U.S. Legal & Policy Researcher - Public Security

Washington DC, Sacramento, San Francisco
Full-Time /
Job Summary
Lead research on U.S. federal and state-level policy interventions supporting public safety, security, and wellbeing for scenarios of highly multipolar AGI run amok. Craft creative holistic solutions to projected catastrophic issues regarding public health and safety, civil rights, human rights, national security, global security, emergency preparedness, emergency management, economic stability, infrastructure security, and novel threat profiles.
Neither technical AI knowledge nor AI-specific policy experience is required, as the policies in question are regarding the next lines of defense of society after AI governance would fail.

About the Organization
The Center for AI Risk Management & Alignment (CARMA) envisages humanity being able to pull itself together enough to steer the reins of its journey successfully through the patch of unprecedented difficulties almost upon us from transformative AI, to better days: CARMA's mission is to lower the risks to humanity and the biosphere from transformative AI.
Via better grounding AI risk management, via policy research squarely addressing AGI, via showing a path to better tradeoffs in technical safety, and by fostering global perspectives on durable safety, CARMA aims to provide critical support to society for managing the outsized risks from advanced AI.
CARMA is a fiscally-sponsored project of Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs, Inc., a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation.

* Collaboratively apply a security mindset to analyzing prospective AI proliferation, usage dynamics, risk distribution, and power dynamics
* Collaboratively identify differentially exploitable gaps in the letter and practice of law under specific assumptions
* Research federal policy interventions to address identified gaps
* Research state-level policy interventions to address identified gaps
* Research realpolitik and judicial dynamics regarding potential interventions
* Craft holistic solution recommendations for prevention, mitigation, and/or responses to a variety of projected crises

* A M.Sc. or higher, or a B.Sc. plus 5+ years of experience, in U.S. policy or law
* Experience in any of the following: Federal policymaking apparatuses, State-level policymaking apparatuses, Realpolitik dynamics, Judicial dynamics, Policy research, Policy analysis, Policy strategy, Lobbying familiarity, Drafting EO or bill language, Legal research
* Experience in any of the following: Security mindset, Catastrophic risk policy, Emergency preparedness, Crisis management, CBRNC, Natsec complex familiarity, Strategic thinking, Multiphase multiprong strategies, Public safety, Public order, AI governance, AI safety strategy, Game theory, Criminology, Counter-terrorism, Futures studies, or Foresight methods
* Experience working on, tracking, and successfully completing multiple concurrent tasks to meet deadlines with little supervision

CARMA/SEE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, gender reassignment, partnership status, maternity, or sexual orientation. We are, by policy and action, an inclusive organization and actively promote equal opportunities for all humans with the right mix of talent, knowledge, skills, attitude, and potential, so hiring is only based on individual merit for the job. Note that we are unable to sponsor visas at this time, but non-U.S. contractors may also be considered.
$135,000 - $145,000 a year
Salary plus good benefits