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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Specialist Analyst in ARLINGTON, Virginia

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312646

Directorate: National Security

Division: Computing & Analytics Div

Group: Cyber Security - NSD

Job Description

Responsible for providing technical expertise, analysis, and publishable products to advance the frontiers of science and address some of the most challenging problems in national security, energy, and the environment. Gather, analyze, and evaluate information from a variety of sources. Anticipates internal and or external business challenges, sponsor and/or regulatory issues; recommends process or service improvements. Developing and implementing strategic outreach, engagement and communications activities that will build awareness around cyber security, mobile security and critical infrastructure. Utilize technical expertise in cyber security, analysis, and outreach to determine significance and reliability of incoming information, integrating new information with current data. Evaluate information to determine a recommended course of action. Assisting with the collection, analysis, collaboration, development, and posting of cyber security services and offerings and content/information on external-facing webpages, tracking traffic to the site, and refreshing this content to enhance the Team’s external-facing web presence and build target audience awareness. Provide domain knowledge and insight on national-level mission needs to multidisciplinary project teams comprised of scientists and engineers.

  • Conduct technical analysis related to various subject matters in support of national defense including cyber, operational information, geopolitics, world events, etc. primarily in the areas of threat assessment and situational awareness. Perform data fusion from disparate data sets, and data analysis using advanced tools (such as data visualization, data management, link, and node, OLAP, etc.).

  • Team with and lead teams of technical peers to produce high quality technical products as defined. Tasks include analyzing disparate sources of information on various subject matters and/or providing situational awareness to project sponsors. Products include reports, briefings, demonstrations, and presentations for both policy and technical audiences.

  • Train others formally and informally on the of tools and methods that derive the most comprehensive solutions and collaborate with other analysts, managers, and sponsors on a daily basis. This includes technical communication, engagement, and outreach.

  • Collaborate on resolution of emerging issues with PNNL deployed tools and provide feedback to the development team on functionality and user interface requirements from an analysts’ perspective.

  • Develops and delivers briefings on technical topics to peers, managers, and sponsors on a frequent basis.

The hiring level will be determined based on the education, experience and skill set of the successful candidate.

Level V: Ability to use innovative approaches to develop solutions to complex problems within established policy. Identifies opportunities and risks and makes recommendations affecting organizational or Laboratory strategy. Recommends practices for the organization. Decisions primarily affect complex projects or organizational initiatives. May work on discrete pieces of larger projects or simultaneously with different customers or on different projects of increased complexity, risk or impact. Works independently, has growing responsibility, no oversight required. Conducts mentoring and training activities for staff.

Level VI: Develops creative or unique solutions to complex problems that may require modification or adaption of established policy and practice. Extensive experience in specialized field (or several fields through wide exposure and lengthy seasoning). Command of theory and principles. Widely recognized for knowledge and expertise. Decisions primarily affect projects or programs of major scope and complexity. May work on discrete pieces of larger projects or simultaneously with different customers or on different projects of increased complexity, risk or impact. Provides oversight of other staff. Inspires commitment and grows the skills of others.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 8+ years of relevant experience. Advanced degree and 6+ years of relevant experience.Certification may be preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 10+ years of relevant experience. Advanced degree and 8+ years of relevant experience. Certification may be preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand, analyze, and describe a range of cybersecurity tools especially mobile and embedded systems.

  • Strong ability to demonstrate interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with clients and laboratory scientific staff and management

  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written

  • Strong leadership potential

  • Self-motivated and able to successfully manage competing priorities with little oversight.

  • Ability to tailor writing style to meet the requirements of multiple types of written products.

  • Able to thrive in a high-pressure environment with ever-evolving sponsor needs.

  • Intermediate level knowledge in cyber security, experience in mobile security, USG cyber security programs and issues.

  • Experience leading technical teams

  • Research and development understanding and experience

  • Wide understanding of current cybersecurity vulnerabilities and operational landscape

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

  • Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Directorate: National Security

Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences

Group: Cyber Security - NSD

Opening Date: 2021-09-08

Closing Date: 2021-09-17