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Nuclear Security Program Analyst ( R-00064138 )

Law Enforcement and Security

Diplomatic Security



Washington, Washington DC, United States


Job Description:

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals. Driven by our talented workforce, the Integrated Missions Operation builds trust through an array of energy-related IT, environmental science and engineering solutions to meet our customers’ needs.

Key Capabilities:

Leidos is looking for a high performing candidate to fill a position supporting the nation's nuclear nonproliferation mission with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) as a Program Analyst for a research and development program. This position requires a person with demonstrated analytical expertise, superior professional demeanor, and the ability to learn and accomplish a wide variety of day-to-day responsibilities that ensure program success. Key attributes include initiative and critical thinking to identify and prioritize actions to assist the federal program managers to be successful in achieving program goals.

This is a full-time, on-site position located in the Washington DC NNSA offices.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Analyzing program data and information to assess priorities, completeness, and consistency for technical and programmatic communication within and external to the program management office.

  • Checking the level of quality and fidelity of programmatic and technical data, and other information used to propagate program status and initiating corrections, updates, and replacements as indicated.

  • Writing status presentations, white papers, and other deliverables, i.e., talking points, briefing papers, and Congressional testimony, that communicate schedule, cost, and program status including risks and needs.

  • Coordinating task completion with other on-site and remote technical support contractors and subject matter experts to complete assignments.

  • Facilitating meetings with partners and senior agency management staff.

  • Supporting federal program managers with project evaluation and providing written reviews of project documents.

  • Participating in both technical and programmatic exchanges between federal program managers and stakeholders to provide recommendations and expert advice.

Basic Qualifications:

Active DOE Q and/or DOE TS clearance

Required education and qualifications:

  • Must have an active DOE Q clearance or a DoD Top Secret clearance with no impedance to being read into Secure Compartmented Information (SCI).

  • A minimum of 4 years of professional experience in a fast-paced and technically-related environment.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a technical discipline.

  • General awareness of the nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear weapons.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience in developing and writing strategic documents, action and management plans, and briefing papers for senior agency leadership.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and track and follow-through on multiple often unanticipated daily, weekly, and monthly tasks.

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite with particular emphasis on spreadsheet, word processing and presentation applications (MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint).

Desired Qualification/Education

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university in a related technical discipline.

  • Familiarity with nonproliferation topics such as treaties (e.g., the NPT, CTBT), institutions (e.g., IAEA, CTBTO) and practices (safeguards, monitoring, and verification).

  • Certification as a Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

  • Familiarity with the mission and function of DOE/NNSA, including its budget cycle and financial tracking systems, as well as its classified matter protection and control policies.

  • Knowledge of U.S. government strategic documents for national security, nuclear posture, nuclear nonproliferation, and radiation detection.

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