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Security Clearance Processing Section Supervisor

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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We have an opening for a Security Clearance Processing Section Supervisor. You will administer the DOE/NNSA security clearance annual reinvestigation submissions, ensure new security clearance requests are accurately identified and processed, and oversee that the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification submissions ensuring they are processed in a timely manner. You will ensure that compliance with DOE Order requirements are maintained and regularly interact with Security Organization (SO) Division Leaders/Managers, LLNL program management, Livermore Field Office (LFO) representatives and NNSA Federal representatives, and you will also work with the Personnel Security Group Leader to track the annual security clearance budget. This position is in the Information and Personnel Security Division (IPSD) within the Security Organization.

Essential Duties

  • Supervise the Clearance Processing section administrative staff to include coordinating workloads, training, and career development.
  • Administer and oversee Clearance Processing processes including the receipt and tracking of the annual security clearance reinvestigation list from DOE, as well as initial clearance requests, ensuring adherence to DOE/NNSA guidelines.
  • Resolve day to day security clearance related issues/questions by interpreting DOE/NNSA policy and internal procedures.
  • Develop metrics and prepare reports relating security clearance processing, create submission schedules, track progress, monitor quality, and ensure timely completion of various elements, adapting work plans to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Conduct and participate in security-related self-assessments. Assist in the evaluation of findings and development of recommendations for improvement or change.
  • Assist the other Central Clearance and Badge Office supervisors with maintaining IPSD objectives and projects.
  • Assess current processes, develop and implement more efficient work processes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • AA degree in security-related field, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Experience supervising, training, mentoring, and leading a team.
  • Experience with ensuring internal processes are implemented effectively and working within established deadlines.
  • Basic knowledge applying security principles and/or regulatory requirements for clearance-related processes. Ability to interpret new requirements and assess impacts on organizational objectives and goals.
  • Experience creating and trending internal metrics, demonstrating basic analytical and research skills, and experience in data gathering and writing of self-assessments.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills sufficient to negotiate, and work with all levels of management and staff internal to the Laboratory.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Knowledge of DOE databases used to manage security clearances.
  • Experience working closely with various groups within a DOE security organization and demonstrated basic knowledge of one or more of the following DOE/NNSA, LLNL, and/or IPSD policies and procedures.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with security clearance related forms and databases.
  • Knowledge of Central Clearance section process and procedures. Experience using the SO LEAP application as it relates to all IPSD processes.

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 a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

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 applyingcutting-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.


Posted: 2020-01-31 Expires: 2020-03-01

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