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Security Specialist – EHSS-51

Location:    Germantown, MD

The Security Specialist position is focused on analysis of safeguards and security issues, orders, directives, and policy at the Department of Energy (DOE) Office and supports the Office of Security Policy (EHSS-51) in Germantown, MD.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide subject matter expertise within the field of nuclear safeguards and security and an excellent working knowledge of the protection of classified matter, computer systems, physical systems, information security, special nuclear material, protective forces, and the protection of property and assets.
  • Provide analysis and recommendations to Federal leadership on the application of a wide range of security requirements, plans, systems, and procedures sufficient to evaluate compliance with regulations and standards and the overall effectiveness of a program.
  • Provide analysis and recommendations to Federal leadership on security systems, policies, hardware, philosophies, and concepts sufficient to evaluate a physical security chemical/biological program and protective forces.
  • Provide analysis and recommendations to Federal leadership on techniques to protect special nuclear materials, classified documents and information against diversion, theft, sabotage, and espionage.
  • Present briefs (oral and written) to Federal leadership to include Senior Executive Service (SES).

Required Qualifications:

  • Must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college in such fields as one of the engineering disciplines, law enforcement, or security management. Two years of relevant experience may be substituted in lieu of one year of education. A master's degree can substitute for five years of the required experience.
  • Must have 4 years of experience within the field of nuclear safeguards and security.
  • Shall possess an excellent working knowledge of the protection of classified matter, computer systems, physical systems, information security, special nuclear material, protective forces, and the protection of property and assets.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to compile information and statistics in support of evaluation processes.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to evaluate the application of a wide range of security requirements, plans, systems, and procedures sufficient to evaluate compliance with regulations and standards and the overall effectiveness of a program.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of security systems, policies, hardware, philosophies, and concepts sufficient to evaluate a physical security chemical/biological program and protective forces.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of techniques to protect special nuclear materials, classified documents and information against diversion, theft, sabotage, and espionage.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to make presentations (oral and written) and to communicate effectively.
  • DOE site access requires the qualified candidate be a U.S. citizen with an Active DOE “Q” security clearance or Department of Defense (DOD) Top Secret (TS) equivalent. The candidate’s written consent to conduct a background check for the purposes of maintaining a security clearance will be required as a condition of employment.
  • Certain positions requiring a security clearance may require the periodic successful completion of a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.
  • Pre-employment and ongoing reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal substances will be conducted as a requirement for ongoing access to DOE sites. The candidate’s written consent to conduct such tests will be required as a condition of employment.
  • This position requires proof of COVID vaccination to be provided by the date of hire unless an accommodation request has been provided and granted pursuant to federal law by the date of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the DOE Complex, specifically in Safeguards and Security (S&S).
  • Knowledge of DOE sites and types of operation.

Please e-mail your résumé to:
careers@projectenhancement.com


Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules.)