Senior Nonproliferation Analyst

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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We have an opening for a Senior Nonproliferation Analyst to conduct policy and technical all-source analysis in support of the nuclear threat reduction mission. 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 nuclear nonproliferation. This work will focus primarily on supporting the Department of Energys (DOE)role in strategic trade controls, export licensing, interdiction, and technical assessment of WMD-related commodities and technologies. This position is in the Global Security Principal Directorates Z Program and may include a one to two-year assignment in Washington, DC.

This position 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
Serve as a Principal Investigator (PI) for special studies and projects focused on analyzing all source information related to WMD proliferation.
- Serve as a senior subject matter expert for technical referrals requiring assessment of dual-use commodities and technologies related to nuclear weapons and nuclear fuel cycle activities.
- Provide technical and WMD nonproliferation expertise to interagency working groups developing nonproliferation-related policy options and/or supporting export controls and interdiction-related activities.
- Conduct all-source research on foreign entities and/or national security-related topics involving complex networks and dual-use technologies.
- 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 U.S. export controls.
- Maintain and ensure appropriate quality standards of highly 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.
- Maintain required 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.4 level
- Serve as a program-related point of contact and lead working groups to address complex intelligence issues with strong technical and policy components; develop innovative concepts and provide leadership, technical vision, and strategic planning for both analytic and scientific research and development efforts.
- Independently develop nonproliferation-related proposals for analytical papers, studies, and research topics for U.S. government agencies; use expert independent judgment to determine methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria to lead research processes and fulfill project and organizational goals and recommend improvements.
- Build, maintain, and enhance relationships with sponsors, customers, and stakeholders to ensure exquisite execution of projects and satisfaction of commitments.

- Bachelors degree in nuclear physics, nuclear engineering, chemical engineering, physical science, or in political science, international relations or other related discipline with an equivalent combination of technical education and/or related experience in areas relevant to nuclear nonproliferation.
- 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.
- Expert knowledge of Intelligence Community needs and practices, including SCI security marking, intelligence oversight and compliance, and related security practices.
- Significant experience working in a classified environment with highly complex, multi-agency security requirements and with both classified and unclassified subject matter; experience participating in interagency settings, including a record of leading and contributing to collaborative success among the Departments of Energy, Defense, State and Commerce.
- Significant experience conducting all source analysis in support of programs and projects for national security missions and related issues.
- Expert 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.
- Subject matter expert knowledge of foreign and sub-national WMD programs, enabling technologies for nuclear, radiological, chemical, biological weapons production, and/or WMD delivery system acquisition, and the relationships between these activities and U.S. policy objectives.

In Addition at the SES.4 level
- Masters Degree in a technology or policy field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience, with advanced knowledge of nuclear fuel cycle materials and processes, nuclear weapons physics and design, and/or weapons engineering and testing.
- Expert knowledge of nonproliferation treaties, export controls, and WMD-related sanctions; significant experience as a key contributor to analysis in support of the U.S. governments execution of WMD-related strategic trade controls, including detailed familiarity with at least one of the major export control regimes (Nuclear Suppliers Group, Missile Technology Control Regime, Australia Group and Wassenaar Arrangement).
- Broad and significant 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, working independently and collaboratively with team members or peers.

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, 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 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.

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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