Training and Readiness Coordinator (NA-84)

Location:    Department of Energy (DOE) Forrestal Building in Washington, DC

This position is for a Training and Readiness Coordinator in the Office of Counterterrorism and Counter Proliferation’s Office of Nuclear Incident Response, NA-84, to assist in the planning, coordination, and evaluation of DOE/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) training and readiness programs. If hired, you will be responsible for the development, coordination and integration of various nuclear incident response training programs in NA-84. You will be directly responsible for coordinating courses provided by the Operations and Exercise 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. 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 the planning and design phases to NNSA asset and intra- & 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.
  • Support the development of higher headquarters policy and guidance for training standardization.
  • 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 30% travel may be required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree (desired fields include Education, Emergency Management, First Responder, Antiterrorism, Security fields, or equivalent) or 5+ 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.
  • Able to sit for extended periods and perform work in an office environment, including extensive use of computers.
  • Able to work after hours, extended shifts, and on weekends when required during emergency responses and exercises. Parking is not available onsite.
  • 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.
  • Desired experience with DOE/NNSA Nuclear Emergency Response Assets or Interagency Nuclear Response Assets and Operations.
  • 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.
  • 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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