Los Alamos National Laboratory Deployed Security Specialist (Security Specialist 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Deployed Security Group is looking for a motivated security professional to work in the Deployed Security program while partnering closely with the Associate Directorate for Capital Projects. As the Deployed Security Specialist you will work to ensure that all LANL and Federal security requirements are met while optimizing efficiency/success for the important work being accomplished at LANL. The successful candidate will:
Work closely with their assigned organization to support mission success while ensuring adherence to all applicable security policies/procedures.
Work closely with the Security Incident Team to perform incident response and mitigation.
Conduct on-site security walk-downs and implement corrective actions when needed.
Brief organizations and management on the security posture within their organizations.
Create and deliver presentations/awareness pieces to provide information and instruction on a variety of security job-related functions.
Actively mentor new hires to help foster and promote professional development.
Lead small teams within the group on focused security related projects and activities.
Conduct peer reviews within the group on security related awareness pieces.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Extensive knowledge and experience in one or more of the major security areas – classified matter protection and control, information security, physical security, computer security, and personnel security.
Extensive experience and skill in the preparation and presentation of security and safeguards reports to internal organizations.
Extensive knowledge of the Laboratory’s and/or Department of Energy (DOE) security and safeguards policies, practices, and procedures.
Extensive experience writing activity security plans, security implementation plans, or other formal documents, demonstrating compliance with security requirements.
Extensive experience interfacing with all levels of management, technical, and non- technical personnel.
Extensive experience conducting causal analysis, writing corrective actions, and evaluating effectiveness.
Extensive knowledge and experience with security and safeguards functions such as inspections, identification of vulnerabilities, and assessment of risks.
Extensive experience conducting research, investigating alternatives, and recommending solutions on problems affecting security and safeguards.
Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Security, Law Enforcement, or related field and 12 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Active Q clearance.
Experience mentoring and encouraging professional development of others.
Trained and qualified as a Derivative Classifier.
Extensive experience in understanding and completing Exhibit Gs.
Note to Applicants:
Please include a cover letter that addresses each of the minimum requirements and as many of the desired skills as applicable to your expertise (i.e. “copy-and-paste” the requirement and address each with a small paragraph).
While the posted salary range for this position is broad, it is highly unusual for selected applicants to be hired at the top end of the range and more common for selected candidates to grow into the full salary band over time.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year .
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
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.
HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.
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: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.
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 regard 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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Land, Brandy Nicole
Vacancy Name: IRC86363
Organization Name SAFE-DS/ SAFE-Deployed Security
Minimum Salary 94100
Maximum Salary 155700
Req ID: IRC86363