Research Analyst – AU

Location:      Germantown, Maryland


  • Provide research and administrative support to the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (AU) and its program of Employee Concerns.
  • Provide support to investigations related to Employee Concerns.
  • Maintain the required level of confidentiality throughout the investigative process.
  • Manage database for program support and generate statistical data.
  • Research and gather data and produce a variety of summary documents and reports to suit client needs.
  • Consolidate comments on those documents.
  • Analyze reports for discrepancies and make necessary corrections before preparation for distribution.
  • Review/edit documents.
  • Prepare and dispatch correspondence; schedule meetings.
  • Maintain and monitor multiple calendars.
  • Organize, facilitate, and attend meetings; record minutes and notes during the event.
  • Develop and maintain database/list for program support.
  • Maintain communication with varied contacts within the DOE Complex.
  • Maintain initiative, flexibility, and cooperation in a team environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • BA or BS required, with 3–6 years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Exceptional proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Experience with the DOE organizations and their procedures.
  • Experience with supporting investigations and maintaining the required level of confidentiality throughout the investigative process.
  • Experience with handling PII and maintaining the necessary confidentiality related to PII.
  • Experienced in researching issues and collecting data from various databases for the development of summary reports.
  • Must possess analytical capabilities.
  • Must be customer-service oriented, experienced in interacting directly with clients and possess the ability to foresee the client's needs and provide solutions and recommendations.
  • Ability to participate in meetings and capture meeting minutes.
  • Must possess good written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex directions/instructions.
  • Willingness to work in an environment that changes rapidly and requires occasional long hours.
  • Ability to work in a client environment. Ability to handle external inquiries and respond appropriately and promptly.
  • Must be a detailed-oriented self-starter and have the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods and perform work in an office environment, including extensive use of computers.
  • Ability to meet the requirements for a DOE security clearance and Building Access badge. Access will require the qualified candidate be a U.S. citizen with DOE Q 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.
  • A pre-employment test for the absence of any illegal substances will be required. Ongoing reviews and tests for the absence of illegal substances may also be conducted for continued access to client sites. The candidate’s written consent to conduct such tests will be required as a condition of employment.

Desired or Preferred Qualifications

  • DOE “L” Clearance desired.
  • Knowledge of DOE sites and types of operation.
  • Familiarity with DOE AU program office procedures and tracking systems.
  • Self-directed, and able to define and achieve goals with little supervision.

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