Deployed Security Professional (Security Specialist 3)

What You Will Do

If you are looking for a position where you will have direct impact on national security and grow by facilitating operations with a team of security professionals, then this opportunity with LANL's Defense Protection Program may be right for you.

Safeguards Deployed Security is seeking a motivated individual to support Weapons Facility Operations (WFO) with the WFO Division Office, WFO Programs, Weapons Engineering Tritium Facility (WETF) and High Explosive Operations security policy and advice. You will be instrumental in helping maintain the safety and security of these Laboratory facilities. Working in a fast-paced, high-visibility environment, you will need to have a keen eye for detail, maintain a positive, customer-focused attitude and ensure all LANL and Federal security requirements are met while optimizing efficiency/success for the important work being accomplished. More importantly, you must be able to demonstrate and promote self-responsibility for safety, security, quality and environmental standards in all operations. The Deployed Security Professional is an advisor and reports to the Security Program Leader for the Director and Deputy Director for Weapons.

The successful candidate will:

Develop a complete understanding of security requirements and procedures; assist in implementation of security plans; perform incident response; conduct security reviews and recommend corrective actions; contribute to presentation and awareness of security themes and topics; develop networks within and outside the organization; help to set security related priorities; and function as an informal work leader with limited supervision in daily tasks.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Knowledge and experience in one or more of the major security areas - classified matter protection and control, physical security, computer security and personnel security; experience in the preparation and presentation of reports; strong interpersonal skills and experience in customer or relationship management; demonstrated ability in writing and implementing procedures, policies, guides or other formal documents for compliance with security requirements; experience interfacing with management, technical personnel and external stakeholders; previous team leadership in setting objectives and delegating work; experience in problem solving and contributing to process improvement efforts; ability to use basic software suites to perform, manage and distribute work.

Education and Experience: Position requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and 6 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience in sensitive facility security operations; knowledge and experience with security assessments and risk management processes; understanding of Department of Energy security and safeguards policies, practices and procedures; active Human Reliability Program/DOE Q clearance.

Work Environment:

Work Location: The work location for this position is onsite and located in Los Alamos, NM. All work locations are at the discretion of management.

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.

Note to Applicants:
Please include a comprehensive cover letter addressing in detail how the applicant meets the minimum requirements and desired qualifications.
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 childbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (PTO and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details

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). Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation conducted by or on behalf of the Federal Government, and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance. and obtaining such clearance requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon the position, additional authorization to access classified information may be required, which may or may not be available to dual citizens. Receipt of a Q clearance and additional access authorization ultimately is a decision of the Federal Government and not of Triad.

*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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

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 Policy Policy P701 for 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, 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 or call 1-505-664-6947 option 2.