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Physical Security Specialist

Location: Livermore, CA
Category: Administrative/Management
Job ID: 102142
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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 Physical Security Specialist to serve as a technical representative and resource to Laboratory organizations on physical security requirements. You will serve as a primary point of contact to independently perform a wide variety of physical and technical security functions requiring independent evaluation and follow through to ensure compliance with Department of Energy (DOE) security standards. You will interact with all levels of the NNSA/Laboratory Field Office, Laboratory management, project managers, engineers, construction managers and inspectors regarding physical security requirements for all new and existing facilities at LLNL and Site 300. Some travel may be required. This position reports to the Physical Security Group Leader.
Essential Duties 
- Review construction drawings and blueprints and provide pre-construction advice to ensure compliance with DOE/LLNL physical and technical security requirements.
- Write complex security plans and make security recommendations on appropriate course of action to management.
- Inspect existing facilities, security barriers, lighting, access control points, construction projects and security systems to conduct risk/cost analysis and to ensure work is conducted in compliance with DOE/LLNL physical and technical security directives.
- Identify and develop security criteria for downgrading/upgrading the security status of facilities.
- Review, evaluate, and develop implementation plans for DOE Physical Security Orders, manuals and other directives relating to physical security.
- Identify, plan, and coordinate self-assessments. Identify discrepancies and recommend, initiate, direct, and monitor corrective actions.
- Direct physical security performance testing and inspection activities, compile data and report findings to management.
- Develop detailed and descriptive reports, plans, and correspondence to identify physical and technical security requirements for customers. Coordinate and approve design, installation, database map configuration and acceptance testing of new and modified security alarm stations.  Serve as an Argus Security Administrator, implementing Argus station configurations, managing access lists, and generating log reports.  Conduct briefings on physical security matters.  Participate on ad hoc Security Organization project groups to review and evaluate security issues and recommend actions.  Participate as a controller/evaluator in Protective Force exercises.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- BS/BA degree in a security or related discipline or equivalent experience, education and training.
- Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply government regulations and/or orders.
- Experience applying a variety of physical, industrial, or technical security concepts and principles to solve unique/complex problems and monitor compliance in a regulatory environment.
- Experience conducting audits or self-assessments, interpreting results, analyzing data and preparing reports, identifying discrepancies, and recommending, initiating, and monitoring corrective actions. Demonstrated proficiency with computers and the associated software (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
- Experience interpreting security requirements, reading architectural blueprints/ drawings, and creating procedures or implementation plans.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently or in a team setting to research and analyze and present alternative approaches and develop sound solutions to complex problems.
- Demonstrated organizational skills to independently determine and set priorities and to effectively manage completion of multiple projects and assignments in a timely manner.
- Demonstrated effective written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to interact with diplomacy and tact with a wide variety of personnel and disciplines internal and external to the Laboratory.
Desired Qualifications:
- Knowledge of PTSD policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of LLNL work control and work planning processes.  Familiarity with Project Management principles and techniques.
- Experience planning and estimating small construction and installation projects.  Ability to climb ladders and carry equipment weighing up to 50 pounds

Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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

Anticipated Clearance Level:  Active DOE Q clearance required at time of hire.  (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  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 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.

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