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Senior Policy Analyst

Job ID: 195818
Location: RESTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 18, 2019
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Policy Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: DOE Q
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: DOE Q
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

 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.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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.

 

 

 

Qualifications

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.

  • Ten (10+) years or more of related experience in nuclear material disposition.
  • Current DOE Q or DoD Top Secret security clearance.

Preferred Requirements/Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, orally and in writing.
  • Good customer relation skills and the ability to work independently 
  • Master's Degree in nuclear engineering, public policy, international relations or related fields.
  • Fifteen (15+) years or more of related experience in nuclear material disposition.
  • Native speaker of Russian and Ukrainian language

 

Desired Qualifications

 

Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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