Operations Planner

Location:      DOE Forrestal Building - Washington, DC or DOE Facility - Germantown, MD

This position is for an Operations Planner for the Department of Energy (DOE) / National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Nuclear Forensics (NA-83) to assist in developing, delivering, maintaining, and tracking status of operational documentation, exercise planning and participation, policy review, lessons learned, after action reports, and special projects. These actions primarily consist of developing procedures, drafting documents, reviewing/commenting on policy documents, tracking actions and meeting suspense dates, compiling lessons learned, developing after action reports, and coordinating and supporting NA-83 asset participation in real-world events and inter-agency exercises and meetings.


  • Develop policy, procedures, and manuals to support the NA-83 Nuclear Forensics operations
  • Develop, draft, and maintain operational documentation including standard operating procedures, manuals and contingency plans. Follow up on required actions.
  • Coordinate review and comment of inter-office and interagency policies, directives, and plans.
  • Participate in inter-agency working groups and planning meetings. Serve as a representative of NA-83 at inter-agency meetings.
  • Support the planning, execution, and after-action reporting of national-level exercises.
  • Complete special projects and taskings as requested.
  • Must become qualified as an Assistant Coordinating Officer and periodically watch billed on a 24/7 Emergency Recall Roster to support the Nuclear Incident Team and/or Combined Emergency Operations Center as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 4 years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated writing and editing skills in the creation of documents and procedures.
  • 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.
  • Skilled in articulating complex issues at a level easily understood, in both oral and written form.
  • Must be an independent self-starter with excellent organizational skills and an ability to multitask and be comfortable working with a team of technical experts in varying fields of nuclear incident response.
  • Extensive experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced word processing using Microsoft Word, as well as Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Able to sit for extended periods and perform work in an office environment, including extensive use of computers.
  • DOE site access will require the qualified candidate be a U.S. and possess and active a Q or TS security clearance. The candidate’s written consent to conduct a background check for the purposes of maintaining a security clearance will be required as a condition of employment.
  • Certain positions requiring a security clearance may require the periodic successful completion of a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.
  • Ongoing reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal substances may 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.
  • Up to 50% travel may be required.

Desired or Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Nuclear Incident Response enterprise highly recommended.

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