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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Intelligence and Systems Analysis Group (Scientist 3/4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Scientist 3 or 4 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.

The Intelligence and Systems Analysis Group (A-2) is seeking motivated Scientists to join our dynamic team! A successful candidate will directly support one or more of our organization’s five pillars: foreign weapons analysis, global nuclear security, nuclear terrorism, nonproliferation, and emergency response. They will work within a team environment to provide technical input and support the completion of analyses on highly complex national security problems.

The Intelligence and Systems Analysis Group (A-2) provides technical analysis to aid the U.S. Government in detecting and countering proliferation of technologies and commodities related to nuclear weapons, improvised nuclear devices, and nuclear and radioactive materials. Our teams of scientists, engineers, and intelligence analysts provide analysis to the U.S. technical, intelligence, and policy communities regarding the capabilities of nation-state and sub-national actors who may pose a nuclear threat to the U.S. and its interests.

Scientist 3 ($113,100-$190,900)

The position requires work on a team that addresses the United States Government’s most complex, technical national security questions, often in an environment of sparse data. A successful candidate will directly contribute to the research and organization of source material and the writing of technical assessments compliant with US Intelligence Community guidelines. The position requires advanced research capabilities and the ability to write and present well‐crafted, logical, technical analyses to a wide range of audiences.

Scientist 4 ($135,800-$235,600)

In addition to the duties outlined above, a Scientist 4 will be required to take an active role in developing proposals for analytical products, brief their research to a wide‐range of audiences, serve as a lead author on assessments, work with program management, line management and the production team to define scope, objectives, and resources needed to complete the project, and support mentoring the next generation of analyst.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Publications, Proposals & Presentations:

Record of scientific excellence and achievement as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals. Demonstrated experience contributing to proposal and funding development from a variety of sources. Success delivering final work products of value to sponsors.

Technical Knowledge:

Experience in the nuclear weapons development cycle and/or technologies related to WMD and/or terrorist threats. Detailed work history in one or more of the following areas: foreign weapons analysis, global nuclear security, nuclear terrorism, nonproliferation, and emergency response.

Collaboration & Teamwork:

Ability to partner with Subject Matter Experts to inform technical assessments, including an ability to understand and apply scientific knowledge outside of their area of expertise. Ability to work independently and within teams of peers, supervisors, and support staff.

Personal Development:

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

Additional Job Requirements for Scientist 4:

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:

  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Advanced knowledge and proven record of developing proposals and obtaining funding from a variety of sources.

  • Advanced experience in leading projects and coordinating the work of other scientists.

  • Advanced knowledge and proven success delivering final work products of value to sponsors.

  • Advanced knowledge and proven ability in formulating and presenting results to technical audiences and leaderships.

  • Experience working with program management and line management to define scope, objectives, and resources needed to complete the projects.

  • Experience in mentoring the next generation of scientists.

Education/Experience at lower level: Position requires a Master’s degree in a STEM field from an accredited college or university and 6 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Education/Experience at higher level: Position requires a Master’s degree in a STEM field from an accredited college or university and 12 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with DOE and/or DOD as a sponsor.

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

  • Understanding of structured analytic techniques.

  • Understanding of IC resources available to analysts.

  • Experience in leading the composition of intelligence assessments compliant with US IC norms and pertaining to global political, economic, social, scientific, fiscal, and/or military conditions.

  • Experience peer reviewing intelligence assessments.

  • Ability to obtain a Q and SCI clearance, which typically requires U.S. Citizenship

Note to Applicants: Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter that outlines their background and experience related to the job posting. Candidates who do not submit a cover letter will not be considered. For more information about Los Alamos, please visitwww.lanl.govor contact the hiring manager, Dr. Heather Dion ( hdion@lanl.gov ).

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year. Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

  • PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

  • Dental and vision insurance

  • Free basic life and disability insurance

  • Paid maternity and parental leave

  • Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

  • Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

  • Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

  • Onsite gyms and wellness programs

  • Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

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: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.

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 regard 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 call1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type

Regular

Regular

Contact Details
Contact Name Wilson, Amber
Email amberw@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC86362
Organization Name A-2/Intelligence & Systems Analysis
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC86362
Category: Security

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