Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

  • Senior/Principal Safeguards & Security Spec

    Posted Date 1 month ago(8/13/2019 8:38 AM)
    Job ID
    2019-2453
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Other
    Type
    Full-Time
    Location : City
    Andrews AFB
    Location : State/Province (Full Name)
    Maryland
  • Qualifications

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

     

    Qualifications - Senior Safeguards & Security Specialist

    • Bachelor's degree in field related to the position or equivalent training and experience plus a minimum of 5 years' of progressive related experience.
    • Able to apply knowledge of principles, concepts and theory related to the position to address issues and define and resolve problems.
    • Able to exercise considerable discretion and judgment in performing work and conducting evaluations of process effectiveness.
    • Able to utilize initiative and possess ability to apply knowledge and experience to resolve problems and compose reports.
    • Able to prioritize and schedule multiple activities in the most efficient manner and meet required deadlines.
    • Able to communicate with all types of people in a tactful, professional, and effective manner while screening and maintaining confidentiality.
    • Able to remember extensive policies, procedures, terminology, schedules, personnel, and other details.
    • Able to prioritize and schedule multiple activities in the most efficient manner and meet required deadlines.
    • Able to use software applications needed in the position, including accounting software, analytical software, financial analysis software, word processing software, spreadsheet software, presentation software, and database software.
    • Attention to detail and accuracy required in ensuring that policy decisions, procedures, and operations are in compliance with MSTS and DOE regulations, procedures, and federal and state laws.
    • Must possess planning/organizing skills and initiative; employ independent judgment; and apply knowledge and experience to ensure that requirements are completed efficiently and on time.
    • Must possess interpersonal communication skills of an influencing and motivating nature to interface effectively with all levels of management, DOE security personnel, and outside agencies.
    • Must possess the ability to understand complex data, terminology, procedures, laws, and regulations.
    • Able to utilize independent judgment, creativity, and initiative to evaluate alternative methods of solving problems, problem resolution, and to ensure that requirements are completed efficiently and on 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.

    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.” 

     

    Qualifications - Principal Safeguards & Security Specialist

    • Bachelor's degree in a field related to the position or equivalent training and experience, plus 8 years' of progressive related experience.
    • Expert knowledge of advanced principles, concepts and theory related to the position and ability to address issues and define and resolve the most difficult and challenging problems.
    • Able to work independently on safeguards and security program objectives and strategies, and formulate strategies for improving operations/processes.
    • Able to develop and maintain relationships with all levels of employees throughout the company, customers, outside agencies, and various levels of personnel within parent organizations, DOE/HQ, DOE/NNSA, and other contractors including LANL, LLNL, and Sandia as needed to facilitate meeting safeguards and security program objectives while screening and maintaining confidentiality.
    • Able to prioritize and schedule multiple activities in the most efficient manner and meet required deadlines.
    • Able to use software applications needed in the position, including accounting software, analytical software, financial analysis software, word processing software, spreadsheet software, presentation software, and database software.
    • Attention to detail and accuracy required in ensuring that policy decisions, procedures, and operations are in compliance with MSTS and DOE regulations, procedures, and federal and state laws.
    • Must possess planning/organizing skills and initiative; employ independent judgment; and apply knowledge and experience to ensure that requirements are completed efficiently and on time.
    • Must possess interpersonal communication skills of an influencing and motivating nature to interface effectively with all levels of management, DOE security personnel, and outside agencies.
    • Must possess the ability to understand complex data, terminology, procedures, laws, and regulations.
    • Able to utilize independent judgment, creativity, and initiative to evaluate alternative methods of solving problems, problem resolution, and to ensure that requirements are completed efficiently and on 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.

    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.” 

     

    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.

    Responsibilities

     Key Responsibilities - Sr Safeguards & Security Specialist

    • Under limited direction, may exercise reasonable latitude in determining computer and information security techniques to accomplish objectives.
    • May conduct research, design, develop, and implement computer security/protection technologies for MSTS’s information and process systems/applications.
    • May research and implement computer security for classified information security and communications security.
    • Develops or assists in developing physical security, emergency procedures, and personal protection plans, programs, and criteria for Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS).
    • Supervises implementation of security, emergency procedures, and personal protection programs.
    • Supervises security staff, evaluates their performance, and recommends compensation and other personnel actions.
    • Prepares specifications for contract security services, assists in evaluating contractor proposals, and supervises contractor activities.
    • Maintains liaison with federal, state, and local law enforcement and emergency agencies to determine security risk conditions potentially affecting the security of MSTS.
    • Organizes or assists in organizing training and coordination of emergency teams.
    • Develops security awareness programs and presents training sessions for employees.
    • Conducts investigations of criminal acts and potential threats against MSTS's interests.
    • Coordinates investigative activities with appropriate management, formulates written reports, and presents oral briefings.
    • Conducts audits or surveys of security programs and provides assistance and consulting services to management.
    • Oversees the implementation and activities of a graded, effective safeguards program for control and accountability of nuclear material.
    • Supervises nuclear material measurements, control, and accounting supporting the Material Control and Accountability (MC&A) program.
    • Develops, coordinates, and maintains local the MC&A plan and procedures.
    • Develops, coordinates, and implements facility security and project specific security plans.
    • Performs Personnel Security, Human Reliability Program, and Unclassified Foreign Visit& Assignment actions.
    • Performs security incident response actions and conducts inquires.
    • Performs Facility Security Officer duties at the Remote Sensing Laboratory, Andrews, AFB.

    Key Responsibilities - Principal Safeguards & Security Specialist

    • Provides senior-level security supervision to security personnel and guidance on security policies, programs, and procedures.
    • Assists business development or staff in preparing proposals, scope or security services, and cost estimates.
    • Supervises audits and evaluates effectiveness of security programs and procedures.
    • Develops or assists in the preparation of security policies and procedures, and submits instructions and information to Mission Support and Test Services LLC and clients.
    • Prepares and provides security presentations to Mission Support and Test Services LLC senior management and their employees and clients on physical and procedural safeguards.
    • Supervises, trains, and evaluates security personnel; makes recommendations on personnel and salary administration; and interviews and recommends the hiring of security personnel.
    • Provides management technical security information, assists engineers in incorporating security into projects, and identifies and interprets security standards and regulatory requirements for management.
    • Provides security services and assistance on security systems, participates in project development, prepares security plans, and conducts surveys and audits.
    • Represents Security Department at meetings and consultations with client representatives, governmental security agencies, and industry associates.
    • Ensures implementation and maintenance of provisions for the safekeeping of internal security data, assists in administering security programs for internal security data, assists in administering security programs to meet regulatory requirements specified by government contracts, and protects client or Mission Support and Test Services LLC proprietary information.
    • Develops emergency plans and coordinates them with management.
    • Advises management of security program developments and makes recommendations on organization and staffing requirements.
    • Oversees the implementation and activities of a graded, effective safeguards program for control and accountability of nuclear material.
    • Supervises nuclear material measurements, control, and accounting supporting the Material Control and Accountability (MC&A) program.
    • Develops, coordinates, and maintains local the MC&A plan and procedures.
    • Performs Facility Security Officer Duties at the Remote Sensing Laboratory, Andrews, AFB.

    Overview

    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.