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Intelligence and Counterintelligence Professional (Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.


Organization 05914, Systems Analysis Department, is seeking an Intelligence and Counterintelligence Professional to join the dynamic and exciting Intelligence Community (IC) Services team! The selected candidate will help implement analytic tradecraft requirements, procedures, and methodologies for DOE and OGA sponsored analytic products.

On any given day, one may be called upon to:

+ Work within a team of high functioning tradecraft analysts to ensure delivery of impactful products (e.g. documents and briefings) for sponsors in accordance with Intelligence Community protocols, tradecraft, and standards
+ Build and implement tailored production process workflows to ensure quality, and coordinate with IC Services team to ensure efficient publication timelines
+ Serve as a subject matter specialist on tradecraft to management and technical staff by providing mentorship, advice, and training on standard methodologies for tradecraft, quality, peer review, and accessing to all-source intelligence information
+ Coordinate with technical and business teams to provide status and tracking of results for internal management and the sponsor
+ Perform tradecraft reviews – sometimes under tight time limits– to ensure clarity of message, high writing quality, and focused purpose across a full range of products
+ Collaborate with technical teams to conceptualize and develop frameworks for future efforts
+ Analyze and integrate information from multiple sources to build products addressing sophisticated questions or issues that allow a diverse audience to easily understand the intended message and its implications
+ Provide recommendations and drive towards solutions to improve tradecraft


+ A Bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, technical writing, political science, psychology, STEM, or other relevant field plus 6 years of related experience within the intelligence community, DOE/NNSA, DoD; or a Master’s degree in above plus 2 years of above related experience; or equivalent experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of the job
+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
+ An active DOE Q-level security clearance and an active SCI-level Clearance; or other equivalent active security clearance such as DOD Top Secret and SCI-level Clearance


+ A self-starter who is flexible, takes leadership, and demonstrates a sense of curiosity
+ A familiarity with the workings of government, the Intelligence Community, and associated policies and guidelines
+ A teammate who is willing to serve in both support and leadership roles
+ Outstanding written and verbal communication, critical thinking, English grammar, and syntax skills; a writing sample (500 words or more) may be requested prior to any scheduled interviews
+ The ability to provide outstanding customer service and cultivate trust-based professional relationships
+ A proven record of anticipating issues, manage competing arrangements, and implementing effective solutions to meet timelines and results
+ Experience crafting and teaching analytic tradecraft course materials
+ Knowledge of ICD203, Analytic Standards, and its application to intelligence analysis
+ Success working in a tight-knit team environment
+ The ability to develop and present ideas and solutions that advance the goals and mission of the organization

Department Description:

The Systems Analysis Group, 05914, performs technical systems analysis and technical assessments for topics related to threats to US National Security. We produce technical analyses and assessments by assimilating, evaluating, and making sophisticated judgments about the direction, maturity, and risks to US national security using a wide array of information types from many different agencies and institutions.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)
+ Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) SCI security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.


This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2021-04-02 Expires: 2021-05-02

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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Intelligence and Counterintelligence Professional (Mid-Career)

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