Nuclear Intelligence Analyst

MELE Associates, Inc.
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 09

Position description

MELE Associates, Inc. is seeking to add a Nuclear Intelligence Analyst to our national security and intelligence team, supporting our key intelligence customer. The position will be located in Washington, D.C., however, some of the work shall be required at DOE/National Nuclear Security Administration sites nation-wide.

The Nuclear Intelligence Analyst position shall work in one of the divisions of IN’s Intelligence Analysis Directorate with a focus dependent upon the mission of the assigned division. Topical focus areas may include nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear weapons, nuclear or radiological material security, nuclear proliferation technology, and nuclear terrorism. The primary duty of the position involves producing and disseminating written technical intelligence products, providing customized briefings and assessments to senior DOE and NNSA policymakers, and interfacing with other members of the Intelligence Community (IC) and the DOE National Laboratories. Specific duties of this position include:

  • Serve as an analyst, whose duties include developing, coordinating, and conducting all-source research and analysis to produce finished intelligence products for consumption by DOE/NNSA headquarters officials, field and laboratory experts, and US IC.
  • Directly interface with senior DOE/NNSA officials and technical experts to produce customized intelligence products and briefings that draw upon analytic expertise and detailed knowledge of the global nuclear or radiological landscape. Inquire with other agency representatives to obtain clarification on reporting, as necessary and coordinate on interagency products.
  • Directly interface with DOE/NNSA laboratory experts to develop technically sound and analytically rigorous assessments that draw upon the individual’s expertise and external intelligence reporting.
  • Monitor intelligence and open source reporting for relevance to IN-10 missions, providing initial assessments of reports in regards to established or developing threat streams. Maintain situational awareness of developing global and national events, informing The Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (IN) and the broader DOE community of items of interest and concern.
  • Respond to incoming inquiries from within DOE and the broader intelligence communities regarding IN’s equities.
  • Develop materials in support of briefings to senior personnel within DOE and NNSA, as well as senior policy customers in the US government and the IC.
  • Complete individual and team-based tasks from management in support of strategic missions, resulting in both draft and finished products.
  • Attend interagency working group meetings related to mission focus.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors’ degree from an accredited university or college in nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, international relations, or political science.
  • 3-5 years’ experience working in a technical nuclear related field.
  • A DOE Q or DOD Top Secret, with SCI eligibility clearance is required.
  • A background and demonstrated experience in the analysis and evaluation of technical and scientific data or information related to nuclear policy, security, or nonproliferation.
  • Ability to internalize technical facts and reporting, spot issues, process data, develop well-reasoned and sophisticated intellectual arguments and conclusions, and clearly package or present these arguments orally and in writing.
  • Strong grasp of international affairs and global nuclear or radiological security issues.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a proven ability to perform in an outstanding manner and deliver high-quality work products under tight deadlines.
  • The ability to write, peer-review, and present a variety of recurring and special reports, messages, briefings, and information papers.
  • Some proficiency working with large quantities of information and understanding of the basic science and engineering concepts associated with nuclear or radiological technologies.
  • Proficiency with automated data processing capabilities and their uses including Microsoft Office applications.


  • Master’s Degree an accredited university or college in nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, international relations, or political science.
  • 7+ years’ experience working in a technical nuclear related field.
  • A DOE Q/SCI is preferred.
  • Previous experience working with or for DOE or NNSA on nuclear nonproliferation and/or nuclear intelligence issues.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


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