Jefferson Lab

Come join our team at Jefferson Lab, where great minds matter.

Posting Date:
Salary Range: $94,400 - $141,600 (SAIII)
Work Location Type: Remote (working less than 60% on-site)

Job Summary:

Our Performance Assurance Office evaluates performance trends and advances continuous improvement opportunities here at Jefferson Lab. As a Performance Analyst III, you will manage the Lab’s Independent Assessment and Risk Mitigation programs, both of which have a critical impact on the Lab’s ability to meet its Scientific mission and comply with the Department of Energy (DOE) prime contract. As the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for both programs, will have primary responsibility for managing resources, acquiring and distributing training, ensuring the programs are maintained and improved upon, and finally officially transmitting the associated deliverables to Lab Leadership and DOE.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Recognized as the Lab’s SME and primarily responsible for the Independent Assessment (IA) Program, to include prioritization, planning, and tri-party reconciliation and transmission of the official three-year Independent Assessment Schedule. Provides administrative direction to the Contractor Assurance System (CAS) Administrator.
  • Leads formal Event Investigation teams and analyses, including Causal Analyses and lab-wide Extent of Condition corrective actions. These efforts are typically programmatic in nature, and not necessarily limited to one department or area.
  • Primary responsibility for the Risk Profile and Mitigation Program, to include coordination of risk status information and deliverable submission to the Thomas Jefferson Site Office (TJSO) and other levels of DOE, as well as Lab Leadership. This includes quarterly program reviews with Lab Leadership, the Corporate Parent Board of Directors (BOD) and TJSO as appropriate.
  • Works with the SURA Internal Auditor to audit and provide a check / balance on financial risks and controls. Ensures that work products align with DOE expectations and that risks are properly identified, aligned with the Mission, and evaluated for mitigation efficacy
  • Obtain consensus on work products in the presence of various viewpoints.

Additional (Non-Essential) Job Functions:

  • Trains and educates others in detailed aspects of CAS processes
  • Operates independently as a member of the Performance Assurance team.
  • Works with the Lab’s Human Performance Improvement (HPI) SME to ensure HPI concepts are applied to all work outputs.
  • Seeks out regular professional development opportunities to continue career growth.

Required Qualifications:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree + 10 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    • Expert level knowledge of and experience with leading and using DOE Contractor Assurance System components, specifically Assessments, Risk Analysis, and causal analysis as described in clause H.50, CAS
    • Formal Human Performance Improvement (HPI) training and demonstrated success in application
    • High level of ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 familiarity
    • Demonstrated ability to train or educate others in detailed aspects of Risk Assessment and Mitigation, Independent Assessments, Causal Analyses and Corrective Action Plans
    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
    • Ability to use MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe Acrobat is required.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience in a DOE or DOD system
    • DOE Risk Profile training and successful application
    • Familiarity with Laboratory or R&D Environments and government compliance regulated organizations.
    • Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
    • Professionally trained facilitator
    • ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor (training plus certification)
    • Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) credential

    About Jefferson Lab
    Join a community with a common purpose of solving the most challenging scientific and engineering problems of our time. The Jefferson Lab campus is located in southeastern Virginia amidst a vibrant and growing technology community.

    A career at Jefferson Lab is more than a job. You will be part of “big science” and work alongside top scientists and engineers from around the world unlocking the secrets of our visible universe. Managed by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC; Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is entering an exciting period of mission growth and is seeking new team members ready to apply their skills and passion to have an impact. You could call it work, or you could call it a mission. We call it a challenge. We do things that will change the world.

    Total Rewards at Jefferson Lab
    At Jefferson Lab, we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

    • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave)
    • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested
    • Flexible Work Arrangements (Hybrid & Alternate Work Schedules available)
    • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
    • Live near the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay region with access to nearby beaches, mountains, and all major metropolitan centers on the East Coast

    Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

    JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to employment@ or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.