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Classification Analyst

Date: Jan 14, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 9593 


The Laboratory Protection Division (LPD) is seeking a Classification Analyst in support of the Laboratory Protecting Division who will focus on supporting the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Classification Office Program.  ORNL Classification Analyst is responsible for providing programmatic and technical support and expertise to the ORNL Classification Program.  This position resides in the Safeguards and Security Group in the Laboratory Protection Division within the Facilities & Operations Directorate at ORNL. The position will report to the Classification Officer within the Safeguards and Security Group.


As part of our team, 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. ORNL is 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. 


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Reviewing scientific papers and reports to identify 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.
  • Maintaining a thorough knowledge and understanding of the ever-changing Federal classification policies, laws, and statutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Qualifications:

  • Position requires a Bachelor’s degree.
  • A minimum of 5-years’ relevant experience in classification, UCNI, declassification, or 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 classified subject areas; with increasing responsibilities for managing, implementing, planning, evaluating, and assessing this type of work will be considered.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • More than 8 years of experience in classification field.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with DOE O 475.2B, Identifying Classified Information, DOE O 471.1B, Identification and Protection of Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information, and DOE O 471.6, Information Security.
  • Auditor or Assessor experience.
  • Experience with Continuous Improvement techniques such as Six Sigma.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail with the ability to quickly change from one task to a drastically different task.
  • Strong analytical skills; customer service experience; and the ability to interpret, communicate, and implement complex instructions.
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs





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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