Intelligence Research Specialist

Washington D.C.
Aug 03, 2017
Aug 18, 2017
Analyst, Research
Full Time

About the Agency

The Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (IN) supports U. S. national security policymakers by producing intelligence analysis as well as ensuring intelligence security in DOE and other national security programs and policies. The Office's ethical expertise is critical to nation's non proliferation, counter terrorism and national security programs.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required; typically less than five (5) days per month

  • No

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.
  • This is a drug testing position.

    A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (i.e., GS-13) in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as knowledge of a variety of intelligence collection disciplines and techniques, and the process by which intelligence information is gathered in order to assess the accuracy and reliability of data.

    Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

    1. Demonstrated knowledge of issues pertaining to nuclear forensics and nuclear material characteristics.
    2. Ability to assess the accuracy and reliability of data; identify gaps; and determine the need for more data or from different sources at it relates to nuclear forensics and material characteristics.
    3. Skill in program management activities such as development and tracking of overall program milestones, budget formulation, and monitoring workflows.
    4. Ability to coordinate a short turn-around response to policy maker or intelligence community questions incorporating current all-source intelligence pertaining to nuclear forensics.
    5. Ability to make clear and convincing presentations and arguments concerning nuclear materials issues, and to advocate, defend, negotiate, and fully justify positions and recommendations.
    "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    There are no educational requirement for this position. Education may not be substituted for experience.


    • Position is subject to random drug testing
    • Must pass a pre-employment drug test
    • Favorable suitability determination
    • Must be able to obtain/maintain a "Q" security clearance with Special Compartmented Information (SCI) access.
    • A one year trial period will be required
    • Financial Disclosure is required
    • Must successfully complete a CI Evaluation, which may also include a CI-scope polygraph examination.
    This position is in the Excepted Service. For information on the Excepted Service, please visit: Excepted Service Appointing Authorities@

    This position is in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. The Department of Energy position applies Veteran’s preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2109 of Title U.S.C. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, as defined by section 2108 of the Title 5 U.S/C, you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.

    Q - Sensitive


    As an Intelligence Research Specialist, you will:

    • Serves as the Sample Analysis Project Manager for the Interagency Nuclear Materials Information Program (NMIP) within the Nuclear Materials Security Division. Plans, Directs and oversee all NMIP sample analysis activities at the national laboratories and coordinates with the interagency to meet NMIP objectives.
    • Develops, implements and tracks project milestones and risks that are outlined in the NMIP Interagency Implementation Plan associated with NMIP Sample Analysis Projects. Monitors laboratory workflows and budgets. Coordinates closely with other NMIP project leads, NNSA, and other interagency elements to ensure effective information flow and streamlined activities to gain efficiencies and minimize duplicative or conflicting efforts.
    • Oversees timely and cost-effective production of NMIP products related to analysis of nuclear materials and manages the sample selection and utilization process for the NMIP Nuclear Materials Archive.
    • Regularly communicates project status and issues to the NMIP Program Management Office members and to leadership and represents the NMIP at executive branch, Intelligence Community and congressional meetings concerning nuclear material sample analysis issues.

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