Job ID: 195818
Location: RESTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 18, 2019
Subcategory: Policy Analyst
Shift: Day Job
Minimum Clearance Required: DOE Q
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: DOE Q
Potential for Teleworking: No
The Senior Policy Analyst will be supporting our customer with technical and analytical support related to the material disposition program. This full-time position is contingent upon contract award.
The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical and policy support. The person shall provide international policy and program development to support our customer for the following activities:
Serve as the lead advisor, providing technical and policy advice on weapons-grade plutonium policy interactions with Russia, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Japan.
Support successful negotiations for disposition agreements between the US and the Russian Federation concerning the management and disposition of plutonium designated as no longer required for defense purposes and related cooperation.
Draft and negotiate statements of work with Russian government and industry representatives.
Support formal negotiations and informal consultations between the US and Russia.
Plan and coordinate all aspects of and participate in a wide range of intradepartmental and interagency meetings concerning the IAEA Verification Agreement.
Provide advice and technical expertise to US-Japan and US-UK Plutonium Management Experts Group.
Serve as a liaison between the DOE Office of Materials Disposition and DOE Offices overseas, such as DOE-Tokyo, DOE-Moscow and UNVIE.
Provide technical support as needed to NA-23, to include review development and production of briefing packages, preparation for and participation in reviews/discussions and meetings, performance of data analysis and studies, and completion of follow-on actions.
Support customer review and production of policy-oriented and technical analytic reports, background documents, briefings, and other products supporting decision-making and outreach.
Research current international laws and regulations to support development and ratification of Agreements and Protocols as well as provision of expertise in Russian and the International Plutonium Management Experts Group.
Provide support in the analysis of near- and long-term costs and economic factors in the management and disposition of weapons grade plutonium. Perform technical, cost and economic- reviews and evaluations of analyses prepared by foreign entities. Provide technical support to experts attending meetings and consultations of the Joint U.S.-Russian Implementation Group and the International Plutonium Management Experts Group.
Prepare agendas and other materials as requested for foreign and domestic meetings outside the Washington, DC area. As requested, travel with DOE’s/NNSA’s representatives to France, Japan, Russia and the United Kingdom to meet with senior technical personnel and visit facilities. Prepare reports on meetings, conferences, or trips abroad, and assessments of any foreign facilities visited.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and eighteen (18) years or more of related experience; Masters and sixteen (16) years or more experience; PhD or JD and eight years(8) or more experience.
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