Los Alamos National Laboratory Information System Security Officer (Cybersecurity Technical Staff 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
We are seeking a creative and highly motivated Information System Security Officer (ISSO) to join our collaborative and dynamic team! The ISSO will work on a portfolio of exciting, challenging, and cutting-edge scientific and national security space missions. ISR-3 is an integral part of the Intelligence and Space Research (ISR) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and has core capabilities in software development, mission operations, data exploitation, data systems development and integration.
ISR Division has been designing, building, and operating highly innovative ground, air and space-based measurement and detection systems for over 60 years. We solve some of the most challenging scientific and national security problems facing the world today. Our interdisciplinary teams of engineers, technicians, and scientists work, learn, and succeed through a highly creative and dynamic R&D environment. We lead experiments on NASA missions, including the Perseverance and Curiosity Rovers, Van Allen Probes, and IBEX as well as the upcoming IMAP Mission, NACHOS hyperspectral CubeSat, and BEAMPIE rocket experiment. We also build, fly, operate and analyze data from measurement systems deployed to space for verification of international nuclear treaties, anddevelop innovative sensors, ground, airborne, and space hardware/software systems for basic scientific missions, nuclear nonproliferation, space situational awareness and remote sensing.
Aspects of the program area involves the following types of work:
Assist management in developing and implementing the overall cybersecurity posture of the classified computing systems within ISR Division and its parent organization, the Global Security Directorate
Coordinate work on significant and/or complex cyber issues requiring analysis and interpretation of potential solutions and associated data
Represent and advocate for an effective classified computing security posture to Laboratory upper management and oversight bodies in both DOE and DoD accreditation domains
Identify, develop, and implement solutions for known threats to classified computing environments
Evaluate and recommend new software tools and packages for possible inclusion in the security software stack
Lead or participate in reviews, assessments, security plans, and publications relevant to the classified security systems
Work across Los Alamos and with oversight agencies on security system management and testing.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following disciplines: cyber security, information security, information assurance, computer science or engineering
Effective interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to work within a team environment, and oral and written communication skills
Advanced knowledge of one or more of the following:
Distributed systems, including system architectures, computer networks, and software
Classic and emerging cyber threats and vulnerabilities and demonstrated ability to apply that knowledge to risk evaluation as well as mitigation strategies through system engineering, analytics, and/or operations
Measurement tools for vulnerability assessment, detection and mitigation
NIST informa ti on security policies and procedures.
Experience implementing standard NIST controls, risk assessments, and contingency planning activities.
Experience developing strong, cooperative working relationships with cyber security stakeholders. Experience with cyber readiness audits and inspections.
Passion for learning and developing creative solutions within a dynamic, technically challenging work environment.
Education/Experience : This position requires a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in a technical field and a minimum of 8 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Linux system experience
Knowledge and experience working with classified computing systems
CISSP or other professional cyber security certification
Active "Q" Clearance
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
COVID Vaccine : The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
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. SeeDOE 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: 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.
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 Wilson, Amber
Vacancy Name: IRC90717
Organization Name ISR-3/Space Data Science & Systems
Minimum Salary 103500
Maximum Salary 172800
Req ID: IRC90717
Category: Information Technology