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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Information Assurance Analyst (ISSO) in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311139

Directorate: National Security Directorate

Division: Chief Operating Office

Group: Security Operations Office

Job Description

  • Designs and implements information assurance and security engineering systems with requirements of business continuity, operations security, cryptography, forensics, regulatory compliance, internal counter-espionage (insider threat detection and mitigation), physical security analysis (including facilities analysis, and security management).

  • Assesses and mitigates system security threats and risks throughout the program life cycle. Assists in establishing and implementing cyber security policies.

  • Validates system security requirements definition and analysis.

  • Establishes system security designs. Implements security designs in hardware, software, data, and procedures.

  • Verifies security requirements; performs system certification and accreditation planning and testing and liaison activities.

  • Develops and conducts user training and awareness programs.

  • Provides consulting to IT operations for secure systems operations and maintenance.

  • Prepare, maintain, and implement the System Security Plans (SSPs), and associated documentation for information systems for which they are responsible.

  • Conduct continuous monitoring and other security control assessments of information systems to periodically verify and report that security features and operating controls are implemented correctly, operating as intended, and producing the desired outcomes.

  • Perform ongoing risk assessments to determine if additional countermeasures beyond those identified in the program’s risk assessment are required.

  • Develop and implement appropriate cyber security awareness training for staff and management for their understanding of cyber security responsibilities for accessing information systems and protecting electronic data.

Level II: Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Builds productive internal/external working relationships. Works under general supervision. Follows established procedures. Infrequent interorganizational and outside customer contacts on routine matters.

Level III: A seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of area of specialization; resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways. This job is the fully qualified, career oriented, journey-level position. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Frequent interorganizational and outside customer contacts.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with 2-4 years of experience or a Master’s with 0-2 years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Assurance, Cybersecurity or a related field with 5-8 years of experience, Master’s with 3-6 years of related experience, or JD or PhD with 0-3 years of experience.

  • Active Federal DOE Clearance and ability to maintain such clearance.

  • Experience with Splunk, Wireshark, and Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS).

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

  • Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Directorate: National Security

Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences

Group: NSD Security Operations

Opening Date: 2020-09-01

Closing Date: 2020-10-01