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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Nonproliferation Data Analyst in SEATTLE, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310514

Directorate: National Security Directorate

Division: Operational Systems & Technology

Group: Global Security Technology and Policy

Job Description

  • Provide 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.

  • Monitor internal and or external business challenges, sponsor and/or regulatory issues; recommend process or service improvements.

  • Utilize technical expertise in one or more scientific, engineering, or policy disciplines; determine significance and reliability of incoming information; integrate new information with current data.

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

Discipline, principal job duties/expectations, and qualitative and quantitative measures of performance that exceed the Functional Descriptor:

  • Makes descisions that are guided by established policies, procedures, and techniques. May identify problems and bring to manager's attention.

  • Has knowledge of theory and general industry standards/practices in data analysis and nonproliferation-related disciplines or subject areas. such areas include international safeguards, nuclear export control, arms control, chemical and biological security, and nuclear security.

  • Follows defined policies and procedures and uses data analytic techniques to generate solutions to nonproliferation problems.

  • May work on discrete pieces of larger projects or simultaneously with different customers or on different projects. Works independently with oversight. Seeks out mentoring opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 0-2 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledgeable in areas including current and emerging data analytic techniques, quantitative methodologies, and nonproliferation domains such as nuclear security, nuclear safeguards, export controls, chemical and biological security, and arms control.

  • Possess demonstrated capabilities through educational experience at applying quantitative and data analytic techniques to complex problems. Demonstrated ability to apply techniques to nonproliferation topics preferred.

  • Professional or educational experience incorporating research and analysis techniques to inform policy.

  • Experience with data analysis methodologies and familiarity with a range of data analysis and visualizations tools i,e Python, R, Tableu, Ploty.

  • Certification or advanced coursework in nonproliferation or national security topics.

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

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Other Information

  • Position may require domestic and international travel.

  • Position requires ability to obtain a clearance.

  • Interest in taking off-site positions in Washington, DC.

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: 2020-02-14

Closing Date: 2020-03-14