NA-84 Nuclear Incident Response Operations Analyst

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

This position is for an Operations Analyst to assist 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 Operations Analyst provides subject matter expertise on Nuclear Incident Response issues with direct reporting to NA-84 senior leadership. The Office of Nuclear Incident Response position may require support outside of normal office hours. Certification as an emergency response team member will be required along with watch-standing duties and operations/emergency response.


  • Develop planning documents and improvement plans to support Nuclear Incident Response efforts.
  • Produce documentation in support of Higher Headquarters and NNSA requirements.
  • Produce documents in association with NA-84 Program Managers for Nuclear Incident Response.
  • Provide technical and administrative support to a broad range of operations and collaborative efforts with Department of Defense (DoD) and the interagency as they relate to improving the DOE/NNSA response capability and include military operational planning support.
  • Track issues and topic areas that cross programmatic boundaries which impact the Nuclear Incidence Response Program.
  • Facilitate communication and program-related information across the NA-84 mission space.
  • Brief and interact with senior leaders; interactions will include direct working relationships with interagency and international partners.
  • Coordinate and track multiple plans, policy, and program initiatives.
  • Draft and facilitate communications planning as it applies to Nuclear Incidence Response efforts within the DOE/NNSA, DoD and the interagency.
  • Support emergency response operations and incident management with an on-call requirement, including after hours, extended shifts, and weekends.
  • Up to 25% domestic and international travel may be required to support operations, training, and meetings. Up to six domestic and six international trips anticipated per year.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science degree and 10+ years of Nuclear Incidence Response Program experience with an emphasis in nuclear policy and expertise preferred. Experience working with the DoD and interagency on matters related to Nuclear Incident Response recommended.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Proficient in Adobe Acrobat and SharePoint.
  • Willingness to work directly with clients in an environment that changes rapidly; must possess a mature approach to the personal interactions between a consultant and the Client.
  • 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 in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment.
  • Ability to successfully execute many complex tasks simultaneously.
  • Must be able to professionally deliver technical briefings and material in a senior leader environment, 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.
  • Able to work after hours, extended shifts, and on weekends when required during emergency responses and exercises.
  • 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.
  • DOE site access requires the qualified candidate be a U.S. citizen with a Department of Energy (DOE) 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.
  • 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:

  • Current DOE “Q” clearance with SCI access.
  • Understanding of DOE/NNSA Strategic Mission and DOE/DoD communication capabilities.
  • Completion of relevant Nuclear Incidence Response and emergency management course curricula.
  • Familiarity with crisis action planning efforts, timelines, and environment.
  • Familiarity with operations centers working environment and pace.

Please e-mail your résumé to:

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