Los Alamos National Laboratory Actinide Analytical Chemistry Deputy Group Leader (R&D Manager 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Each R&D; Manager 3 (Deputy Group Leader)will partner with the C-AAC group office staff to provide strong scientific and technical leadership as well as operational, financial and administrative management for the Group.These responsibilities include ensuring compliance with work authorization, radiation protection, nuclear materials safeguards, criticality safety, and safety basis requirements. Each Deputy Group Leader will support the Group Leader to provide leadership to the Group's multiple programmatic activities, and effectively champion C-AAC capabilities and personnel. The successful candidates will function as a key part of the division management team, sharing responsibility for the objectives and mission of the Chemistry Division, including planning strategic directions and sound management practices.

The Deputy Group Leaders will share responsibility with the Group Leader for developing and administering budgets, schedules, and performance standards for C-AAC. The positions are funded at 50% time. The expectation for the successful candidate will be that he/she can obtain programmatic funding for the remaining 50% of his/her time.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working in a nuclear facility combined with a background and record of achievement in the effective implementation of Conduct of Operations.

  • Demonstrated record of identifying and responding to new funding opportunities, program development, and assembling effective project teams across disciplinary and organizational boundaries.

  • Thorough knowledge of and proven ability in budget preparation and oversight.

  • Demonstrated record of promoting teamwork, consensus building, mentoring, and motivating peers and subordinates including conflict resolution and in dealing with performance issues.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, and demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of line, operational, program manager’s oversight, and facility operations personnel.

  • Ability to obtain DOE Q clearance.

  • 426.2 Nuclear Facility Personnel education and experience requirement, BS, and four years nuclear related experience.

Desired Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of and experience implementing Laboratory policies, procedures, and systems.

  • Strong record of technical excellence and achievement as demonstrated through publications, reports, presentations at national and international meetings.

  • Understanding and knowledge of analytical/radio analytical chemistry for nuclear and radioactive materials.

  • Thorough knowledge of DOE programmatic needs in plutonium pit production, threat reduction, material safeguards, and nuclear forensics.

  • Knowledge of LANL and DOE Program Offices.

  • Demonstrated experience managing Nuclear Materials workers (FMH, ORS, ORM HRP etc.).

  • Active DOE clearance

Education:Minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering and four years of nuclear experience. Ph.D. in chemistry, engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.

Notes to Applicants:The positions are funded at 50% time. The expectation for the successful candidate will be that he/she can obtain programmatic funding for the remaining 50% of his/her time.

Inadditionto a resume,candidatesmus tsubmita coverletteraddressingthespecificrequirements.Applicationswithoutthisletter will notbe considered.

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.

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 Actinide Analytical Chemistry Group (C-AAC) at Los Alamos National Laboratory provides expertise in chemical and radiochemical analysis of materials where actinide elements, including plutonium and uranium, make up a significant portion of the sample. These analyses range from assay of the major and minor components down to trace analysis of impurities – spanning over seven orders of magnitude of chemical analysis capability.

We are a recognized national asset and leader within the international nuclear community for our in-depth technical capabilities, knowledge, and the strength of our ISO 17025-accredited quality assurance program. We help sustain the nation’s nuclear security through our core programmatic contributions to stockpile support, nonproliferation and nuclear forensics. In addition, we provide customized support and problem-solving to “walk-in” customers throughout the Laboratory.

Maximum Salary: 197000

Minimum Salary: 116900

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Gasca, Alicia M

Organization Name: C-AAC/ Actinide Analytical Chemistry

Email: agasca@lanl.gov

Job Title: Actinide Analytical Chemistry Deputy Group Leader (R&D; Manager 3)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC62131