International Nuclear Security Event Coordinator (Project Coordinator 2)

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Location
    Richland, Washington
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 02

Position description

The Program for International Nuclear Security (PINS) advances U.S. international efforts to prevent theft and sabotage of nuclear materials and facilities worldwide by partnering with countries and international organizations to secure weapons-usable nuclear materials, nuclear power plants and fuel cycle facilities, research reactors, and materials in transit. We partner with the U.S. interagency, IAEA, and other international organizations in the development and promotion of global nuclear security norms and standards, best practices, and global awareness of key nuclear security issues.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities 
As a member of the PINS Capacity Building Portfolio, the Event Coordinator supports DOE/NNSA, PNNL, and Lab staff across the DOE Complex with the development and delivery of domestic and international events, both in-person and virtually. The incumbent will be directly accountable to the PINS Events & Logistics Project Lead and the Capacity Building Portfolio Manager. The Event Coordinator will manage and coordinate each assigned event using a systematic approach. This includes interfacing with a variety of stakeholders that may include any or all of the following: DOE/NNSA HQ Event Lead, Country Managers, Project Leads, Subject Matter Experts, PINS Translations Coordinator, foreign travel office, contracts staff, and project controls staff. The incumbent will be expected to prioritize work assignments and adjust his/her schedule based on evolving programmatic requirements. 

In addition, the Event Coordinator will:

  • Plan and lead small, medium, and large-scale trainings, workshops and/or exercises in domestic and foreign locations as well as on virtual platforms.
  • Manage daily coordination of events including preparation and maintenance of project schedule, scope, and budget in compliance with PNNL and PINS policies and procedures.
  • Track progress, identify risks, resolve obstacles, and raise concerns and risks as appropriate to the Project Lead, Capacity Building Portfolio Manager, and/or PINS Program Management.
  • Provide frequent communication with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Routinely interface and coordinate with other DOE and/or NNSA National Laboratories, contractor personnel, and inter-agency and foreign governmental officials in support of event activities.
  • Provide solutions to challenges of moderate scope and complexity.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Manage contractor performance on each event assigned.
  • Be proactive, organized, detail-oriented, and a flexible multi-tasker with good time management skills.
  • Exhibit professionalism in written and oral communication.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma and 8+ years of relevant experience
  • Associate's degree and 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor's degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and under pressure.
  • Exposure to and comfort with various online collaboration platforms (e.g., Zoom, MS Teams, KUDO).
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office Suite skills and experience with other software products (e.g., SmartSheets, SurveyMonkey, and/or Mentimeter).
  • Educational background in business/IT, science/engineering, international relations, or security-related field are highly desirable and will allow the incumbent more growth opportunities.

Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment: 

  • Candidate must be able to support PINS activities outside of normal business hours and participate in domestic and international travel as needed and when authorized.

Additional Information: 

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance with 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.
  • Drug Testing: All Security Clearance positions are Testing Designated Positions, which means that the candidate selected is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

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