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Emergency Preparedness and Response Social Scientist - Mid Career

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, Washington
Closing date
Oct 5, 2022

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Position Type
Full Time
Area Studies, Oceania / Pacific Studies
Organization Type
PNNL integrates systems engineering, policy, and operational expertise into versatile and sustainable national security solutions. The Cyber, Protection, and Analysis Division strives to solve national security challenges through application of a comprehensive suite of analytic techniques, physical security systems, and cybersercurity research.
The Global Security Technology and Policy (GSTP) group within the CPA Division consists of staff with backgrounds in international relations, emergency preparedness, economics, nuclear safeguards, nuclear security, counterproliferation, intelligence, national security, strategic trade controls, chemical and biological weapons security, and regional or country affairs. These staff work independently and together with sponsors, technology developers and other stakeholders to examine the suite of issues that impact technology use but have little to do with a technology's functionality. Such issues include laws, regulations, policy, economics, and stakeholder requirements. GSTP staff help frame national security problems, translate user requirements to technology developers, engage foreign partners to promote nonproliferation norms, and evaluate the implications of existing and new technologies on laws, regulations, and policies. GSTP staff play a critical role in helping the lab transition its cutting-edge science and technology solutions to end users.
Applies quantitative and qualitative theories, methods, and techniques across social sciences to analyze human, organizational and social phenomena and to address emerging and prevailing societal issues concerning energy, environment, technological innovation, health and human safety, national defense and security, and public policy. Areas of research include sociology, psychology, behavioral science, computational social science, economics, political science, human geography, demography, anthropology, history, linguistics, and law.
Minimum Qualifications:
- BS/BA with 5 years of experience
- MS/MA with 3 years of experience
- PhD with 1 year of experience
Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience directly supporting the operations of an emergency management program at a DOE facility.
- Expert-level knowledge of DOE O 151.1D, associated requirements, and technical planning basis. In particular, understanding of the diversity of requirements such as All-Hazards Surveys, Emergency Planning Hazards Assessments (EPHAs), and Emergency Planning Zones (EPZs).
- Experience serving as a responding professional at a DOE emergency operations center.
- Experience developing, maintaining, exercising, and training on emergency response procedures for facilities.
- Familiarity with the chemical operations that occur across the DOE complex.
Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment
Not applicable.
Additional Information
This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.
- U.S. Citizenship
- Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance with 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.
- Drug Testing: All Security Clearance positions are Testing Designated Positions, which means that the candidate selected is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).
Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 months can be demonstrated.
referral eligible
Testing Designated Position
This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). The candidate selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing for illegal drugs, including marijuana, consistent with the Controlled Substances Act and the PNNL Workplace Substance Abuse Program.
About PNNL
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!
At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State-the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab's campus is only a 45-minute flight (or ~3 hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.
Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity
Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.
We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at .
Drug Free Workplace
PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.
Mandatory Requirements
Battelle requires employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. Applicants are required to disclose their vaccination status following a conditional offer of employment and must attest to being fully vaccinated with a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved COVID-19 vaccination, or provide documentation of need for medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.
Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a "country of risk" without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

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