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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory SAS Technical Coordinator in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311914

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate

Division: E, H, S & Security Division

Group:Personnel Security Program

Job Description

Provides technical and administrative direction, processing activities, and support to the Laboratory in a variety of topics including Program Wide Support, Requirements Management and Personnel Security in accordance with DOE, other client and PNNL policies and procedures.

Is accountable to the SASD Personnel Security manager and implements Personnel Security programs to include:

  • DOE, DoD and other Government Agency Security Clearance program

  • DOE, DoD, and other Government Agency access authorization program

  • DOE, DOD, and other Governmetn Agency Visitor Control

  • Performs a wide variety of activities including DOE and DoD clearance processing activities; receiving, preparing and coordinating clearance related activities, updating Personnel Security procedural guides as they pertain to assigned functions; performing general clerical, administrative and office duties such as report compilation, record keeping and commitment control.

  • Establishes and maintains relationships as well as routinely communicating with PNNL management & staff, DOE, Field Intelligence Element (FIE), DOD and other Contractors to foster integration, best practices and meet Division goals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A high school diploma and 4+ years of relevant work experience, Technical Institute Graduate or relevant Associate’s degree and 2+ years relevant work experience. Equivalent and/or demonstrated performance in a directly related field/capacity may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a DOE or DOD security environment.

  • Works within established priorities, procedures, processes and requirements requiring judgment in resolving issues or in making recommendations.

  • Assists others in supporting moderately complex technical activities in accordance with established procedures and assists in implementing programs to ensure Laboratory compliance.

  • Exercises and demonstrates good judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

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

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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to 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: Operational Systems

Job Category: Administration/Specialist/Support

Group: Personnel Security Program

Opening Date: 2021-04-07

Closing Date: 2021-04-14