Los Alamos National Laboratory Information System Security Officer (Cybersecurity Technical Staff 1) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC73404
Job Title Information System Security Officer (Cybersecurity Technical Staff 1)
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name SSO-4/SSO-CYBER SECURITY
Minimum Salary 73800
Maximum Salary 120400
What You Will Do
The Sensitive and Special Operations Division (SSO) is seeking a cybersecurity technical professional for our Field Intelligence Element (FIE) Cyber Security Group. The FIE Cyber Security Group provides a secure and compliant top secret computing environment for the execution of mission-driven national security programs. The Information System Security Officer (ISSO) will be responsible for ensuring the appropriate operational security posture is maintained for an information system following Risk Management Framework (RMF) processes based on publications from the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). ISSO’s are major contributors in monitoring computer systems and their environments to include developing and updating the system security plan (SSP), managing and controlling changes to the respective computer systems, and assessing the security impact of those changes. Responsibilities of an ISSO include:
Provide user support including user training and technical support
Provide customer support for account information and respond to requests in the ticketing system
Assist in developing, implementing, monitoring, and updating System Security Plans (SSPs) for top secret networks operated within the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF)
Support the lead ISSO to ensure multiple networks with different requirements remain compliant and accredited through the lifecycle of the network
Ensure processes so that networks and information technology equipment are operated, compliant, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with security policies and procedures
Assist the lead ISSO in planning for the building of information technology and security compliance programs
Perform continuous monitoring activities with security control assessments by conducting computer log reviews
Ensure configuration management policies and procedures are followed and changes are approved prior to implementation
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements
Knowledge of computer workstations, servers and networks
Technical knowledge of classic and contemporary cyber threats and vulnerabilities and demonstrated ability to apply that knowledge to system engineering, analytics, or operations
Ability to conceptualize and communicate elements of cyber security to both technical and non-technical personnel
Ability to collaborate well in a dynamic team environment
Ability to document a computer system environment, and strong interpersonal communication skills
General knowledge of distributed systems, including system architectures, computer networks, and software
Knowledge pertaining to automating the implementation, configuration and maintenance of NIST related standards and controls for networks and systems
Awareness of FIPS security controls
Knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF)
Experience with network logging and log consolidation tools such as Splunk or Elm
Experience working in a classified computing environment
Active Q and ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or related field and a minimum of 2 years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
Located in northern New Mexico, 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 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 an information security professional at LANL, you will have the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of computer and network security design, while enjoying the unique opportunities provided by LANL’s location. You will be part of the team that provides a secure and compliant TS/SCI environment for execution of mission-driven National Security programs to protect against nuclear threats.
Appointment Type Regular
Contact Name Thalacker, Lindsay K.
Req ID: IRC73404