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Causal Analyst

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: January 26, 2023
Reference Code: 19071
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Workplace Concerns and Investigations group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Causal Analyst! This team works a hybrid 9x80 schedule located at our Willow Creek facility with every other Friday off.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Provide support for the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Critique and Cause Analysis Processes.
  • Support critiques and causal analyses in response to events across the INL per the INL Issues Management process as directed by Program Lead for the INL programs.
  • Work with all levels of INL management as well as DOE to ensure the INL performs timely and though analysis of events requiring critiques and/or cause analysis.
  • Support the INL Program Lead for Critiques and Causals in reporting to INL Operations Council and BEA Operations Committee (corporate oversight) on status of operational events, investigations, cause factors, corrective actions, and adverse trends.
  • Communicate analysis results to management supporting proper corrective actions.
  • Actively support all causal analysis for operational events.
  • Apply Human Performance Improvement concepts while leading critiques, causal analysis, and making recommendations for corrective action plans.
  • Represent INL/BEA complex-wide forums and committees including the Energy Facility Contractors' group (EFCOG). Battelle Community of Practices, BEA partnership organizations, etc.
  • Present analysis results and professional opinions/recommendations to INL senior leadership and/or corporate boards and governance bodies.
  • Support selects critiques and cause analyses and special initiatives.
  • Understand and apply principles of investigation techniques and human performance in conducting critiques and investigations.
  • Draft reports summarizing analysis results and recommendations for peer review by INL program lead.
  • Deliver training to INL management and staff in performing/leading Critiques and Causal Analysis processes and techniques in support of these processes.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree plus 5 relevant experience in facility operations or advanced degree plus 3 yrs. experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Business field.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
  • Outstanding written and interpersonal communications.
  • Ability to qualify as an INL apparent cause analyst within 6 months.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Experience as a Lead Investigator, Critique Leader, and Cause Analyst qualification.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 200 ($81,288 - $134,100)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: Testing designated position; It will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of employment.
INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities, and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959, must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.