Los Alamos National Laboratory Network Professional 2/3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The selected candidate will be a member of the NIE Compliance and Accreditation Team which plans, coordinates, and assists with security compliance and accreditation related to enterprise networks and IT systems, including security plan management, protected transmission systems (PTS), Tempest, and communications security (COMSEC). In this position, you will assist with planning and coordinating the telecommunications program relating to TEMPEST and PTS including physical inspections, identification of vulnerabilities, and assessment of risks. Responsibilities include operational activities of the TEMPEST program.

This position will be filled at either the Network Professional 2 or 3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidates. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

Network Professional 2 ($71,000 - $115,700)

The successful candidate will be required to perform the following duties:

  • Conduct annual reviews to determine if existing TEMPEST countermeasures are effective using current DoE policies and threat assessments.

  • Implement TEMPEST countermeasures and evaluate TEMPEST plans.

  • Participate in overall system TEMPEST level testing to satisfy national policy requirements.

  • Maintain control/accountability of all RF devices at LANL.

  • Collaborate with the Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) program and Cyber Security on a variety of issues pertaining to electronic processing and potential vulnerabilities that may arise.

Network Professional 3 ($86,000 - $141,800)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Network Professional 3 will be required to:

  • Serve as subject matter expert in TEMPEST requirements, testing & evaluation, system calibration, and instrument testing.

  • Coordinate Tempest reviews of junior network professionals.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Network Professional 2:

  • Trained or proficient in the following areas:

  • Radio Frequency (RF) acquisition and analysis to include Infra-Red (IR), Radio Frequency (RF), Wireless methodology with Radio Frequency (RF), 801.a, b, g, WIFI, and Bluetooth technology monitoring equipment.

  • Functional antenna theory and RF wave propagation.

  • Electronic test and measurement equipment to include automated RF collection platforms.

  • Communications systems.

  • Computerized networking and information systems.

  • National TEMPEST Policy and appropriate References per DoE Order 470.6

  • Ability to obtain TEMPEST Certification

Additional Job Requirements for Network Professional 3:

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Network Professional 3 level requires:

  • Wide ranging experience and expertise in the areas listed above.

  • TEMPEST Certification.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Transmission Security, Technical Surveillance Counter-Measures (TSCM), Communications Security (COMSEC), or PTS.

  • Current TS/SCI or current DoE Q-clearance

  • Familiarity with ANSI/TIA standards, National Electrical Code, and the LANL Engineering Standards Manual.


  • Network Professional 2 typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Network Professional 3 typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of eight years’ related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, applicable advanced vendor and/or professional certification is desirable.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q(Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Equal Opportunity:Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is the Department of Energy’s premiere multidisciplinary research laboratory located in the beautiful Jemez Mountains of Northern New Mexico. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns. As a network professional at LANL, you will work in the Network and Infrastructure Engineering Division (NIE) supporting a computing environment scaling from “desktop to teraflops,” a diverse and challenging network environment unavailable anywhere else.

Our employees are our greatest asset, which is why we provide a comprehensive benefits package that offers health coverage for you and your eligible family members today and retirement plans for a brighter tomorrow. A healthy workforce is paramount to a successful organization. We offer an incentivized wellness plan and preventive care to encourage and reward good basic health choices. Also, for your financial wellness, we provide a tax deferred 401(k) retirement plan, with a company match and service based contribution.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-665-1683

Contact Name: Tedder, Billie Jo (BJ)

Organization Name: NIE-ESS/Engineering & Security Services

Email: bjtedder@lanl.gov

Job Title: Network Professional 2/3

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC56081