A successful candidate in this position will serve as a Classification Analyst for the Office of Personnel and Facility Clearances and Classification, and provide engineering/scientific expertise to ensure that classified and other sensitive information is correctly identified.
As the Classification Analyst, you will:
Serve as a Classification Analyst in the Classification Division (CD/NA-746), Office of Personnel and Facility Clearances and Classification.
Plan and administer especially sophisticated portions of the NNSA/DOE program for classified and sensitive programmatic, scientific and technical information and be recognized as a national authority.
Serve as a principal consultant with respect to classified information policy and its adequacy in establishing the appropriate degree of protection for state-of-the-art scientific and technical research programs on a national level.
Review programmatic, scientific and technical information and identify classified and other sensitive information to avoid disclosure of information that might be used by adversaries to the detriment of U.S. National Security.
Serve as a technical coordinator for classified and sensitive information guidance and prepare new guidance and/or revisions to existing guides for approval by DOE Headquarters.
Further breakdown of the nature of this position includes the following:
Classification is the act or process by which information or documents or material are determined to require protection in the interest of national security under the Atomic Energy Act, as amended, 10 CFR part 1045, or E.O. 13526.
Classified Information in this regard is information that is classified by statute or Executive order. Such information includes:
Restricted Data or Formerly Restricted Data classified by the Atomic Energy Act or 10 CFR part 1045,
Transclassified Foreign Nuclear Information is information classified by the Atomic Energy Act, and
National Security Information is information classified by E.O. 13526 or prior Executive orders.
A Derivative Classifier is an individual authorized to use approved guidance to confirm that an unmarked document or material is unclassified or determine that it is classified as allowed by his or her description of authority. A Derivative Classifier may also upgrade a document or material. (In RD/FRD/TFNI subject areas, a Derivative Classifier is equivalent to the Restricted Data Classifier referred to in 10 CFR part 1045).
Declassification is a determination by an appropriate authority that information no longer warrants protection in the interest of national security under the Atomic Energy Act, as amended, 10 CFR part 1045, or E.O. 13526. A declassification determination is documented for use by both Derivative Classifiers and Derivative Declassifiers.
A Derivative Declassifier is an individual authorized to use approved guidance to declassify or downgrade (reduce the level of protection) documents or material in specified areas as allowed by his or her description of authority.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for this position.
Job family (Series)
0801 General Engineering
1301 General Physical Science
Conditions of Employment
Subject to Random Drug Testing
Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
Favorable suitability determination required.
Financial Disclosure may be required.
Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q level Security Clearance.
Situational telework is an option upon approval from the supervisor.
A polygraph test is required.
Must obtain authorities as a Derivative Classifier and a Derivative Declassifier with Broad Authorities within twelve (12) months, if not already so authorized. Must then maintain authorities as a Derivative Classifier and a Derivative Declassifier.
You must be a United States Citizen.
This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification.
Relocation expenses are not provided for this position.
More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcement.
If you are a current federal employee, appointed under the direct-hire authority, you will be given a new appointment.
You will be required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period unless you meet the exceptions in 5 CFR part 315.802.
This vacancy will be filled through OPM’s Direct Hire Authority. Veterans’ Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement. However, each servicing HR Specialist ensures full consideration is provided to all qualified veterans’ preference candidates to promote employment of veterans. Click the link for additional information on OPM’s Direct Hire Authority.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA Demonstration Project payband or GS grade level in the Federal service i.e. (EN-03/NN-03/NQ-03 or GS-13). Specialized experience for the NN-04 is defined as: experience as a derivative classifier utilizing engineering techniques to identify the presence or absence of classified or other sensitive information in programmatic, scientific and technical documents or matter and to provide expert evaluation of policy and procedural requirements related to classification and declassification of scientific, technical, intelligence/counterintelligence, security, or other classified or sensitive information.
Examples of qualifying experience include:
Analyzing programmatic, scientific, and/or technical documents (technical reports, journals, publications) or matter that contain advanced and highly complex concepts, data and design information to identify information that must be protected by the Atomic Energy Act, national regulations, and/or Executive Orders.
Evaluating and analyzing nuclear weapon / security programs and applicable classification and sensitive information guidance for adequacy and formulating revisions for action by higher management;
Performing classification and/or declassification reviews of scientific and technical documents or matter as a classifier or declassifier to avoid disclosure of information that might be used by adversaries to the detriment of U.S. National Security;
Conducting staff research and analysis to solve classification problems utilizing new and innovative methods; fostering and managing substantial high-level support from various internal and external sources in order to resolve classification-related conflicts between agencies, or engineering, production, management, and research requirements.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
Mastery of theories and concepts in a broad range of physical science and engineering disciplines, with special emphasis in the areas of nuclear physics, electronics, properties of materials, and weapon science; and/or electrical, nuclear, mechanical, and chemical engineering.
Mastery of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, Executive Order 13526, as amended, and other Federal regulations, requirements, policy and procedural requirements related to classification and declassification of scientific, technical, intelligence/counterintelligence, security and other classified and sensitive information.
Ability to evaluate and analyze existing classification programs and guides for adequacy sufficient to formulate required revisions, and to recommend such revisions to higher management.
Expert knowledge of nuclear weapons design and production including the interrelationships of production plants and National Laboratories engaged in these processes sufficient to allow the incumbent to perform their assigned duties that will ensure that scientific and technical documents or matter generated is properly classified to protect National Security.
Skill in composition, with ability to express orally, visually and in writing, complex sensitive information concepts applied to a broad spectrum of technical activities.
"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
This position has a positive education requirement. Therefore, you MUST provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application. This can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. For specific education requirements, please see the Education Requirements below. If selected, official transcripts may be requested.
0801 - Degree:
professional engineering. The curriculum must: 1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology as a professional engineering curriculum; or 2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: a) statics, dynamics; b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; d) thermodynamics; e) electrical fields and circuits; f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. OR a combination of education and experience- for more information, please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards at Professional Engineering Qualifications.
1301 - A. Degree:
physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. OR a combination of education and experience. For more information please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards at Physical Science Qualifications.
Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. A written evaluation of any foreign education must be provided with your application in response to this vacancy announcement or be received by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide this evaluation will result in you being found unqualified for the position. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education, see the Department of Education website, and for a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, visit The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
If your foreign education has already been accepted by an accredited U.S. educational institution as part of a degree program with that institution, you do not need to provide an evaluation of foreign education but must submit a copy of the transcripts listing the degree from the U.S. accredited institution that accepted your foreign education.
The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information.
More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy:
Selective Service Registration:
Information about the NNSA Demonstration project can be found by clicking HERE.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
This position is announced under a governmentwide Direct-Hire Authority (DHA) for Acquisitions positions in the 1102 series. Under the DHA, all applicants who meet the Education and Qualification requirements listed in this announcement, at the grade level they are applying, will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Veteran's Preference, category rating, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply under the DHA process.
Federal employees eligible for career transition assistance plans such as CTAP or ICTAP, requesting selection priority, must meet the Education and Qualification requirements listed in this
announcement; and be found “well qualified” for the position. Well-qualified is defined as: experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective
factors, demonstrated by proficiency in most of the requirements of the job, requiring only limited training or orientation to perform effectively.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you
may be rated 'ineligible' or 'not qualified'.
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Background checks and security clearance
Q Access Authorization
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk
Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness, National security
Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.
If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.
You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
For paid work experience, please indicate your starting salary for each position and the highest salary you earned (if different).
Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.
List all incentive awards on your resume.
You must submit your two most recent performance appraisals.
Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.
There is a specific educational requirement for this vacancy:
Documentation verifying your educational claims must be submitted. This can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.
If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.
For Professional, Scientific and Engineering Positions:
If qualifying on the basis of an alternate method, i.e., professional license, you must submit official documentation to support your claim with your application package.
veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
Persons with Disabilities:
Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.
Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP:
If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
The Federal Government offers a number of exceptional benefits that are unmatched by most other organizations. As a Federal employee, you will be eligible for health benefits from your choice of a wide variety of providers, long-term care insurance, generous sick and annual leave accruals with 10 paid holidays, a family-friendly work environment, flexible spending options, and a comprehensive retirement plan unparalleled by most private-industry organizations.
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This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
This position is open to all United States Citizens; STEM Direct Hire Authority Public Notice; Veteran's Preference, category rating and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply under the Direct Hire process. CTAP/ICTAP