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Sandia National Laboratories Physical Security Generalist (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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.


Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.


We are seeking a Physical Security Generalist to join our dynamic team.

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

  • Answer general security questions

  • Answer security hotline, direct others to proper security department

  • Operate special software: Acknowledge and categorize alarms of every nature

  • Assess alarms in a timely fashion and dispatch personnel to investigate to meet requirements.

  • Routinely ensure compliance with alarm rate requirements.

  • Work closely with field alarm technologists, engineering project managers, FIE badging office, and security officers

  • Coordinate access to special security areas

  • Create spreadsheets for data entry, run reports for alarm activities

  • Respond to customer requests in a timely manner

  • Assist with investigating security violations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline or equivalent experience.

  • Familiarity with DOE Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence Security Directives.

  • Experience with project management.

  • Experience with database administration.

  • Experience with ACS/IDS systems (Diamond, OnGuard, software house, etc.)

  • Active DOE Q Clearance or DoD TS Clearance is required to start.

  • Ability to obtain a SCI Clearance that may require a polygraph.


Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:

  • Familiarity with SNL/Field Intelligence Element (FIE) Security Operations such as: Special Security Office, Visitor Control, Personnel Security, Physical Security, Program Security, and SCI access authorizations.

  • Proficient with MS Office applications.

  • The ability to document, organize, and integrate data into various metrics.

  • The ability to prioritize, delegate, and successfully respond to simultaneous and competing requirements.

  • Experience handling and storing classified matter.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team.

  • Active DOE Q Clearance is required to start.

  • Active SCI Clearance that may require a polygraph.

    Department Description:

The Field Intelligence Element (FIE) Operations Group performs high-impact, national security work for a broad segment of the Intelligence Community. The FIE Physical Security Department protects the information of our customers and creates a secure environment that allows Sandia to deliver products and services that protect our nation's security. The functions of this department include program security, visitor control, badge office, protocol, FIE Safety, facility security, and SCIF space.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s 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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)• Generous vacations, strong medical 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:*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE 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 obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access 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 the 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.

Job ID: 679630