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Export Licensing Analyst

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, California, US
Posting live until
9 Sep 2024

Job Details

Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

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 important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$89,670 - $133,524 Annually

$89,670 - $111,324 Annually at the E07.2 level

$107,550 - $133,524 Annually at the E07.3 level

Job Description

We have two openings for Export Licensing Analysts. You will perform end-user analysis on behalf of the Department of Energy (DOE) for the Department of Commerce. Areas of research and analysis include investigation of foreign entities from civil and military sectors associated with nuclear, chemical, biological, advanced aerospace, and critical and emerging technologies. This position is in the Export Control, Interdiction, and Nonproliferation Policy group in the Nonproliferation and Arms Control Program, within the Global Security Directorate.

This position offers a hybrid schedule, blending in-person and virtual presence. You will have the flexibility to work from home one or more days per week.

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.

You will

  • Conduct in-depth, all-source investigative research on sponsor-requested products; compile, analyze, and input data proficiently and accurately within a moderate scope; maintain an awareness of relevant current national security events and information.
  • Write clear analyses based on all-source information to capture and communicate research results accurately; write and contribute to additional analytical products as assigned.
  • Exercise judgment and utilize appropriate work methods, problem solving, or resolution practices/procedures to solve analytic problems of moderate complexity and scope.
  • Adjust work priorities to meet evolving needs of the team in collaboration with team and inter-lab groups.
  • Develop, implement, and share ideas, strategies, and solutions; interact regularly with the team and project management.
  • Train and mentor others on analytical and technical skills.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the E07.3 level

  • Exercise judgment to develop, modify, or use appropriate work methods, problem analysis, or resolution practices/procedures in solving complex analytic problems of a diverse scope.
  • Analyze moderately complex data proficiently and accurately within general scope, requiring advanced all-source knowledge.
  • Recommend alternatives for questions that require research and interpretation of policies and procedures on a variety of topics.
  • Provides professional support to program/practice/policy development and implementation.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level clearance and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access, which require U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor's degree in intelligence, political science, English, history, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and significant experience.
  • Experience working with web applications, database applications, and data entry tools and ability to learn data management tools, some of which are unique to this position.
  • Experience providing clear written analyses, accurately capturing moderately complex data, and communicating research results.
  • Experience working under general supervision, following predefined guidelines.
  • Significant experience conducting open-source research.
  • Flexibility and interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with colleagues, customers, and management, in an open, friendly, and professional manner, with the ability to resolve conflicts effectively.
  • Maintain required security in an SCI environment for information that is under the analyst’s direct control.

Additional qualifications at the E07.3 level

  • May have graduate degree or professional certification.
  • Significant experience working under minimal supervision, setting own priorities, and routinely reporting progress.
  • Significant experience providing clear analyses, accurately capturing data, and communicating research results.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills and judgment that demonstrate creativity, imagination, and an ability to anticipate the changing needs of the intelligence and policy communities.
  • General working knowledge of and experience with intelligence collection methods, organizations, and procedures.
  • Experience working effectively under deadlines, coordinating workloads on multiple projects simultaneously, and meeting deadlines with conflicting priorities.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience and training with analytic research skills.
  • Experience researching foreign entities using all sources of information.
  • Knowledge of issues related to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) proliferation, nonproliferation, and/or export controls.
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, physical science, English, history, or related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and to communicate with external sponsors and customers.

Additional Information


Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance. Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access. If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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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We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

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For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place. Its 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 counter-terrorism and non-proliferation, defense and intelligence, energy and environmental security.

Why work for us
LLNL is a recognized Glassdoor Best Places to Work where we stress work–life balance, an excellent 401K, medical, dental and vision benefits, paid leave and flexible work schedules.

Training and development
LLNL’s Education Assistance Program offers support to qualified employees who wish to pursue an academic degree, job-related course work, or a certificate program in a field that is pertinent to the mission of the Laboratory. Support may include reimbursement for tuition, lab, and registration fees. Several on-site university programs make learning even more convenient for employees.

What we are looking for
We offer opportunities in a variety of fields in science and technology. We are home to a diverse population of professionals that includes staff and postdoctoral researchers.

Livermore, CA, USA

Number of employees

Eligible to work in the US

How to apply
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Closing date
All year round


Company info
7000 East Avenue
CA 94550
United States

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