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Cybersecurity Security Control Assessor

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Information Technology/Computing | livermore, CA | 05/28/2024

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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.

Pay Range

$110,700    $142,128  Annually for the SES.1 level
$132,810    $170,556  Annually for the SES.2 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.

Job Description

We have openings for Cybersecurity Security Control Assessors. You will perform a wide range of activities associated with cyber security.  The position is within the Information Technology Solutions Division (ITSD) of the Computing Directorate matrixed to the Cyber Security Program (CSP) in support of the LivIT Program. This position is a hybrid work schedule combination of remote and in-office, typically requiring on-site presence several days per week.

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.

You will 

  • Identify security concerns by analyzing computer system security control requirements and implementations to determine unmitigated risks to computer operating systems, networks, and cloud services.
  • Analyze moderately complex information system security plans and testing documents and assist programs in the development of testing procedures and security plan documentation.
  • Perform comprehensive assessments in information systems and cloud services in support of ongoing authorization of information systems and cloud services.
  • Conduct Cyber Security Program self-assessments and contribute to the development and completion of corrective action plans when needed for programs and CSP.
  • Participate in external cyber security auditing functions and in the response, collection of data, preparation of reports to outside agencies, Congress, and organizations internal and external to the Laboratory.
  • Analyze and evaluate technical security controls and cyber security processes, procedures and policies for efficiency and accuracy.
  • Promote and support plans to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.2 level

  • Manage multiple tasks and priorities of customers and stakeholders, ensuring deadlines are met, while leveraging team member skills.
  • Perform technical assessments, document actions, findings, and make remediation recommendations.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Knowledge of computer and network technologies.
  • Experience performing risk analysis or demonstrated research skills (the ability to search for, locate, extract, organize, evaluate, and use or present information that is relevant to a particular topic).
  • Experience and knowledge of the skills needed for a customer support role to include a focus on listening, rapport-building, excellent communication skills, friendly and approachable nature, courtesy, and patience, and negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team environment and communicate technical information, document work, and prepare and present technical information.
  • Ability to express in writing technical information, thoughts, or ideas clearly and concisely for review by peers and management.
  • Ability to effectively manage concurrent technical tasks with conflicting priorities and demonstrated advanced organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy and follow through.

Additional qualifications at the SES.2 level

  • Experience providing innovative approaches and applying new technologies to broadly defined tasks and projects.
  • Broad experience applying effective analytical and problem-solving skills to moderately complex problems.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Knowledge of risk mitigation requirements for computer operating systems, network, or cloud services.
  • Knowledge of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-53 (Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations).
  • Applicable Cyber Security certifications (CISSP, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Cloud+, Certified Cloud Security Professional, or similar), participating in Capture The Flag (CTF) events, or attendance of cyber security conferences/lectures.

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 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.

We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Reasonable Accommodation

Our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory.  If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request. 

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