Los Alamos National Laboratory Intelligence Analyst/Editor (Intelligence Analyst 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico


Job Title Intelligence Analyst/Editor (Intelligence Analyst 2/3)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name A-2/Intelligence & Systems Analysis

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Intelligence Analyst 2 or Intelligence Analyst 3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

Intelligence Analyst 2 ($87,800 - $144,800)

The selected candidate will work on A-2’s Product Integrity Team. A-2 answers the U.S. Government’s (UGS) most complex, technical, national security questions, and the Product Integrity Team reviews and edits all of A-2’s assessments and ensures they meet the highest standards of US intelligence Community (IC) tradecraft. The Intelligence Analyst (IA) will aid in the organization of source material and the writing of technical assessments compliant with US IC guidelines. The position requires advanced writing and editing skills, applied to the creation of well-crafted analyses on highly technical topics for non-technical audiences.

Intelligence Analyst 3 ($96,600 - $161,300)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Intelligence Analyst 3 will be required to take an active role in developing training opportunities for the group on technical writing, work independently as a technical editor and apply analytic standards in compliance with IC directives, serve as a lead author on assessments, develop value-added graphics and visuals for A-2 products, and become a certified assessor of intelligence community products.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Ability to edit and/or rewrite technical intelligence assessments to clearly communicate to non-technical audiences.

  • Ability to partner with subject matter experts/authors to inform technical assessments, including an ability to understand and apply scientific knowledge outside of his/her area of expertise.

  • Ability to work independently and within teams of peers, supervisors, and support staff.

  • Ability to respond to feedback, correct course, and improve the quality of his/her assessments.

  • Experience in handling and protecting classified data.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of principles, concepts, and techniques in technical writing and editing, word processing, and document production.

  • Fundamental understanding of IC resources available to analysts.

  • Advanced understanding of the proper use and citation of intelligence sources.

  • Ability to evaluate intelligence information in assessments.

  • Ability to obtain Q and SCI clearances, which usually requires U.S. Citizenship.

Additional Job Requirements for Intelligence Analyst 3

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Intelligence Analyst 3 level requires:

  • Ability to formally evaluate product for compliance with IC standards.

  • Expertly use IC resources available to analysts.

  • In partnership with management and authors, define scope, objectives, and methods for the composition of intelligence assessments.

  • Provide training and mentoring on writing for the IC.

  • Understand technologies related to WMD and/or terrorist threats.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience creating and editing graphics using advanced graphic software (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator).

  • Experience as a derivative classifier.

  • Understanding of how the US IC functions, including the roles of its member agencies.

  • Fundamental understanding of structured analytic techniques.

  • Experience in the nuclear weapon development cycle.

Education: Bachelor’s degree required and 7 years of relevant experience, including at least 3 years of experience in a field related to LANL’s threat reduction mission, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The Intelligence Analyst 3 position requires 10 years of relevant experience, including at least 3 years in a field related to LANL’s threat reduction mission, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q/SCI (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

  • for access to classified matter.

  • Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

A-2 provides technical intelligence analysis support to enable U.S. Government (USG) missions of detecting and countering the proliferation of technologies and commodities related to nuclear weapons, improvised nuclear devices, types of nuclear explosives, and nuclear and radioactive materials. Working in the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Field Intelligence Element (FIE), the intelligence analysts (IAs) prepare analyses for the U.S. technical, intelligence, and/or policy communities regarding the capability of nation-state and/or sub-national actors who may pose a nuclear threat to the U.S. and its interests. IAs enable the Laboratory’s deterrence mission through informing nonproliferation, counter proliferation, and counter terrorism efforts within the USG by providing sound technical intelligence analysis through partnership with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) across LANL.

Appointment Type Regular


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Contact Details

Contact Name Thalacker, Lindsay K.

Email lthalacker@lanl.gov

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Req ID: IRC71193