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Alternate Special Security Officer

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Security | livermore, CA | 05/10/2022

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.

We have an opening for an Alternate Special Security Officer (ASSO) to provide complex and dynamic security support to Strategic Intelligence Partnership Program (SIPP) and activities within the Field Intelligence Element (FIE) tailored to SIPP customer requirements and missions.  The SIPP is a unique institutional support division that requires a variety of security requirements to be upheld with little to no margin for error under the most stringent security regulations. This position supports the Special Security Officer (SSO) in the Field Intelligence Element (FIE) within the Global Security (GS) Principal Directorate.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

Job Description

  • Provide security support and oversight for a FIE program working with the FIE Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO).
  • Serve as the Top Secret Control Officer (TSCO) for various SIPP programs. This entails accounting for and the control of each program document or media generated, received, transmitted, or distributed from non-Department of Energy (DOE) partners from inception to disposition.
  • Review programmatic work for compliance on markings and classification management with LLNL, DOE, Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) directives, orders, and requirements.
  • Assist the FIE CPSO in ensuring the Security Education Training and Awareness (SETA) are appropriately implemented in accordance with DoDM 5205.07 Vol 1-4.
  • Assist the FIE CPSO with conducting an annual inventory of all accountable program material.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the J14.3 level

  • Serve as a subject matter expert on DoD program requirements based on DoDM 5205.07 for the Special Security Office.
  • Coordinate with program sponsors to create a secure environment to facilitate the successful development and execution of a SIPP program in accordance with LLNL, DOE, DoD and IC directives, in conjunction with the CPSO.
  • Maintain proper documentation for information, personnel, and physical security procedures as required by DOE, ODNI, and sponsor directives.
  • Assist the CPSO with conducting and documenting initial, event-driven, and annual refresher training for all assigned program individuals.
  • Responsible for conducting an annual inventory of all accountable program material.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent combination of education and/or training in a security discipline(s) and related security experience performing work independently.
  • Working knowledge of and experience applying DoD SAP and IC practices/policies and security requirements in a classified environment.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and understanding of the DoD requirements for the protection of SAP programs.
  • Experience conducting physical security assessments and implementing corrective actions.
  • Experience performing TSCO type duties.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of orders and regulations related to SCIFs and SAPs.
  • Experience developing and writing clear and concise assessments, policies, procedures, and reports.
  • Demonstrated fundamental written and verbal communication skills and experience delivering presentations and preparing written reports.
  • Demonstrated effective analytical and research skills.
  • Experience conducting assessments and investigations.

Additional qualifications, at the J14.3 level

  • Experience developing and writing clear and concise policies, procedures, investigative narratives, formal reports, and other correspondence.
  • Broad knowledge of and experience with security principles; in-depth knowledge of and experience with regulatory requirements/guidelines and compliance issues for related security disciplines.
  • Experience administering security requirements in physical, technical, information, personnel, or cyber security; including analyzing and interpreting policies, or directives, writing and reviewing security plans, and identifying and conducting assessments and audits.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Advanced knowledge of DoDM 5205.07 Volumes 1-4, DOE orders governing a variety of safeguards and security disciplines and LLNL security policies and procedures.
  • Experience as a Derivative Classifier or willingness to complete necessary training.
  • Working knowledge of and experience applying LLNL, DOE, DoD and IC practices/policies and security requirements in a classified environment.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire. Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.  Please note that your current active Q or Top Secret clearance with DOE or another agency does not guarantee DOE SCI access approval; if you are denied access, you may be subject to re-investigation of your existing Q or Top Secret clearance.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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