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Information Security Specialist (Early Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

**Are you passionate about your work and dream of exploring solutions within a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation's security?**

We are seeking a highly motivated Information Security Specialist to join our International Security and Risk Management Department. This individual will effectively work with the Sandia Delegated Representative and Sandia Contracting Representative to understand the contract, scope of the work and subcontractor requirements. Based on the scope of work, ensure that the Facility Clearance to include a favorable Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence determination and other required elements of the Facility Clearance are in place prior to award of the contract.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Serve as a liaison between SNL and various subcontractor facilities and Sandia Field Office.
+ Provide a range of security and compliance guidance needed to support the adherence of security requirement objectives through clauses, terms and conditions, principles, flow down of security requirements, security plans, periodic reviews, assurance activities and policy changes.
+ Review and interpret NNSA/DOE directives, national policy and corporate policy and implements through SNL policies/practices to ensure good risk-based security while enabling the mission.
+ Plan, facilitate and coordinate efforts to ensure flow down of the appropriate security requirements.
+ Review and evaluate security operations of contractor-operated facilities through continual assessments and site visits in support of our national security.
+ Lead projects, as required, and support initiatives within the CSM organization.
+ Collaborate with internal and external organizations, to include, but not limited to, Procurement, Sandia Delegated Representatives, Personnel Security, Cyber, SNL line management, Field Intelligence Element, Counterintelligence, amongst others as necessary on several initiatives.
+ Work effectively in a team environment (with all levels of internal/external personnel) and network with others in the industry.in order to build and promote a collaborative working environment.
+ Develop tools and recommend new systems, processes, training, etc. to continuously improve the Program.
+ Serve in an Assurance capacity for self-assessment, security audits and other program assurance activities including assessing findings, developing corrective action plans and tracking and implementing achievements.
+ Provide program facilitation, coordination, and guidance through interactions with internal and external personnel regarding matters related to the facility clearance process and the registration of security activities.

NOTE: Selected applicants may undergo multiple interviews and may be asked to provide a writing sample, in addition to developing and delivering a presentation on a subject to be determined by the manager.


+ Bachelors degree in relevant discipline (such as Criminology, Sociology, National/Global Security, Business Administration, Communications, Public Administration); or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
+ Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.


+ General knowledge of various Security disciplines to include Program Management Operations, Physical Protection, Information Security, and Personnel Security.
+ Experience conducting assurance activities to include conducting assessments, identifying findings and observations and developing and implementing sustainable corrective action plans.
+ Experience with DOE, DOD and Executive directives and experience interpreting requirements and developing and implementing policy to comply with those requirements.
+ General knowledge of Procurement policies and processes.
+ Manage projects, including scheduling and tracking tasks to completion and developing and documenting metrics.
+ Experience working in a team environment to successfully supporting group decisions, being tactful, and soliciting opinions from customers and coworkers.
+ Excellent written and oral communication skills; experience with presentation development and delivery to large audiences.
+ Experience working with DOE/NNSA, Sandia management, and all levels of Sandia employees.
+ Strong project management and organization skills, including the demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and adapt to multiple tasks and changing priorities in a dynamic and demanding environment.

Department Description:

The International Security and Risk Management Department mitigates security risks through three security functions. International Security Operations supports international travelers before and during travel with a variety of risk mitigating activities and capabilities. Operations Security (OPSEC) helps identify critical information, threats, and risks in order to deploy countermeasures, and Security Awareness ensures MOW are aware of their security responsibilities as they relate to the protection of controlled and classified matter.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.


This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.


Posted: 2020-01-13 Expires: 2020-02-12

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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Information Security Specialist (Early Career)

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