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Intelligence Analyst: Z Program

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Physical Life Sciences | livermore, CA | 10/12/2023

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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

$153,210 - $196,788 Annually for the SES.3 level

$183,840 - $236,112 Annually for the SES.4 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 have two openings for Intelligence Analysts to join an interdisciplinary team conducting analysis of chemical and biological defense issues, and their implications for the national security interests of the United States. You will perform analysis and lead projects that integrate complex information from all sources into finished assessments and make formal verbal and written presentations, interface with Program sponsors and Intelligence Community (IC) stakeholders and contribute to project and organizational goals. This position is in the Science and Technology Assessments (STA) Program within Global Security Principal Directorate’s Z Program.

In this role, you will

  • Conduct independent research on sensitive, politically significant national security topics, with a focus on scientific, technical, and national security topics regarding biological and chemical defense. Maintain awareness of relevant current events and information in assigned areas.
  • Assist in identifying analytic priorities, defining problems, and proposing moderately complex to complex analytic research methodologies with limited direction.
  • Write reports and present analytic findings in support of sponsor and stakeholder objectives that adhere to intelligence community analytic standards.
  • Contribute to the development of a focused national security research program in assigned areas that addresses key science and technology and policy questions, using independent judgment.
  • Contribute to the development of new program opportunities, including the definition and development of research proposals and interaction with potential sponsors and customers under limited direction.
  • Contribute to intelligence-related organizational objectives by providing input on technical issues for presenting in-depth analysis to sponsors and consumers, traveling as necessary.
  • Obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance and obtain and maintain required security in a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) environment for information that is under the analyst’s direct control.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

In addition, at the SES.4 Level

  • Represent the organization as the primary technical contact on multiple intelligence related tasks and large projects, working effectively across a range of priorities.
  • Lead multidisciplinary teams assigned to complex analytic tasks and contribute advanced subject matter knowledge on national security issues to inform the development of strategies and plans to meet programmatic objectives.
  • Independently develop proposals for analytic papers, studies, and research topics and create innovative technical tools and evaluate competing characteristics to determine solutions that meet stakeholder objectives; provide decision insight to customers and stakeholders in highly complex problem areas.
  • Participate in programmatic sustainment and growth by identifying and addressing complex sponsor needs and prioritizing collaborations with LLNL staff and across the community.


  • Master’s degree in a biological discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience, and demonstrated ability to perform independent work.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment; author intelligence analyses or other products that effectively convey analytical results with limited supervision; and present and explain technical information to external sponsors and customers.
  • Significant experience working with multidisciplinary teams in achieving project objectives; demonstrated strength in partnering with outside organizations successfully.
  • Significant experience working effectively under deadlines, coordinating workloads on multiple projects simultaneously, and meeting deadlines with conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to travel as necessary to present analyses to sponsors and IC stakeholders as well as to meet with IC counterparts and sponsors.

In addition at the SES.4 Level

  • Significant experience researching, assessing, and integrating Science and Technology (S&T) knowledge, in collaboration with technical subject matter experts, in support of national security issues.
  • Proven success delivering expert-level, high-quality, impactful technical assessments on issues affecting national security.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead the application and development of principles, theories, and concepts in a creative and innovative fashion.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or Top Secret clearance from another U.S. government agency.
  • Advanced knowledge and significant experience working within or with the Intelligence Community (IC) and with scientific and technological issues associated with national security.
  • Ph.D in a scientific discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Knowledge of artificial intelligence/machine learning applications for the biological sciences.
  • Extensive experience briefing technical topics to a range of audiences.

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.  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.

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