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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory SSO-2 Group Leader (Security Manager 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Sensitive and Special Operations Division is seeking an experienced manager to lead the SCIF Operations Group (SSO-2). This group is responsible for SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities) operations, physical security, facility accreditation,TEMPEST, Technical Security, COMSEC, and Information Security. You will lead of a diverse set of security professionals who are mission orientated and dedicated to the physical security and technical security for our SCIF and SAP (Special Access Programs) facilities.

The Group Leader position requires in‐depth technical understanding of SCIF/SAPF security requirements and organizational objectives/missions, and the ability to effectively negotiate and navigate challenges in order to achieve the security needs of our facilities.

As the SSO-2 Group Leader, you will:

  • Provide excellent organizational leadership and operational management aligned with strategic direction and organizational objectives to ensure compliance of SCIFs/SAPFs and execute an ever growing portfolio of programs and high-security facilities.

  • Serve as a member of the SSO Division Management Team to ensure effective implementation of division and institutional missions, management philosophy, policies, and procedures.

  • Manage budgets, safety, security, and human resources for the group, including effective performance management of individuals and teams and other management responsibilities.

  • Frequently interact with Director of National Intelligence and the Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (DOE-IN) and institutional security personnel.

  • Promote and cultivate an atmosphere of excellent customer‐service that is responsive to internal and external customer’s needs and achieves customer satisfaction.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Security and Technical Expertise

  • In-depth knowledge with SCIF/SAPF compliance requirements.

  • Demonstrated experience with accreditation, management and operations of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) and Special Access Programs Facility (SAPF) operations.

  • Working knowledge with intelligence programs.

Federal and LANL Directive Knowledge

  • In-depth knowledge of LANL and federal directives and policies/procedures from the Director of National Intelligence and the Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (DOE-IN).

  • Demonstrated experience with the interpretation, implementation, and facilitation of federal and institutional directives, policies and procedures and the ability to facilitate related issues.

  • Leadership and participation in successful federal and institutional audits and assessments.

Leadership and Management Experience

  • Demonstrated management philosophy and practices with a client/customer focus, engaging effective team-building and performance management practices, applying business acumen and orientation, and achieving results.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in HR, budget, safety, security, property, and program/projects management.

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • General knowledge of National Industrial Security Program Operations Manual (NISPOM)

  • Knowledgeable with Department of Defense Special Access Program (SAP) Security Manual

  • Familiar with DOE Orders for Safeguards and Security operations.

  • 5 years of effective personnel management experience.

  • Active DOE Q and TS/SCI Clearance.

Education/Experience : Requires a Master’s degree and at least 10 years of experience related to security, personnel, and operations management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

Clearance: Q/SCI (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 matter.

  • Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to Laboratory Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.

Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

The Sensitive and Special Operations Division (SSO) is responsible for the certification, accreditation, and compliant operation of all LANL SCIFs and Special Access Program Facilities (SAPFs), as well as providing security and operational oversight for all IW (Intelligence Work) conducted at LANL. Within SSO, the Special Security Office serves as the focal point at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) for the receipt, control, access, accountability and management of sensitive compartmented information (SCI) and the security functions related to the execution of these duties. It is SSO’s responsibility to provide the infrastructure and operational support to facilitate successful execution of intelligence programs while maintaining the integrity of a comprehensive security program. This is accomplished through routine interface with a diverse assortment of sponsor representatives and program security personnel.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Thalacker, Lindsay K.
Email lthalacker@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC81460
Organization Name SSO-2 / SCIF OPERATIONS
Minimum Salary 110400
Maximum Salary 186300
Req ID: IRC81460
Category: Security