Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

Nuclear Nonproliferation Program Scientist (Senior Principal Scientist)

Posted Date 1 week ago(2/12/2018 2:38 PM)
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If you’re looking for an interesting, fulfilling career, you’ve come to the right place!


At Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS), we’re a dynamic team of employees who manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments, the NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We’re dedicated to working together as a team to keep our nation safe. Join us!


MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and Stoller Newport News Nuclear, Inc. (SN3).



  • Master's degree in a calculus-based Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field, and at least 12 years’ relevant experience
  • PhD in a calculus-based STEM field preferred
  • Prior experience as a project manager on nuclear non-profileration related projects
  • Prior experience in leading field exercises that include multi-agency (or laboratory) participation
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple and diverse tasks; implement and follow company policies and procedures and directives; establish and support strategic goals; prepare and administer budgets; assure appropriate and adequate budget forecasts and use; analyze variances and initiate corrective action
  • Ability to work well with diverse teams, communicate well with others, and serve our customers to ensure they are successful in their missions while ensuring our company is also successful
  • Innovative ideas on how to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and improve execution at the NNSS
  • Hands-on field experience leading teams of engineers, diagnosticians, and scientist in the field is an important part of this job
  • Experience integrating clients, the national laboratories and other partners with the NNSS team is vital to success
  • Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, “Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites,” will be conducted. Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, and subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, “Counterintelligence Evaluation Program.” Eligibility Requirements – To obtain a clearance, an individual must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, “Personnel Security.”
  • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing. 


MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


You will report to the NNSA Defense Nuclear Nonproliferatons (DNN) Programs Office for the Nevada National Security Site and assist the DNN Program Director in the strategic evaluation of program goals for long-term growth and development. Projects at the NNSS are comprised of Integrated Project Teams (IPTs). You will serve on multiple IPTs as the Program Office representative to ensure science and technical goals are accomplished.This position has excellent growth potential into program management given hard work and dedication to the nuclear non-proliferation mission of reducing the threat of nuclear weapons around the globe. Other key responsibilities:

  • Serve on IPTs for missions mainly executed under the NA-22 Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Office of Research and Development (scope of the projects at the NNSS may include nuclear technology, imaging, and material detection; weaponization of materials; underground nuclear testing; remote detection of nuclear materials; emergency response and consequence management; nuclear forensics; and emerging capabilities)
  • Build cohesive relationships with our National Laboratory partners, international partners, federal agencies, and the private sector as needed
  • Promote the NNSS to universities in order to build our future capabilities
  • Support customer needs in all aspects of test planning and execution from conception through project close-out
  • Work at DOE facilities and have current understanding of the requirements to work safely and compliantly at all times
  • Remain active in their particular field and continue to publish their own research and attend professional meetings to present their results
  • Serve as the backup or "deputy" for DNN Program Director as needed
  • Work with DNN Program Director to ensure that program-level deliverables are met and uploaded to HQ in a timely manner
  • Write relevant sections of weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports, including developing input into Self Assessment for Performance Execution Management Plan (PEMP)