Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Alternate Special Security Officer (ASSO)

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Administrative/Management
Organization:  Global Security
Posting Requirement:  External DOE Q or Top Secret
Job ID: 104275
Job Code: Business Unit Security Spec 2 (J01.2) / Business Unit Security Spec 3 (J01.3)
Date Posted: December 04 2018

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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 an Alternate Special Security Officer (ASSO) to provide complex and dynamic security support to a variety of LLNL, DOE and customer missions. This position supports the Special Security Officer (SSO) in the Field Intelligence Element (FIE) within the Global Security (GS) Principal Directorate.

Essential Duties
- Provide security support and oversight of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) and related FIE programs working with the SSO.
- Function as a physical security specialist.
- Review work conducted in the SCIFs apply appropriate controls, including physical, personnel and information security in compliance with LLNL, Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) directives, orders and requirements.
- Provide direction and guidance on integrating security into programmatic activities and operations.
- Serve as a general resource to employees, assess, analyze, apply and implement security related policies, procedures, methods, operational requirements, practices, and deliverables in compliance with LLNL, DOE, DoD, and IC directives, orders and requirements.
- Participate in preliminary investigations or inquiries of security incidents and issues.
- Conduct security awareness education and provide training briefs in accordance with LLNL, DOE, DoD and IC policy.
- Develop solutions to complex security-related problems and issues.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the JO1.3 level
- Serve as the Special Security Office subject matter expert on physical security standards listed in ICD 705 and DoDM 5205.07 Volume 3 for FIE operations.
- Prepare and review security plans and lead or conduct inspections, audits, self-assessments, and other work activities related to physical and personnel security for SCIFs, FIE members, and SCI holders. Maintain compliance records and/or corrective action plans.
- Develop and maintain proper documentation for information, personnel, and physical security procedures as required by DOE, ODNI, and sponsor directives.
-Manage implementation and compliance with all physical security requirements for SCIFs.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education/training in a security discipline(s) and related security experience performing work independently.
- Working knowledge of and experience applying IC practices/policies and security requirements in a classified environment.
- Demonstrated working knowledge and understanding of the IC requirements for the protection of IC sources and methods.
- Experience conducting physical security assessments and implementing corrective actions.
- Experience reviewing, evaluating, and assisting with the development of implementation plans for DOE and ICD  physical security orders, manuals and other directives relating to physical security. 
- Experience performing CPSO and/or Facility Security Officer (FSO) duties.
- Experience of orders and regulations related to SCI facilities and SCI control systems.
- Experience developing and writing clear and concise assessments, corrective action plans, policies, procedures, and reports. 
- Demonstrated fundamental written and verbal communication skills and experience delivering presentations and preparing written reports.
- Demonstrated effective analytical and research skills.
- Experience conducting assessments and investigations.
In Addition at the JO1.3 level
- Experience developing and writing clear and concise policies, procedures, investigative narratives, formal reports, and other correspondence.
- Broad knowledge of and experience with security principles; in-depth knowledge of and experience with regulatory requirements with security principles; in-depth knowledge of and experience with regulatory requirements/guidelines and compliance issues for related security disciplines. Experience administering security requirements in physical, technical, information, personnel, or cyber security; including analyzing and interpreting policies, or directives, writing and reviewing security plans, and identifying and conducting assessments, audits, and inspections.

Desired Qualifications
- Advanced knowledge of DOE Orders governing a variety of safeguards and security disciplines and LLNL security policies and procedures.
- Experience as a Derivative Classifier or willingness to complete necessary training.
- Working knowledge of and experience applying LLNL, DOE, DoD and IC practices/policies and security requirements in a classified environment.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to 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.

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.  Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.  Please note that your current active Q or Top Secret clearance with DOE or another agency does not guarantee DOE SCI access approval; if you are denied access, you may be subject to reinvestigation of your existing Q or Top Secret clearance.


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

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.


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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