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Leidos has an immediate need for a Senior Nonproliferation Analyst to provide on-site programmatic support to the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development (DNN R&D). This is a full-time, on-site position providing program and management support in the area of nonproliferation research and development (R&D).
The mission of the DNN R&D program is to support U.S. national and nuclear security objectives in reducing global nuclear security threats through the innovation of unilateral and multi-lateral technical capabilities to detect, identify, and characterize: 1) foreign nuclear weapons programs, 2) illicit diversion of special nuclear materials, and 3) global nuclear detonations. To this end, technology development efforts supporting this mission include not only meeting U.S.-only nuclear security requirements but also multi-lateral nuclear treaty verification requirements.
The Senior Nonproliferation Analyst position is located on-site near L'Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C.
• Work closely with the DNN R&D front office staff, in addition to the Administrator and Deputy Administrator's offices, to address assigned tasks and submit responses within deadlines.
• Coordinate the work of two of the on-site technical support contractors and several remote subject matter experts that provide ad-hoc technical support to the customer for the office's nuclear proliferation and detonation detection mission.
• Understand the programs and functions of the nonproliferation R&D mission.
• Obtain familiarity with NNSA and DNN R&D-specific project management tools, such as the project management information system, webPMIS.
• Research, draft, and coordinate strategic communications to include talking points, briefing papers, Congressional testimony and reports, annual reports, press releases; and management plans.
• Coordinate data collection from numerous partner organizations, including the National Laboratories.
• Facilitate meetings with international and university partners.
• Analyze policy and legal proposals to determine their impact on office equities.
• Pass performance-based exams to become an Authorized Derivative Classifier at DOE/NNSA on topics related to intelligence, arms control, and nonproliferation.
• Must have an active DOE Q clearance or a DoD Top Secret clearance.
• Must have the ability to be read into Secure Compartmented Information (SCI).
• A minimum of 8 years of professional experience, some of which in a team leadership position.
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in a related technical discipline (e.g., engineering, physics, or chemistry).
• Familiarity with nonproliferation topics such as treaties (e.g., the NPT, CTBT), institutions (e.g., IAEA, CTBTO) and practices (safeguards, monitoring, and verification).
• General awareness and understanding of the nuclear fuel cycle and of nuclear weapons technology.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience developing program-wide strategic documents, action and management plans, and briefing papers for senior intra- and inter-agency leadership.
• Ability to meet deadlines and track and follow-through on multiple often unanticipated daily, weekly, and monthly tasks.
• Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite with particular emphasis on spreadsheet, word processing and presentation applications (MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
• Master's degree from an accredited university in a related technical discipline (e.g., engineering, physics, or chemistry).
• Certification as a Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
• Familiarity with the mission and function of DOE/NNSA, including its budget cycle and financial tracking systems, as well as its classified matter protection and control policies.
• Knowledge of U.S. government strategic documents for national security, nuclear posture, nuclear nonproliferation, and radiation detection.