Nuclear Incident Response Policy / Program Analyst

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

This position is for a Program 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, policy writing, and communications planning related to the NA-84 and NNSA mission. The focus will be providing subject matter expertise on Nuclear Incident Response issues and directly reporting to the NA-84 senior leadership. This position will be responsible for working with the DOE/NNSA Laboratories and Interagency to coordinate policy development and review. This will be in direct coordination of the Policy 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.


  • 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 the DoD, and the interagency as they relate to improving the DOE/NNSA response capability. To include military operational planning support.
  • Track issues and topic areas that cross programmatic boundaries which impact the Nuclear Incidence Response Program.
  • Ability to facilitate communication and program-related information across the NA-84 mission space, because the Office of Nuclear Forensics interacts with the NA-80 Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation programs.
  • The Analyst must be able to brief senior leaders and interact at senior-leader levels; 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.
  • Must be willing to 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 6 domestic and 6 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.
  • Must be an independent self-starter with excellent organizational skills and have the ability to 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.
  • Ability to perform 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.
  • General knowledge of agency organization and structure.
  • 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.
  • This position requires proof of COVID vaccination to be provided by the date of hire unless an accommodation request has been provided and granted pursuant to federal law by the date of hire.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Understanding of DOE and NNSA Strategic Mission.
  • Familiarity with DOE and DoD communication capabilities.
  • Familiarity with military operation planning.
  • Completion of relevant Nuclear Forensics and emergency management course curricula.

Please e-mail your résumé to:

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