Nuclear Security Analyst with Security Clearance

Analytic Services Inc
United States
14 Jun 2024
12 Jul 2024
Job Type
Security Analyst
Employer Sector
Technology, IT & Telecoms
Contract Type
Full Time
OVERVIEW: ANSER enhances national and homeland security by strengthening public institutions. We provide thought leadership for complex issues through independent analysis and we deliver practical, useful solutions. ANSER values collaboration, integrity, and initiative and we are client focused in all that we do. Because we were established for the purpose of public service and not for profit, we measure our success in the impact of our service. SPECIFIC JOB DESCRIPTION: ANSER is seeking a Nuclear Security Analyst providing support to the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters (OASD(NCB/NM Directorate of Nuclear Forensics, Energy, and Survivability. The candidate will perform a variety of multifaceted scientific, technical, and analytical tasks regarding the national strategic deterrent. Essential duties may include: Providing technical and policy support for the National Technical Nuclear Forensics (NTNF) Program. Provide support in the area of post–detonation nuclear forensics, but may also include any of the following areas: the national nuclear stockpile; nuclear weapons operations; nuclear weapons detection; nuclear accident/incident response; national response framework (response to a nuclearradiological incident); emergency response and consequence management; national–level exercises; nuclear enterprise and infrastructure transformation; nuclear weapons effects; nuclear weapon survivability; survivability to nuclear weapon effects; stockpile sustainment, including life extension activities; nuclear weapon program requirements; HEMP/EMP defense; radiation detection and dispersal defense initiatives; and the national and DoD policies which underlay the above. Actively engages issues, actions, and initiatives, drawing from academic preparation and experience, concerning, or relating to the development, deployment, transportation, safety, security, storage, and training for the stewardship of nuclear weapons and the broad range of activities comprising and associated with countering nuclear threats. Interact with interagency NTNF partners, in particular DOE/NNSA, the FBI and the Intelligence Community. Works with other government agencies, and other offices within DoD to facilitate integration of DoD's capabilities into a coherent US government capability that spans all elements of the NTNF attribution communities. Works with DoD, national laboratories, and industry to develop research and development projects that support the transition of new technologies into operational DoD capabilities. Provide support to DoD Nuclear Threat Reduction activities under the Mutual Defense Agreement and may contribute to or prepare joint NNSA/DOD reports for delivery to the President and/or to the Congress. Reviews documents, contributes to studies or task forces, prepares papers and staff summaries and briefings, attends/participates in meetings within/across the Department, across the interagency and other branches of government and/or with academia and industry. Prepares and disseminates agenda, meeting materials and meeting summaries. Reserves meeting space, ensures attendee access, and other administrative aspects. All other duties as assigned. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Active Top Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain an SCI Bachelors degree from an accredited university or college in a related policy, science or engineering field, such as nuclear engineering, physics, chemistry, metallurgy, or a closely related discipline. 3–5 Years experience in either nuclear weapons systems, nuclear cooperation programs, nuclear forensics, and/or knowledge of DOD capabilities to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction (C–WMD). Excellent written and oral communication. Excellent organizational and task management skills. Ability to take initiative on projects and taskings. Experience in working with teams and working groups from multiple agencies. DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Masters' degree from an accredited university or college in a related science or engineering field, such as nuclear engineering, physics, chemistry, metallurgy, or a closely related discipline. Can be used to account for up to two years of experience. Ability to confidently and credibly execute presentations at high levels, to coordinate actions and initiatives across the OSD, the Joint Staff, Services, and other Federal Departments and Agencies, and to produce "executive–style" summaries. Experience in the area of technical nuclear forensics programs to function as a policy expert with working knowledge of the various government programs for technical nuclear forensics and attribution. Familiarity with federal and/or DoD budgeting and acquisition process, including management and tracking of funds, strategic planning, requirements determinations, and project milestone development and tracking. Ability to communicate technical, operational, and policy level concepts both verbally and in writing in order to coordinate program initiatives with stakeholders, colleagues and leaders. Disclaimer : In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with ANSER, please call or e–mail . ANSER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek individuals from a broad variety of backgrounds with varying levels of experience who have a desire to do meaningful work. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, color, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law