NA-84 Nuclear Search Program (NSP) Training Operations Coordinator

Location:    Department of Energy (DOE), Forrestal Building, Washington D.C.

This NSP Training Operations Coordinator position reports to the NSP Program Manager and will assist the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Nuclear Incident Response (NA-84) implement a formal training program.

This training program supports the NSP, other NA-84 assets within the Public Health and Safety (PHS) mission, and interagency mission partners. Training will involve operational and technical elements developed, coordinated, and conducted jointly with NSP Management and Operating (M&O) contractor support staff from across the DOE enterprise. Training will provide technical guidance for the conduct of Radiological Nuclear Search Operations (RNSO) by Nuclear Emergency Support Team (NEST) assets and external response force partners. Training also includes information related to other associated NSP mission areas (e.g., planned mass public events, maritime, remote technical support, advisory). As with all contract positions, this position will also serve as an on-call member of an emergency response team and support emergency operations in the DOE Headquarters building or deployed field assets at remote locations.


  • Coordinate the implementation of the training plan(s): managing training plan schedule to include execution of training blocks and sessions.
  • In coordination with NSP Training Coordinator, develop and maintain detailed formal training schedules and execution plans to support NSP training requirements consistent with associated NSP and PHS Mission Essential Tasks across all applicable levels.
  • Develop training schedules and execution plans that meet NSP training and NEST training periodicity requirements with PHS assets to include the Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) and "Train-The-Trainer" needs.
  • Develop training execution plans to support regular, periodic, or habitual training needs (internal and external) and for one-time or "just-in-time" training needs.
  • Identify and coordinate all logistics support required to develop training blocks, modules, and supporting materials based on the training plan(s), including classroom, interactive, and practical/hands-on sessions.
  • Ensure training materials are developed in concert with PHS Training Coordination Team and consistent with associated standards, formats, and procedures, including those that are part of the NEST Standards and Training Program (NSTP).
  • Develop full-field drills, table-top drills, and other proficiency drills, with appropriate periodicity, to validate and reinforce training blocks and overall proficiency, and identify areas for improvement.
  • Work with NSP federal leadership to develop, maintain, and refine training standards and metrics used as a basis for NSP asset and skillset qualification.
  • As directed and with support from NSP staff, develop and maintain relationship and coordination with interagency federal mission partners to support training schedules, coordination, logistics, and execution. These mission partners include, but are not limited to, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), United States Coast Guard (USCG), and Department of Defense (DOD).
  • Coordinate with NA-84 Operations and Exercises (OPX) program exercise planners for training and exercise objectives and planning. When required, support exercise control and evaluation.
  • Produce documents to support NSP Program Manager or other PHS Mission/Program Managers.
  • Track multiple operational plans and program initiatives; participate in NSP program meetings.

Required Qualifications:

  • DOE site access requires the qualified candidate be a U.S. citizen, have a valid Top-Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain a DOE "Q" security clearance. The candidate’s written consent to conduct a background check to obtain/maintain a security clearance is a condition of employment.
  • Candidate must have the ability to obtain a Top-Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) access, and if required, successful completion of a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of professional experience; experience in planning, designing, executing, and evaluating training programs and courses is strongly preferred.
  • Must be willing to support emergency response operations and incident management with an on-call requirement, including after hours, extended shifts, and weekends.
  • Demonstrated writing and editing skills in the creation of documents and procedures.
  • Willingness to work directly with clients in a rapidly changing environment; must possess a mature approach to 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.
  • Ability to track and monitor documents from inception to production.
  • Experienced in collecting evaluations and data to support improvement task.
  • Able to work after hours, extended shifts, and on weekends when required during emergency responses and exercises. Parking is available on site for a fee.
  • Ability to execute short-notice travel. Travel will be best cost to the government and only economy airfare and economy class rental cars will be allowed. Up to 25% domestic travel may be required to support operations, training, and meetings.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds, carry your own luggage, and walk up to a quarter of a mile to work locations.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with DOE/NNSA or interagency nuclear emergency response assets and operations.
  • Familiarity with DOE and NNSA Strategic Mission.
  • Familiarity with interagency partner assets and capabilities.
  • Familiarity organizing, scheduling, and executing field and classroom-based learning.
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.

Please e-mail your résumé to:

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