NA-84 Incident Management Team Advisor, Part-Time

Location:      Washington, DC

This position is an Incident Management Team Advisor to assist the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Nuclear Incident Response (NA-84) in the development and execution of the Operations and Exercise (OPX) Program. This position will also support, as an Incident Command subject matter expert, NA-84 Operations and Exercises Program in the planning and execution of exercises, drills, training, and after-action results related to the NA-84 mission. The focus will be subject matter expertise and directly reporting to the OPX Program Manager. The Advisor will serve as an on-call member of an emergency response team to support emergency operations in the Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters building (Forrestal) or in support of deployed field assets at remote locations. This is a part-time position on as needed basis with an estimate of 300–500 hours per year.


  • Provide technical and administrative support to a broad range of operations and exercise-related policies, meetings, exercises, and responses. Track issues and topic areas that cross programmatic boundaries which impact the Operations and Exercise Program. Because OPX interacts with all of the NA-80 Counterterrorism and Counter-Proliferation programs, facilitate communication and program-related information across the NA-84 mission space, the Advisor must be able to brief and interact at Senior Leader levels and will include direct working relationships with interagency and international partners.
  • Schedule, prepare and distribute agenda topics in support of Incident Management issues which support Nuclear Incident Response mission space.
  • Coordinate and track multiple plans, policy, and program initiatives.
  • Serve on call when required, typically for one week each month, and report to work within two hours of notification. Must be willing to support emergency response operations and incident management with an on-call requirement including after hours, extended shifts and weekends.
  • Up to 50% travel may be required to support operations, training, and meetings.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science degree plus 5 years emergency response program experience with an emphasis on Incident Command Systems and radiological and nuclear response policy and expertise preferred.
  • Experience working with the interagency on matters related to radiological and nuclear response recommended.
  • Understanding of ICS principles and the interagency exercise planning process preferred.
  • Must be able to professionally deliver technical briefings and material in a Senior Leader environment.
  • General knowledge of agency organization and structure.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; superior writing and editing skills in the creation of documents and procedures. Skilled in articulating complex issues at a level easily understood, in both oral and written form.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Proficient in Adobe Acrobat and SharePoint.
  • Willingness to work directly with clients in an environment that changes rapidly. Must possess a mature approach to the personal interactions between a consultant and the client.
  • Must be an independent self-starter with excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask and be comfortable working with a team of technical experts in varying fields of Radiological Nuclear Search programs and emergency operations disciplines.
  • Ability to track and monitor documents from inception to production.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment.
  • Ability to successfully execute many complex tasks simultaneously.
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience in DOE radiological response operations, specifically RN Search and Nuclear Radiological Advisory Team.
  • Able to sit for extended periods and perform work in an office environment, including extensive use of computers, under sometimes stressful conditions.
  • Able to work after hours, extended shifts, and on weekends when required during emergency responses and exercises. Parking is not available on site.
  • Travel will be required. Travel will be best cost to the government and only economy airfare and economy class rental cars will be allowed.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds, carry your own luggage, and walk up to a quarter of a mile to work locations.
  • DOE site access will require the qualified candidate be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a DOE Q security clearance with SCI Access. The candidate’s written consent to conduct a background check for the purposes of obtaining a security clearance will be required as a condition of employment.
  • May require the periodic successful completion of a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.
  • Pre-employment and ongoing reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal substances will be conducted as a requirement for ongoing access to DOE sites; the candidate’s written consent to conduct such tests will be required as a condition of employment.

Desired or Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in emergency management, first responder, nuclear counterterrorism, or related activity. Emphasis on Incident Command Systems and radiological and nuclear response policy and expertise preferred. Experience working with the interagency on matters related to radiological and nuclear response recommended.
  • Active Top Secret or Q security clearance preferred.
  • Familiarity with other NA-84 operational programs and existing NA-84 equipment and tools.
  • Familiarity with DHS, DTRA, and NNSA NA-20 operations and personnel.
  • Experienced Project Management and program support services regarding planning and strategic issues affecting Nuclear Incident Response for the Department of Energy.

E-mail your resume to:

Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules.)