Sandia National Laboratories Classification Analyst (Early/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking a Classification Analyst to join our dynamic team of experts.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Review information assets (documents and material) to prevent inadvertent release of information.
  • Consult with line organizations in the role of program subject matter expert on classification issues in subject areas associated with classified and unclassified controlled information.
  • Develop new and update existing classification guidance.
  • Coordinate with the DOE/NNSA classification communities and other federal agencies (e.g., DoD, DHS, etc.) as necessary.
  • Develop subject area curriculum classification training for laboratory technical management and staff on classification basics.
  • Make derivative classification and derivative declassification determinations.
  • Perform reviews of information resulting from Large Scale Reviews or line organization requests.
  • Develop Designated Unclassified Subject Areas (DUSAs) for approved organizations.


  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree.


  • Experience working with or in the DOE Defense Programs or DoD communities.
  • Experience as a Derivative Classifier or Derivative Declassifier.
  • A technical background in development or evaluation of Nuclear Weapons to integrate with the DOE technical classification community and support the Laboratory customer base.
  • Strong oral and written technical communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Ability to work with a diverse customer base.
  • Ability to perform independent technical analysis, providing technical consultation to staff, management or customers;
  • Strong customer focus to include initiating and managing innovation and process improvements.
  • Prioritizing conflicting deadlines.
  • Experience performing work in a rigorous regulatory environment including interpreting regulations.
  • Strong organization and time management skills with ability to adapt to multiple tasks and changing priorities.

Department Description:

The Classification Office at Sandia National Laboratories has the responsibility for implementing DOE's Classification and Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information (UCNI) programs at Sandia/New Mexico. In addition, the department assists in the identification of Unclassified Controlled Information (UCI). The department performs classification reviews, assist Derivative Classifiers (DCs) and staff in making classification determinations, develops training and awareness briefings for members of the work force, designates and trains DCs and UCNI Reviewing Officials, and develops classification guidance in coordination with DOE, NNSA and laboratory programs as necessary. The department also supports DOE, NNSA and the Nuclear Weapon Complex in the implementation of the classification program, development of classification guidance and the resolution of classification issues.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.