Senior Training and Readiness Coordinator

Location: Washington, DC

This position is for a Senior Training and Readiness Coordinator in the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation’s Office of Nuclear Incident Response (NA-84) to assist in the planning, coordination, and evaluation of Department of Energy (DOE)/NNSA training and readiness programs. You will be responsible for the development, coordination, and integration of various training programs in NA-84. You will be directly responsible for coordinating courses provided by the Operations and Exercise (OPX) Program, along with working with the Exercise and Corrective Action Program to find solutions to training gaps identified in Operations and Exercises. You will be responsible for working with the DOE/NNSA Laboratories and Interagency to coordinate curriculum development and review. This will be in direct coordination of the Operations and Exercise Program Manager as well as the Federal Exercise Director.

The Office of Nuclear Incident Response position may require support outside of normal office hours. Additionally, certification as an emergency response team member is required with occasional watch standing duties and responding to operations and emergencies.


  • Provide guidance, consultation, and facilitation for the Federal client and project team by coordinating, planning, designing, and evaluating training related products.
  • Assist in the planning and design phases to NNSA assets and intra- and inter-agency, by preparing and disseminating products such as the training curriculum and lesson plans consistent with an adult education standard.
  • Conduct needs assessments to identify training and readiness gaps and opportunities.
  • Develop, coordinate, and assist in the implementation of annual exercise, training, readiness, and staffing plans.
  • Team with trainers and instructional designers to collect, analyze, and report training program information.
  • Develop, schedule, and assist in the execution of all levels of training and administration of exercises.
  • Attend Training and Exercise Working Groups to represent NNSA assets.
  • Provide operational and staff support to Emergency Management, Consequence Management, Counterterrorism, CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive) programs.
  • Requires domestic and international overnight travel. Up to 50% travel required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree (desired fields include Emergency Management, First Responder, Antiterrorism, Security fields or equivalent), or 12+ years of professional experience in a related field in addition to experience requirements.
  • Experience in curriculum and lesson plan development with a desire to have prior experience in planning, designing, executing, and evaluating training programs and courses.
  • Desired completion of the Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP): Basic Course.
  • 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 with others.
  • 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, an ability to multitask, and comfortable working with a team of technical experts in varying fields of security and emergency operations disciplines.
  • Extensive experience with the Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint, including advanced word processing using Microsoft Word, as well as Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Desired experience with DOE/NNSA Nuclear Emergency Response Assets or Interagency Nuclear Response Assets and Operations.
  • Able to sit for extended periods and perform work in an office environment, including extensive use of computers.
  • DOE site access requires the qualified candidate be a U.S. citizen, have a valid Top-Secret security clearance and obtain a DOE “Q” security clearance within 30 days of employment. 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.
  • Certain positions requiring a security clearance 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.

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