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Strategic Intelligence Partnership Program Analyst

Date: Dec 26, 2021

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 5768 

The Field Intelligence Operations Division (FIOD) seeks applicants for the Strategic Intelligence Partnership Program Coordinator.  The incumbent is responsible for initiating and managing strategic intelligence partnership agreements between Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and federal national security entities (Department of Defense, US Intelligence Community, Federal Law Enforcement, and Federal Security Agencies.) Specifically, the incumbent will be expected to skillfully and proactively emplace classified research partnership agreements Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA), Strategic Partnership Projects (SPP)] between ORNL and federal research partners. In addition, the incumbent will manage a classified portfolio of assigned pending and existing agreements and will be responsible for coordinating these agreements with the Department of Energy Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (DOE-IN), which is the DOE federal office responsible for the oversight and management of all intelligence and intelligence related SPP.  The incumbent will also be responsible for the successful negotiation of agreements and amendments with terms acceptable to DOE-IN, the national security partner, and UT-Battelle, LLC.   The applicant will report to the FIOD Director and work closely with the SIPP Program Director, ORNL management and federal sponsors.


Major Job Duties and Responsibilities

The applicant will be responsible for providing project administration expertise with the following major duties and responsibilities:

  • Independently coordinate with DOE-IN and federal sponsors regarding new SPP efforts and to address concerns, changes, funding to existing classified SPP.
  • Independently develop amendments and extensions to existing SPP.
  • Work with internal and external organizations by reporting and reviewing performance metrics and providing suggestions for process improvement.
  • Perform reviews of SIPP Project Proposals upon receipt to ensure the projects meet compliance with E.O. 12333, Department of Energy (DOE) requirements, DOE Orders and ORNL policies to include information security requirements.
  • Coordinate additional reviews/approvals when required to ensure all proposals, questionnaires, justifications and supporting documentation will obtain ORNL Site Office (OSO) approval.
  • Perform detailed funding review of SIPP Proposal SOWs and approved SIPP Funding packages to meet compliance with all requirements of DOE-IN and the ORNL Site Office.
  • Ensure that all negotiated terms of federal research partnership agreements in incumbent’s assigned portfolio comply with all federal laws and regulations, and with DOE Orders, regulations, and policies, and protect the interests of UT-Battelle, LLC and DOE.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to obtain required reviews. This includes division proposal coordinators, export control, classification, environmental safety and health, and other offices that contribute to the agreement approval process.
  • Input detailed proposal/funding package submissions into databases managed by ORNL (SPPS System) and DOE-IN in a timely manner to ensure all approvals are received.
  • Coordinate all correspondence to ORNL Principal Investigator (PI), ORNL Program Manager (PM) and Sponsors to ensure all required modifications for SIPP Project Proposals and SIPP Funding Packages are resolved in a timely manner to obtain final approvals.
  • Prepare SIPP Project Proposal Executive Summaries for FIOD Director and SIPP Program Director’s review/approval for submission to DOE OSO Deputy Site Manager for final approval.
  • Liaison with DOE-IN, HQ SIPP Analysts, SIPP Sponsors and DOE-OSO Contracting Officer and/or Intelligence Program Manager for all SIPP Project Proposals and SIPP Funding Packages.
  • Act as invoicing point of contact for sponsors who utilize classified communication systems only.
  • Maintain all final approved unclassified and classified proposal/funding files and supporting documents.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a finance, technical or business-related field.A minimum of two years of experience in preparing correspondence and administration with national security with experience handling classified materials.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to acquire new knowledge and learn new skills is essential 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are essential
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with team members
  • Ability to interact with sponsors and officials from other government agencies
  • Occasional domestic travel
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret Q clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access 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 will be subject to random polygraph testing.
  • The successful candidate must possess demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of professionals in various fields including science, legal, and national security.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and good interpersonal skills are required.
  • Proven ability to work as a team member in a collaborative environment is required.
  • The successful candidate must possess the ability to perform consistently and professionally while under pressure and must be able to achieve results while maintaining the integrity of the contracting process.


Work Direction and Interfaces:  

This position reports to the Director, Field Intelligence Operations Division, National Security Sciences Directorate for all aspects of job performance as well as task assignments and priorities. The incumbent will interface with ORNL researchers and DOE-IN management and staff as well as federal offices from the national security and law enforcement community.


Measures of Effectiveness:

Successful preparation, negotiation, and execution of nonfederal research partnership agreements and/or amendments in a way that meets ORNL timeliness standards and protects the interests of UT-Battelle, LLC and DOE.


Rapid demonstration of successful preparation, negotiation, and execution of nonfederal research partnership agreements and/or amendments as an independent contributor, with little or no assistance necessary.


Proficient in establishing partnering strategies, and negotiating and processing all standard agreements, through personal interaction with customers as well as using internal systems.


Ability to provide detailed and informative reports on performance metrics and recommend process improvements.


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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