Staff Specialist/Mission Readiness and Assurance

New Jersey, United States
03 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The Staff Specialist- Mission Readiness and Assurance will bring broad administrative management and technical expertise to assist PPPL in achieving and assuring a sustainable state of PPPL mission readiness.


  • Coordinates and administers the PPPL’s risk management program. Conducts analysis and facilitates development and on-going maintenance and utilization of risk registers and dashboards
  • Manages the Integrated Assessment Program and schedule. Develops, coordinates institutional approval, and tracks performance against of the PPPL Integrated Assessment Schedule (IAS). Provides assurance that targeted assessments are aligned based on institutional strategy, opportunities, and risks and are executed as intended.
  • Coordinates assessment planning with the Department of Energy Princeton Site Office (PSO). Coordinates and participates in assessments of PPPL programs and processes.
  • Measures, monitors, and manages costs to optimize institutional investment in risk management activities.
  • Conducts on-going analysis of institutional performance based on, among other factors, assessments, events, key performance indicators. Conducts reviews of incidents and causal analysis.
  • Assists in the development of corrective action plans and monitors the completion corrective and improvement actions. Assists in the completion of corrective actions as needed/requested. Provides reports to aid in meeting assurance objectives and driving continuous improvement.
  • Provides technical expertise and assistance as needed to address institutional and department level risks (e.g. ES&H, emergency management, security, project management).
  • Participates in inter-Lab groups and communicates with colleagues from other Labs for purposes of sharing best practices and lessons learned.

Additional Duties:

  • As a member of the Performance Assurance and Contract Management team, serves as backup to other team members to assure continuity of key institutional functions for which other members have primary responsibility. Other duties as assigned commensurate with knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree in a business/management or technical field and a minimum of 10 years relevant experience. A minimum of 5 years experience providing support as a contractor in a federally funded research and development environment.
  • Demonstrated, through education and experience, technical expertise in area(s) relevant to the PPPL mission and/or supporting operations.

Physical Requirements: 

  • The required work is largely administrative.

Working Conditions: 

  • Ability and willingness to work extended hours to deliver critical project and meet project milestones. Desk and computer work routinely required. Access to and work in areas containing higher hazard industrial and scientific equipment and operations will be periodically required.
  • Work will be at PPPL. Working remotely on a periodic and as needed basis may be considered. 

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.

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