Senior Operations Planner

Location:      DOE Forrestal Building, Washington, DC or DOE Facility, Germantown, MD

This position is for a Senior Operations Planner for the Department of Energy (DOE)/ National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) NA-80 Office of Counter-Terrorism, Counter Proliferation to assist in developing, delivering, maintaining, and tracking status of operational documentation, exercise planning and participation, policy review, lessons learned, after action reports, and special projects. These actions primarily consist of developing procedures, drafting documents, reviewing/commenting on policy documents, tracking actions and meeting suspense dates, compiling lessons learned, developing after action reports and coordinating and supporting NA-80 asset participation in real world events and inter-agency exercises and meetings.


  • Develop policy, procedures and manuals to support the NA-80 Counter-Terrorism, Counter Proliferation operations.
  • Contribute substantive input to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) contingency plans and other national policy to provide linkage and ensure consistency between DOE NNSA department and asset plans and national policy.
  • Develop, review and implement department and national contingency plans, and coordinate plan revisions as warranted by emerging national policy and lessons learned from real-world events, exercises and drills.
  • Develop, draft, and maintain operational documentation including standard operating procedures, manuals and follow up on required actions.
  • Coordinate review and comment of inter-office and interagency policies, directives, and plans.
  • Participate in inter-agency working groups and planning meetings. Serve as a representative of NA-80 at inter-agency meetings.
  • Support the planning, execution and after-action reporting of national level exercises.
  • Complete special projects and taskings as requested.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, +5 years related experience.
  • Experience in Counter-Terrorism, Counter Proliferation enterprise.
  • Experience in National security policy development and implementation.
  • Demonstrated writing and editing skills in the creation of documents and procedures.
  • Willingness to work directly with clients in an environment that changes rapidly; must possess a mature approach to the personal interactions between a consultant and the client.
  • Skilled in articulating complex issues at a level easily understood, in both oral and written form.
  • Must be an independent, self-starter with excellent organizational skills and an ability to multi-task and be comfortable working with a team of technical experts in varying fields of nuclear incident response.
  • Extensive experience with the Microsoft Office Suite including advanced word processing using Microsoft Word, as well as Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Able to sit for extended periods and perform work in an office environment, including extensive use of computers.
  • DOE site access will require the qualified candidate be a U.S. citizen and possess and active a "Q" or "TS" security clearance. The candidate’s written consent to conduct a background check for the purposes of maintaining a security clearance will be required as a condition of employment.
  • Certain positions requiring a security clearance may require the periodic successful completion of a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.
  • Ongoing reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal substances may be conducted as a requirement for ongoing access to DOE sites. The candidate’s written consent to conduct such tests will be required as a condition of employment.
  • Occasional travel will be required.

If you would like to be considered, please e-mail your resume to javiles@projectenhancement.com or fax it to 240-686-3959.

Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules.)