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Safeguards and Security Specialist Level IV

Law Enforcement and Security

Diplomatic Security


Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States


Work Where it Matters

Akima Infrastructure Services (AIS), an Akima company, is not just another staffing contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At AIS, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , AIS provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , AIS supports vital missions with the most in-demand and specialized skill sets in the world.

As an AIS employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

Akima Infrastructure Services, LLC (AIS), is actively seeking Engineering, Professional, Technical, and administrative personnel as part of our staff augmentation team supporting the Department of Energy at the Y-12 National Security Complex located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and the Pantex Plant located in Amarillo, Texas.

Successful candidates will be employees of AIS, a premier government contractor charged with employing highly motivated and well-qualified personnel who can advance Y-12's core mission to ensure a safe, secure, and reliable U.S. nuclear deterrent, which is essential to national security. Though employed by AIS, the employee will take day-to-day direction and assignments from Y-12 staff employed directly by the security complex. Pay, benefits, Human Resources, and Employment Management functions are provided by AIS.

Qualified applicants must be a US citizen, at least 18 years of age, and able to meet pre-employment requirements including any required physicals, drug screen, and/or background investigation to satisfy clearance requirements from the Department of Energy.


Job Responsibilities:

  • The classification Analyst provides an advanced level of knowledge to the CNS Y-12 Classification Office. This position requires an ability to implement and manage Federal Regulation, Statutes, and DOE Orders pertaining to the identification and protection of both classified and controlled unclassified information at the CNS Y-12 National Security Complex (NSC). The classification analyst is expected to make cognizant decisions on information that is being identified and protected in accordance with published guidance, DOE Orders and Federal Regulations.
  • The candidate must be able to read, understand and make an accurate classification determination for any document or material produced by any organization at Y-12. The analyst will also function as the public release authority for documents and material, some of which will include highly technical information or involve patents for new technologies, and the lie. The analyst must be able to help field DC/RO’s with reviews by helping them find the right guidance, and ensure that every aspect of a document is considered and properly vetted against the applicable
  • The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to handle issues and concerns directly related to key management systems at the plant level, and capable of assisting in the development of long-term strategies for information security operations and classification decisions at the Y-12 NSC.
  • This position requires a self-starter capable of exerting considerable latitude in determining classification objectives, and a proven ability to complete work assignments through consultation and agreement with others rather than by formal review of supervision.


Minimum Qualification:

  • Candidate must be a DOE Certified Classified/ Reviewing Official (DC/RO)
  • BS Degree and 15-20 years' experience or MS Degree and 14-18 years' experience
  • DOE Q Clearance required.
  • Pre-employment Drug Screen - External applicants selected for this position are required to successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
  • Medical Exam(s) - Job related pre-placement medical examinations may be required for this position.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. If determined as such, this position would be identified as a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require participation in an ongoing random drug testing program in addition to the pre-employment drug screen.

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Security, Intelligence & Defense Analysis

Travel: None

Organization: AIS - Akima Infrastructure Services

Clearance: DOE Q

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-8383