Program Analyst

Location:      Washington, DC

This position is for a Program Analyst to assist the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Nuclear Incident Response (NA-84) in execution of the Integrated Support Team. This position will support NA-84 leadership in the planning and integration of exercises, drills, training, and after-action results related to the NA-84 mission. The focus will be providing subject matter expertise and directly reporting to the NA-84 senior leadership. In addition, the Analyst will serve as an on-call member of an emergency response team to support emergency operations in the DOE Headquarters building (Forrestal), or in support of deployed field assets at remote locations.


  • Track multiple correspondence and staffing requirements while coordinating with the IST Lead and responsible Program Managers. Projects may include:
    • Tracking of Information Technology issues and investments
    • Staffing Continuity reports and requirements
    • Maintaining response rosters to ensure support of Nuclear Incident Response efforts
  • Produce documentation in support of Higher Headquarters and NNSA requirements to facilitate senior leader awareness.
  • Produce documents in association with NA-84 Program Managers for Nuclear Incident Response.
  • Provide administrative support to a broad range of operations and exercise-related policies, meetings, exercises, and responses.
  • Track issues and topic areas that cross programmatic boundaries which impact the Nuclear Incident Response Program.
  • Ability to facilitate communication and program-related information across the NA-84 mission space, because the IST interacts with all of 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. Understand budgetary issues with programs of record and have the ability to track multiple issues across programs.
  • Must be willing to support emergency response operations and incident management with an on-call requirement, including after hours, extended shifts, and weekends.
  • Travel may be required to support operations, exercises, training, and meetings.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of Program/Policy analysis experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Proficient in Adobe Acrobat and SharePoint.
  • Demonstrated ability to format and edit draft documents.
  • Ability to track and monitor documents from inception to production.
  • 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 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. Parking is not available on site.
  • Travel may 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 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.
  • 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 or Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of DOE and NNSA Strategic Mission.
  • Completion of relevant emergency management course curricula.
  • Experienced Emergency Management and program support services regarding planning and operational issues affecting Emergency Operations for the Department of Energy.
  • Familiarity in Information Technology investment planning.
  • Knowledge of and experience in:
    • Incident Management (National Incident Management System [NIMS] and Incident Command)
    • Emergency Management
    • Continuity Operations

Please e-mail your résumé to:

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