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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Counterproliferation Finance Analyst in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312390

Directorate: National Security Directorate

Division: Operational Systems & Technology

Group: Global Security Technology & Policy

Job Description

PNNL’s National Security Directorate (NSD) provides tools, technologies, and training to prevent and counter acts of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction WMD by helping the United States secure sources and borders. Experts in NSD directly support many of the Department of Energy (DOE) and other government departments’ critical national security operations, including safeguards and security, cyber security, emergency response, and counterintelligence. Within NSD, experts in the Global Security Technology and Policy group address many of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) critical national security operations providing innovative concepts that integrate policy, analytics, science, and technology into unique solutions. Our collaborative environment and commitment to work/life balance makes PNNL an ideal place to advance your career, challenge yourself, and make a difference in the world.

Come join us at one of the Department of Energy’s premier national labs where we drive science and technology into innovative solutions for national security.

  • 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.

  • Gather, analyze, and evaluate information from a variety of sources. Anticipate internal and or external business challenges and sponsor and/or regulatory issues. Evaluate information to determine a recommended course of action and recommend process or service improvements.

  • Utilize expertise in one or more scientific, engineering, or policy disciplines, including national and international law, to determine significance and reliability of incoming information, integrating new information with current data.

  • Apply and interpret theories, principles, methods, tools, and technologies within an area of specialty.

  • Provide domain knowledge and insight on national-level mission needs to multidisciplinary project teams comprised of scientists and enginee

  • Develop creative or unique solutions to a variety of national and international nuclear nonproliferation problems, particularly those involving intersection with strategic trade controls, counterproliferation finance, international trade, and economics.

  • Augment knowledge of national and international legal frameworks with practical applications in national security, nuclear security, international safeguards, or related nonproliferation-related topics, such as nuclear export control, strategic trade controls, counterproliferation, and nuclear and radiological security.

  • Work independently to identify opportunities and issues pertaining to the execution of high-risk projects and bring them to management's attention.

  • Work on multi-disciplinary teams to contribute significantly to completing organizational projects that advance laboratory mission activities. Support or lead tasks of varying complexity, team with experts from other domains, and present new ideas to solve project-related challenges.

  • Mentor staff in specialized area of expertise.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 10+ years of relevant experience.

  • Advanced degree and 8+ years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of theory, principles, practices in nonproliferation, strategic trade controls, counterproliferation finance, international trade, and economics.

  • Training and certification in Anti Money Laundering (AML) and/or a background in finance or expertise in this area.

  • Specialized knowledge or training in countries or regions such as Asia, Middle East, North Africa, and Russia.

  • Basic technical literacy in selection and application of principles, theories and concepts in a major field of specialization relevant to PNNL's work, such as counterproliferation, nonproliferation, international trade, or national security.

  • Experience developing and delivering training materials for adult, international audiences on topics aligned with professional expertise.

  • Knowledge or experience working with National Nuclear Security Administration, Departments of State, Commerce, and Treasury, and/or the International Atomic Energy Agency.

  • Proficiency in project management.

  • Strong analytic and communication skills, both written and oral.

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

Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment:

  • Position likely will require domestic and international travel.

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: Global Security Tech & Policy

Opening Date: 2021-07-19

Closing Date: 2021-08-12