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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Information Assurance Analyst in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309564

Directorate: Communications and Information Technology

Division: Cyber Security

Group: Cyber Security Risk and Governance

Job Description

PNNL seeks an Information Systems Security Officer to join the Cyber Security Policy & Risk Management team in Richland, WA. This critical role is an early to mid-career level position on a growing team of experienced cyber security experts with a culture of collaboration, creativity, agility and professional delivery. This role is responsible for the delivery of IT services and processes related to maintaining effective information security policies and procedures, delivering actionable continuous monitoring performance metrics, and driving risk-informed prioritization of IT investments. The following are some key functions of the role:

  • Author policies and procedures which ensure adequate information security controls are in place to protect organizational resources

  • Plan, coordinate and/or lead information security audits, assessments, and penetration testing of IT resources

  • Prepare and present risk analysis, assessment reports, training material, and other briefings to diverse audiences

  • Develop and deliver tailored and timely information security training and awareness content

  • Provide subject matter expertise on enterprise cyber security risks and emerging threats

  • Partner with cyber security analysts, researchers, and other Lab staff to develop solutions which adequately protect resources while still enabling business success

Occasional weekend or evening “on-call” duties may be required to include rotational support schedules as well as infrequent, ad hoc emergency incident response coordination.

Success in this role means delivering results through strong technical skill, communications, and collaboration with a relentless focus on what’s best for our users. Success means continually holding oneself to the highest of professional and ethical standards and demanding the same of co-workers. Success is walking into PNNL every work day with a belief that you can positively impact the research and development efforts at a national laboratory. You know that your work makes a difference with our clients and users.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, or a related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree (or Bachelor’s degree with 1-2 years of relevant experience) in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, or a related field.

  • In addition to the above, preferred candidates will have hands-on experience in large, multi-platform, networked environments conducting information security assessments, developing cyber risk intelligence, and/or creating and delivering training and awareness content. The candidate should be able to demonstrate experience in some of the following:

  • Translating NIST or other information security guidance, standards, and best practices into actionable requirements

  • Establishing and maturing information security risk management frameworks and Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) systems

  • Effectively participating in diverse, multi-disciplinary, project and operational teams

  • Clearly communicating (written & verbal) technical information security and/or IT business-related information to senior management, peers, and customers

  • Certification in one or more of the following is recommended:

  • ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

  • ISACA Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC)

  • ISC2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)

  • Any SANS Global Incident Analysis Center (GIAC) certifications

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

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: Comm & Information Technology

Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences

Group: Cyber Sec Risk & Governance

Opening Date: 2019-07-10

Closing Date: 2019-08-09