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Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security Engineer

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: December 5, 2022
Reference Code: 18818
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Our team works an on-site 9x80 schedule located at our REC facility with every other Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Cybercore Integration Center is seeking an experienced engineer to provide technical oversight of various critical infrastructure-related projects comprising Cybercore's expanding energy security portfolio. Cybercore's control systems experts, cyber researchers and threat analysts examine potential cyber threats to industrial control systems and develop mitigations and recommendations against those threats.
The candidate chosen for this position will have oversight responsibility for multiple ongoing, rapidly expanding projects sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The person in this position is expected to
  • Serve as a nationally recognized Cyber Security Engineer performing analysis of cyber security engineering of the nation's critical infrastructure.
  • Deliver professional advice, expertise, strategic insight, and other cyber-related consulting services to advance industrial control systems (ICS) cyber security for critical infrastructure.
  • Provide onsite technical expertise in critical infrastructure security as well as coordinate interaction and information sharing with various stakeholders within the U.S. government, state and local governments, private/public industries, and academia.
  • Interface directly with various federal government customer offices on existing and potentially new cyber security-related collaborations and advise INL on research opportunities in the area of cyber security against threats to the US energy sector and other US critical infrastructures.
  • Exceptional communications skills and experience-based gravitas that allows them to speak authoritatively with extraordinary cyber technical experts while also having the ability to explain highly technical subject manner to non-technical professionals in an easily understood manner.
  • Deep understanding of the US energy industry's evolving control systems cyber security challenges and be able to use that understanding to develop and guide strategic direction for INL's future investments in cyber-related personnel and other resources.
The person chosen for this position will interface directly with Cybercore leadership, across divisions within INL's National & Homeland Security directorate, and with lab leadership, and also will be expected to maintain current relationships with DOE sponsors, particularly CESER, and to foster new relationships with DOE and industry.
Cybercore is all about harnessing disparate skill sets and using that to execute projects that are vital to US national security. Therefore, the person chosen for this position must enjoy and thrive in a team environment.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Baccalaureate and 12 years relevant experience or Master's degree and 8 years relevant experience.
  • Preferred formal educational backgrounds include mechanical or electrical engineering, cyber security/computer sciences, and business/financial management.
  • This requires industry and technical experience in the fields of cyber and industrial control systems. In addition, competitive candidates will have business and leadership skills, to include planning, coordinating, and executing technical work for DOE, DOD, DHS, industry, and other sponsors.
  • A self-starter and effective communicator who excels at identifying work scope and translating that into technical task definitions for members of various project teams.
  • Relevant experience includes program/project management here at INL, particularly in the cyber security realm, and familiarity with industrial control systems.
  • Applicants with in-depth knowledge of the US energy sector and experience working with DOE, DOD and DHS and private industry on grid security-related projects will be particularly driven.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance and SCI access, which requires US Citizenship.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Candidates with Professional Engineer and/or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications will be particularly competitive.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 240 ($135,816 - $230,904)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated dedication to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
INL Overview:
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 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO 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. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your 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 does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.