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Security Operations Specialist - Vulnerability/Risk Assessments Analyst

  1. Oak Ridge
  1. Nuclear

Security Operations Specialist - Vulnerability/Risk Assessments Analyst

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Oak Ridge, TN Nuclear Group as a Security Operations Specialist – Vulnerability/Risk Assessments Analyst.


• Stops works without fear of reprisal for unsafe conditions potentially affecting personnel safety or environment risk.
• Develops and executes vulnerability/ risk assessment actives to ensure compliance with applicable DOE directives and contractual requirements for a Special Nuclear Material (SNM) Category I facility and makes technical Nuclear security recommendations on potential changes to Category I facility. Prepares and provides technical briefings for the local DOE Officially Designated Federal Security Authority (S) on technical nuclear security issues related to the Category 1 facility.
• Serves as Vulnerability Assessment Manager, Vulnerability Assessment Analyst, and Vulnerability Assessment Modeling/ Simulations Specialist.
• Provides analysis, Witten reports, and presentations regarding assessments for safeguarding and securing SNM.
• Reviews input from physical security Vulnerability/risk assessment activities as needed.
• Serves as the Isotek lead for the Vulnerability/Risk Assessment team and subject matter expert to the ORNL Design Basis threat implementation of necessary safeguards and security measures.
• Assists the Security Operations Manager in the development of the Site Security Plan and provides input for the Performance Assurance Program Plan to ensure proper vulnerability/risk assessment elements are adequately addressed and implemented.
• Provides technical direction to subcontractors providing vulnerability assessment support.
• Supports the execution of Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) guiding principles and core functions and the Isoetek Safety Culture.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


• Baccalaureate in a security- related field or requisite experience preferred.


• Proficient knowledge of Microsoft office.
• Strong communication, verbal and written skills.
• Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
• Must be knowledgeable of DOE directives and standards related to physical security and vulnerability assessments for a DOE SNM Category 1 facility.


• US citizenship required for Atkins Global Isotek System Project positions.
• Applicants selected will be subject to a federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter.
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in DOE safeguards and security vulnerability/risk assessment activities.




Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.




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