Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

Cyber Counterintelligence Officer - Safeguards & Security Specialist II

Posted Date 2 months ago(1/29/2018 1:15 PM)
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North Las Vegas
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If you’re looking for an interesting, fulfilling career, you’ve come to the right place!


At Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS), we’re a dynamic team of employees who manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments, the NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We’re dedicated to working together as a team to keep our nation safe. Join us!


MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and Stoller Newport News Nuclear, Inc. (SN3).



  • Bachelor’s degree in Cyber Security, Information Technology/computer or in a field related to the position or equivalent training and experience, plus two years' of related progressive experience in cyber security or IT field.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communications skills.
  • Strong writing and analytic skills.
  • Strong understanding of IT terminology, technology and applications.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast paced work environment.
  • Discretion in dealing with sensitive, personal and classified information.
  • Preferred Skills:  Familiarity with current trends/threats in the cyber security field; Current/active security clearance at either the TS or TS/SCI level (strongly preferred); Experience in conducting criminal and/or counterintelligence investigations


Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, “Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites,” will be conducted. Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, and subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, “Counterintelligence Evaluation Program.” Eligibility Requirements – To obtain a clearance, an individual must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, “Personnel Security.”

Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.





MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.



  • The Cyber Counterintelligence Officer (CCIO) reports directly to the Senior Counterintelligence Officer (SCIO) of the Las Vegas Field Office (LVFO), Department of Energy (DOE) Counterintelligence Directorate. The CCIO is responsible for conducting the full range of duties associated with a Counterintelligence Officer; the only difference being the CCIO is responsible for all investigations with a cyber security/information technology (IT) focus.
  • Open investigations
  • Collect background information in accordance with the Counterintelligence Directorate's Investigations Guide
  • Conduct personal interviews of subjects and associated witnesses
  • Document results/conclusions in an accurate, timely and well written manner
  • Establish and maintain a close working relationship with the Cyber Security Office, IT Department, and other departments as directed
  • Represent the Las Vegas Field Office in a professional manner to senior management, and in the course of local liaison relationships with FBI, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, and other government agencies
  • Gather, analyze, organize and draw sound, well-reasoned conclusions based on your own research
  • Must be able to prepare, and present to senior company management, executive level briefings on the Cyber Security Threat posed to the Department of Energy and the Management and Operating Company, which actually runs the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS)
  • Use initiative in identifying areas of investigation, scheduling interviews and writing results
  • Maintain currency on all trends in cyber security and cyber threats through personal study, official research and attendance at DOE-hosted cyber security conferences
  • Succeed in a fast paced organization which, at any given time, is conducting multiple investigations against a wide variety of counterintelligence and counterterrorism threats to DOE equities