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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Technology Protection and Export Control Manager in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 3119013

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate

Division: E, H, S & Security Division

Group:Safeguards and Security

Job Description

This position is responsible for providing the technical expertise, management and leadership associated with the duties of the Technology Protection and Export Control (TPEC) Program in accordance with organization goals. The TPEC Manager will manage the identification, assessment, measurement, mitigation and monitoring of sensitive technology risk and controls through key risk indicators and in consultation with other subject matter experts. This will include, but will not be limited to, all elements of a comprehensive TPEC Program. Duties include:

  • Manages the assigned topical area/program(s) that has increasing levels of complexity, including cross-directorate engagement, and involves medium to high risk and/or strategic business impact to PNNL.

  • Incorporates the use of project management tools and provides leadership and direction to their assigned group.

  • Is accountable to the Safeguards and Security (SAS) Group Lead and works as a contributor on assigned programs and coordinates/interacts closely with other SAS groups to address execution issues and mitigate project/program risk.

  • Is accountable to assigned staff for line management and staff development activities and responsible for leadership and management of their assigned group (staff) and programs to execute effective, compliant programs in accordance with internal and external client expectations.

  • Assigned the development and implementation of protection strategies for export controlled technologies, including; export control categorizations, foreign shipments and property excess, technology control plans, export licensing, contracts, research information, unwanted event remediation as well as associated staff, programmatic requirements and program asset/budget responsibility.

  • Establishes and maintains liaison relationships by networking with PNNL management and staff, DOE, Field Intelligence Element (FIE), and other Contractors to foster integration, best practices and meet SAS goals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of relevant experience; or an advanced degree with 8+ years of relevant experience.

  • Possesses related line management experience including initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing processes as well as effective staff management and development skills. Ability to successfully communicate, integrate and collaborate with internal staff, stakeholders and external customers and effectively guide and mentor staff.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Has experience in export controls/ trade compliance programs and the ability to identify and manage issues before they become detrimental to the success of the programs or peripheral programs. Can effectively interact or represent PNNL’s capabilities to senior management, key clients, and stakeholders.

  • Has experience as an Empowered Official.

  • Possesses a comprehensive understanding of effective project management practices and principles and demonstrates proficiency in applying a disciplined approach to project management.

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: Operational Systems

Job Category: Managers

Group: Safeguards & Security

Opening Date: 2021-04-05

Closing Date: 2021-05-03