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Nuclear Policy Analyst

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Job ID: 2213264
Location: REMOTE WORK, VA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 3, 2022
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Policy Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: DOE Q
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC has been awarded a task to support the Office of Experimental Sciences Technical, Analytical, Programmatic and Integration Support Services.  This organization is a key part of the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Program.  It addresses both basic and applied science and engineering associated with weapon design, engineering, margins of uncertainty, development of diagnostics and major experimental facilities.  It works closely with the Los Alamos, Livermore, and Sandia National Laboratories and the Nevada Nuclear Security Site (old Nevada Test Site).  Also works with the nuclear weapon production sites and DoD relevant weapon system program offices.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide acquisition expertise to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Experimental Sciences with program and project management direction for the acquisition of capital assets with the goal of delivering projects within the original performance baseline, cost and schedule, and fully capable of meeting mission performance, safeguards and security, and environmental, safety, and health requirements.

  • Be familiar with and advise on the DOE 413.3B process.
  • Act as the action officer guiding various projects from conception to CD-0 and onward.
  • Coordinate the review and development of the Mission Need Statement and Program Requirements Document.
  • Prepare briefings and white papers on Next Generation Pulsed Power (NGPP) and other next generation facilities, such as XFEL and LAMP.
  • Develop a detailed list of activities and schedule leading up to Energy System Acquisition Advisory Board (ESAAB) CD-0 decision brief.
  • Make sure that all pre-requisite activities and documentation required by ESAAB are in place, properly coordinated and completed.
  • Schedule meetings.
  • Draft memos.
  • The individual must be able to come into the Forrestal bldg. work in person with the customer and attend meetings on site, as needed.

Must have computer experience using standard applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.  Must have outstanding communication skills both written and verbal and have the ability to communicate with a variety of people at all levels in an organization.



Bachelors in a relevant field and six (6) years or more of related experience; Masters in a relevant field and four (4) years. Examples of relevant degrees could include Political Science, Business and others with a focus on government process

  • Must be US Citizen
  • Must have 5 years experience working in the federal government space and managing projects through government process
  • Must have extensive experience working in current standard computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams and SharePoint.
  • Must have experience performing work in a virtual / telework environment.
  • Excellent communications both verbal and written.  
  • Highly effective communication skills (written and oral), effective work in fluid, fast-paced environment, essential teamwork skills, detail-oriented
  • Must be able to communicate complex reports and develop these reports from data analysis to others who may not be technical both via presentation and in written reports. 
  • Must have demonstrated experience working with the DOE 413.3B process.
  • Must understand and be proficient with the Energy System Acquisition Advisory Board (ESAAB) process.
  • Must understand DOE Order 413.3B series of staged project approvals, Critical Decision (CD) one (1) thru four (4).
  • An active DOD Top Secret or DOE Q security clearance


  • Advanced degree a relevant technical field such as Physics or other Nuclear related degree
  • Experience working with NNSA science and nuclear related projects.


  • The individual must be able to come into the Forrestal Building in Washington DC to work in person with the customers and attend meetings at HQ or at the sites, as needed.  This could be possibly several times each week.

Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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