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Control Systems Cybersecurity Engineer at Battelle Energy Alliance

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Type: Full Time
Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho

Job Description:


Job Title: Control Systems Cybersecurity Engineer
Grade: 200/220
Org: Security & Resilience Assessments
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID
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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 a Control Systems/Cybersecurity Engineer. The Control Systems/Cybersecurity Engineer fills a critical need in helping the Department of Homeland Securitys (DHS) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) support the security of the nations critical infrastructure. The primary focus of this position is to provide host and network-based analysis in support of incident response and hunt activities within the environments and systems that provide the critical resources/services that our country relies on.

This position will also be responsible for performing preliminary diagnosis to determine the extent of a compromise by advanced threat actors. The successful candidate should understand APT-level tools, tactics, and procedures, and determines mitigation techniques to counter those TTPs. The successful candidate will work other team members, deliver professional advice in cyber security designs, implementation, vulnerability identification, and custom mitigation to both the customer and the larger community impacted by these threats. This position will be responsible for providing advice in cybersecurity designs, implementation, vulnerability identification, mitigation techniques and procedures that will aid industry and the Nation in securing critical infrastructure systems against current and emerging threats.

The ability to interface with asset owners IT and OT representatives along with other key stake holders is also important. Requires the ability to theorize, organize, and participate in the assessment of critical infrastructure/OT systems along with identifying those areas that could significantly impact the ability of the system to function as designed.

Must be able to set and implement high standards for safety, security, environmental compliance, and mission delivery while overseeing successful project/program execution. Work is performed consistent with INLs standards and procedures in identifying and mitigating risk (cost, schedule, and quality) and is executed without appreciable direction. Applicant will also be granted considerable latitude in determining technical objectives for cybersecurity.

The successful candidate must be able to promote an open and informal communication environment with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels in order to develop mutual trust and teamwork.

PR0300: Baccalaureate & 5 years of relevant experience, or Masters & 3 years of relevant experience, or PhD & 2 years of relevant experience.

PR0400: Baccalaureate & 8 years of relevant experience, or Masters & 6 years of relevant experience, or PhD & 4 years of relevant experience.

Preferred degree/training disciplines are: Information Technology, Computer Science/Engineering, Control Systems, MBA, or related field.

Demonstrated knowledge of the computer systems and systems engineering process, with emphasis on customer interfaces, mission and needs assessments, requirements identification and management, including working knowledge of requirements management tools, and alternatives analyses. Must be able to interface effectively with leadership and external customers. When required, must be able to work in a secure work environment to include handling/storing/processing CUI information, and adhere to physical and electronic protection standards.

Travel required up to 50%.

Be able to acquire and maintain Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) training and certification preferred.

Must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE "Q" Clearance and special accesses as required.



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.



March 27, 2018 (Midnight, MST)



Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.


When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.


INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.


Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit and


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.


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