Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

International Security Analyst

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Organization:  Global Security
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 106977
Job Code: Science & Engineering MTS 2 (SES.2) / Science & Engineering MTS 3 (SES.3)
Date Posted: March 24 2020

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have multiple openings for International Security Analysts to support our work on nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear security issues, with emphasis on international nuclear security. As an integral member of an interdisciplinary team, you will support the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and other sponsors by assessing international nuclear security problems, formulating policy options, and implementing nonproliferation initiatives to strengthen nuclear security capacity worldwide. You will also organize and participate in international security training and outreach activities with international partners. This position is in the Global Materials Security group of the Global Security Principal Directorate’s Nuclear Threat Reduction (N) Program.
These positions 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.
Essential Duties
- Under limited direction, perform policy analysis and gap assessments related to nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear/radiological security as well as maintain keen awareness of current events and key developments relevant to the program’s areas of responsibility.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of international policy and recommendations documents and initiatives to strengthen nuclear security/radiological capacity worldwide, including human resource development, technology and international engagement.
- Organize and participate in technical exchanges, workshops, and training courses with foreign partners to strengthen their knowledge and expertise in nuclear/radiological security.
- Represent the organization internally and externally as an analytical contact on projects in one or more assigned areas within nonproliferation and international nuclear/radiological security, will have international and domestic travel.
- Maintain required security in classified environments.
- Maintain and ensure quality standards for deliverables.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In addition at the SES.3 level
- Independently scope and perform analysis related to nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear/radiological security.
- Identify and contribute to program growth opportunities through interactions with current and potential sponsors and creation of research proposals.
- Master’s degree in physical science, engineering, international relations, political science, or other relevant field, or law degree, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience and demonstrated ability to perform independent work.
- Knowledge of the policy context of general security and international issues.
- Research experience in a field relevant to open source information analysis with an emphasis on international security issues or weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation.
- Experience producing finished work products based on all available sources of information and under minimal direction.
- Experience preparing comprehensive high-quality written reports and making formal presentations.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment, give presentations, and advise management as well as external sponsors and customers.
In addition at the SES.3 Level
- Relevant post Masters of Art or Science work experience on international security issues.
- Demonstrated leadership and proficient project management skills.
Desired Qualifications
- Working knowledge of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) or other international/regional organizations on nuclear nonproliferation or nuclear/radiological security would be an asset.
- Experience working at or with NNSA, the Department of State, or other U.S. Government agencies involved in formulation and implementation of international nuclear/radiological security policies and initiatives would be an asset.

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 a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:  This listing has two openings; these are Career Indefinite positions.  Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.

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 applying cutting-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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 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.