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Classification Advisor (SES.3/SES.4)

Posted on May 18, 2019 by Lawrence Livermore National Security

Livermore, CA 94550
Engineering
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Classification Advisor (SES.3/SES.4)

Location: Livermore, CA
Category: Science & Engineering
Organization: Weapons and Complex Integ
Posting Requirement: External DOE Q or Top Secret
Job ID: 104940
Job Code: Science & Engineering MTS 3 (SES.3)/Science & Engineering MTS 4 (SES.4)
Date Posted: February

We have an for a Classification Advisor in the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Directorate. You will consult with scientist/engineers/innovators/authors regarding proper information classification requirements at all stages of information or classified matter development.
This position is in the Office of Classification and Export Control (OCEC).
This position 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.

Essential Duties
- Mentors Derivative Classifiers (DCs) and Laboratory staff in support of compliance with LLNL Classification and Export Control policies and procedures.
- Analyze complex information and apply advanced knowledge related to current DOE and other government-approved classification guidance in order to determine classification in assigned document reviews, and to recommend changes to guidance when approved guides no longer address the full scope of classified program activities.
- Advanced competency and diplomacy in dealing with customers who have conflicting interests and opinions.
- Work cooperatively within the office and participate in the decision process for applying classification and export control guidance and regulations.
- Develop and communicate information on complex classification issues and policies by means of briefings, correspondence, and bulletins given to the Laboratory population.
- Recognize when an export control review needs to be applied.
- Develop DOE and other government-wide classification guidance as part of a team of classification specialists.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the SES.4 Level
-Develop defensible determinations/solutions, develop new ideas or modify current approaches when challenges are not well defined, are highly complex, and require in-depth analysis of multiple factors, and may serve on external committees or as a primary technical contact,
-Research, develop and prepare draft input to government or local classification guidance, for institutional and government-wide use, and/or develop and prepare draft classification bulletins to satisfy DOE updates, and locally-driven needs to communicate classification guidance information to laboratory users.
-Successfully act as a classification office/program project lead assigned to support a discrete line technical effort, or a specific area of research with new or changing classification guidance, to include direct government sponsor interaction in a role representing the laboratory classification contribution to that technical effort.

Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in technical fields such as physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, or related fields or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Advanced knowledge of nuclear design-related information, and proliferation, defense, and commercial sensitivities of broad categories of hardware, software, and technology appropriate to a National Laboratory.
- Ability to analyze and solve complex problems dealing with classification and export control areas and successfully implement solutions.
- Proven ability to effectively enforce complex guidance, rules, and/or regulations.
- Ability to successful complete the DOE Classification Training Institute program within one year.
- Exercise sound judgment in considering conflicts between complex missions, goals, and administrative classification constraints.
- advanced verbal and written communication skills to achieve clarity and conciseness, demonstrating diplomacy when interacting with customers who have conflicting interests and opinions.
- Ability to work effectively and efficiently as a technical expert both independently and as part of a team towards specific objectives, while performing duties and assignments on a tight schedule.
- Perform task both with competency and with diplomacy, in working with the diverse technical laboratory population.

In Addition at the SES.4 Level
-Work successfully, under consultative direction on challenges that are not well defined, consistently requiring creativity and innovation; has significant latitude to establish objectives, which may include leading assignments and perform direct sponsor interaction.
-Recognized as a local subject matter expert in an area of technical development, with contributory relevance to the wider national effort, and make decisions that impact organizational operations and directions.
-Succeed in assignments where the consequence of error may result in long-term inability to reach Laboratory objectives, may serve as a primary technical/organizational contact, mentors other personnel, is sought after as an organization spokesperson, and advises senior management and/or external sponsors.

Desired Qualifications
- MS or Ph.D. degree in a scientific or engineering field; or an equivalent level of demonstrated knowledge
- Have a current Derivative Classifier authority and/or. an Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information Reviewing Official authority.
- Have substantial experience performing the critical, regulatory institutional role of a classification advisor who has makes final classification determinations before information products are irretrievably released to restricted and unlimited audiences.

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 an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire.

Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

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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