Los Alamos National Laboratory Director, Office of Counterintelligence/Senior Counterintelligence Officer (Counterintelligence Manager 6) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The LANL Office of Counterintelligence (OCI) a component of the DOE Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (IN) and of the LANL Office of the Director/Staff Director, conducts the Counterintelligence, Unclassified Foreign Visits and Assignments, and Immigration Services Program of the DOE, NNSA, and LANL. Without disrupting the scientific and technical missions for which DOE, NNSA, and LANL exist, OCI integrates these programs to foster counterintelligence and security and protect LANL and the DOE complex from foreign intelligence activity and terrorism.

The Director, OCI/Senior Counterintelligence Officer is one of fifteen to hold such positions across the DOE complex. At LANL this manager, who is accorded rank equivalent to that of a division leader, reports to the Laboratory Director through the Staff Director. This position also has a direct reporting relationship to the DOE Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (DOE IN). In DOE IN, this manager reports to the IN Director through the Deputy Director, Counterintelligence Directorate.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Leadership of the Counterintelligence, Unclassified Foreign Visits and Assignments, and Immigrations Services Programs, to include strategic program planning.

  • In league with another manager/direct report, oversight of constituent programs under the larger Counterintelligence Program umbrella—Analysis, Awareness and Defensive Counterintelligence, Counterintelligence Evaluation, Cyber, Insider Threat, and Investigations.

  • Direct supervision of two CI Managers (one of whom provides daily oversight of the Unclassified Foreign Visits and Assignments and Immigration Services Teams) and the OCI Professional Staff Assistant.

  • Frequent interaction with LANL leadership, senior managers across the laboratory, and the NNSA Los Alamos Field Office Manager, to include regular briefings.

  • Close collaboration with DOE IN management personnel.

  • Liaison to the FBI and other US intelligence community members.

  • Workforce planning, budget planning and financial execution, performance management and merit.

  • Leadership of or other participation in multiple LANL working groups.

  • Personal conduct of certain investigations/operations as appropriate.

  • Workplace safety and security.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

The successful candidate will demonstrate advanced knowledge and experience in the following skill sets:

  • A record of distinction in the investigation and management of complex national security matters.

  • Demonstrated experience in management of an organization requiring priority-based allocations of funding, facilities, and human resources.

  • Exemplary communication skills. The position requires considerable writing, classified briefings and presentations, and public speaking.

  • Interpersonal skills that foster teamwork, inspire confidence, and indicate the ability to interact professionally across LANL and the DOE complex and with liaison partners.

  • The gravitas and flexibility to function as an executive, manager, and player/coach as appropriate.

  • An active Q clearance and SCI accesses. If a candidate holds a clearance but not Q and SCI, LANL leadership must be satisfied that Q and SCI can be obtained expeditiously.

Desired Skills:

  • Extensive US intelligence community experience and familiarity with intelligence community policies (e.g., EO 12333, PDD 61).

  • Recognized expertise in complex counterintelligence matters and thus the ability to provide direction as well as leadership.

  • Familiarity with the DOE Counterintelligence Program.

  • Derivative classifier certification.

Education: This position typically requires a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s or other advanced degrees preferred) and a minimum of 12-15 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q/SCI (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

Equal Opportunity:Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work_

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Maximum Salary: 271900

Minimum Salary: 152000

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Salyer, Reyna Linda

Organization Name: OCI/Office Of Counterintelligence

Email: reyna@lanl.gov

Job Title: Director, Office of Counterintelligence/Senior Counterintelligence Officer (Counterintelligence Manager 6)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC70652