Sr. International Program Analyst (Temporary)

Washington, Dist. of Columbia
13 Sep 2016
01 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
The Leidos Integrated Planning and Management Division of the Engineering Solutions Business Unit is seeking candidates for a Senior International Program Analyst to assume temporary responsibilities (not to exceed four months) supporting the U.S./UK Mutual Defense Agreement. The selected candidate will provide direct support to the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Office of Research and Development (NA-113), performing on-site contractor functions including communications, support for program management, assistance with programmatic strategic planning, and overall technical support for the U.S./UK Mutual Defense Agreement.

The United States (U.S.) and the United Kingdom (UK) Governments are key strategic partners in cooperation on nuclear capability and common defense through their longstanding partnership under the 1958 U.S./UK Mutual Defense Agreement (MDA). During more than 50 years of close and extensive cooperation, there have been numerous advances by our two nations in the fields of weapon science, technology maturation, manufacturing and production, and safety and security. The MDA advances the common defense and security of both nations and permits the exchange of atomic information related to:
• Atomic weapons
• Military application of atomic energy
• Defense plans
• Training of personnel
• Evaluation of potential enemies
• Development of delivery systems
• Research, development and design of military reactors
• Submarine nuclear propulsion plants and materials

The candidate selected to fill this position must have the technical education and capability to support Federal work under the MDA, mainly focusing on US nuclear stockpile equities, as requested by the NNSA HQ customer. This means that the candidate must know and understand DOE and NNSA policies, procedures, directives, and orders (such as NAP-23, Atomic Energy Act Control of Import and Export Activities).

This is a temporary four-month position and is located on-site within the NNSA customer offices at the Forrestal building on Independence Avenue, S.W. in downtown Washington, D.C. Some domestic and possibly international travel will be required.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Job responsibilities for the Senior International Program Analyst will focus on support for the US/UK Mutual Defense Agreement, to include:

• Implementing nuclear weapons program responsibilities under the 1958 US/UK Agreement for Cooperation in the Uses of Atomic Energy for Mutual Defense Purposes (Mutual Defense Agreement - MDA).
• Providing analytic, administrative, and technical support for policy, planning, and program management to evaluate and coordinate the exchange of nuclear weapons data and cooperative research, development, test and production activities under the MDA.
• Supporting management of US/UK technical joint working groups, assisting in the development of strategic plans, and organizing international information exchanges.
• Ensuring senior NNSA leadership stays informed of the status of US/UK program activities.

REQUIRED CLEARANCE: Must hold an active DOE Q clearance or a DoD Top Secret clearance.

REQUIRED SKILLS/EDUCATION: A Bachelor's degree and at least eight years experience supporting technically-based Federal government programs. Bachelor's and Master's degrees with a technical or management related discipline is preferred, and a Master's degree may be substituted for two years of experience. Must have demonstrated ability to supervise technical personnel, track project progress and report to senior NNSA leadership on an ongoing basis.

The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience in creating and maintaining a productive work relationship with federal customers and fellow contractor staff. The selected candidate will also have demonstrated expertise in international policy or technical fields associated with federal oversight responsibilities for major weapons systems, and will have demonstrated his/her ability to produce high quality work in support of a range of simultaneous analytical tasks. The ability to work as both a member of, and leader for, teams of co-workers is essential, along with finely developed communication skills and a proven capacity to deliver customer-approved work products on time. These are all requirements for this position.

Proficiency in the Microsoft office suite is required, with particular emphasis on word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet applications (Adobe Acrobat, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel).

DESIRED SKILLS/EDUCATION: A Master's degree and/or certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) are desired, but not required. Prior experience in (and familiarity with) programs managed by NNSA headquarters, NNSA laboratories (e.g., Sandia National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory and/or Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), Department of Defense (DoD) customers for NNSA weapons systems (e.g. Air Force, Navy) or providing support for Federal agency international agreements is highly desired.

Leidos Overview:
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