Cyber Security Director

at Consolidated Nuclear Security
Published May 25, 2023
Location Amarillo, TX
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Responsible for managing a broad range of complex cyber operations and risk management activities. This position requires deep and current practical experience in various information technology and security subject areas. This position will be responsible for implementing the vision and strategic direction for providing risk information and mitigation strategies as well as responsibility for coordinating activities involving Information Technology (IT) and Cyber Security. Responsible for preparing and delivering security and cyber program level reports to regulatory agencies.

What You Can Expect

  • Meaningful work and unique opportunities to support missions vital to national and global security

  • Top-notch, dedicated colleagues

  • Generous pay and benefits with a stable organization

  • Career advancement and professional development programs

  • Work-life balance fostered through flexible work options and wellness initiatives

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree: Minimum 12 years of relevant experience. Minimum 7 years of management experience.

  • Ability to develop policy, plans, and strategy in compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and standards in support of organizational cyber activities.

  • Ability to apply critical reading/thinking skills.

  • Ability to exercise judgment when policies are not well-defined.

  • Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies, and guidance relevant to organization cyber objectives.

  • Ability to tailor technical and planning information to a customer’s level of understanding.

  • Ability to think critically.

  • Ability to prioritize and allocate cybersecurity resources correctly and efficiently.

  • Ability to relate strategy, business, and technology in the context of organizational dynamics.

  • Ability to understand technology, management, and leadership issues related to organization processes and problem solving.

  • Skill in creating policies that reflect system security objectives.

  • Skill in communicating with all levels of management including Board members (e.g., interpersonal skills, approachability, effective listening skills, appropriate use of style and language for the audience).

  • Skill to anticipate new security threats.

  • Skill to remain aware of evolving technical infrastructures.

  • Skill to use critical thinking to analyze organizational patterns and relationships.

Preferred Job Requirements

Why Pantex and Y-12?

You get #morethanajob. We encourage employees to achieve a healthy personal balance among home, work and the community. One of the ways we embrace work-life balance is by offering flexible work arrangements that provide alternatives to the traditional workweek, while still meeting business needs. Top talent and personal commitment mean more to our success than any other factors, so we reward our people with the kinds of benefits that make a positive difference in the quality of their lives. Benefits such as: medical plan, prescription drug plan, vision plan, dental plan, employer matched 401(k) savings plan, disability coverage, education reimbursement and many more. Want to stay healthy and fit but hate the cost of a gym membership? Take advantage of one of our onsite workout facilities and eat healthy in our onsite cafeterias. Much more than a workplace, at Pantex and Y-12, you can build a career that lasts a lifetime.


The minimum education and experience for the lowest career level in the job posting range are listed under Minimum Job Requirements. Successful candidates hired into a higher career level than the minimum in the range must meet the requirements listed in the job leveling charts for the career level into which they are being hired.

If a range of Career Levels is posted, i.e., Senior Associate to Senior Specialist, internal applicants already in one of the Career Levels would come across at their current Career Level. Internal applicants currently in a lower level Career Level would move to the lowest posted Career Level.

Requires a Q clearance; however all qualified candidates will be considered regardless of their current clearance status. The ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy Q clearance is required.

Position may require entry into Materials Access Areas (MAA) and participation in the Human Reliability Program (HRP). If HRP is required, candidate must complete a counterintelligence-scope polygraph, pursuant to 10CFR 709. Medical requirements may apply.

CNS is a drug-free workplace. Candidates accepting a job offer will be required to pass a pre-placement physical, drug screening and background investigation. As an employee, you may be required to receive and maintain a security clearance from the United States Department of Energy in order to meet eligibility requirements for access to sensitive information or matter. U.S. citizenship is a requirement for security clearance applicants. All employees are subject to being randomly selected for drug testing without advance notification.

CNS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, disability or veteran status.