Los Alamos National Laboratory Security Specialist 2/3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Security Specialist 2 or Security Specialist 3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate.Exceptional candidates may be considered for a higher-level position, and additional job responsibilities will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

Security Specialist 2 ($66,600 - $105,700)

As a Security Specialist within the Sensitive and Special Operations Office (SSO), this position will support Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) and Field Intelligence Element (FIE) activities. This position will report to the FIE Special Security Officer/Security Manager and receive direct supervision and instruction from the Alternate Security Officer(s) responsible for applicable topical area. The selected individual will represent SSO during customer interactions internal and external to the Laboratory for execution of assigned duties. This position will be responsible for compliance with LANL and DOE policies and procedures governing these operations. This position is also expected to make on-going recommendations for improvement of operations and work activities. On-the-job (OJT) and external training will be required to ensure candidate is properly certified to perform assigned functions in a challenging and rewarding environment.

Security Specialist 3 (80,100 -131,000)

In addition to the job responsibilities outlined above, the Security Specialist 3 will:

  • Coordinate and set direction for LANL SCIF projects and/or FIE programs

  • Coordinate SCIF accreditation requirements with federal oversight personnel

  • Work with other LANL security organizations providing support to LANL SCIF operations

  • Coordinate facility work with the FOD

  • Coordinate new programmatic work with LANL line and program management

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience implementing requirements in one or more of the major security areas: Information security, physical security, computer security, personnel security, classified matter management protection and control (documents, parts), SCIF operations, personnel security (Badge Office, SCI PERSEC program), security assessments, and internal tracking of security assessment findings.

  • Experience with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security requirements, special access programs (SAPs), or other high-security activities.

  • Knowledge and experience with security functions requiring extensive documentation and data management.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, management, or security-related field and a minimum of two years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Security Specialist 3

In addition to the job requirements outlined above, the Security Specialist 3 requires:

  • Knowledge and experience with DOE Communications Security (COMSEC) requirements as they apply to DOE Order 470.6, and DOE Telecommunications Security manual.

  • Demonstrated experience authoring or interpreting security products such as classification guides, self-assessments, or facility security plans.

  • Demonstrated experience managing and using security database systems and electronic record keeping software.

  • Experience interacting and communicating with federal oversight personnel.

  • Master’s degree in Security, Law Enforcement, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Additional consideration may be given to professionally recognized training and certifications in related fields.

Desired Skills:

Technical knowledge of one or more of the following: DCIDs, ICDs, National Industrial Security Program Operations Manual (NISPOM) or relevant DOE Orders for Safeguards and Security.

Experience working with and administering procedures in compliance with one or more of the following:

  • Director of Central Intelligence Directives (DCIDs)

  • Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs)

  • National Industrial Security Program Operations Manual (NISPOM), or equivalent DOE Orders for Safeguards and Security operations

  • Active Q clearance.

Notes to Applicants:

  • This position requires a Q access authorization. Applicants must have an active Q clearance, and the ability to obtain a SCI clearance, which normally requires US citizenship.

  • Duties may require work at remote locations across multiple facilities at LANL. Some travel may be required for training and certification purposes.

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.

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, 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.

The Sensitive and Special Operations Office (SSO) is responsible for the certification, accreditation, and compliant operation of all LANL SCIFs and Special Access Program Facilities (SAPFs), as well as providing security and operational oversight for all IW (Intelligence Work) conducted at LANL. Within SSO, the Special Security Office serves as the focal point at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) for the receipt, control, access, accountability and management of sensitive compartmented information (SCI) and the security functions related to the execution of these duties. It is the office’s responsibility to provide the infrastructure and operational support to facilitate successful execution of intelligence programs while maintaining the integrity of a comprehensive security program. This is accomplished through routine interface with a diverse assortment of sponsor representatives and program security personnel.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Frary, Suzanne R

Organization Name: SS0-Sensitive & Special Operations

Email: suzannef@lanl.gov

Job Title: Security Specialist 2/3

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC65138