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Los Alamos National Laboratory Intelligence and Systems Analyst 2/3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

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.

The successful candidate will directly support one or more of A-2’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 that may involve multiple variables, varying degrees of information quality and reliability, and numerous interconnected relationships.

Intelligence Analyst 2 ($94,100-$155,700)

The posi ti on requires work on a team that faces the USG’s most complex, technical nat i onal security ques ti ons, often in an environment of sparse data. The successful candidate will directly contribute to the research and organiza ti on of source material and the wri ti ng of technical assessments compliant with US Intelligence Community (IC) guidelines. The posi ti on requires advanced research capabilities and the ability to write and present well‐cra ft ed, logical, technical analyses to a wide range of audiences.

Intelligence Analyst 3 ($103,500-$172,800)

In addi ti on to the duties outlined above, the Intelligence Analyst 3 will be required to take an ac ti ve role in developing proposals for analy ti cal 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 generati on of analyst.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience in handling and protec ti ng classified data.

  • Understanding of how the US IC func ti ons, including the roles of its member agencies.

  • Fundamental understanding of structured analytic techniques.

  • Fundamental understanding of IC resources available to analysts.

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

  • Ability to evaluate and present intelligence informa ti on in well‐crafted assessments.

  • Ability to partner with subject ma tt er experts to inform technical assessments, including an ability to understand and apply scien ti fic knowledge outside of his/her area of exper ti se.

  • 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.

  • The ability to obtain Q and SCI clearances, which generally requires U.S. Ci ti zenship.

Addi ti onal Requirements for Intelligence Analyst 3

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

  • Experience in obtaining competitive research funding and on proposal review panels.

  • Experience in project management.

  • Lead the composition of intelligence assessments compliant with US IC norms and pertaining to global poli ti cal, economic, social, scien ti fic, fiscal, and/or military condi ti ons.

  • Peer review intelligence assessments.

  • Apply structured analytic techniques.

  • Expertly use IC resources available to analysts.

  • Provide intelligence‐derived demonstra ti ons/briefings to high‐level audiences.

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

Desired Qualifications:

  • Relevant foreign language skills.

  • Experience in the nuclear weapon development cycle.

  • Experience in obtaining compe titi ve research funding and on proposal review panels.

  • Experience in project management.

Educa ti on:

  • Intelligence Analyst 2: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 7 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

  • Intelligence Analyst 3: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Notes to Applicant: 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 visit www.lanl.gov or 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

The Intelligence and Systems Analysis Group (A-2) provides technical analysis to enable the U.S. Government (USG) in their mission of detecting and countering the proliferation of technologies and commodities related to nuclear weapons, improvised nuclear devices, and nuclear and radioactive materials. Working in the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Field Intelligence Element (FIE), teams of scientists, engineers and intelligence analysts develop products for the U.S. technical, intelligence, and 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.

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

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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. SeeDOE 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 Policy Policy P701 for 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 call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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Contact Details
Contact Name Wilson, Amber
Email amberw@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC86411
Organization Name A-2 / Intelligence & Systems Analysis
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC86411
Category: Security