Intelligence Analyst: Nonproliferation and International Security

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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We have multiple openings for Mid-Career Nonproliferation and International Security Intelligence 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 Energys (DOE)role in export licensing, interdiction, and technical assessments of WMD-related commodities and technologies. The positions are in the Global Security Principal Directorates Z Program.

The 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
- Conduct all-source research and analysis on foreign entities and/or national security-related topics involving moderately complex to complex networks and dual-use technologies.
- Support export control and technology transfer decision making processes with analytical products, studies, and reports evaluating WMD proliferation risks.
- 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 export controls.
- Maintain and ensure appropriate quality standards of moderately complex to complex projects including developing, reviewing, and coordinating deliverables, publications and presentations; ensure appropriate security requirements are met for all levels of classified/unclassified information under direct control.
- Contribute to nonproliferation-related proposals for analytical papers, studies, and research topics for U.S. government agencies.
- Obtain and maintain required Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance and security in a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) environment for information that is under the analysts direct control.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition at the SES.3 Level
- Serve as a Principal Investigator (PI) or analytic tradecraft point-of-contact for special studies and projects focused on analyzing all-source information related to WMD proliferation.
- Serve as a subject matter expert for technical referrals requiring assessment of 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.

- Bachelors degree in physics, engineering, physical science, or in political science, international relations or other related discipline with an equivalent combination of education and related experience in areas relevant to WMD nonproliferation.
- Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the primary functions, authorities, and nonproliferation and export control-related roles of U.S. government agencies and departments (e.g., Intelligence Community, Departments of Energy, 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.
- 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.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively present, explain, and advise senior management and external sponsors and customers, including preparing and presenting proposals and reporting results.

In Addition at the SES.3 Level
- Master's Degree in a relevant technology or policy field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience, with advanced knowledge of WMD and delivery system programs and associated dual-use technologies.
- Advanced knowledge of foreign and sub-national WMD programs, proliferation networks, and enabling technologies for nuclear, radiological, chemical, biological weapons production, and/or WMD delivery systems.
- 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 working independently or as a member of a team to produce finished, technical, intelligence-informed analyses related to national security issues; experience successfully meeting project objectives.

Desired Qualifications
- Ph.D. in a technology or policy field with advanced knowledge of nuclear fuel cycle materials and processes, nuclear weapons physics and design, and/or weapons engineering and testing.
- Industry or academic experience designing, using, or evaluating dual-use equipment and technologies relevant to WMD research, development, and production processes (nuclear, chemical, biological, and aerospace technologies).
- Experience engaging foreign partners in support of enhancing international and multilateral nonproliferation priorities.

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. Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.If you are selected, we willinitiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet 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.For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2.

Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

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 $2.3 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.


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