Los Alamos National Laboratory Security Specialist 4 (Operational Assurance) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC76856
Job Title Security Specialist 4 (Operational Assurance)
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name DFS-OA/OPERATIONAL ASSURANCE
Minimum Salary 89900
Maximum Salary 148300
What You Will Do
The Operational Assurance (OA) group is seeking a qualified candidate to act as an assessor – classified as a Security Specialist 4. The position is within the Defense Security Program (DFS) andreports directly to the Operational Assurance (DFS-OA) group leader.
The assessor will work in an OA assessment team with subject matter experts (SMEs) working in the SECURITY and SAFEGUARDS divisions to help scope and conduct assessments required by DOE order 470.4B, Safeguards and Security Program . Incumbent will act as an assessment lead, generate assessment scoping plans, write and review assessment reports, conduct causal analysis, and will work with topical area owners on corrective actions and effectiveness evaluations. The position will be required to provide expertise in how to assess (methodology), provide assistance in development of Lines of Inquiry, and assisting in assessment logistics.
Other duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Work to assure the implementation and continuous improvement of an adequate Safeguards and Security (S&S) program that is operational, compliant, and effective.
Work in a team environment that requires close cooperation, adaptability, taking initiative in completing tasks, and willingness to provide support wherever needed.
Maintain a professional office atmosphere and assume responsibility with minimal supervision, demonstrating initiative, versatility, accuracy, tact, and discretion in sensitive matters.
Provide Operational Assurance specific reports, presentations, and/or documents.
Compose, prepare, and edit routine and non-routine correspondence, procedures, plans and reports.
Plan and coordinate logistics for meetings, including preparation of materials.
Receive, transmit, and/or safeguard sensitive information particularly OUO and UCNI.
Assist with special projects, as requested.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements
Expert knowledge of assessment methodologies
Expert knowledge of Contractor Assurance Systems (CAS) elements
Advanced and demonstrable experience with technical writing of report based documents, to a wide variety of audiences
Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, organize the information learned, and produce results.
Demonstrated ability to work independently while maintaining excellent quality in daily operational work, as well as the fine-tuned skills of organizing, prioritizing, and following through to completion multiple projects with frequent interruptions under strict deadlines and changing priorities.
Advanced experience demonstrating excellent communication skills (interpersonal, verbal, and written) while interacting effectively with all levels of employees and managers, including managers at the directorate-level and above, as well as officials from external organizations.
Thorough knowledge and in-depth understanding of Laboratory organizational structures, operations, policies, administrative systems, and business systems including MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Knowledge of Operational Assurance orders including DOE O 470.4B, and other federal regulatory requirements for safeguards and security.
Knowledge of DOE and LANL security and safeguards requirements, policies, practices, and procedures.
Knowledge and experience on document control and record management processes.
Experience in process improvement principles and practices
Experience in Effectiveness Evaluations
Experience in Causal Analysis
Ability to obtain & maintain DOE “Q” clearance
Position typically requires a Master’s degree in Business, Security, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Typically requires a minimum of 12+ years of related experience. At this level, postgraduate coursework may be expected.
Additional consideration may be given to professionally recognized training and certifications in related fields.
Notes to Applicants: Please submit a comprehensive cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum (and desired) job requirements.
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.
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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
Come join our team within the Defense Security Program! OA is responsible for the self-assessments and DOE Order required resolution of findings (issues management) for the Safeguards and Security (S&S) divisions within DFS.
Appointment Type Regular
Contact Name Land, Brandy Nicole
Req ID: IRC76856