Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) Technical Associate

Location: Livermore, CA
Category: Technicians/IT
Organization: Security Organization
Posting Requirement: External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 101793
Job Code: Engineering Technical Assoc (337.1)
Date Posted: November 15 2016

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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 Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) Technical Associate. Under general direction, 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 at other DOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NSSA) facilities including their contractors and sub-contractors. This position is in the Physical and Technical Security Division within the Security Organization. 
Essential Duties
- Schedule and perform TSCM surveys and inspections, monitor radio frequency signals, and perform other related activities in accordance with DOE/NNSA Orders and Intelligence Community Guidelines, Federal Training Facility procedures, and federal/state law.
- Provide pre-construction advice and assistance on numerous sensitive/classified facilities/projects/issues for LLNL and other DOE facilities.
- Coordinate projects associated with security enhancements or downgrades as well as new facility construction requirements.
- 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 to Lab management and general Lab populace.
- Analyze all voice and data communications schemes, systems, circuits, and equipment for susceptibility to interception and compromise.
- Conduct initial laboratory analyses and/or evaluation of any suspect surveillance device discovered, and coordinate with DOE and other Federal Agencies as appropriate.
- Brief Security Division managers on programmatic security issues that could have institutional impact.  Prepare detailed and informative reports on physical/technical security activities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Industrial Technology or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience performing TSCM surveys, inspections, and monitoring radio frequency signals.
- Advanced knowledge of security policies, practices, and principles (preferably with DOE, NNSA, and/or LLNL).
- Knowledge of regulatory requirements, concepts, practices, standards, and processes for multiple security disciplines (e.g., physical, technical, information and personnel security, and protective forces).
- Experience coordinating and leading a variety of technical and programmatic security activities.
- Experience working successfully independently and/or in a team setting to conduct assessments, analyze results, and develop and execute sound solutions to complex and highly sensitive problems.  Demonstrated organizational skills to independently manage competing priorities, balance rival goals of a technical mission with security requirements, and complete multiple projects and assignments in a timely manner.
- Experience conducting analyses and making independent decisions regarding a variety of technical security problems, including pre-construction advice for facilities.  Proficiency using computers and associated software for analyses (e.g., Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel).  Experience working with security alarm systems.  Basic knowledge and proficiency with hand and power tools.  Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills to interact with diplomacy and tact, and to effectively, present, direct, negotiate, influence and coordinate with all levels of management and staff internal and external to the Laboratory.
- Ability to 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.

Desired Qualifications
- Graduate of the Inter Agency Training Center (ITC).
- Experience applying 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.
- Advanced knowledge of multiple security disciplines; e.g., information, physical/technical, OPSEC.  Knowledge and understanding of Laboratory operations and technical and scientific programs.

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.

Anticipated Clearance Level:  Q and ability to obtain and maintain SCI access. Your current active Q clearance does not guarantee SCI access approval. SCI access denials may subject employees to reinvestigation of one’s existing Q clearance. (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 information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. 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.

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

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