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Information Assurance Specialist - TEMPEST (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 688801

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Posting Duration:

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.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Salary Range:

$88,600 - $172,300

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking an Information Assurance Specialist to join our organization! Our department includes Telecom Security, which is responsible for overseeing all TEMPEST requirements for transmitters and reviews all introduction of all wireless devices and transmitters with connections to any Sandia National Laboratories information systems. Department 9775 strives to meet DOE O 470.6 and DOE SD 470.6 throughout our infrastructure while continuing to modernize and streamline our services. The selected candidate will be a vital part of integrating and improving new and existing solutions.

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

  • Work with customers for services around classified processing, networking, or telecommunications security-related field

  • Apply knowledge and experience in RF wireless technology and wired (copper and fiber optic) telecommunications infrastructure systems including the duct-bank & maintenance hole distribution systems

  • Ensure compliance with DOE and National Policy requirements relative to TEMPEST & PDS infrastructure requirements for classified processing. This responsibility includes developing and implementing processes to ensure that Sandia is meeting all program requirements

  • Work with SNL staff to develop and write security plans, perform Root Cause Analysis (RCA), develop, and implement Corrective Action Plans (CAPs).

  • Write and update site PDS and TEMPEST Plans and yearly Assessments

  • Conduct fieldwork, assess, and document wireless devices for approval. Maintain an active database of all wireless devices and DOE approvals in the Limited Area

  • Participate in the development, maintenance and dissemination of the SNL telecommunications specifications, design guide and standard drawings

  • Collaborate with other security topical area staff to document and standardize processes across all SNL sites

  • Survey for compliance, document and approve proposed corporate 802.11 Wi-Fi installations

  • Document Cabling Plans of Top-Secret networks

  • Review and document transmitter installations near classified process for submittal to DOE as required by the Certified TEMPEST Technical Authority (CTTA)

  • Mentor and train team members when applicable

    This position is eligible for telecommuting and the selected applicant must live within a reasonable distance for commuting to the assigned work location when necessary.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Management Information Systems, or a related field plus 5 years’ experience or equivalent (AS+9, or no degree + 13 years)

  • TEMPEST training / certification

  • Experience with:

  • Telecommunications (i.e., telephony, networking, RF/wireless, COMSEC, etc.)

  • DOE orders, regulations, policies, and procedures related to telecommunications security (TEMPEST) and security assessments.

  • Active DOE Q clearance is required to start

Qualifications We Desire:

  • BICSI Certification

  • Security + certification

  • Operational knowledge of the Corporate Computing Facility (CCF), Main Distribution Rooms (MDRs), and Intermediate Distribution Rooms (IDRs) work areas.

  • Experience with:

  • Telecommunications security requirements (TEMPEST) throughout all SNL sites as mandated by applicable TEMPEST and PDS National Policy requirements.

  • Compliance of the RED/BLACK separation requirements

  • Inspection and verification of the SNL TEMPEST Assurance Program

  • Controlled Article Registration Process (CARP)

  • Developing and/or revising the RF evaluation and documentation process for all transmitters located in proximity to classified processing

  • CISSP Certification / Training

  • Demonstrated ability to understand the scope of telecommunications work being performed, participate, or advise teams, communicate effectively across multiple organizations, and communicate effectively with team members and management

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment in decision-making

  • Ability to use good interpersonal and teaming skills with customers and various security related teams around the laboratory

About Our Team:

Our department provides a world class IT infrastructure service for Sandia in support of their mission and national security. We provide modern telecommunications systems for data, telephone, wireless LAN, RF Microwave, and encryption capabilities to Sandia with emphasis on securing and protecting Sandia’s information, standardization, and reducing heterogeneity. We will provide these services in an effective and proactive manner, using customer support, applications, and the data necessary.

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:

    *These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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.


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.

Job ID: 688801

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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