Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Physical Security Specialist

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Administrative/Management
Job ID: 102142
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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for a Physical Security Specialist.  In this role you will serve as a point-of-contact and resource to LLNL employees, independently perform a wide variety of physical and technical security functions to ensure compliance with Department of Energy (DOE) security standards. This position is within the Security Organization (SO).
This position will be filled at either the J01.2 or J01.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
Essential Duties 
- Analyze construction drawings and blueprints and provide pre-construction advice to ensure compliance with DOE/LLNL physical and technical security requirements.
- Write basic security plans and make security recommendations on appropriate course of action to management.
- Participate in audits of existing facilities, security barriers, lighting, access control points, construction projects and security systems to ensure work is conducted in compliance with DOE/LLNL physical and technical security directives.
- Identify and provide input on the development of security criteria for downgrading/upgrading the security status of facilities.
- Review, evaluate, and assist with the development of implementation plans for DOE Physical Security Orders, manuals and other directives relating to physical security. 
- Plan, coordinate and participate in self-assessments. Compile data and report findings to management, collaborate on solutions and initiate corrective action.
- Develop detailed and descriptive reports, plans, and correspondence to identify physical and technical security requirements for customers. Coordinate design, installation, database map configuration and acceptance testing of new and modified security alarm stations.  Serve as an Argus Security Administrator, implementing Argus station configurations, managing access lists, and generating log reports. 
- Interact with all levels of the NNSA/Laboratory Field Office, Laboratory management, project managers, engineers, construction managers and inspectors regarding physical security requirements for new and existing facilities at LLNL and Site 300.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the J01.3 Level
- Review and approve physical security requirements, drawings and specifications, and assesse security systems; write complex security plans; manage information security needs and requirements in Laboratory programs.
- Resolve security problems with little precedent involving independent analysis and application of DOE/LLNL security requirements/ guidelines; makes recommendations on appropriate course of action to management.
- Conduct inspections and cost/risk benefit analyses and reviews; interpret results and apply concepts, methods and techniques to the development and implementation of policies, procedures, methods and practices for a security discipline(s) and/or specific to LLNL programs/directorates. May lead implementation activities and monitor results.
- BS/BA degree in a security or related discipline or equivalent experience, education and training.
- Working knowledge and experience applying government regulations and/or orders, policies, procedures and security practices, regulatory requirements, techniques, standards, processes and systems for protective force operations.
- Experience applying a variety of physical, industrial, or technical security concepts and principles to solve problems and monitor compliance in a regulatory environment.
- Experience conducting self-assessments and participating in audits for a specific area within a security discipline, interpreting results, analyzing data and preparing reports, identifying discrepancies, and recommending, initiating, and monitoring corrective actions. 
- Experience interpreting security requirements, reading architectural blueprints/ drawings, and creating procedures or implementation plans.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently or in a team setting to research and analyze and present alternative approaches and develop sound solutions to complex problems.
- Demonstrated organizational skills to independently determine and set priorities and to effectively manage completion of multiple projects and assignments in a timely manner.
- Demonstrated effective written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to interact with diplomacy and tact with a wide variety of personnel and disciplines internal and external to the Laboratory.
In Addition at the J01.3 Level
- Complete knowledge and understanding and experience applying LLNL/DOE practices/ policies, and security principles, advanced regulatory requirements, techniques, standards, processes, concepts, practices, and systems for more than one area within a security discipline.
- Experience conducting self-assessments and interpreting audit requirements for multiple areas within a security discipline.
- Experience conducting risk assessment and root cause analysis.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Security Clearance:  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. 


Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

Note:  Relisted position.  Originally listed on 3/15/17.  Previous candidates need not reapply.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.5 billion, employing approximately 6,000 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. 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, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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