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Net Assessment Systems Analysts - Entry Level

Entry Level | Full-time
Security | livermore, CA | 03/15/2023

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range
$103,290.00  - $139,128.00  Annually for the SES.1 level
$123,960.00  - $166,992.00  Annually for the SES.2 level
Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We are seeking entry level Net Assessment Systems Analysts with backgrounds in physical and life sciences, information sciences, engineering, operations research, science and technology policy analysis, or decision analytics to provide technical analysis in support of strategic studies conducted on behalf of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and other U.S. Government partners. These studies will inform net assessments of capabilities and strategy in the context of geopolitical competition.

As a net assessment systems analyst, you will work with experienced net system analysts and contribute to the analysis to provide insights to inform long-term strategy and planning for the NNSA.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team.  Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will:

  • Participate in the analysis relating to a variety of national security challenges relevant to the NNSA’s nuclear security mission, specifically nuclear weapons science, infrastructure, production, nonproliferation, and counterproliferation.
  • Contribute to cross-functional and multi-disciplinary teams to solve technical problems.
  • Provide solutions to problems of limited complexity for modeling and simulation or other technical analyses.
  • Contribute to the development of analytical frameworks that provide insight to customers on challenges.
  • Participate in defining problems and proposing analysis methodologies.
  • Contribute information and findings from studies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.2 level

  • Provide solutions to moderately complex problems involving largely identifiable factors.
  • Determine methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria using independent judgment.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship, with sensitive compartment information (SCI) access.
  • Bachelor’s degree in operations research, political science, engineering, physical science or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Basic understanding of contemporary technical, military, and economic considerations as they relate to geopolitical competition.
  • Science and technology knowledge and/or ability to understand issues related to nuclear weapon design, production, nonproliferation, and counterproliferation.  
  • Ability to effectively manage concurrent technical tasks with competing priorities and meet deadlines that are important to project success.
  • Sufficient verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to collaborate effectively in a multi-disciplinary, multi-laboratory, and cross-functional team environment and explain technical information.

Additional qualifications at the SES.2 level

  • Ability to work effectively with minimal guidance and proficient communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience providing innovative approaches and applying new technical approaches to broadly defined tasks and projects.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and broad experience applying effective analytical and problem-solving skills to moderately complex problems.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Knowledge relating to national security.
  • Experience in conducting net assessments.
  • Competence in one or more scientific programming languages or statistical analysis tools.

Additional Information

$84,840 - $148,560/year at the SES.1 level
$101,80 - $178,200/year at the SES.2 level
Actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate’s experience and qualifications.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.  Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. 

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Reasonable Accommodation

Our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory.  If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request. 

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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