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Classification Analyst

Date: May 19, 2021

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 5381 


We have openings for two Classification Analysts in support of the Laboratory Protection Division (LPD) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

We are the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. Our diverse capabilities span a broad spectrum of scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace.

This position is responsible for providing programmatic and technical support and expertise to the ORNL Classification Program.  In this position you will assist the Classification Officer in supporting the management and oversight of the ORNL Classification Program and the classification of scientific, technical, and other information as well as provide Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information (UCNI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) guidance for ORNL Programs.


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

The program is responsible for fulfilling the classification requirements of the current UT-Battelle, LLC, Contracts, by ensuring the appropriate identification of ORNL programs and publications requiring protection in the interest of national security as defined in the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (AEA) and Executive Orders, applicable federal regulations (10 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 1045, 10 CFR 1017, etc.), and Department of Energy (DOE) Orders and Directives.  This position requires analysis of complex scientific and engineering information to determine the classification of documents.


The applicant will assist the ORNL Classification Officer by:

  • Maintaining a thorough knowledge and understanding of the ever-changing Federal classification policies, laws, and statutes;
  • Identifying scientific and technical information that requires protection or control in accordance with federal regulations and DOE/National Nuclear Security Administration Classification policies and guidelines;
  • Maintaining operational awareness of classification/UCNI issues;
  • Evaluating the effect of new or revised classification guidance upon ongoing ORNL missions;
  • Providing guidance and leadership to all ORNL Derivative Classifiers (DCs) and UCNI Reviewing Officials so that they maintain a thorough knowledge and understanding of their area of classification authority and can competently execute their DC role within the boundaries of their charter;
  • Developing, maintaining, and providing training for ORNL DCs and UCNI Reviewing Officials;
  • Developing, maintaining, and providing other training as directed by the ORNL Classification Officer;
  • Ensuring ORNL staff maintains a healthy awareness of classified subject areas, their responsibilities for protecting classified information, and the resources available to them for ensuring classified information is identified and protected;
  • Increasing responsibility for providing classification and UCNI reviews of documents and material in the subject area of Safeguards and Security;
  • Providing recommendations to resolve classification/UCNI issues affecting ORNL mission objectives;
  • Interpreting policies and developing procedures for ORNL staff to ensure compliance with federal requirements related to the identification of classified, UCNI, and Controlled Unclassified Information; and
  • Analyzing complex information and providing interpretations to identify the classification or controls that will be required on programmatic work products or processes in order to adhere to current classification guidance from DOE and other federal agencies.


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field
  • A minimum of 5-years’ relevant experience in classification, UCNI, declassification, or potentially classified subject areas; with increasing responsibilities for managing, implementing, planning, evaluating, and assessing this type of work.  However, relevant experience (10+ years) in information security, classification, UCNI, declassification, or potentially classified subject areas; with increasing responsibilities for managing, implementing, planning, evaluating, and assessing this type of work will be considered.
  • This position requires an active "Q" Security Clearance with the ability to obtain a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Access/Security Clearance from DOE.  As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) testing designed position.  WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program. In addition, due to the SCI, you may be also be subject to random polygraph testing.


Preferred Requirements:

  •  Excellent analytical and interpretation abilities for applying current DOE classification guides in such areas as nuclear weapons design and test, military applications, arms control, nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear materials production, intelligence/counterintelligence, or safeguards and security to ORNL’s national security programs.



This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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