Senior Classification Analyst/Classification Officer

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7103910 (Ref:413627)

Posted: June 22, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description

The Safeguards and Security Division is seeking a Senior Classification Analyst/Classification Officer to be responsible for the day-to-day management and implementation of Argonne’s classification program.   In this role you will ensure that Argonne remains compliant with Executive Order 13526, Classified National Security Information (and successor order) and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.  You will ensure exemplary performance of Argonne’s classification program and maintain operational awareness of classification issues in accordance with Department of Energy order requirements.

This role will be responsible for the effective training, mentoring, and appointing and oversight of derivative classifiers (DC’s).  Additionally, you will be responsible for ensuring that DC’s are technically competent in the specific areas of their classification authorities and terminate these authorities when

appropriate. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Conducts classification reviews of draft proposals, whitepapers, publications, etc.
  • Compiles statistics concerning the Argonne classification program for laboratory, ASO and DOE Headquarters Office of Classification.
  • Prepares bulletins on classification guidance that is more detailed and tailored to the needs of the Argonne users.
  • Evaluates the impact of new or revised classification guidance of current/new programs.
  • For non-DOE-funded work performed by Argonne, certify that classification guidance provided by the funding entity does not contradict DOE classification guidance.
  • Recommends appropriate actions/responses to classification issues or questions based on expertise.
  • Provides technical direction for projects/programs/tasks in classified subject areas for all potentially classified subject areas covered at Argonne.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

This position description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Considerable experience in training and ability to maintain effective working relationships with Argonne personnel and DOE.
  • Considerable knowledge, experience and understanding of DOE directives related to classification and information security.
  • Considerable Knowledge of database, word processing and other personal computer applications is required.
  • Considerable skill in both oral and written communications.
  • Strong  decision making skills and judgment to determine appropriate level of management involvement necessary regarding inquiries dealing with the classification and information security programs.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and must be able to obtain and maintain a "Q" clearance.

 
This experience is typically achieved through formal education at the level of a Bachelor of Science degree in physics or nuclear engineering and a minimum of 4 years of experience in classification and/or declassification programs.

Job Family

Professional Administrative (PA)

Job Profile

Security 4

Worker Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.  

All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis.  Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements.  Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment.

Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.



Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Job posting number:#7103910 (Ref:413627)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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