areas, principally nonproliferation and U.S. export controls.
- Participate in trainings, briefings, or other program-related events, including contributing to meetings with sponsors, other DOE Laboratories, and U.S. government agencies, traveling occasionally.
- Responsible for ensuring appropriate security requirements are met for all levels of classified/unclassified information under direct control.
- Support export control and technology transfer decision making processes with analytical products, studies, and reports evaluating WMD proliferation risks.
- Maintain and ensure appropriate quality standards of moderately complex to complex projects including developing, reviewing, and coordinating deliverables, publications, and presentations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.3 level
- Serve as a Principal Investigator (PI) and subject matter expert for dual-use commodities and technologies related to nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons and/or delivery systems.
- Serve as a subject matter expert to export control and interdiction working groups addressing complex intelligence issues with strong technical and policy components; develop innovative concepts and publish analytic and scientific research results consistent with intelligence community standards.
- Serve as an assigned program-related point of contact and lead working groups to address complex nonproliferation, export control, and intelligence issues with both technical and policy components.
- Bachelor’s degree in physical science, engineering, political science, international relations or other relevant discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Fundamental knowledge and understanding of the primary functions, authorities, and nonproliferation and export control–related roles of U.S. government national security agencies and departments (e g., intelligence community, Departments of Energy, Defense, and State and Homeland Security).
- Experience using independent judgment within the scope of the position, using fundamental knowledge to solve problems, while adhering to defined practices and procedures.
- Broad experience working independently or as a member of a team to produce finished analyses related to national security issues.
- Knowledge of nonproliferation and national security issues as they relate to proliferation of WMD via state and non-state actors; knowledge of international nonproliferation-focused treaties and regimes that form the basis for WMD-related laws and norms.
- Broad knowledge of Intelligence Community needs and practices, including analytical standards, security markings, and intelligence oversight and compliance.
- Experience conducting all-source analysis in support of programs and projects for national security missions and related issues.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to manage projects and effectively present, explain, and advise team members, senior management, and external sponsors and customers, including preparing and presenting proposals, crafting studies, and reporting results.
- Obtain and maintain Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance and security in a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) environment for information that is under the analyst’s direct control.
Additional qualifications at the SES.3 level
- Master’s degree in physical science, engineering, political science, international relations or other relevant discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Extensive knowledge and understanding of the primary functions, authorities, and nonproliferation and export control–related roles of U.S. government national security agencies and departments (e g., intelligence community, Departments of Energy, Defense, and State and Homeland Security).
- Extensive experience conducting all-source analysis in support of programs and projects for national security missions and related issues.
Qualifications We Desire
- Industry or academic experience designing, using, or evaluating dual-use equipment and technologies relevant to WMD research, development, and production processes.
- Experience designing, using, or evaluating equipment and technologies relevant to WMD.
- Experience working for the U.S. government in intelligence or national security focused policy areas.
- Advanced knowledge of domestic and international strategic trade controls.
- Experience providing policy or analytical support to nonproliferation treaties, multilateral and domestic export control regimes, and WMD-related sanctions; experience as a key contributor to analysis of proliferation-related activities and organizations.
- Experience engaging foreign partners in support of enhancing international and multilateral nonproliferation priorities, principally nonproliferation and export controls.
Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?
- Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor
- Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
- Comprehensive Benefits Package
- Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
- Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment
Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.
Pre-Employment Drug Test
External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.
Pre-Placement Medical Exam
A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.
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