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Behavioral Analyst

Location: DOE Headquarters, Washington D.C. Metro Area

Clearance: Active DOE Q & SCI Access

Security Requirements: Personnel are required to possess an active Department of Energy Q security clearance and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access authorization in order to perform work under the contract.

Experience: Specialized experience for this position demands that the individual must:

  • Have knowledge and experience related to identifying and interpreting behaviors associated with national security concerns.
  • Possess at least six (6) years of direct experience in providing psychological consultation services, which were performed in a highly sensitive national security operating environment.

Education: Position requires the individual to have earned an advanced degree from an accredited university or college.

Duties: Serves as Behavioral Analyst, specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide individualized consultations to IN management in regard to behavioral indicators that may impact placement or retention of DOE/NNSA personnel in high-risk assignments.
  • Conduct presentations and courses that demonstrate strong, recognizable expertise in behavioral dynamics; and that enable recipients to recognize, understand, and mitigate national security-related vulnerabilities and threats associated with foreign intelligence operatives and trust-betraying insiders.
  • Providing specific psychological consultations to IN investigative elements regarding Subject behavioral motivations and intentions, and formulating related interactions strategies in support of highly sensitive investigations that have significant national security implications.
  • Engage in behavioral consulting with other DOE/NNSA elements to ensure that CI-related objectives and values are directly considered or factored into decisions affecting major operational activities, including such matters as adjudicating clearances, promoting sound personnel security practices, and insider threats..
  • Conduct interviews and/or assessments of candidates who are under consideration for DOE/NNSA high risk access at HQs and, when applicable, at field sites. The goal of these interviews shall be to determine the nature of concerning behaviors candidates may have which may adversely impact national security and affect decisions regarding high-risk placements.
  • Participate in the development, delivery, and updating awareness education content in support of various training courses regarding a variety of national security-related behavioral issues. These issues vary but would include preventing and detecting espionage; recognizing trust betrayal motivations; and identifying psychological behavioral issues that could impact access determinations and that may have implications for the national security.
  • Participate in developing, advising on, and/or providing content information for deployment in state-of-the-art computerized software applications and/or other assessment instruments used to detect divided loyalties and trust betrayal vulnerabilities, as well as to instill countermeasures that preserve national security.
  • Brief the results of medical and/or psychological assessments to select DOE/NNSA management officials who are responsible for maintaining program security and/or administering access eligibility determinations.
  • Participate and/or testify in administrative hearing or proceedings as an expert witness, when called upon by the DOE to support findings and conclusions from medical and/or psychological consulting engagements, as they may impact DOE/NNSA access eligibility decisions and clearance adjudications. Conducting interviews, behavioral assessments and briefings throughout the DOE complex.
  • Document the psychological “lessons learned” from reviews or inquiries conducted by DOE/NNSA CI personnel or acquired through relevant data sources from other Intelligence and National Security agencies to identify the human behaviors and attitudes that are linked to espionage, terrorism, sabotage, insider trust betrayals, security violations, cyber-related vulnerabilities and infractions, and other matters of CI significance.
  • Provide situational support to senior management initiatives regarding psychological factors impacting CI Insider Threat assessments and/or damage control in such areas as espionage, sabotage, terrorism, unusual behaviors or malicious acts in the information technology arena, and other compelling CI concerns.
  • Provide “outreach” support within DOE/NNSA as well as outside of DOE, including speaking at Personnel Security (PERSEC) conferences, assisting in training for adjudicators, and meeting with private sector or other federal agencies relative to the Insider Threat mission.
  • Conduct presentations and courses that demonstrate strong, recognizable expertise in behavioral dynamics; and that enable recipients to recognize, understand, and mitigate national security-related vulnerabilities and threats associated with foreign intelligence operatives and trust-betraying insiders.
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