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Job Description


This is one of several Security Professional \(Job Title: Information Security Specialist\) positions needed at the Sandia National Laboratories site in Livermore, CA\. These are not Information Technology \(IT\) positions dealing with cyber concerns\. These positions are instead focused on the protection of classified and sensitive information\. Based on the needs of Sandia the position may be assigned to one or more of several areas to include: Operational Security \(OPSEC\), Security Awareness, Classified Matter Protection and Control \(CMPC\), Performance Assurance, or as an Embedded Security Professional\. OPSEC assists in identifying and protecting critical information through education and awareness activities along with identifying vulnerabilities and recommending protection strategies\. Security Awareness motivates and instills a high level of security awareness in all members of the workforce so they know their responsibilities concerning the protection of information and assets\. CMPC delineates and communicates security requirements for the protection and control of information and matter required to be classified or programmatically controlled by statutes or DOE Directives\. Performance Assurance ensures classified and sensitive material and matter are protected according to DOE requirements by conducting periodic programmatic assessments\. Embedded Security Professionals work directly with various departments to provide a full range of security solutions and ensure the successful protection of all security assets in their assigned area\.


Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline plus entry level experience \(up to two years\); or Master's degree in relevant discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience\.


Experience working as a security professional at a DOE or DOD facility with knowledge in one or more security areas including CMPC, Classification, Information Security, Personnel Security, Performance Assurance, Physical Security, OPSEC or Protective Force\. Experience as a Law Enforcement Officer or Intelligence Professional with a federal, state, or local agency or in the US Military and/or experience in teaching, training or another instructional field\.

Department Description:

Sandia Security Operations \(SECOPS\) protects people and assets to ensure mission success\. SECOPS has responsibility for Physical Security, Classification, Classified Matter Protection and Control \(CMPC\), Operations Security \(OPSEC\), Security Awareness, the Security Incident Management Program \(SIMP\) and Emergency Management\. SECOPS oversees Site Visitor Control and manages a 24/7 Protective Force\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co\-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\*

_World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov

\*These benefits vary by job classification\.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.