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Sandia National Laboratories Information Assurance Specialist (Early Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

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Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? We are seeking an Information Assurance Specialist to join our team.

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

  • Aid in the development of new cyber security plans and the reaccreditation of existing security plans

  • Determine security requirement gaps and provide recommendations or mitigations for addressing those gaps.

  • Work closely with our Information Security Site Manager (ISSM), Information System Security Officers (ISSOs) and system administrators to provide interpretation of NIST/CNSSI requirements and guidelines along with validation testing.

  • Establish Operational Technology (OT) sanitization procedures or periods processing protocols.

  • Perform cyber or telecommunications security assessments.

  • Capture, prioritize, and present information requested via Federal Cyber Security data calls.

  • Handle a high-pressure environment while partnering with customers in multiple Sandia mission areas.

    Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Information Assurance, Computer Science or relevant field plus two (2) or more years experience;

  • or master's degree in above subject areas or related field;

  • or combination of education and experience

  • Experience with information systems and the application of security controls

  • Experience and understanding of the Risk Management Framework as detailed in NIST publications.

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q Level security clearance

    Desired:

  • Active DOE Q or DOD TS security clearance

  • Experience working with a federal cyber security program

  • Knowledge and experience with DOE/NNSA cyber security orders and policies; relevant federal and private standards and requirements (e.g., NIST, ISO, CNSS, STIGS)

  • Prior system or network administrator experience, to include a detailed understanding of common operating systems (e.g. Windows, Linux, and Mac) and networking architectures

  • Strong oral communication skills and previous technical writing experience

  • Prior experience as an Information System Security Officer (ISSO)

  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification

    Department Description:

Sandia National Laboratories' Cyber Security Assurance Department is responsible for defending and protecting Sandia's cyber environment against threats to its information; thus enabling successful execution of mission work. The foundation of the Cyber Security Assurance Program is our risk management framework which establishes how Sandia implements the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Program Cyber Security Plan. Our cyber security assurance responsibilities include architecting solutions to satisfy ever-changing mission needs within an acceptable risk tolerance, effectively applying technical controls and staying within certification and accreditation parameters. Additionally, the Cyber Assurance Program performs research, development and assessment of technical and administrative cyber controls for the purpose of ensuring a secure environment. We do this through careful determination and understanding of Sandia's risk posture, tolerances, and mitigation plans from a cyber-security perspective.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s 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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)• Generous vacations, strong medical 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.

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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.

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Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires attest to their vaccination status before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

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