Los Alamos National Laboratory Cyber Counterintelligence Officer in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The LANL Office of Counterintelligence (OCI) a component of the DOE Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (IN) and of the LANL Office of the Director/Staff Director, conducts the Counterintelligence/Counterterrorism, Unclassified Foreign Visits and Assignments, and Immigration Services Program of the DOE, NNSA, and LANL. Without disrupting the scientific and technical missions for which DOE, NNSA, and LANL exist, OCI integrates these programs to foster counterintelligence and security and protect LANL and the DOE complex from foreign intelligence activity and terrorism. Cyber Counterintelligence Officers contribute essential technical, operational, and analytic support to this mission.

Cyber Counterintelligence Officers receive functional direction from DOE IN and the LANL Senior Counterintelligence Officer (SCIO)/Deputy SCIO. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct cyber CI investigations and provide cyber expertise to support other investigations.

  • Respond to leads and information requests from DOE IN and other DOE CI field offices.

  • Analyze information systems and perform forensics for evidence of compromise by advanced persistent threats, insider threats, and other cyber CI concerns.

  • Prepare Intelligence Information Reports.

  • Provide cyber expertise to LANL and national threat assessments.

  • Collaborate with the LANL Computer Security Incident Response Team and other cyber security and information technology components.

  • Collaborate with Cyber Counterintelligence Officers across the DOE complex.

  • Liaise with the intelligence community.

  • Develop and present cyber CI briefings.

  • Understand and adhere to all DOE/NNSA and LANL guidance specific to cyber and information security.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

The successful candidate will demonstrate advanced knowledge and experience in the following skill sets:

  • Familiarity with advanced persistent threat modus operandi and indicators.

  • Malware reverse engineering, modification, and analysis.

  • Network forensics and full packet capture analysis.

  • Enterprise level incident response and host forensics.

  • Documentation and presentation of cyber incident information. The position requires considerable writing and group presentations.

  • Windows and Linux workstation/server management.

  • Interpersonal skills that foster teamwork and indicate the ability to interact professionally across LANL and with liaison partners.

  • Ability to travel domestically upon occasion to accommodate training or operational needs.

Desired Skills:

  • Extensive US intelligence community experience and familiarity with seminal intelligence community policy (e.g., EO 12333, PDD 61).

  • Active Q clearance and SCI accesses. If a candidate holds a clearance but not Q and SCI, OCI must be satisfied that Q and SCI can be obtained expeditiously. A selected candidate cannot begin work in OCI until Q and SCI are in place.

  • Familiarity with the DOE Counterintelligence Program.

  • Familiarity with LANL information systems, networks, and cyber security tools.

  • Familiarity with MS Windows Domain and Windows File Server administration.

  • Familiarity with website maintenance.

  • Familiarity with ESXi administration in the deployment of multiple production virtual machines.

  • Knowledge of specific SCADA system vulnerabilities and mitigation techniques.

  • Derivative classifier certification. Upon joining OCI, a successful candidate not already a derivative classifier must acquire certification as soon as feasible.

Education: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Computer Science/Information Systems or other technical fields and a minimum of eight years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q/SCI(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.

Internal Applicants:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

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

Located in northern New Mexico, the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the US nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, the environment, infrastructure, health, and global security.

Maximum Salary: 161300

Minimum Salary: 96600

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Salyer, Reyna Linda

Organization Name: OCI/Office Of Counterintelligence

Email: reyna@lanl.gov

Job Title: Cyber Counterintelligence Officer

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC70502