Special Security Officer (SSO) 6/27/2018

Battelle Energy Alliance Idaho Falls, ID

Idaho Falls, ID
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



Job Title: Special Security Officer (SSO)
Grade: 190
Org: Secure Operations
Contact: Megan.Duba@inl.gov or Joshua.Fullmer@inl.gov
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID



Securing the Nation Bit by Byte and Addressing the Threats of Tomorrow, Today

MISSION: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

VISION: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.



Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking applicants for a Special Security Officer (SSO) for the Field Intelligence Element (FIE). The SSO for FIE and INL secured facilities provides day to day support, with very limited direction from management, and takes responsibility for compliant and secure operations of INL sensitive compartmented information facilities (SCIFs). This position includes responsibilities for Collateral, SCI, Top Secret, and Intelligence programs within the SCIF and across N&HS programs and facilities. The applicable SSO role for this position is the INL SCIF at UB2, but may perform duties at other N&HS facilities and/or SCIFs.

Their secondary role is to support resolution of general physical security issues, e.g., Communications Security (COMSEC), TEMPEST, non-SCIF collateral areas, INL Safeguards and Security liaison, and project security support for N&HS.

The SSO may also perform various roles and functions supporting COMSEC which may include the COMSEC Officer, Custodian or alternate(s) responsible as assigned to perform applicable COMSEC duties. These roles include responsibility for record keeping, ordering, inspecting, storing, implementing safeguards and controls and conducting inventories of all COMSEC material assigned to COMSEC account(s).

Major duties and functions of the job involve coordinating and providing a wide range of complex and high quality support services for physical and information security and networks. The position requires work with a high degree of independence in assuming full responsibility of efficient operations and organizations of security systems.

This position requires excellent communication and inter-personal skills to work with all levels of INL staff and external customers. The position provides opportunities to provide relevant technical assistance to intelligence research development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) projects.

The SSO is responsible for ensuring all assigned activities are performed in a secure manner and in accordance with applicable laboratory excellence procedures, security plans/requirements and environmental permits. Activities must be in full compliance with Laboratory, state, federal policies, procedures, directives and regulations within safety authorizations. Responsible for maintaining high standards related to simultaneous excellence in mission, safety, security and environmental stewardship.

Works independently and with minimal supervision to assigned schedules and tasks in coordination with various line management and security officers. Demonstrates ability to manage work load and schedule professionally and creatively. Keeps current on technology trends and advancements, pertinent company (ICD, DOE, INL) procedures, requirements and policies.

Baccalaureate and five years of relevant experience or 13 years of relevant experience.

Fully functioning and fully knowledgeable and experienced in two or more of the following security disciplines: personnel security, physical security, information security, industrial, or information systems security. An in-depth knowledge of SCI security policies and SSO procedures, as well as knowledge of general security policies is required. The incumbent must make fully informed decisions related to the SCIF and COMSEC requirements with limited supervision. Errors will significantly impact the operation of the SCIF.

Knowledge of and experience working for/or in the Intelligence Community (IC). Knowledge of IC rules, regulations and executive orders pertaining to security and foreign intelligence information. Knowledge of the security administration and management of DOE, DOD or IC special access programs, or other extremely sensitive types of information.

Experience communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing, which demonstrates the ability to express thoughts clearly logically and persuasively.

Q-clearance with appropriate sigma's and SCI clearance with ability and willingness to complete polygraph and become a full-time member of the Field Intelligence Element. Capable of working in secured areas, handling, storing and processing classified information, using combination locks and extensive range of passwords and combinations.

Established skills in presentations and written communications for program development and execution. Must be available and be able to respond in a reasonable manner during off-hours as required to maintain accreditation of secured facilities.The SSO shall have a working knowledge of facility security, security policies, technical security, safeguards and operational security measures. Must be able to work under pressure to meet commitments while maintaining quality of work and effective interfaces.


To be eligible for employment at INL males between ages 18 and 25 must register (or must have registered) with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see www.sss.gov.



Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

MOTOR ABILITIES: Lower Body: Standing-prolonged, bending/stooping, squatting, Upper Body: Pushing/pulling, overhead work, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands), Combined Upper/Lower body: Lifting ability- 35 lbs. max, exertion-moderate, repetitive work-intermittent.

SPECIAL SENSES: Eyes: Visually demanding work, near vision, far vision, basic color discrimination, Ears: Speech discrimination, audio alarms, Nose: Ability to smell.

WORK CONDITIONS: Facility: Heights, stairs, Equipment: ladders 6 feet, motor vehicle use, typing/keyboard, Personnel Requirements: 8 Hrs/day, overtime/irregular hours, working alone.

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


Idaho National Laboratory is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 17 national laboratories. With roughly 4,000 scientists, engineers and support personnel, the lab also stands as one of Idaho’s largest employers. At INL’s three primary facility areas – the Advanced Test Reactor Complex, Materials and Fuels Complex, and Research and Education Campus – researchers perform work in support of DOE’s mission to “discover the solutions to power and secure America’s future.” More specifically, INL is the nation’s leading center of nuclear energy research and development. Day-to-day management and operation of the laboratory is the responsibility of Battelle Energy Alliance.

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