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Institutional Policy Performance Analyst

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Administrative | livermore, CA | 09/15/2023

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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 important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

 $125,160 - $155,400 Annually

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're looking for an experienced Policy Performance Analyst to develop and implement strategies in building out our Institutional Policy Performance oversight capabilities. As part of the institutional Policy Office, you will be is responsible for building and monitoring the Policy Management System to ensure that our programs are performing as intended in alignment with the Laboratory’s mission. You will drive organizational results by analyzing current processes and evaluating business problems and risks to advise management on how institutional policies and well-defined high-level processes, can help mitigate risks and continuously improve overall governance. This position is in Mission Assurance of the Director’s Office.

You will 

  • Serve as the primary contact on policy and requirements management as part of the Laboratory’s overall approach to governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC).  Develop and implement strategies for addressing process improvements.
  • Use lean, design, & systems thinking, learning organization constructs, agile principles, and other problem-solving methods to streamline institutional policies and procedures management.
  • Assess and design strategies for policies flow-down to ensure vertical and horizontal integration of high-level documents to improve governance effectiveness.
  • Plan, coordinate, and conduct user acceptance testing of policy and requirements management GRC systems and tools.
  • Communicate vision and advise management and functional subject matter experts on how to write, manage, and trace requirements derived from the Prime Contract, external drivers (e.g., the Code of Federal Regulations, DOE orders), or internal leadership decisions.
  • Exercise quality management over the Laboratory’s policies and processes to ensure compliance with regulatory, contractual, and internal legal requirements, and work with the different areas to implement corrective actions if needed.
  • Create and distribute policy-related reports due to changes in laws, rules, and regulations to assist management with policy-related decisions. Create comprehensive statistical models, goals and metrics.
  • Conduct role-based trainings, shares information, and performs assessments to assist those in policy and requirements management roles and serve as a mentor for those performing policy management roles throughout the Laboratory.
  • Recommend new IT systems and functional improvements to existing IT systems to Information Technology Partners to continuously improve policy and requirements management systems and processes.
  • Conduct benchmarking activities across and outside the DOE complex and apply learnings to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Laboratory’s policy and requirements management systems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and significant related experience.
  • Significant experience as a business analyst, designing and implementing improvements and experience using project management methodologies, practices, tools and techniques.
  • Experience with managing key Quality Management System processes (e.g Document Control, Change Management).
  • Advanced knowledge of policy and requirements management within the context of a governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) program.
  • Ability to review and understand end-to-end work processes and experience implementing improvements, workflow and streamlining.
  • Experience developing integrated business analyses and projections for strategic decisions.
  • Advanced knowledge of governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) to ensure principled performance.
  • Advanced knowledge of continuous improvement and systems thinking principles and methods.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain information and provide advice to management, regulators, reviewers, and stakeholders.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and abilities to partner with and influence internal and external customers to build trust-based relationships. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a cross-functional / cross-organizational team. Ability to work with sensitive information and classified matters.
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills and the ability to function effectively and independently in a self-directed environment.

Additional Information

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.  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.

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