Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

  • Principal Safeguards & Security Specialist

    Posted Date 5 months ago(4/6/2019 6:59 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Technical Support
    Location : City
    North Las Vegas
    Location : State/Province (Full Name)
  • Qualifications

    Due to the nature of our work, US Citizenship is required for all positions.

    • Bachelor's degree in a field related to the position or equivalent training and experience, plus 8 years' of progressive related experience in the area of physical security protection.
    • Must possess and maintain a current DOE "Q" clearance.
    • Must be eligible to participate in the Human Reliability Program (HRP).
    • Must possess excellent oral and written communications skills.
    • Working knowledge of the DOE security orders and policies.
    • Critical thinker with the ability to solve unique and complex problems.
    • Writing skills associated with authoring and co-authoring technical reports.
    • Able to communicate the results of analysis clearly and in a manner acceptable to risk decision makers.
    • Capable of understanding and computing mathematical probabilities associated with averaging, mean, standard deviation, etc.
    • Capable of performing and operating independently and under time constraints.
    • Knowledge and skills in using Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Project.
    • Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time.
    • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license


    • Experience or knowledge of intelligence operations and/or analytical frameworks associated with threats and security. 
    • Extensive knowledge of adversary scenario development and process outlined in the DBT and NNSA SD 470.4-2 II. 
    • Derivative Classifier and Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information Reviewing Official. 
    • Working knowledge of DOE risk software such as Simajin Combat Simulation tool, AutoCAD, and/or Adversary Timeline Assessment Software. Working knowledge of blast effects software, i.e. Vulnerability Assessment Protection Option (VAPO) and Conventional Weapons Effects (CONWEP).  
    • Subject matter expert in weapons and munitions capabilities and effects. 
    • Understanding of the DOE nuclear material categorization process, the Graded Safeguards Table, and DOE/NNSA protective force operations.
    • Working experience in the implementation of physical security measures.  
    • Working experience with Force-on-Force exercise conduct and development.

    Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level) and Human Reliability Program (reference 10 CFR Part 712, “Human Reliability Program”) certification. 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, will 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.”


    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.


    Mission Support and Test Services (MSTS) is seeking a Safeguards and Security (S&S) Vulnerability and Risk Analyst.  You will be required to accomplish multiple tasks to support S&S planning activities.


    Key Responsibilities

    • Provide technical support to the Nevada Field Office (NFO) by conducting analyses that support S&S planning activities for Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) fixed facilities and projects.
    • Conduct analysis of physical security features for multiple NNSS projects, to include complex characterizations of targets, threats, facilities, protective force (PF), and insider threats.
    • Asset characterization of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 473.3C Design Basis Threat (DBT) security assets to include the categorization and assignment of protection levels (PL) for special nuclear material (SNM), accountable nuclear material, classified information and matter, hazardous chemicals, radiological materials, government property (to include critical infrastructure), and personnel, according to the DBT and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Supplemental Directive (SD) 470.4-2, Enterprise Safeguards and Security Planning and Analysis Program Implementation Instructions (II).
    • Characterize PL 1-4 facilities and protective force in accordance with NNSA SD 470.4-2 II to include delay and blast analysis, development of figures of merit for physical security systems, and identification of essential elements and non-essential elements (NEE) for security assets.
    • Conduct insider analysis in accordance with the DBT and NNSA SD 470.4-2 II vulnerability and security risk assessments used to support the determination of risk to DOE/NNSA assets.
    • Develop DBT graduated threat axis scenarios in accordance with the DBT and NNSA SD 470.4-2 II to support the determination of risk for PL 1-4 facilities.
    • Support the development of neutralization analysis for PL 1-4 facilities in accordance with the DBT and NNSA SD 470.4-2 II in order to development protection system effectiveness for these types of facilities.
    • Develop and conduct security risk assessments for PL 5-8 assets in accordance with the DBT and NNSA SD 470.4-2 II used to communicate risk to the appropriate risk accepting official.
    • Provide technical input to security system construction and installation, active/passive barrier systems, and participate in NNSA security system design reviews at the NNSS for Perimeter Intrusion Detection and Assessment System (PIDAS), vault-type rooms (VTR), and other support required for security system installations.
    • Represent MSTS at meetings related to security risk and vulnerability planning activities.


    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 HII Nuclear Inc.