Watch Officer / Analyst

Location:      Washington DC, DOE Forrestal Building

This position is for a junior-level Watch Officer to assist the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Emergency Management Enterprise in maintaining its security responsibilities — administrative, alternative Emergency Operations Center (EOC) support, SCIF support, assessments, and issues tracking. The Watch Officer/Analyst will be directly supporting the Consolidated Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) and must be located at the Department of Energy (DOE) Forrestal Building in Washington, DC.


  • Conducting initial research of potential and actual events and the possible impacts to DOE/NNSA sites, facilities, or other DOE/NNSA mission interests.
  • Utilizing analytical knowledge and skills to assist in developing and providing: real-time decision support products and Event Analysis.
    • Real-time decision support products
    • Event Analysis
  • Training support:
    • Assisting the Training Officer in the creation and use of Watch Office-specific products utilizing the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.),
    • Assisting the Training Officer in the creation and use of Watch Office-specific technical products.
  • Assisting setup of the meeting space for daily morning briefings (displaying the Common Operational Picture, Video Teleconference, Battle Rhythm, and live map).
  • Assist second-layer review (proofreading) of CEOC Watch Office products, as time permits.
  • Assist with augmentation of Operations Support to various offices and team rooms, as required.
  • Assist with administrative support for the Director or Deputy Director, as required.
  • Provide support to CEOC Watch Officers in their daily duties, as requested.

Required Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor Degree in a relevant field of study, Master Degree preferred.
  • 3+ years relevant experience required.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Requires technical knowledge of the program work involved and the ability to use applicable analytical methods.
  • Working knowledge and abilities using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Willingness to learn operations of geospatial databases, including ArcGIS.
  • Ability to independently perform multiple tasks with dynamic priorities.
  • Skilled in the use of databases and spreadsheets; comfortable extrapolating information from multiple databases and generating reports on the results.
  • Demonstrated writing and editing skills in the creation of documents and procedures.
  • Willingness to work directly with clients in a rapidly changing environment; must possess a mature approach to the personal interactions between a consultant and the client.
  • Must be an independent self-starter with excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask and be comfortable working with a team of technical experts in varying fields of security and emergency operations disciplines.
  • 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 with the ability to obtain a DOE “Q” access authorization/security clearance. The candidate’s written consent to conduct a background check for the purposes of obtaining a security clearance may 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 may be required as a condition of employment.
  • Must meet minimal security training and awareness.
  • Must meet minimal security training and awareness for SCIF personnel.
  • Must be willing to become qualified as an Assistant Coordinating Officer and periodically watch billed on a 24/7 Emergency Recall Roster to support the Nuclear Incident Team and the CEOC as required.

Desired or Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possession of a DOE “Q” access authorization/security clearance.
  • Experience in the DOE Complex a plus.

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