Description:

What You Will Do

Special Security IT & Cyber Operations group (SSO-3) manages several classified networks, and provides desktop, server, and network support and services to the LANL Field Intelligence Element (FIE).

We are seeking an experienced cyber security professional to join our team as an Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM). The Cyber Security Team plans, coordinates, and assists with security compliance and accreditation related to network and IT systems, including system security plan management, continuous monitoring, and COMSEC.

Your leadership and management skills will be utilized to ensure compliance with multiple frameworks of cybersecurity. Personal initiative, dynamic problem solving skills, as well as leadership of a diverse team will be necessary for success at this level. Independent refinement of cybersecurity requirements into information technology components and systems through design and configuration. Creation of risk management plans, review of security controls, instituting security protocols, enforcement of cybersecurity policies and running ensuring continuous monitoring of systems will be expected. Communication skills are a must, as is a forward looking and thinking attitude.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Technical Expertise

Proven expertise in evaluating new tools, researches exploitation methods and techniques, and proposes effective solutions to cyber security issues. Expert knowledge of classic and contemporary cyber threats and vulnerabilities and experience in one or more of the following disciplines: computer science, information security, information assurance, or cyber security. Understanding of industry regulatory guidance and governance specific to cyber security.

Training

Expertise or certified training in cyber incident response and continuous monitoring of various information systems

Communication

Demonstrated ability to communicate complex IT technical issues with both technical and non-technical audiences. Proven ability to exercise sound judgement and communicate mission accomplishments, cyber methodologies, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Demonstrated success in taking initiative and implementing process improvements. Proven experience leading effective teams. Proven effective written and oral communication skills.

Clearance

Ability to obtain a DOE Q and TS/SCI Clearance which normally requires U.S. citizenship.

Education/Experience

Bachelor's Degree in a technical field and a minimum of 12 years' related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level post graduate work may be expected.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of institutional tools/technologies and their various applications
  • Advanced knowledge of DOE-IN and/or DOD and national policies related to information assurance
  • Technical knowledge of networking technologies and concepts
  • Experience with IT/cyber audits and assessments
  • Experience with COMSEC and TEMPEST
  • CISSP is highly desired, or equivalent cybersecurity certifications.
  • Active DOE Q and TS/SCI Clearance.



Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.

COVID Vaccine:

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.

Note to Applicants:

In addition to the resume or CV, please include a cover letter addressing each of the minimum job requirements and desired skills. Work will be performed primarily on-site at laboratory property. Duties may require work at remote locations across multiple facilities at LANL. Some travel may be required for training and certification purposes.
Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid childbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2. Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

Clearance: Q/SCI(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 matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.

Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Employment Status Full Time

About Los Alamos National Laboratory:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. We enhance national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile and serve as a center for research in a wide range of scientific disciplines, including space exploration, geophysics, renewable energy, supercomputing, medicine, and nanotechnology.

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