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Intelligence and Counterintelligence (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the posting date. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.


We are seeking an Intelligence and Counterintelligence Professional. Are you passionate and dedicated to detecting, defending, and disrupting the actions of bad actors who are working for the benefit of foreign intelligence services that are attempting to penetrating one of the premier national laboratories in the United States? If so, you will want to take this opportunity to join Sandias unique counterintelligence and intelligence multidisciplinary team committed to the protection of Sandias employees and cutting-edge technologies. You will leave work every day knowing that you made a difference in our nation's security. Join our team of diverse professionals!

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Work with our analytical and cyber cadre to initiate and conduct investigations and inquiries to determine if a foreign adversary or a malicious insider is attempting to gain access to sensitive technologies or members of the workforce who are working on sensitive programs.
+ Provide briefings to educate the workforce about methodologies used by foreign intelligence services to corrupt an unwitting or vulnerable employee or otherwise gain access to sensitive programs.
+ Provide travel briefings and debriefings to persons traveling to foreign countries.
+ Provide host briefings and debriefing to members of the workforce who will be in contact with foreign nationals.
+ Share domain expertise on specific geographical areas of the world, understanding what SNL equities are sought out by intelligence services in a specific geographic area in order to protect all SNL resources (people, information and property).
+ Develop and foster a close working relationship with DOE IN entities, law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and other organizations throughout the laboratory to advance the mission of the Office of Counterintelligence.


+ Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related discipline, plus (10) years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience with a United States federal government agency or contractor of, such as the DOE, FBI, CIA, or DOD.
+ Five years of work experience in a sensitive, classified environment.
+ Investigative know-how within the counterintelligence field with specific experience in the collection, analysis, evaluation and dissemination of CI information.
+ Experience in working with a task force or multi-agency program comprised of local, state and/or federal organizations.
+ Active DOE Q-level security clearance or DOD/OGA equivalent with the ability to obtain a SCI clearance and the ability to maintain the clearance level required to start.


+ Excellent oral and written communication skills, having the ability to explain and document complex ideas clearly and concisely.
+ Knowledge of investigative skills, to include case documentation, preservation of evidence, interviewing techniques, and liaison experience with other government and non-government agencies.
+ Experience in extracting and accurately summarizing relevant information from coworkers, managers, witnesses and subjects.
+ Experience with cyber threats and cyber investigations.
+ Familiarity with advanced persistent threat modus operandi and indicators.
+ Computer skills and familiarity with word processing, secure databases, presentations, and email applications.
+ Counterterrorism investigative experience.

Department Description:

Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Office of Counterintelligence (OCI) is responsible for managing all counterintelligence-related activities at the laboratories, both in New Mexico and California, on behalf of the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Office of Intelligence (IN) and Counterintelligence.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

_World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2020-11-13 Expires: 2020-12-14

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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