Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Counterintelligence Analyst in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308876

Directorate: National Security

Group: NSD Security Operations Office

Job Description

PNNL seeks to hire a dynamic individual to serve as a Counterintelligence (CI) all-source analyst within the DOE CI Program’s Pacific Northwest Field Office (PNFO). The PNFO provides all CI support and services to PNNL; the DOE Pacific Northwest Site Office; the DOE Office of River Protection; the DOE Richland Operations Office; the seven prime contractors and all sub-contractors performing work on or associated with remediation of the Hanford Site and construction of the Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant; the DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory, Albany, OR; and, in coordination with the DOE Denver Field Office, the Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR.

As a member of the PNFO CI Program team, the incumbent must possess comprehensive knowledge of U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) organizations, missions, capabilities, as well as broad national intelligence and counterintelligence priorities. Primary responsibilities include the production of complex all source threat assessments and tactical/strategic intelligence products in support of the DOE’s CI/Counterterrorism (CT) missions for local and national consumers. Reports will authoritatively assess the foreign intelligence, international terrorist, and technology collection threats directed against DOE personnel, resources, information, facilities and programs. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to collect, analyze and fuse disparate information from a variety of open and classified sources to support counterintelligence analysis addressing complex and dynamic threats against PNFO equities. An applied knowledge of and experience with analytical principles, procedures, methodologies, and dissemination of intelligence information aligning with the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Community Analytical Standards is required.

The candidate will serve as the program Collection Manager (CM) through the identification and coordination of intelligence gaps and priority intelligence requirements to recognize collection opportunities for counterintelligence officers. Responsibilities will also include the reviewing, formatting, and publishing of raw intelligence reporting to fulfill USIC priority intelligence requirements.

The candidate will support the PNFO outreach program through the development and presentation of CI awareness and training material to laboratory personnel and regional stakeholders. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills are required to develop and leverage a network of peers and mission partners through liaison with DOE laboratory, DOE Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, local and federal law enforcement, and United States Intelligence Community (USIC) personnel to identify current and emerging CI/CT threats. Experience with classified and unclassified databases and message handling systems to identify, retrieve, and assess intelligence information and products.

The candidate generally works independently but with regular interaction in a team environment with other PNFO staff, PNNL principle investigators, project managers, research scientists, staff at other DOE sites and DOE Headquarters personnel. The selected candidate must also exhibit strong organizational skills and the ability to quickly adjust work priorities based on changing circumstances or events.

Work is performed under the direction of the PNFO’s Senior Counterintelligence Officer, who sets general priorities and objectives, and provides overall guidance. Assignments may involve a broad range of responsibilities, to include authoring technical reports, papers, threat assessments or other documents; conducting complex CI investigations; providing threat briefings and performing other tasks, as required. Work products must be of high quality, as well as timely, accurate, and relevant.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in national security, intelligence studies, political science or a related discipline with 8+ years of experience directly related to intelligence analysis; or a Master’s degree with 6 years of experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).

Preferred Qualifications

  • A working knowledge of collection management principles and requirements handling systems.

  • Working knowledge of automated business tools/technologies and specialized applications with demonstrated knowledge of MS Office applications.

  • Relevant advanced professional certification or training, such as completion of the Intelligence Community Advanced Analyst Program (ICAAP) is preferred.

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

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 Dir

Job Category: Administration/Specialist/Support

Group: NSD Security Operations Office

Opening Date: 2019-01-30

Closing Date: 2019-02-27