Description:

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Cybersecurity Technical Staff 2/3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.


The Sensitive & Special Operations (SSO) Division provides a secure and compliant TS/SCI level environment for the execution of National Security programs through the use of classified networks and systems. The Special Security IT & Cyber Operations group (SSO-3) currently manages several classified networks and has an ongoing commitment to provide desktop, server, and network support and services to the LANL Field Intelligence Element (FIE) and other Government agency Intelligence Community users.


We are seeking an experienced cyber security professional to join our team as an Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE). The Cyber Security Team plans, coordinates, and assists with security compliance and accreditation related to physical network and IT systems, including security plan management, TEMPEST, and COMSEC. The ISSO/E contributes this dynamic team by:


Working as a self-initiated contributor to the cybersecurity and compliance of LANL’s information systems

Representing the best interests of LANL/FIE and the LANL customer base

Assisting in the development of SCIF accreditation packages, including COMSEC and TEMPEST

Assisting in the development and processing of ATO packages

Partnering with LANL/FIE IT stakeholders, IT management, and federal oversight partners to support compliant IT initiatives

Cybersecurity Technical Staff 2 ($85,400 – $139,600)

As Cybersecurity Technical Staff 2, you will be employing your technical skills and project management skills to meet cybersecurity planning and monitoring needs in support of cutting edge research in the national security enterprise. Employment of SPLUNK, NESSUS and various other tools, as well as continuous learning of new software tools are necessary, as well as an analytic mindset to interpret vast amounts of data. Incident response and incident management will also be required to support ongoing operations. Review and implementation of risk management plans, instituting security protocols, enforcement of cybersecurity policies, system security plan development and supporting basic diagnostic research will be expected.


Cybersecurity Technical Staff 3 ($103,500 – $172,800)

In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level your leadership and management skills will be utilized to ensure compliance with multiple frameworks of cybersecurity. Personal initiative, dynamic problem solving skills, as well as leadership of a diverse team will be necessary for success at this level. Independent refinement of cybersecurity requirements into information technology components and systems through design and configuration will be part of the daily duties for this position. Creation of risk management plans, review of security controls, instituting security protocols, enforcement of cybersecurity policies and running basic diagnostics will be expected. Communication skills are a must, as is a forward looking and thinking attitude.


What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Technical Expertise

Proven experience in evaluating new tools, researches exploitation methods and techniques, and proposes effective solutions to cyber security issues.

Thorough knowledge of and experience in one or more of the following disciplines: computer science, information security, information assurance, or cyber security.

Thorough technical knowledge of classic and contemporary cyber threats and vulnerabilities

Basic understanding of industry regulatory guidance and governance specific to cyber security.

Training

Experience or certified training in cyber incident response

Experience or certified training in continuous monitoring of various information systems

Communications

Proven ability to exercise sound judgement and communicate cyber methodologies, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

Demonstrated effective team member skills to foster cooperation and professionalism to achieve customer satisfaction and mission execution.

Proven effective written and oral communication skills.

Clearance

Ability to obtain a DOE Q and TS/SCI Clearance

In addition to the resume or CV, you must include a cover letter addressing each of the minimum job requirements and/or desired skills.


Additional Job Requirements for Cybersecurity Technical Staff 3:


In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:

Technical Expertise

Advanced knowledge of information security practices, policies or procedures

Experience composing technical documentation such as IT security plans

Advanced knowledge of and experience in one or more of the following disciplines: computer science, information security, information assurance, or cyber security

Demonstrated success in supporting mission organizations through IT based solutions

Advanced knowledge and experience with various cyber security frameworks such as NIST and the RMF process

Communication

Demonstrated success in taking initiative and implementing process improvements

Excellent team member

Demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical issues with both technical and non-technical audiences

Clearance

Ability to obtain a DOE Q and TS/SCI Clearance

In addition to the resume or CV, you must include a cover letter addressing each of the minimum job requirements and/or desired skills.


Education/Experience at lower level: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in a technical field and a minimum of 4 years’ related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level post graduate work may be expected.


Education/Experience at higher level: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level post graduate work may be expected. An advanced degree in a relevant technical field is desired.


Desired Qualifications:

Advanced knowledge of institutional tools/technologies and their various applications

Advanced knowledge of DOE-IN and/or DOD and national policies related to information assurance

Technical knowledge of networking technologies and concepts

Experience with IT/cyber audits and assessments

Experience with COMSEC and TEMPEST

Master’s degree in a related technical field

Active DOE Q and TS/SCI Clearance.


Note to Applicants: In addition to the resume or CV, you must include a cover letter addressing each of the minimum job requirements and/or desired skills. Work will be performed primarily on-site at laboratory property. Duties may require work at remote locations across multiple facilities at LANL. Some travel may be required for training and certification purposes.


Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.


Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.


Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

Dental and vision insurance

Free basic life and disability insurance

Paid maternity and parental leave

Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

Onsite gyms and wellness programs

Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)


Additional Details


Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.


Clearance: Q/SCI (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter.


Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.


New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.


Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.


Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.


Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call1-505-665-4444option 1.


Appointment Type

Regular

Regular

Contact Details

Contact Name Frary, Suzanne R

Email suzannef@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Vacancy Name: IRC84600

Organization Name SSO-3/Special Security IT & Cyber Operations

Minimum Salary

Maximum Salary

Req ID: IRC84600

Category: Information Technology

About Los Alamos National Laboratory:

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