Search for Eschenberg’s successor at UPF

upfbldgpicAs noted in recent posts, John Eschenberg has stepped down as federal project director for the Uranium Processing Facility — one of the biggest government projects of recent times — and the National Nuclear Security Administration will be looking for his successor in coming weeks and months. Dale Christenson, the deputy federal project director for the past five years, is acting in the top position on an interim basis and reportedly will be a candidate for the post on a permanent basis.

The NNSA has posted the job opening, with a salary range of $121,956 to $183,300 and applications accepted until June 18.

The Federal Project Director is responsible for all aspects of managing the project, for the Uranium Processing Facility.

“This position offers challenging, unique, and exciting opportunities for an individual with senior level experience and proven capability.

There are few limits on who can apply, except for being a U.S. citizen and being able to meet the job qualifications needed for managing the multibillion project. There are obviously security requirements for a project associated with the production of nuclear weapons.

“This position is designated as ‘critical sensitive’ and performance of the duties of the position requires the incumbent to have access to regular and recurring access to classified documents, materials, and/or information,” the posting states. “Therefore, the incumbent is required to either possess a DOE Q clearance or have the ability to gain and maintain one.”

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