Computer Science: Computer Systems, Computer Science: Information Systems, Computer Science: Information Technology
4 Year Degree
Overview: We are currently seeking qualified applicants with extensive leadership and management experience to serve as Section Head for classified operations in the areas of Classified Intelligence Information Technology (IT)/Information Assurance (IA), Classified R&D Computing, and physical and personnel security in the Field Intelligence Element (FIE). Under Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (IN) authorities, the FIE serves as the ORNL focal point for all intelligence community matters and supports national security science by providing secure IT, communications, facilities, and analysis.
The Section Head will provide leadership, management, and support to the: IT Systems group, the Classified Computing/Cluster group, and the Special Security Office (SSO) group.
IT Systems — Focuses on classified information technology expertise and platform management; maintains and protects the classified intelligence information enterprise network (HAL) for both ORNL and DOE-IN.
Classified Computing/Cluster—Focuses on Cyber Security and Classified Information Technology to preform Classified Computing (support) in collaboration with ORNL’s cluster computing group and Lab IT enterprise strategy.
Special Security Office (SSO)—Focuses on physical security of the classified facility and personnel security for clearance/access requirements.
Provide leadership to a Field Intelligence Element Operations Section which provides technical professional subject matter expertise to researchers pursuing a variety of technical, programs or operations consistent with ORNL’s aspiration to be the world’s premier R&D institution.
The Secure Operation Section Head leads three groups with the primary goal of pursuing excellence in their field, nurtures ORNL’s culture among group members, and continues to build and scale up individual excellence and impact. The Section Head reports to the FIE Director and works closely with group leaders to implement the section’s technical vision; develops group leaders to enable their career advancement; establishes capabilities that enable programs to excel at the forefront of technical professional expertise; works to solve technical challenges for science, engineering, or technical projects and functions; sets, implements, and models standards for performance of work consistent with Environment, Safety, Security, Health, and Quality (ESH&Q) requirements and business rules; and ensures a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels safe, heard, and appreciated—a workplace that sets an example for the broader community.
The National Security Sciences Directorate conducts research and development to confront some of the nation’s most difficult security challenges and adversaries. Our directorate houses S&T leadership in cybersecurity and cyber-physical resiliency, data analytics, geospatial science and technology, nuclear nonproliferation, and high-performance computing for sensitive national security missions. We draw on the Laboratory’s exceptional facilities and work closely with leading researchers in other areas at the lab such as nuclear and chemical sciences and engineering, applied materials, advanced manufacturing, biosecurity, transportation, and computing. Our multi-disciplinary research teams are passionate about discovery and innovation as we create science-based solutions to complex security threats that put public safety, national defense, energy infrastructure, and the economy at risk.
Our commitment to diversity: As we strive to become the world’s premier research institution in the sciences and technologies that underpin critical national security missions, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment that highly values a diverse workforce. We recognize that a breadth of perspectives, insights, and experiences are necessary to drive the level of innovation and discovery that is mission critical to national security sciences. Our commitment extends beyond our workforce to the next generation of researchers with STEM education outreach that seeks to engage a diverse range of students.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead three group leaders to produce excellence in FIE Secure Operations which support world-class research at ORNL.
Work closely with the Division Director and Group Leaders within the section to develop a vision and implement a strategy to support world-leading science and technology
Work with section Group Leaders to establish, communicate, and measure critical metrics for success and impact. Benchmark against the best in the world.
Foster optimum collaboration among scientific, industrial, and academic partners, with a focus on the Intelligence Community.
Build strong teams by collaborating across ORNL and securing external expertise when needed.
Build, nurture, and strengthen the relationship between DOE-IN and ORNL.
Evaluate Group Leader progress regularly, providing feedback and addressing performance issues as required.
Ensure groups are recruiting and hiring from a diverse pool of top candidates who are committed to support world-class research and aspire to be the best in their field.
Lead by example, using NSSD’s core values as a guide for dealing with others.
Coach and mentor staff regarding ORNL’s “Safe Conduct of Research” principles. Ensure all work is carried out safely, securely, and in compliance with ORNL policies, standards, and procedures.
Exemplify a commitement to "One ORNL". Become fluent in the depth and breadth of ORNL’s basic and applied research programs in order to apply this science and service to the nation.
Counsel/consult/mentor staff and increase their knowledge of specialized field(s).
Work with Group Leaders to ensure staff are participating actively in professional education to advance their leadership and technical expertise.
Advocate for and support internal and external recognition of staff achievements. Ensure the Section’s external professional presence is strong.
Communicate funding/proposal opportunities to staff and support proposal development as appropriate.
Requires a Ph.D. with a minimum of 12-year relevant experience or a M.S. with a minimum of 16-year experience or a B.S. with 20-years of experience.
Qualified candidates should have demonstrated experience in classified operations with a great appreciation for classified computing and project management.
A professional track record in areas relevant to the all missions of the section.
Substantial experience working for or collaborating with DOE National Laboratories (or similar organizations).
Special Requirement: This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program. In addition, due the SCI, you may be also be subject to random polygraph testing.
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