Security Specialist

Department Of Energy Aiken , SC 29803

Posted 2 months ago

  • Duties




A successful candidate in this position will serve as the Savannah River Field Office (SRFO) subject matter expert on assigned safeguards and security functional and topical areas.

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As a Security Specialist, you will:

  • Provide authoritative oversight of assigned security programs, functions, and projects pertaining to Savannah River Site (SRS) operations. Primarily concerned with the information security, personnel security, and physical security topical areas pertaining to facilities, programs, and projects under the purview of NNSA/SRFO.

  • Direct, monitor, and evaluate day-to-day safeguards and security operations concerned with the protection of special nuclear materials, sensitive or classified information, personnel, facilities, installations, or other sensitive materials, resources, or processes against criminal, terrorist, or hostile intelligence activities.

  • Develop, interpret and evaluate security regulations and policies to determine impact to Tritium Program operations and security projects.

  • Perform oversight of contractor security program management systems, practices, and procedures to ensure compliance with NNSA and DOE directives, requirements, and policies.

  • Lead or conduct inspections, surveillances, and surveys; perform technical analysis, risk analysis and performance testing, and evaluate security plans, practices, and procedures to evaluate and advise on safeguards and security programs and operations for the protection of national security information and assets.

Travel Required

25% or less - Approximately 20% travel is required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

03 - Position is at the full performance level.

  • Job family (Series)

0080 Security Administration

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Subject to Random Drug Testing

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.

  • Favorable suitability determination required.

  • Financial Disclosure is required.

  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q level Security Clearance.


  • You must be a United States Citizen.

  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.

  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.

  • Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification.

  • A one year probationary period may be required.

  • More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

  • Must acquire Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer's Representatives (FAC-COR) Level II

  • Certification in the DOE's Technical Qualification (TQP) required within 18 months.

  • Human Reliability Program position.

  • Field visits of SRS facilities (sometimes involving environments in which exposure to radioactive or chemical hazards is possible) are required. Such visits may require special safety precautions, adherence to safety procedures, and the wearing of protective equipment and/or dosimeters.

  • Periodic travel to other sites is necessary.



A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA pay band or GS grade level in the Federal service i.e., NQ-02 or GS-12. Specialized experience for this position is defined as applying established and advanced security principles, procedures, and analytical techniques in two or more security topical areas; as well as experience designing, leading, and conducting security surveys, self-assessments, and audits.

Examples may include:

  • Conducting inspections or surveys to determine the adequacy of complex security systems or controls.

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of security programs, systems, and procedures to resolve safeguards and security issues and problems associated with operations of a Nuclear Facility.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

  • Knowledge and skill in application of advanced security principles, concepts, and methodologies sufficient to serve as the subject matter expert for safeguards and security programs.

  • Knowledge of safeguards and security programs, missions, and objectives sufficient to provide effective oversight and guidance relative to security functional areas.

  • Ability to provide effective oversight and guidance relative to physical security, personnel security, and Foreign Ownership, Control, and Influence (FOCI) functional areas.

  • Ability to conduct functional, financial, and operational oversight reviews and activities, analyzed information, and provide written report findings sufficient to identify, communicate, and resolve issues and problems.

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Time-in-Grade/Band: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.


There is no education requirement. Education cannot be substituted for experience at the NQ-03 level.

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