WCI - Business Unit Security Spec 4

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Administrative/Management
Organization:  Weapons and Complex Integ
Posting Requirement:  External DOE Q or Top Secret
Job ID: 106685
Job Code: Business Unit Security Spec 4 (J01.4)
Date Posted: February 12 2020

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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 Business Unit Security Specialist 4. You will work directly with the Deputy Principal Associate Director for Operations to meet internal and external deliverables and to manage day-to-day operations. You will be responsible for planning, performing, and overseeing a broad range of advanced and diverse activities associated with security issues and assisting with the planning of long-term project activities.  This position is in the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Principal Associate Directorate.
Essential Duties
- Serve as the primary subject matter expert and liaison with senior management regarding assurance of compliance with DOE Security Orders and integration of LLNL policies, procedures, and issues crossing LLNL security disciplines.  
- Research, develop, coordinate, and review WCI and LLNL security policies and procedures. manage the implementation of WCI security requirements, functions, operating procedures, and all personnel and physical security responsibilities and activities for WCI.  Serve as a liaison with the Security Organization (SO) and as a member of the Security Organization’s Stakeholder Advisory Group.
- Investigate security incidents and perform apparent and root cause analysis, to include recommendation and implementation of corrective actions.  Track incidents and trends. Serve as a point of contact for the Security Incident Requirements Office (SIRO) for security incidents in WCI.
- Conduct assessments of WCI security activities and facilities; make recommendations to WCI management as to whether security practices are consistent with the principles of Integrated Safeguard and Security Management (ISSM).
- Lead WCI’s Security Council and manage WCI’s security website. Solve unprecedented and highly sensitive security problems and recommend, prioritize, and oversee improvements.
- Prepare and review security plans; conduct inspections, audits, and other work activities related to the physical and personnel security of WCI Programs; and formulate and maintain compliance records and/or corrective action plans. Serving as a directorate point of contact during external security audits. Responsible for ensuring that WCI personnel have sufficient information, guidance, and training to effectively perform their work within LLNL and DOE security requirements.
Manage the performance management process for the directorate's Classified Administrative Specialists (CAS), to include performance appraisals, ranking, salary management and directorate merge ranking.
- Develop and maintain proper documentation for information, personnel, and physical security procedures as required by DOE/NNSA.
- Coordinate with the Organizational Information Systems Security Officer (OISSO), IT Manager, and team on cybersecurity issues. Supervise and manage Security Administrator and team of Classified Administrative Specialists.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in a security or related field, or an equivalent combination of education/training and related experience in security discipline(s)
- Extensive and in-depth knowledge, understanding, and significant experience applying regulatory requirements/guidelines, LLNL/DOE compliance issues, and security principles related to multiple security disciplines internal/external to LLNL.
- Experience administering security requirements in physical, technical, information, personnel, or cyber security; including analyzing and interpreting policies and directives, writing and reviewing security plans, and identifying and conducting assessments, audits, and inspections.
- Significant experience analyzing self-assessment and audit findings; experience developing corrective actions, risk assessments, and root cause analyses in multiple areas within a security discipline.
- Significant experience anticipating needs, reporting and recommending solutions, and developing and executing programs, policies, and other measures to ensure compliance with pertinent security directives.
- Ability to work with conflicting demands and handle multiple projects involving security activities and DOE/NNSA security practices under tight time constraints.
- Experience working in a classified environment with comprehensive knowledge of classified document accountability, processing, marking, and storage requirements.
- Demonstrated effective presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills to effectively present, direct, negotiate, influence, and coordinate with all levels of management and personnel across the Laboratory. Experience developing and writing clear and concise policies, procedures, investigative narrative, formal reports, or other correspondence.
Desired Qualifications
- Authorized Derivative Classifier or willingness to earn authority.
- Professional certification in specialized security discipline.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

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. 


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 $1.5 billion, employing approximately 6,000 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.