Program Analyst Principal

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Jan 20, 2021

Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Principal Program Analyst, provide dedicated advisory and assistance services (A&AS) support to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Nuclear Enterprise Support Directorate, Nuclear Surety Division.  The qualified candidate will organize, coordinate, execute, and provide support for OCONUS nuclear weapon training/exercises.  This position is in Kleber Kaserne, Germany.  Primary duties include synchronize European Nuclear Weapon Accident Incident (NWAI) lines of effort with partner nations; develop, coordinate, and facilitate applicable Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training programs and materials; coordinate and track DTRA facilitated NWAI training to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) partner nations and the U.S. interagency community of interest; organize, coordinate, execute, and support exercise planning meetings, evaluation testing, performance analysis, crisis support training, and emergency response pertaining to nuclear weapon operations to include providing support and administration to working groups, conferences, and pre-/post-meeting support; update and maintain NWAI response website(s) and share drive(s); assist in the development, maintenance, execution, and presentation of NWAI response courses; review, validate, assess, and assist in the development of national and DoD NWAI response policy and procedures; plan, organize, coordinate, execute, and track concurrent training events, exercises, tabletop exercises, workshops, seminars, meetings, and conferences; review international agreements, joint plans, and other documents at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of command; validate DoD and interagency policies, plans, and procedures through NWAI exercises; support Department ad hoc tasks within the scope of the contract, as required; oversee implementation and effectiveness of NWAI readiness (international Nuclear Weapon Accident Incident Exercises (NUWAIX)) through participation in and support to high-level interagency working groups and conferences; facilitate international communications; and train and assist the NE-NS Division to ensure cohesive, effective, and efficient responses to NWAIs across international partner Government agencies.  Support includes, but is not limited to providing instructors and facilitators for international interagency training, producing training materials, lesson plans, agendas, handbooks, etc. 



Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and ten (10) years or more of related experience, Masters and eight (8) years or more of related experience
  • SME in Explosive Ordnance Disposal render safe procedures, policies, and requirements for OCONUS-based U.S. nuclear weapons.
  • SME in NWAI response procedures and NUWAIX exercise planning, execution, and analysis; experience working with Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons laboratories.
  • Experience producing technical reports and providing briefings to senior leaders.
  • Experience working in both tactical field environment and DoD staff sections and organizations.
  • Possess the skills to design, plan, and execute full scale NWAI exercises
  • Experience operating in international environments and working with NATO partner organizations.
  • Familiarity with DTRA business processes, functions, organizations, and systems; proven analytical, exercise planning, and program management skills and expertise.
  • Ability to collaborate across a diverse workforce to achieve NWAI training/exercise objectives.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to develop presentations and brief senior leaders.
  • Broad understanding of nuclear surety requirements. 


Desired Qualifications:

  • Understanding of NATO organizations and prior experience with DTRA programs, specifically within the nuclear enterprise.