SCIF Security Specialist 4 | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

SCIF Security Specialist 4

What You Will Do

As a SCIF Security Specialist 4 in the SCIF Operations Group (SSO-2) within the Sensitive and Special Operations (SSO) Division, you will support Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIF), Special Access Program Facilities, and Field Intelligence Element (FIE) activities. Provide direct supervision and instruction to other SCIF Security Specialists, as well as serve as the Alternate Special Security Officer responsible for applicable topical areas. You will represent SSO during customer interactions internal and external to the Laboratory for execution of assigned duties. Be responsible for compliance with LANL and DOE policies and procedures governing these unique and specialized operations. Make on-going recommendations for improvement of operations and work activities. On-the-job (OJT) and external training will be required to ensure that you are properly certified to perform assigned functions in a challenging and rewarding environment.

This position will require occasional travel and working non-standard hours. You may be required to be on-call for duty at minimum of one week each month (24/7 including holidays). When on-call, you must be able to respond to the worksite within one hour.

What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:

General Security Experience

Professional/specialized knowledge and experience in the major security areas as: Information security, physical security, computer security, personnel security, classified matter management protection and control (CREM, documents, parts), accountable classified matter management (ACREM, accountable documents).

Technical Security Knowledge

Subject matter expert with SCIF and SAP security requirements and related operations and/or other high-security facilities. Extensive knowledge and experience with SCIF security functions requiring documentation, data management, as well as preparing, presenting security briefings and reports to all levels of internal and external customers. Experience assuming the lead for internal and external security audits/assessments and proven track record to ensure all corrective actions were completed.


Knowledge and experience leading a team, providing support, mentorship and guidance to fellow group members in all relevant areas of security. Ability to provide direction and corrective action to subordinates regarding security questions and ensuring a clear understanding of the task(s). Proven track record of effective teaming abilities, conducting various types of research, investigating alternatives, and recommending solutions on situations affecting security and safeguards of SCIF's and SAP's.


Position requires a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution and 12 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of related education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level a graduate degree may be desired.

Desired Qualification:

  • Advanced technical knowledge and experience with one or more of the following: 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:
  • Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs)
  • National Industrial Security Program Operations Manual (NISPOM), or equivalent DOE Orders for Safeguards and Security operations
  • Previous Special Security Officer (SSO), Alternate Special Security Officer, Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO) experience
  • Previous Program Security Officer (PSO) or Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) experience

Location:This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.

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 detailed cover letter addressing how you meet all minimum requirements and applicable 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 (paid sick, vacation, 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). 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. 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: 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 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 or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.Employment StatusFull Time