Planning Specialist-LANL


Los Alamos,NM


Assist the Planning and Operations Team Leader in coordination of security services to meet DOE and customer requirements. Perform liaison duties between the customer and Protective Force. Assist in the development of Protective Force Security Orders, Plans for protection of SNM and personnel / property protection, facility security and other action and operations plans. Perform all other work assigned.

Specific Duties of the Planning Specialist

  • Coordinate Protective Force services to meet DOE/NNSA/TRIAD and NB3, customer/user requirements, and maintain compliance of the Collective Bargaining agreement.
  • Interface with internal and external customers.
  • Maintain professional and strong working relationships amongst LANL Defense Security Program personnel and all other stakeholders.
  • Familiar with all Technical Areas and conduct walk downs for new VTR(s) activation, changes to building layouts, and prior to authorizing response plans or supplemental security orders, and prior to establishing new Protective Force escorts.
  • Develop and review new Protective Force Operations security orders, plans, and/or procedures for new emerging work as needed.
  • Review, update and/or recommend changes to current plans, security orders, and procedures as needed. Directly responsible for the development and revision of plans related to Standard Centerra Los Alamos practices.
  • Provide assistance for implementation of Security Incident Response Plans (SIRPs) and all Centerra-Los-Alamos Security Plans.
  • Monitor operational status of physical security systems, to include, barriers, alarms, cameras, monitors and access control.
  • Serve as the Restricted Duty Administrator for Protective Force Personnel unable to meet 10 CFR 1047 requirements by maintaining and updating the Restricted Duty database.
  • Provide data entry for site-specific databases for the compilation of reports and provide data to key stakeholders as needed.
  • Update and remove Protective Force Personnel taking and/or returning from leave.
  • Ensure work is executed in accordance with ISM and ISSM Core Functions and Guiding Principles.
  • Conduct and attend briefings and meetings as required.
  • Support Force-on-Force and/or Limited Scope Performance test activities as directed.
  • Actively participate in the emergency planning of drills or exercises with LANL Emergency Management Division Exercise Program and serve as an exercise controller as directed.
  • Successfully complete cross training in other disciplines as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. S. or B.A. degree in related field (Security, Engineering, and Analytical) and/or extensive experience in security through Armed Forces, other government agency or contractor employment, with special emphasis on threat analysis, risk management, asset protection and force development, emergency planning, and data analysis.
  2. At least 2 years of Protective Force (PF) security experience with Department of Energy (DOE) armed security operations.
  3. Demonstrated tactical knowledge.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge security practices, and knowledge of LANL Safeguards and Security practices, policies, and procedures.
  5. Experience in building strong working relationships amongst all levels of personnel.
  6. Experience in technical writing, strong oral communication skills, ability to draft correspondence, coordinate the work of others, and preparing reports.
  7. Ability to successfully complete Site Specific Training Programs and maintain proficiency.
  8. Intermediate-level computer skills to include all Microsoft Office Suite of software.
  9. Currently have or be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-Clearance and be certified/volunteer for the Human Reliability Program (HRP).
  10. Currently have or obtain Derivative Classifier Certification and all other access requirements.
  11. Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license.

Desired Qualifications

  1. Knowledgeable and understand of Department of Energy (DOE) orders, policies, procedures and contractual requirements (e.g., 10 CFR 1046).
  2. Knowledgeable in document creation, design, and formatting.
  3. Experience working in a Classified Environment.
  4. Ability to work in an environment with changing priorities and frequent interruptions.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a team environment and ability to take direction.

NOTE: (Internal Applicants) Discipline on file does not disqualify an applicant. However, discipline on file may be taken into consideration as part of the hiring process.

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