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Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Security | livermore, CA | 09/06/2023

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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 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.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Deputy Assurance Manager, who will assist in providing independent guidance and oversight for the implementation of institutional and directorate policies and programs to assure that all applicable sitewide and Security Organization (SO) activities are performed in compliance with SO, LLNL/LLNS requirements as well as federal, state, and local laws and regulations. You will supervise and lead multiple groups and teams through subordinate Group Leaders, direct reports and multiple functional areas that comprise the SO Assurance Management Office. You will be responsible for the Performance Management, Performance Assurance and Security Incident Reporting Office (SIRO) functions which have both SO and LLNL-sitewide responsibilities; in addition peripheral areas of oversight to Materials Control and Accountability (MC&A) and Security Planning and Analysis.  This position is in the Security Organization and will report to the Assurance/Protection Program Manager.

Pay Range

$181,380 - $231,168 Annual (AMC.2)

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.

In this role you will 

  • Back up the Assurance/Protection Program Manager for SO Assurance functions and contribute to the formulation and execution of strategic plans to assure compliance with federal and state regulations, Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) Orders/Manuals, and LLNL institutional requirements in a cost-effective manner.
  • Manage assurance systems and programs by developing, deploying, monitoring, and reporting on countermeasures and corrective actions when potential weaknesses or deficiencies are identified in order to prevent or mitigate costly compensatory measures that would adversely impact security support to Laboratory operations and significantly delay implementation of security configuration upgrades for Laboratory core mission support.
  • Support site wide protection strategies to assure the multi-layered protections of LLNL’s critical assets; exercise diplomacy by negotiating with programmatic stakeholders laboratory-wide and Federal oversight to influence perceptions and outcomes towards the successful development and execution of effective graded security assurance activities while preserving productive working internal/external relationships and Laboratory standing with regards to PEMP objective 4.3.
  • Manage and directly oversee the SO assessments program, requirements management, quality management program, SIRO), and SO Formality of Operations Program in collaboration with the Assurance Manager. 
  • Collaborate with SO Division Leaders and Topical Area Managers to analyze and interpret plans for DOE Orders, requirements and guidance to include conducting impact analyses and implementation plans; provide direction and determine courses of action necessary to assure compliance with security orders and other directives relating to a wide variety of security disciplines in collaboration with other members of the SO.
  • Ensure that SO commitments for reporting, corrective actions and requests for information are fulfilled in a timely manner. Review incidents to determine DOE report-ability, assist line managers in preparation, coordinate interactions with the Laboratory’s Occurrence Reporting Office.
  • Function as liaison internally and externally for audits and inspections from LLNL Audits and Ethics and external inspectors from NNSA, DOE, OIG or government agencies.
  • Recruit, retain and mentor a diverse staff. Promote professional development, conduct of staff and performance management activities aligned with the Security Organization, including succession planning.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Active U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Security, or Safety, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and significant related experience.
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills necessary to effectively present, negotiate and coordinate various activities within the SO and senior management across the Laboratory. Experience interacting with senior level leaders and negotiating on matters of significance.
  • Experience leading or managing a team with demonstrated advanced leadership skills.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding and significant experience applying a variety of security principles (physical, industrial, or technical security concepts) and advanced regulatory requirements to solve unique/complex problems and monitor compliance in a regulatory environment.
  • Experience conducting audits, inspections, self-assessments, and/or investigations, as well as causal analysis, identifying discrepancies; and recommending, developing, and monitoring corrective actions with a security discipline.
  • Significant experience and advanced expertise managing assurance and/or compliance functions and reviewing conditions and events to determine report-ability per regulatory requirements, and in publishing complex occurrence reports.
  • Significant experience developing and implementing highly complex assurance plans and procedures, providing independent oversight of organizations, operations, and facilities, and assuring Security, Quality, and Performance programs are implemented appropriately and in compliance. Expert knowledge of and experience writing, interpreting, and implementing policies, procedures, and tools similar to DOE ISM policies, procedures and tools.
  • Organizational skills, able to independently determine and set priorities and to effectively manage completion of multiple projects and assignments in a timely manner.
  • Qualifications We Desire

  • Extensive knowledge of DOE ES&H, quality, and security policies, procedures, regulations, and standards.
  • Subject matter expertise in one or more functions within the Security Organization.
  • Significant experience characterizing and investigating Incidents of Security Concern; managing associated issues and corrective actions.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

Security Clearance

This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) L-level or Q-level clearance or an active Secret or Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire. 

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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