Located in Germantown, MD Project Enhancement Corporation (PEC) is a technical services business focused on providing Project Management and specialized consulting and training services in the areas of nuclear safety, worker safety and health, security, quality assurance, environment as well as materials and facilities disposition within the DOE and commercial power industry.

Employment Position: NA-84 Operations Analyst

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

This position is for an Operations Analyst to assist the Nuclear Search Program (NSP) Program Manager within the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Nuclear Incident Response (NA-84). This position will support NA-84 leadership in the planning and integration of interagency support, operations planning, and communications planning related to the NA-84 and NNSA mission. The focus will be providing subject matter expertise on Nuclear Incident Response issues. This position also serves as an on-call member of Nuclear Emergency Support Team (NEST) with a primary response duty location at DOE Headquarters in Washington, DC. (Forrestal building).


  • Provide technical and administrative support to a broad range of operations related policies, meetings, exercises, and responses.
  • Develop operational planning documents and improvement plans to support Nuclear Incident Response efforts.
  • Produce documentation in support of Headquarters and NNSA requirements.
  • Produce documents in association with NSP Program Manager for the Nuclear Search Program.
  • Provide technical and administrative support to a broad range of operations and collaborative efforts with mission partners, and the interagency as they relate to improving the DOE/NNSA response capability.
  • Track issues and topic areas that cross programmatic boundaries which impact the Public Health and Safety and Nuclear Incident Response Programs.
  • Facilitate communication and program-related information across the NA-80 mission space, as it interacts with the NA-80 Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation programs.
  • Brief senior leaders and interact at senior-leader levels; interactions will include direct working relationships with interagency and international partners.
  • Coordinate and track multiple operational plans and program initiatives.
  • Draft and facilitate communications planning as it applies to Nuclear Incident Response efforts within the DOE/NNSA, and interagency partners.
  • After receiving the appropriate training, serve "on-call" as a member of the NEST Response team which may include after-hours, extended shifts, and weekends.
  • Maintain training and appropriate qualification standards associated with response team.
  • Travel up to 25% domestic and international as required to support operations, training, and meetings.

Required Qualifications:

  • DOE site access requires the qualified candidate be a U.S. citizen with an ACTIVE DOE Q or Department of Defense (DoD) Top-Secret security clearance. The candidate’s written consent to conduct a pre-employment background check and test for the absence of any illegal substances will be required as a condition of employment and for the purposes of maintaining the security clearance.
  • The ability to obtain Sensitive Compartmental Information (SCI) access authorization.
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree and or 5+ years of Nuclear Incident Response program experience with an emphasis in operational planning and expertise preferred. Experience working with the interagency on matters related to Nuclear Incident Response preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Proficient in Adobe Acrobat and SharePoint.
  • Willingness to work directly with clients in a rapidly changing environment with a mature approach to personal interactions.
  • Must be an independent self-starter with excellent organizational skills and can multitask and be 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, perform in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment, and successfully execute many complex tasks simultaneously.
  • Must be able to provide professional and technical briefings to senior leaders backed up with subject matter policy expertise to guide policy discussions.
  • Able to sit for extended periods and perform work in an office environment, including extensive use of computers, under sometimes stressful conditions.
  • Domestic and International 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.
  • 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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Understanding of DOE and NNSA Strategic Mission.
  • Familiarity with DOE and other agency communication capabilities.
  • Completion of relevant Nuclear Incident Response and emergency management course curricula.

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