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Technical Security Specialist (level 2/3)

Job InformationJob Title: Technical Security Specialist (entry level)
Grade: 190/200
Org: Information Security
Contact: Pam Staples,
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (Town, 9x80 work schedule)
*****THIS IS A MULTI-LEVEL POSTING****** Mission/Vision Statement Empowering the Nation's Energy FutureMission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.Responsibilities Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking Technical Security Specialist (entry level) to join the Information Security Team.In this role you will be functioning as a member of the Technical Security team to providing services, advice and guidance to personnel on matters of technical security policy, procedures, and regulations. As a member of this highly technical team, you will be expected to learn and develop specific capabilities that align with programmatic needs.

This position will be required to obtain a TSCM certification within two years of hire.

This individual must have the ability and aptitude to learn specialized equipment operations to include effective countermeasures employment. The position requires use of in-depth engineering, technical, and electronics knowledge to provide Technical Security related direction and guidance for protection of sensitive, classified communications systems and to ensure compliance with all TSCM requirements, TEMPEST requirements, and applicable laws, regulations, and DOE orders. Must demonstrate analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities take appropriate actions and implement solutions to complex security problems with Lab-wide implications. This position requires the ability to articulate solutions to complex technical requirements and effectively relate technical requirements/issues to non- technical personnel. This individual must have the ability to become knowledgeable in regards to current and emerging capabilities, resources and technical threats.

Responsibilities include implementing effective TSCM requirements, designed to detect, deter, isolate, and nullify technical surveillance penetrations and technical security hazards; as well as implementing effective TEMPEST requirements designed to prevent the unauthorized intercept of compromising emanations that may be present in information processing communication equipment, systems, and components. Both programs combine to ensure that all facilities at INL meet the requirements of applicable federal technical security directives and orders. Failure to provide effective Technical Security Programs could result in increased risk with the potential to negatively impact business or program/project goals across INL.

This position is responsible for identifying issues through assessments and providing recommendations for resolution. This includes assuming a leadership role in assigned Laboratory Protection topical areas. These activities may involve high risk areas affecting organizational or Laboratory Protection strategy.

Minimum Qualification Requirements (Education and/or Experience):
PR2 (Growing) Baccalaureate degree plus 2 years of experience; or Advanced degree and 1 year of experience; OR 10 years relevant experience in lieu of degree.
PR3 (Career) Baccalaureate degree plus 5 years of experience; or Advanced degree and 3 years of experience; OR 13 years relevant experience in lieu of degree.

Engineering or Electronics/Electrical related degree/experience preferred.

Technical Security (TSCM/TEMPEST) program or equivalent combination of specialized education and experience preferred.

Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Management prefers candidates that currently hold or have held a Q clearance or equivalent.

Special Requirements and/or Training:
Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE “Q” clearance and Special Compartmental Information Briefing.

Must attend and pass the national DOE OPSEC class, TSCM Executive Overview, TSCM Workshop training, TSCM Managers and Officers training, TSCM new technologies updates, SIPR and SSIMS training.

Working knowledge of classified information and document handling policies and procedures, and ability to become an Authorized Derivative Classifier.

Demonstrated working knowledge of alarm and access control systems.

Experience reading architectural blueprints, as-built drawings, and conceptual designs.

License(s) or Certification(s) Required:
Must be able to attain DOE certification as TSCM Technician within two years or have been previously certified.
Must be able to attain DOE certifications as a TEMPEST and Protected Transmission System (PTS) Inspector.

Selective Service Requirements

To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see

Employee Job Functions Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.
Motor Abilities: Bending/stooping; Squatting; Twisting; Overhead work; Grasping/gripping; Fine motor control (hands); Lifting ability - 50 lbs. max; Moderate exertion.Special Senses: Visually demanding work; Near vision; Depth perception; Basic color discrimination; Ability to hear audio alarms; Speech discrimination.Work Conditions: Heights; Ladders > 6 feet; Motor vehicle use; Typing/keyboard; Working > than 8 hours/day; Working alone.Certification Exam(s): Testing Designated Position (TDP). Please Apply Before: January 20, 2019 (midnight, MST) Environmental, Safety and Health StatementMust be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.Other InformationWhen applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.INL OverviewINL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.Equal Employment OpportunityIdaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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