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Nonproliferation Analyst

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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We have an opening for a Nonproliferation Analyst. You will be part of a team responsible for all-source research and analysis related primarily to the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), delivery systems, and related materials. This work will focus on providing officials at the Department of Energy (DOE) with timely, concise, and relevant information regarding potential national security risks associated with proposed exports of sensitive dual-use U.S.-origin technology. This position is in the Nonproliferation and Arms Control (NPAC) program within Global Security Principal Directorates Z Program.

This position will be filled at either the SES.1 or SES.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES- Conduct all-source research on foreign entities and/or national security-related topics of limited complexity.
- Prioritize and assess the credibility of information collected during research phase and under general direction, use it to prepare time sensitive written analyses that are concise, relevant, and sourced.
- Produce timely, high quality, written analyses or briefings related to nonproliferation and export control policy issues, workingindependently 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.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Serve as an assigned program-related point of contact and lead working groups to address moderate to complex intelligence issues with strong technical and policy components.
- 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.

- Bachelors degree in physical science, engineering, political science, international relations or other related 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, DOE, Defense, State, and Homeland Security).
- Knowledge of nonproliferation and national security issues as they relate to proliferation ofWMD via state and non-state actors.
- Knowledge of international nonproliferation-focused treaties and regimes that form the basis for WMD-related laws and norms.
- Experience searching, managing, and analyzing information on various platforms, including open source and intelligence.
- Experience working within a team supporting a single mission effectively.
- Sufficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
- Experience using independent judgment within the scope of the position using fundamental knowledge to solve problems, while adhering to defined practices and procedures.

- Comprehensive knowledge of nonproliferation treaties, export controls, and WMD-related sanctions.
- Broad experience working independently or as a member of a team to produce finished analyses related to national security issues.
- Experience successfully meeting project objectives, working independently and collaboratively with team members or peers.

- Master of Science, Master of Arts, or PhD degree in physical science, engineering, political science, international relations, or other related discipline.
- Experience designing, using, or evaluating equipment and technologies relevant to WMD (nuclear, chemical, biological, aerospace technologies).
- Experience working for the U.S. government in intelligence or national security focused policy areas.

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.

Security Clearance: This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire. Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access. Please note that your current active Q or Top Secret clearance with DOE or another agency does not guarantee DOE SCI access approval; if you are denied access, you may besubject to reinvestigation ofyour existing Q or Top Secret clearance.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Posted: 2019-08-20 Expires: 2019-10-19

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