Cybersecurity Risk Assurance and Policy Analyst
Information Technology/Computing | livermore, CA | 03/16/2023
Job Code: SES.2 Science & Engineering MTS 2 / SES.3 Science & Engineering MTS 3
Position Type: Career Indefinite
Security Clearance: Anticipated DOE Q clearance (requires U.S. citizenship and a federal background investigation)
Drug Test: Required for external applicant(s) selected for this position (includes testing for use of marijuana)
Medical Exam: Not applicable
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 committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.
$123,960.00 - $166,992.00 Annually for the SES.2 level
$148,650.00 - $200,328.00 Annually for the SES.3 level
Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.
We have an opening for a Cyber Security Risk Assurance and Policy Analyst to independently and collaboratively perform a wide range of activities associated with cyber security risk and policies. The position is within the Information Technology Solutions Division (ITSD) of the Computing Directorate matrixed to the Cyber Security Program (CSP) in support the LivIT Program.
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.
- Apply National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards and FedRAMP requirements to cyber security assessments using Risk Management Framework (RMF).
- Lead the CSP Risk Assessment functions within the umbrella of the CSP RMF.
- Assess and quantify cyber security risks and take appropriate actions, including analyzing, interpreting, and applying cyber security processes, procedures and policies for efficiency, accuracy, and compliance with Federal requirements.
- Develop and manage policies, schedule, coordinate projects; interact with other LLNL organizations to ensure consistency between Cyber Security policy and requirements of other LLNL organizations (e.g., Supply Chain Management, Safeguards and Security, etc.).
- Develop annual self-assessment plan with CSP, coordinate CSP assessments with the Management Assurance System (MAS) and administer self-assessments; create, document, monitor and track issues and corrective action plans in the institutional tracking system for CSP.
- Design and execute project plans, meetings, metric gathering, and analyze data, to report results, which includes researching, analyzing, and recommending risk strategies for cyber-related projects.
- Provide guidance to organizations and customers on policies, requirements, information resources, and development of a common solution. Coordinate and lead working groups with Programs, Safeguards and Security, LivIT and O&B elements as CSP lead for various institutional and programmatic activities.
- Respond to data calls and external auditors.
- Promote and support plans to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the program.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.3 level
- Provide advanced technical assistance, training, and/or mentoring to others in area of cyber security.
- Collaborate in the development of new processes and serve as a primary technical point of contact with sponsors and stakeholders.
- Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and technical training in a security discipline(s) and related experience.
- Broad experience assessing and quantifying cyber security risks, utilizing analytical and research skills effectively to develop solutions.
- Comprehensive analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills to develop creative solutions to complex problems.
- Effective interpersonal skills necessary to collaborate, negotiate and influence all levels of personnel.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to collaborate in a team environment and document, present and explain technical information.
- Demonstrated ability to manage concurrent technical tasks with conflicting priorities.
Additional qualifications at the SES.3 level
- Significant experience managing multiple concurrent tasks and priorities of customers and stakeholders to ensure milestones are met.
- Advanced analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills to develop creative solutions to complex problems.
- Advanced knowledge of cybersecurity policies and compliance with Federal requirements.
Qualifications We Desire
- Master’s degree in related field.
- Knowledge of cyber security risk management requirements.
- Knowledge of LLNL’s Cyber Security policies, processes, and requirements.
Additional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.
Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?
- Flexible Benefits Package
- Relocation Assistance
- Education Reimbursement Program
- Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
- Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) - visit https://www.llnl.gov/diversity
- Our core beliefs - visit https://www.llnl.gov/diversity/our-values
- Employee engagement - visit https://www.llnl.gov/diversity/employee-engagement
This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance. If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.
Pre-Employment Drug Test
External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.
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We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 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.
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