Counterintelligence Officer - Active Security Clearance Required
Security | livermore, CA | 08/24/2023
Job Code: K03.2 Counterintelligence Officer 2 / K03.3 Counterintelligence Officer 3
Organization: Office of the Director
Position Type: Career Indefinite
Security Clearance: Active DOE Q clearance (or active Top Secret clearance) with Sensitive Compartmented Information access
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.
$104,370 - $129,588 Annually for the K03.2 level
$125,160 - $155,400 Annually for the K03.3 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.
The Counterintelligence (CI) Program has an opening for a Counterintelligence Officer to perform comprehensive research and analysis, conduct interviews, and present recommendations to senior management, high-level DOE personnel, and officials of intelligence agencies on relevant CI issues, ensuring the Laboratory’s compliance with Department of Energy (DOE) Order 475.1 (CI Program). This position is in the Counterintelligence 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.
In this role, you will:
- Conduct comprehensive complex, diverse, and multi-faceted CI/counterterrorism (CT) investigations.
- Collect and review information from a variety of open and secure sources to assess and mitigate any CI/CT threats associated with foreign visits, travel, and contacts.
- Produce detailed and accurate intelligence reports/records in appropriate intelligence databases, and investigative case files.
- Conduct and present face-to-face briefings/debriefings and presentations to Laboratory personnel regarding hosting foreign nationals, foreign travel, and specific CI/CT risks/threats.
- Participate in joint task forces and collaborations with internal Laboratory divisions, DOE Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (DOE IN), CI programs at other national laboratories, the United States Intelligence Community (USIC), and local law enforcement to address CI/CT issues.
- Support all elements of the CI outreach program, including refining, developing, and presenting CI awareness and training material to all employees/members of the workforce.
- Enter, retrieve, and manipulate information within Laboratory systems and DOE IN-20 CI analytical and investigative databases.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional job responsibilities, at the K03.3 level
- Coordinate joint task forces and collaborations with internal Laboratory divisions, DOE IN, CI programs at other national laboratories, the USIC, and local law enforcement to address CI/CT issues.
- Address novel CI/CT issues with little known precedence and prepare succinct recommendations for LLNL senior management on appropriate courses of action; develop innovative solutions to often unusually complex problems.
- Provide guidance and direction to other program team members, plan and lead collaborative projects/investigations with peers and within the Laboratory, DOE IN, and the USIC.
- 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 reinvestigation of your existing Q or Top Secret clearance.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Experience employing investigative procedures and techniques, including researching, interviewing, and documentation specifically concerning CI investigations.
- Experience identifying foreign government missions, functions and collections processes, as well as U.S. methods of intelligence collection and dissemination.
- Knowledge and experience working on national security issues related to the USIC.
- Broad knowledge of, and significant experience with, classified and unclassified databases, software applications, and other intelligence research tools to identify and assess foreign capabilities using the conventional intelligence disciplines.
- Specialized training and/or subject matter expertise, such as: counterespionage, interviewing, counterproliferation, weapons systems, and/or foreign intelligence services.
- Working knowledge of automated business tools/technologies and specialized applications; expert knowledge of MS Office applications; and familiarity with the basic principles of hardware, software, and network systems.
- Experience interpreting and applying knowledge of governmental and Laboratory policies, procedures, orders, and regulations.
Additional qualifications at the K03.3 level
- Significant experience employing investigative procedures and techniques, including researching, interviewing, and documentation specifically concerning complex CI investigations.
- Significant experience identifying foreign government missions, functions and collection processes, as well as U.S. methods of intelligence collection and dissemination.
- Significant specialized training, and/or subject matter expertise such as: espionage, counterproliferation, weapons systems and/or foreign intelligence services.
Qualifications We Desire
- Master’s Degree in a related field.
All 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)
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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 reinvestigation of your existing Q or Top Secret Clearance.
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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