Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Counterintelligence Officer

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Administrative/Management
Organization:  Office of the Director
Posting Requirement:  External DOE Q or Top Secret
Job ID: 107566
Job Code: Counterintelligence Officer 2 (K03.2) / Counterintelligence Officer 3 (K03.3)
Date Posted: September 25 2020

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

The Counterintelligence Program has an opening for a Counterintelligence (CI) Officer to perform comprehensive research and analysis, conduct interviews, and present recommendations to senior management, high-level DOE personnel, and officials of intelligence agencies on relevant CI issues, ensuring the Laboratory’s compliance with Department of Energy (DOE) Order 475.1 (Counterintelligence (CI) Program). This position is in the Counterintelligence Program.


This position will be filled at either the K03.2 or K03.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job duties (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.


Essential Duties
- Conduct comprehensive complex, diverse, and multi-faceted CI/counterterrorism (CT) investigations.
- Collect, and review information from a variety of open and secure sources to assess and mitigate any CI/CT threats associated with foreign visits/assignments, travel, and contacts.
- Produce detailed and accurate intelligence reports/records in appropriate intelligence databases, and investigative case files.
- Conduct and present face-to-face briefings/debriefings and presentations to Laboratory personnel regarding hosting foreign nationals, foreign travel, and specific CI/CT risks/threats.
- Participate in joint task forces and collaborations with internal laboratory divisions, DOE Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, CI programs at other national laboratories, the United States Intelligence Community (USIC), and local law enforcement to address CI/CT issues.
- Support all elements of the CI outreach program, including refining, developing, and presenting CI awareness and training material to all employees/members of the workforce.
- Enter, retrieve, and manipulate information within Laboratory systems and DOE IN-20 CI analytical and investigative databases.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the K03.3 Level
- Coordinate joint task forces and collaborations with internal laboratory divisions, DOE Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, CI programs at other national laboratories, the USIC, and local law enforcement to address CI/CT issues.
- Address novel CI/CT issues with little known precedence and prepare succinct recommendations for LLNL senior management on appropriate courses of action; develop innovative solutions to often unusually complex problems.
- Provide guidance and direction to other program team members, plan and lead collaborative projects/investigations with peers and within the laboratory, DOE Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, and the USIC.

Qualifications
- Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Experience employing investigative procedures and techniques, including researching, interviewing, and documentation specifically concerning CI investigations.
- Experience identifying foreign government missions, functions and collections processes, as well as U.S. methods of intelligence collection and dissemination.
- Knowledge and experience working on national security issues related to the USIC.
- Broad knowledge of, and significant experience with, classified and unclassified databases, software applications, and other intelligence research tools to identify and assess foreign capabilities using the conventional intelligence disciplines.
- Specialized training and/or subject matter expertise, such as: counterespionage, interviewing, counterproliferation, weapons systems, and/or foreign intelligence services.
- Working knowledge of automated business tools/technologies and specialized applications; expert knowledge of MS Office applications; and familiarity with the basic principles of hardware, software, and network systems.
- Experience interpreting and applying knowledge of governmental and Laboratory policies, procedures, orders, and regulations.


In Addition, at the K03.3 Level
- Significant experience employing investigative procedures and techniques, including researching, interviewing, and documentation specifically concerning complex CI investigations.
- Significant experience identifying foreign government missions, functions and collections processes, as well as U.S. methods of intelligence collection and dissemination.
- Significant specialized training, and/or subject matter expertise such as: espionage, counterproliferation, weapons systems and/or foreign intelligence services.


Desired Qualifications
- Master’s Degree in a related field.

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.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2.

 

 
 

 

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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 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.