Argonne National Laboratory Senior Preparedness Analyst in Washington, District Of Columbia

Senior Preparedness Analyst

Requisition Number: 404759 Location: Washington, DC

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: DIS-Decision and Infrastructure Sciences

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): RD3 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The Decision and Infrastructure Sciences Division is seeking a Senior Preparedness Analyst to join the National Preparedness Analytics team.

In this role, you will:

  • Serve as a senior project manager within the National Preparedness Analytics Group for complex research projects related to building and sustaining national preparedness capabilities and increasing the security and resilience of assets, systems, and networks.
  • Lead the development and implementation of research-based national preparedness doctrine and technical assistance programs.
  • Provide senior-level onsite support at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Headquarters in Washington D.C. with limited direction from the principal investigator(s).
  • Lead and/or conduct applied research, feasibility studies and assessments on disaster response and crisis management to advance emergency preparedness planning and response operations.
  • Lead the development of analytical tools and models used in the design and preparation of emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies, hazardous materials spills), or malicious (e.g., terrorism, criminal acts) emergencies.
  • Lead the development and implementation of innovative multidisciplinary strategies to enhance Federal, state, local, and private sector emergency management capabilities, particularly in the areas of planning, training, and capability evaluation.
  • Prepare and present reports, technical publications, and training programs.
  • Facilitate meetings, workshops, and exercises related to national preparedness and community resilience issues.

Successful applicants will have:

  • Knowledge of emergency management as well as its directives, policies, regulations, procedures and methods
  • Previous experience interfacing with Federal, State, local, tribal, territorial, non-government organizations, and private sector
  • Comprehensive knowledge of emergency management planning and exercise design, control, observation, and analysis processes
  • Considerable knowledge of the research and literature that provide the foundation of emergency management practices, as well as a familiarity with current theories of disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation
  • Considerable skill in project management and producing high quality products in a self-directed work environment, as well as contributing effectively to a team effort
  • Candidates must be willing to travel within the United States on a limited basis
  • Skill in oral and written communication, particularly in integrating information from various sources into cohesive reports and analyses
  • Considerable skill in effectively producing required end results within specific time frames through self-motivated and supervisor-directed initiatives and efforts, often with tight deadlines
  • Good skill and experience in effectively interacting with a broad range of technical, managerial and administrative staff in an office setting and in the field
  • Good skill in contributing effectively to a team effort to meet task requirements in an office setting
  • Good skill in organization development and behavior to apply to homeland security problems

The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level (RD3 or RD4) dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills brought to the position, as well as the amount of relevant experience. The basic requirements of the various levels are as follows:

  • At a RD3 Level: Bachelor’s and 8+ years; Master’s and 5+ years; or Doctorate and 4+ years of experience or equivalent
  • At a RD4 Level: Bachelor’s and 12+ years; Master’s and 7+ years; or Doctorate and 6+ years of experience or equivalent

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 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, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.