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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Technical Surveillance Counter Measures Professional in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311632

Directorate: Operational Systems

Division: Safeguards & Security

Group: Information Security Program

Job Description

  • Responsible for assisting the Technical Security Counter Measures (TSCM) Lead in the development, implementation and management of the TSCM Team, to include strategic planning, risk management and oversight of program implementations.

  • Responsible for assisting the TSCM Lead in managing, maintaining, and administering the TSCM Team, to include associated budgets, coordinating with all levels of staff and management.

  • Responsible for compliance with internal requirements, DOE requirements, and other federal laws and regulations to provide high levels of compliance and performance, including stop work notices, when circumstances warrant.

  • Is accountable to the SASD Information Security Manager and coordinates/interacts closely with other SASD groups to execute effective, compliant assignments/programs in accordance with internal and external client expectations.

  • As mission demands, will be responsible for supporting laboratory research projects leveraging technical expertise to support delivery of project outcomes within the scope of incumbent’s technical field.

  • Assigned the development and implementation of a compliant program, program support, and other Information Security activities as assigned. Assigned as a Subject Matter Expert (SME).

  • Establishes and maintains liaison relationships by networking with PNNL management and staff, DOE, Field Intelligence Element (FIE), and other Contractors to foster integration, best practices and meet Division goals. Often serves as consultant to management.

  • Works independently, has growing responsibility, no oversight required. Translates strategy into specific goals and objectives. Works on unusually complex technical problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative.

  • Conducts mentoring and training activities for technical staff. Fosters collaboration and grows the skills of others.

  • Conducts TSCM threat and awareness briefings with all levels of management, prepares and delivers detailed and informative reports on physical/technical security activities.

  • Conducts laboratory analyses and/or evaluation of electronic equipment and furnishings, provides pre-construction advice and assistance on sensitive/classified facilities/projects/issues and coordinates projects associated with security enhancements or downgrades as well as new facility construction requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree plus 10+ years of relevant experience - or –an advanced degree plus 9+ years of relevant experience.

  • Graduate of the Federal Interagency Training Center (ITC) TSCM Fundamentals Course.

  • Maintains an active DOE TSCM Technician Certification

  • Able to manage projects involving diverse tasks, teams, and organizations. Exercises sound judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Radio Frequency (RF) background preferred including, but not limited to, fabrication, maintenance, design, calibration, and repair.

  • Able to demonstrate leadership across Hanford Site and within Directorate and PNNL. Participates in DOE-wide initiatives.

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 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

  • Be capable of performing all activities including working in small, enclosed locations; climbing and working at heights; lifting and carrying loads of at least 50 lbs.; distinguishing between colors; maintaining vision (corrected or uncorrected) of at least 20/40; and hearing (corrected or uncorrected) over the audio frequency range with any loss not to exceed an average of 30 dB, with the loss at any one frequency not greater than 40 dB.

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: Safeguards and Security

Group: Information Security Program

Opening Date: 2021-04-27

Closing Date: 2021-05-27