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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: X4019 / Sr Industrial Security Tech
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 09

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Independently plans, coordinates, and carries out the day-to-day security operations and associated administrative control activities of a government-affiliated, information-sensitive research center, technical institute, or satellite location of the University. Serves as principal day-to-day security liaison for the enterprise, working on a University-wide basis, as appropriate. Oversees and/or coordinates the activities of lower level security or administrative support staff, as appropriate to the position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Reviews and administers security-related and/or export control contracts and programs with external government and/or business entitities, as appropriate to the position.
  2. Participates in the planning and implementation of security services and systems for the unit, to include security liaison services with external government and/or business entities.
  3. Assists in the development and implementation of classified computing systems.
  4. Edits and proofreads documents published by University personnel for compliance with Federal Government classification standards.
  5. Assists University research and contract management constituencies in determining export control requirements related to Requests for Proposals and contracts issued to the University.
  6. Assists principal investigators in the development and implementation of export control protection plans.
  7. Directly interacts with interested external organizations and entities with regards to day-to-day security access procedures and matters involving University and external personnel.
  8. Oversees, coordinates, and serves as officially designated custodian of sophisticated office security technology, such as magnetic entry systems and equipment and electronic detection alarm systems.
  9. Prepares and maintains highly sensitive and/or classified documents in computerized and/or hard copy formats.
  10. Independently establishes, updates, and maintains files, inventories, and records; implements and maintains databases and systems to support the unit.
  11. Provides day-to-day fiscal and procedural management to the activity, and may serve as the principal point of administrative coordination and support for the operating unit.
  12. Provides functional supervision to lower level staff and/or student employees, to include participation in hiring, training, and allocation of work.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 7 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Federal Government security classification procedures and standards.
  • Working knowledge of policies, regulations, and procedures for the handling and maintenance of sensitive and/or classified information.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to supervise and train assigned staff.
  • Knowledge and understanding of export control requirements as they relate to research proposals and contractual arrangements.
  • Skill in the preparation of export control protection plans.
  • Ability to make administrative decisions and judgments.
  • Ability to edit and proofread complex written documents.
  • Skill in the use of computerized systems and databases.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement, and administer complex recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Knowledge of basic fiscal management, accounting procedures, and related documentation.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage confidential information.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) independent administration of day-to-day security procedures of the program activity; b) direct interaction with external constituencies in the review and administration of security-related and export control contracts and programs; c) participation in the development of classified computing and security systems, processes, and procedures; e) editing and proofreading documents for compliance with security classification provisions; f) assisting principal investigators and senior University management in determining export control requirements and preparing export control protection plans.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017