Intelligence Support Specialist

Date: Apr 1, 2024

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 12800 


As a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science national laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has an extraordinary 80-year history of solving the nation’s biggest problems. We have a dedicated and creative staff of over 6,000 people! Our vision for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) is to cultivate an environment and practices that foster diversity in ideas and in the people across the organization, as well as to ensure ORNL is recognized as a workplace of choice. These elements are critical for enabling the execution of ORNL’s broader mission to accelerate scientific discoveries and their translation into energy, environment, and security solutions for the nation.

We are seeking applications for an Intelligence Support Specialist for DOE Counterintelligence – Oak Ridge Field Office (ORFO). The incumbent will be a part of the Counterintelligence (CI) team responsible for managing and implementing the Cl Program that encompasses all contractor facilities at Oak Ridge, TN; Portsmouth, OH; and Paducah, KY.


This position drives the CI portions of the Foreign Travel (FT) and Foreign National Visits & Assignments (FNVA) programs, ensuring counterintelligence issues are identified and addressed. It also offers the opportunity to collaborate with CI professionals within the US Intelligence Community (USIC).


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Manage Foreign Travel program – Review, approve, and analyze employee foreign travel requests.
  • Foreign Visits & Assignments - Review, approve, and analyze requests for foreign access to DOE facilities and programs.
  • Navigate a variety of USIC and openly available data sources in an organized and timely manner to identify and communicate issues of concern.
  • Work closely with CI analysts to identify and analyze information about individuals, organizations, and technologies relevant to CI.
  • Analyze foreign interaction and travel activity for intelligence potential.
  • Coordinate travel debriefings for DOE personnel.
  • Become a Subject Matter Expert on all FT and FNVA activity within the ORFO area of responsibility.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned to support the local and national DOE CI missions.


All team members deliver ORNL’s mission by aligning behaviors, priorities, and interactions with our core values of Impact, Integrity, Teamwork, Safety, and Service. Promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility by fostering a respectful workplace – in how we treat one another, work together, and measure success.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/BA and two (2) years of relevant experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience conducting thorough and comprehensive research with attention to detail;  collecting/tracking/analyzing information and prepare briefing reports.
  •  Experience with the Microsoft Office Professional Suite.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in the field is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills are required.
  • The incumbent must be reliable, self-motivated, and goal driven.


Special Requirements:

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


Q clearance with SCI: 

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Compartmented Information (SCI) 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.  In addition, due the SCI, you may also be subject to random polygraph testing.  


Benefits at ORNL:  

ORNL offers competitive pay and benefits programs to attract and retain talented people. The laboratory offers many employee benefits, including medical and retirement plans and flexible work hours, to help you and your family live happy and healthy. Employee amenities such as on-site fitness, banking, and cafeteria facilities are also provided for convenience.

Other benefits include the following: Prescription Drug Plan, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401(k) Retirement Plan, Contributory Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Disability Benefits, Generous Vacation and Holidays, Parental Leave, Legal Insurance with Identity Theft Protection, Employee Assistance Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Wellness Programs, Educational Assistance, Relocation Assistance, and Employee Discounts.

If you have difficulty using the online application system or need an accommodation to apply due to a disability, please email: or call 1.866.963.9545.







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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