Nuclear Material Control and Accountability Specialist - Active Clearance Required - Military Veterans

at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Livermore, California

Company Description

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Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States' security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.


We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory's mission.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Nuclear Material Control and Accountability (MC&A) Specialist. The successful candidate will provide materials accountability service operations in areas such as analysis and reporting of nuclear materials, sealed sources, accounting network computing resources, and tamper indicating devices (TIDs) inventory data. This individual will identify inventory issues and coordinate their resolution, as well as prepare material accounting and inventory statements using various material inventory systems. This position supports the MC&A in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate.


This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.


In this role you will


  • Review and ensure accuracy of documentation for the authorization process to ship/receive accountable nuclear material.
  • Serve as a Tamper Indicating Device (TID) administrator to ensure an effective system of records and control of TIDs is maintained.
  • Compile transaction and inventory data and ensure information is reported to the National Nuclear Material Management and Safeguards System (NMMSS).
  • Identify, control, and account for nuclear materials using basic knowledge of orders and procedures.
  • Validate, research, and resolve discrepancies in reporting transactions.
  • Provide accountability support in areas such as nuclear materials, sealed sources, TIDs, and material accounting network computing resources.
  • Interact with coworkers, supervisor, and MC&A management personnel to determine priorities, schedules, and other delivery requirements.
  • Assist in meeting information systems security requirements by updating and maintaining computing systems documentation and databases.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Additional job responsibilities, at the A07.2 level


  • Analyze data to resolve issues regarding own work and work of other team members, as it relates to the identity, control, and accounting of nuclear materials.
  • Provide information in response to inquiries that require research and interpretation of policies and procedures as related to own sphere of responsibility.
  • Coordinate with the NNSA and DOE complex sites in matters regarding nuclear MC&A, including reports and records.


  • This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at the time of hire.
  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience coordinating work activities of self and others with demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Ability to monitor, compile, report, and reconcile material performance data.
  • Basic knowledge of material accounting and DOE regulatory requirements with familiarization of automated material accounting systems and ability to apply to MC&A.
  • Ability to understand metric units of weight and perform unit conversions.
  • Experience interacting with a broad range of management and staff and ability to interact with other national laboratory representatives, and various government agencies.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and successful problem resolution skills.
  • Experience interpreting, implementing, and executing decisions consistent with DOE policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements.


Additional qualifications at the A07.2 level


  • Experience with MC&A material accounting and regulatory requirements.
  • Experience with controlled procurement procedures for review and approval of all nuclear material purchase requests.
  • Experience with analyzing performance data.
  • Proficient interpersonal and team skills necessary for effective interaction within a multidisciplinary technical environment.


Qualifications We Desire


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office automation and experience using Excel macros.
  • Knowledge of material accounting principles as applied to MC&A.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?
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  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site .

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LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire. For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2 .

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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Livermore, California

Science and technology on a mission

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

Livermore’s defining responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Yet LLNL’s mission is broader than stockpile stewardship, as dangers ranging from nuclear proliferation and terrorism to energy shortages and climate change threaten national security and global stability. The Laboratory’s science and engineering are being applied to achieve breakthroughs for counterterrorism and nonproliferation, defense and intelligence, energy and environmental security.

Our Mission

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security through development and application of world-class science and technology to:

  • Enhance the nation’s defense.
  • Reduce the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
  • And respond with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Our Vision
  • Lead the nation in stockpile science, innovation and sustainment.
  • Be the foremost national security laboratory, anticipating, innovating and delivering solutions for the nation’s most challenging security problems.
  • Be the premier destination for our nation’s very best scientists and engineers.
Our Values
  • Ideas. Livermore is the “new ideas” laboratory, and we continue to aspire to intellectual leadership, originality, and audacity. We support an environment that encourages open exchange and critique. Ideas also improve operations and lead to new, better ways of doing business.
  • Impact. Innovation happens when new ideas have impact—on our mission, on people’s lives. Ultimately, our success depends on applying frontier science and technology, through disciplined engineering, to deliver solutions for—have impact on—our mission.
  • Integrity. We serve the public interest and act to sustain the public trust through transparency, honesty, and objectivity. We act ethically in our research activities, our business practices, and our interactions with each other. We are dedicated to collective success, and committed to safety and security as an integral part of the mission.
  • Inclusiveness. The challenges of our mission demand that we draw on the widest possible diversity of talents, thought, and experiences. To capitalize on the range of individual and diverse talents needed for mission success, we form and work in teams, characterized by mutual respect and support.
  • Zeal. It’s good to love what you do. We value enthusiasm for and commitment to the Lab’s mission. We have a “fire in the belly” to excel, lead, and change the world. And as an institution, the Lab will aspire to be a place where people can find fulfillment and love their work.  Our Priorities
    • Deliver on our stockpile stewardship mission.
    • Enhance and expand our mission in the broad national security space.
    • Sustain and ensure that we are at the cutting edge in the science, engineering and technology capabilities our sponsors need.
    • Ensure excellence in execution: deliver results of the highest quality, on schedule and on budget.
    • Ensure excellence in operations: safety, security, environment and state of the art business practices and processes.
    • Improve our cost effectiveness.
    • Provide a first-class workplace environment to our employees.
    • Expand our contributions to the local and national economy through partnerships with academia and industry.

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