Los Alamos National Laboratory A-1 Group Leader (R&D Manager 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

As a member of the A-Division Leadership team, the A-1 Group Leader will report to the A-Division Leader. The A-1 Group Leader provides technical and operational oversight for programmatic execution by Group staff. The Group Leader will also partner with the Division Leadership Team and applicable key stakeholders to define strategic capability direction for the Group and to facilitate integration of Group capabilities in programmatic planning or other initiatives. Specifically, the Group Leader will:

  • Contribute to A-Division Leadership Team Initiatives and Projects.

  • Ensure operational and technical excellence of the Group including:

  • Providing oversight and coordination of work, security and safety systems, quality assurance, and timely/accurate delivery of high quality technical products that comply with applicable analytic integrity standards.

  • Advocate for and represent all aspects of integrating and executing work within the division, with internal and external partners and with stakeholder organizations.

  • Increase the impact of A-1 by leading or partnering to advance the development and broad utilization of specialized national security information systems and modeling across the Division and Laboratory; enhance the competitive position of Group capabilities.

  • Work with the A-Division leadership team, Laboratory program offices and with key stakeholders to develop, plan, and execute innovative projects and programs.

  • Provide leadership to staff and take the initiative in strategic workforce development, succession planning, recruiting, retention and diversity of employees.

  • Identify facility needs and technology investments required to promote operational and technology sustainment for the Group. Work with Division management and Laboratory stakeholders to fulfill these needs. Apply sound business practices to maintain and enhance the financial health of the Group.

  • Assume responsibility for an ethical and respectful work environment within the Group.

  • Enable/build collaborations across the institution.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated leadership in the successful development and execution of complex, multidisciplinary projects, with a record of sound technical and programmatic judgment.

  • Demonstrated experience in working with U.S. Government stakeholders such as the Intelligence Community (IC), DoD, NNSA, DoE/IN, DHS, etc.

  • Record of effective personnel development including strategic staff planning, mentoring, and team building.

  • Ability to resolve conflicts among personnel successfully, motivate performance, and address poor performance.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of Laboratory personnel and customers.

  • Working knowledge of one or more of the Group’s core activities.

Desired Skills:

  • An advanced degree in engineering or science is preferred.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of U.S. priorities with respect to national and global security.

  • Prior experience in implementing Institutional goals assuring the health and safety of workers, security and environmental compliance.

  • Prior record of program development, marketing and developing proposals that have contributed to strong revenue growth and new customer relationships.

  • Experience in the oversight of work performed in vaults/closed areas/SCIFs.

  • Partnering with LANL program offices to meet national security deliverables.

  • Active Q/SCI clearances.

Education:BS in a science, mathematics, engineering, or closely related discipline.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q(Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

Equal Opportunity:Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work_

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

The Information Systems and Modeling Group (A-1) develops and applies advanced information systems and modeling tools to support national security missions in nuclear emergency response; nuclear materials non-proliferation; export licensing analysis; energy and infrastructure simulation, modeling and analysis of critical national assets; operations research including optimization and algorithm development; rapid simulation of chem/bio/radiation (CBR) plume dispersal in urban and industrial environments; threat prediction/preparation/event reconstruction; machine learning, data analytics, and forecasting of dynamic threats; and deployment of models and applications on cloud computing infrastructure. The educational and career backgrounds of employees in the Group range from the physical sciences, advanced information systems, engineering, operations research, economics, biosciences, computer science, and mathematics. The research is conducted at various levels of classification to meet national security needs. The Group consists of approximately 40 full-time employees, as well as additional affiliates, guest scientists, students and postdoctoral appointees. The successful candidate will provide technical, managerial, and administrative oversight of Group employees and serve as an active participant in the A-Division leadership team.

Maximum Salary: 219800

Minimum Salary: 126700

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Salyer, Reyna Linda

Organization Name: A-1/Information Systems & Modeling

Email: reyna@lanl.gov

Job Title: A-1 Group Leader (R&D; Manager 4)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC68781