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Sandia National Laboratories Intelligence and Counterintillegence (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.


We are seeking a Intelligence and Counterintelligence Professional.

Are you passionate about your work and want to join an energetic team that solves real issues for our nation's and Laboratory’s security? Join our team of diverse professionals! You will leave work every day knowing that you made a difference in our nation's security.

The Counterintelligence (CI) Analytics Department is seeking a professional Intelligence and Counterintelligence Analyst to perform research and analyses and communicate results through a variety of disseminated written and briefing products.

Teamwork, collaboration, communication, building liaison relationships, and earning and preserving the support of SNL staff is central to the CI mission and are behaviors and traits sought in a candidate. You will become a member of a highly motivated and professionally diverse team. The successful candidate must be a self-starter, work well alone or in small/large teams, concurrently work on multiple projects, prioritize effectively to meet mission directives, effectively collaborate with other analysts, CI professionals, and investigators, as well as be curious, creative, a critical thinker and continuous learner, and a champion for new ways of accomplishing the CI mission.

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

  • Become an authority in a wide breadth of functional analytic and technical subjects, as well as possess and grow the department’s expertise in critical geographical areas, including science and technology (S&T), economic, and military issues.

  • Strengthen internal CI methodologies used to satisfy investigatory, programmatic, corporate, and Department of Energy (DOE)/ Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (DOE/IN) requirements and obligations

  • Research, develop, and produce CI analytic written products

  • Support CI investigations

  • Conduct briefings and debriefings, many involving substantial technical detail

  • Perform research on key science and technology issues and critical geographical areas

  • Understand and place Sandia’s and DOE equities into context relative to critical geographical areas and S&T topics

  • Seek to protect Sandia resources (people, information, property) relative to critical geographical areas and S&T topics

  • Effectively partner, collaborate, and work with other CI staff to conduct joint analyses

  • Work closely with the team/mentor/senior CI members to build expertise

  • Closely partner with CI analysts and CI investigative counterparts to produce meaningful analyses and studies on a diverse and relevant set of Sandia matters

  • Interact and collaborate with lab-wide technical domain specialists to understand diverse national security issues affecting Sandia

  • Independently, or with guidance, prioritize multiple projects and produce high quality analytical assessments and briefings that meet CI objectives

  • Serve as liaison by working in partnership with staff from internal and external organizations and federal partners, in the preparation of relevant activities, documents, and briefings in accordance with DOE/IN and Intelligence Community protocols, tradecraft, and standards

  • Expand analytic tradecraft and investigative skill sets through various educational and on-the-job opportunities

  • Use a wide variety of computer tools and data sources to conduct work and find analytic and analysis opportunities

  • Examine automation and other augmentation technologies to increase office efficiency and improve OCI’s ability to serve Sandia leadership and mission partners

This position may include random polygraph tests.


  • Bachelor's degree plus at least (5) years of CI experience or equivalent combination of education and/or experience

  • Experience conducting analysis, analytic research, and preparing written reports and other communiqués

  • Experience conducting research, assessment and data compilation to perform analysis

  • Experience as a technical lead, being part of technical projects and programs for diverse USG customer base

  • Experience and interest in identifying, realizing and developing new project opportunities

  • Experience in being or willingness to become a Derivative Classifier

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a required US DOE Q-level security clearance and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test


  • Strong interpersonal and teaming skills, as well as strong organizational skills

  • Proven written and verbal interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated history at excelling at working and collaborating within a diverse team and proactively partnering with peers and team members

  • Seven (7) or more years of relevant experience

  • Active SCI clearance

  • Familiarity with nuclear weapons technology

  • A Masters (or higher) degree in relevant technical area or field

  • Familiarity with various engineering disciplines and technical areas

  • Broad knowledge and confidence with a wide variety of technical subjects and S&T topics

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated skills in planning, composing, and disseminating a range of tactical and strategic written reports

  • Demonstrated skills delivering briefings, talks, and situational reports to diverse audiences

    Department Description:

The CI Analytics Department (00023) conducts analysis for Sandia’s Office of Counterintelligence that is responsible for managing all counterintelligence-related activities at the Laboratories, both in New Mexico and California. This is done on behalf of the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and DOE/IN.

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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)• Generous vacations, strong medical 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:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent 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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.