Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

International Security Analyst

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Organization:  Global Security
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 106978
Job Code: Science & Engineering MTS 3 (SES.3) / Science & Engineering MTS 4 (SES.4)
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 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.3 or SES.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
Essential Duties
- Independently scope and implement projects related to nuclear nonproliferation and international nuclear/radiological security.
- Lead and coordinate small interlaboratory teams to implement projects.
- Conduct needs assessment and develop solutions to address identified needs.
- Develop, organize and lead 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 a primary point of contact on projects in one or more assigned areas within nonproliferation and international nuclear/radiological security.
- Maintain awareness of current events and key developments relevant to the program’s areas of responsibility.
- International and domestic travel.
- Maintain and ensure quality standards for deliverables.
- Maintain required security in classified environments.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In addition at the SES.4 level
- Provide leadership to projects; leverage team members’ skills to successfully complete highly complex projects by ensuring excellence in execution of technical work in the program; frequently mentor other personnel and actively recruit new staff.
- Advise and influence senior management and external stakeholders on highly complex and sensitive security topics utilizing expert-level communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills to effectively.
- Develop creative 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 the equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
- Experience developing and implementing creative solution to a diverse range of complex problems and leading corrective actions where necessary.
- Knowledge of the policy context of international security and/or nuclear/radiological security issues.
- Experience leading a multi-disciplinary team and/or working with foreign partners on security topics
- Experience preparing comprehensive high-quality written reports and making formal presentations that capture project results.
- Demonstrated leadership and proficient project management skills.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment, author intelligence and other analyses, give presentations, and advise management as well as external sponsors and customers.
- Experience working in an international and/or multi-cultural environment.
In Addition, at the SES.4 Level
- Significant expertise in managing one or more projects and championing large projects and multi-organizational efforts that positively affected the organization’s long-term goals and objectives.
- Significant experience leveraging existing work, internal resources, and partnerships that resulted in successfully developing new project portfolios.
- Significant experience building and leading teams to accomplish complex goals, and in assessing project risk and developing controls for managing project risk.
Desired Qualifications:
- Expertise in one or more of the following areas: physical protection systems, nuclear material accountancy and control, security regulations, personnel security management, security inspections.
- Working knowledge of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) or other international/regional organizations.
- 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.