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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Specialist in SEATTLE, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309451

Directorate: National Security

Division: Operational Systems and Technology

Group: Global Security Technology

Job Description

  • Provide technical expertise in the development, operation and implementation of security systems, operational security, nuclear material safeguards, vulnerability assessments, risk analysis, security policy, and critical infrastructure protection.

  • Utilize breadth and depth of knowledge related to national and international safeguards and security policies and guidelines in the development and implementation of security strategies. Areas of emphasis include program planning and management, system design and analysis, tactics and training, requirements definition, and operational sustainability.

  • Communicate with a wide range of federal, state, and local authorities regarding policies, requirements, and conduct of operations both domestically and internationally.

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

  • Lead or participate in business development and business capture of R&D efforts and project implementation that funds a team of 3-5 staff. May function as a project lead, team lead or give direction to others.

  • Serve as a coach and mentor with junior staff. Maintain relationships at the highest levels across multiple organizations/agencies and leverage those relationships to further PNNL’s reputation as a laboratory of choice for national security challenges relating to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, management of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, international safeguards and nonproliferation technologies and solutions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 15+ years of relevant experience.

  • Advanced degree and 12+ years of relevant experience. Professional license and/or certification may be preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Task/project management and sponsor management experience, particularly any experience with NNSA sponsors, the International Atomic Energy Agency, or relevant U.S. Government entities, such as the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

  • Knowledgeable in areas including nuclear engineering; quantitative analytical methods; arms control and nonproliferation technology and policy analysis; nuclear fuel cycle; commercial nuclear facility operations; special nuclear material production, handling, and accounting practices; and the national security enterprise.

  • Possess technical proficiency in the field of nonproliferation, arms control and/or safeguards, nuclear fuel cycle analysis, and nuclear weapon stockpile, and demonstrate that development as documented through education, work experience, and publication history.

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 a federal security clearance in a timely manner. Which requires:

  • 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: Global Security Tech & Policy

Opening Date: 2019-06-10

Closing Date: 2019-06-24