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Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) Technical Associate

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Security Organization
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 103467
Job Code: Engineering Technical Assoc (337.1) / Senior Eng Associate (339.2)
Date Posted: March 05 2018

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 We have multiple openings for Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) Technical Associates. You will conduct TSCM surveys and inspections, monitor radio frequency signals, and perform a wide variety of physical and technical security related functions at LLNL and potentially at other DOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) facilities. This position is in the Physical and Technical Security Division within the Security Organization. 

 This position will be filled at either the 337.1 or the 339.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

 Essential Duties:
-  Schedule and conduct TSCM surveys and inspections, monitor radio frequency signals, and use independent discretion and judgment to perform other related activities in accordance with DOE/NNSA Orders and Intelligence Community Guidelines, Federal Training Facility procedures, and federal/state law.
-  Utilize TSCM and Technical Security services test equipment (e.g. Spectrum Analyzers, Signal Generators, Oscilloscopes, DVMs, etc.) as well as IPMS (In-Place Monitoring Systems) in surveys and inspections; act as a subject matter expert providing advanced training on their use in TSCM and Technical Security service functions. 
-  Evaluate sensitive/classified construction and facilities projects for LLNL and other DOE facilities.  Provide pre-construction guidance, assistance and original solutions to complex technical security problems and issues.
-  Determine scope and develop security design criteria for Special Access Program (SAP) facilities; review and approve drawings, oversee construction, and prepare SAP facilities for security accreditation with government sponsors and NNSA.
-  Conduct TSCM Threat and Awareness briefings for LLNL personal and senior management.
-  Analyze all voice and data communications schemes, systems, circuits, and equipment for susceptibility to interception and compromise. 
-  Conduct initial laboratory analyses and evaluation of any suspect surveillance device discovered, and coordinate with DOE and other Federal Agencies as appropriate.
-  Create detailed and informative reports on physical and technical security activities and programmatic security issues that could have institutional impact and brief Security Division managers.
-  Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the 339.2 level:
-  Lead technical personal and inspection teams, assigning tasks, defining approaches and overseeing work; May have supervisory authority, responsible for training requirements. 
-  Author and approve detailed reports and other related documents, routinely present to LLNL personal and senior management. Lead or participate in reviews, self-assessments and incident investigations, determine root cause, develop and implement corrective actions.
-  Research and develop creative solutions for the mitigation of technical security threats, this may involve new methods, technology or equipment.  Evaluate cost/risk benefits, create and implement highly advanced technical solutions.

-  Bachelor’s Degree in electronic, industrial, computer engineering or electro-optic technology or equivalent combination of education and technical experience in a related field.
-  Advanced knowledge and experience applying skills and understanding of technical security policies, practices, , technologies and processes to resolve complex security problems with little precedent and independently  design complex systems and/or solutions to challenges.  
-  Ability to obtain and maintain TSCM certification through regular attendance at mandated training; obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access; travel occasionally, lift over 50 lbs. in a safe and controlled manner, and work occasional irregular work shifts as related to TSCM assignment.
- Experience independently performing TSCM surveys, inspections, and monitoring radio frequency signals to conduct assessments, analyze results, develop and execute solutions to complex and highly sensitive problems (preferably within a NNSA, DOE, or Other Government Agency).
-  Advanced knowledge of regulatory requirements, concepts, practices, standards, and processes for multiple security disciplines (e.g., physical, technical, information and personnel security, OPSEC and/or protective forces). Experience conducting analyses and coordinating/leading a variety of technical and programmatic security activities, including pre-construction advice for facilities.
-  Advancedknowledge of and experience with test equipment used in TSCM and Technical Security (e.g. Spectrum Analyzers, Signal Generators, X-Ray equip, DVMs, etc.), as well as IPMS (In-Place Monitoring Systems).  Experience working with security alarm systems. Knowledge and proficiency with hand and power tools.  Proficiency using computers and associated software for analyses (e.g., Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel).     
-  Demonstrated organizational skills to independently manage competing priorities and complete multiple projects and assignments in a timely manner.
-  Demonstrated advanced written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to interact with diplomacy and tact, and to effectively, present, direct, influence and coordinate with all levels of management and staff internal and external to the Laboratory; ability to assess, balance and negotiate rival goals of a technical mission with security requirements.

 In Addition at the 339.2 level:
-  Graduate of the Inter Agency Training Center (ITC).
-  Significant experience applying highly advanced knowledge and understanding of Other Government Agency (OGA) policies, practices, and security principles, and familiar with regulatory requirements, concepts, practices, standards, and processes for multiple security disciplines (e.g., physical, technical, information and personnel security, and protective force), particularly as they pertain to SAPs.
-  Significant experience, comprehensive technical knowledge and highly advanced skills evaluating complex secure voice/data systems, radio frequency (RF) transmission systems and communication infrastructures to ensure TSCM security.

 Desired Qualifications:
-  Knowledge and understanding of LLNL operations and/or technical and scientific programs within a NNSA, DOE, or other Government Agency.
-  Active TS/SCI clearance.
-  Extensive technical and administrative and lead supervisory authority.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.  Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.
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. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

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 $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.


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