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We have immediate openings for chemists or chemical engineers to join an interdisciplinary team conducting technical intelligence assessments of chemical processes and their implications for the national security interests of the United States. You will apply a combination of technical expertise, critical thinking, and in-depth analysis of complex information from all sources to provide threat assessments in support of customer objectives and mission. This position is in the Forensic Sciences & Assessments group within the Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division.
The positions will be filled at either the SES.3 or SES.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
- Independently conduct research on a complex set of sensitive, politically significant national security topics, to include chemical weapons, chemical processes, and related technologies and maintain awareness of relevant current events and information in assigned areas.
- Use independent judgment to contribute to the development of a focused national security research program in assigned areas that address key science and technology and policy questions, identifying priorities, defining problems, and proposing analytic methodologies.
- Identify priorities, define complex problems, propose assessment methodologies, collect and organize data, and write assessments in support of sponsor and other stakeholder objectives.
- Prepare intelligence assessments that adhere to intelligence community analytic standards.
- Present assessed findings as verbal briefings to sponsors and other stakeholders.
- Contribute to the development of new program opportunities, including the definition and development of research proposals and interaction with potential sponsors and customers.
- Maintain required security in a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) environment for information that is under the analyst's direct control.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the SES.4 Level
- Represent the organization as the primary technical contact on multiple intelligence related tasks and large projects, working effectively with conflicting priorities.
- Contribute advanced subject matter expert knowledge on national security issues to inform the development of strategies and plans to meet programmatic objectives.
- Create innovative analytical frameworks and evaluate competing characteristics to determine solutions that most effectively meet stakeholder objectives; provide decision insight to customers and stakeholders in highly complex problem areas.
- Master's degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, related field or the equivalent combination of education and significant professional experience.
- Significant experience with the scientific and technological issues in one or more of the following areas: chemical processes, industrial chemical facilities, pharmaceutical processes, foreign chemical weapon programs, or related emerging technologies.
- Significant experience working with multidisciplinary teams in achieving project objectives; demonstrated strength in partnering with outside organizations successfully.
- Significant experience working effectively under deadlines, reasoning effectively under loosely defined objectives and limited information, coordinating workload on multiple projects simultaneously, and meeting deadlines with conflicting priorities. Experience working across organizational work units, with demonstrated effective team work and customer service skills.
- Advanced verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment, author technical analyses, and present technical information to external sponsors and customers.
- Ability to travel off-site, including potentially internationally, for sponsor and customer interaction.
In Addition at the SES.4 Level
- PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, related field or the equivalent combination of education and significant professional experience
- Ability to lead the application and development of principles, theories, and concepts in a creative and innovative fashion.
- Proven success delivering expert level, high-quality, impactful technical products; significant experience successfully managing and leading multidisciplinary project teams; expert verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively collaborate with internal and external teams, and advise and influence senior management and external sponsors.
- Experience working within or with the intelligence community analyzing national security issues to include one or more of the following topics: foreign chemical weapons programs, chemical processes, or related technologies.
- Experience using SciFinder, ChemDraw and other chemical information research tools.
- Experience supporting or working with the intelligence community and/or U.S. military.
- Publication record in a national security issue area.
- An active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top-Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency.
Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.
Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.
If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.
Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.
LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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