Los Alamos National Laboratory Deputy Group Leader (R&D Manager 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Advanced Technology Group (NEN-2) conducts research, development, training and operations in the application of passive and active nuclear measurement techniques, as well as radiography. Applications of primary interest to the group include weapons of mass destruction emergency response programs, intelligence support activities, and international treaty verification. NEN-2 also conducts nuclear criticality research supporting basic research in nuclear chain-reacting systems and contributing to arms control and treaty verification, waste assay, safeguards and accountability, and environmental restoration. A key component of the NEN-2 mission is to teach a wide variety of personnel how to safely handle, detect, characterize, and manage nuclear materials. NEN-2 staff members conduct classes in criticality safety, nuclear materials handling methods, and nuclear instrumentation. NEN critical thinking approach - improving collaboration and safety culture/questioning attitude. NEN-2 works closely with NCERC Facility Operations (NCERC-FO) and Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS) at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) to execute unique nuclear critical and subcritical experiments. NEN-2 likewise works closely with the Nuclear Criticality Safety Division.
The DGL teams with the Group Leader to provide leadership and management of approximately 60 employees and students with an approximate annual budget of $30M.The DGL assists the Group Leader to coordinate the efforts of Team Leaders and Principal Investigators and provides technical direction to maintain and improve capabilities, develop programs and personnel, ensure work quality, and cost and technical effectiveness. The DGL will foster the building of synergistic teams and collaborations, and effectively identify and deal with personnel issues. The DGL is a role model for the Group’s learning safety culture and questioning attitude. The Deputy Group Leader is expected to contribute to providing effective management oversight of the Group's activities within a range of hazard categorization facilities up to HAZ Cat 2 and/or a range of security category level facilities up to level I.
The DGL must work effectively with Laboratory line, program, and facility managers in strategic planning, program development, program execution, and capability development and maintenance. The DGL must work effectively across organizational boundaries to build collaborations and ensure success of NEN-2 experiments whether at LANL or elsewhere. The DGL will serve as part of the Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation (NEN) Division management team, providing strategic direction and priorities for the Division. The Deputy Group Leader is expected to secure and dedicate approximately 50% level of effort towards programmatic deliverables and milestones.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated professional-level experience and scientific and technical excellence in at least one of the following areas: nuclear instruments and methods, nuclear safeguards, nuclear criticality or experimental nuclear science and engineering.
Demonstrated success in managing, leading, and delivering on a complex experiment, project, or program involving diverse disciplines and technologies related to one or more of NEN-2’s core competencies.
Demonstrated acumen in leading/enabling a robust Safety Culture
Demonstrated leadership skills including: personal integrity and accountability, effective oral and written communications, commitment to quality and excellence, institutional citizenship, and people development including mentoring, team building, and resolving conflicts among personnel.
Demonstrated experience in building successful collaborations across multiple organizational boundaries.
Position requires a baccalaureate in a nuclear relevant science or engineering field plus 2 years of job related nuclear experience or 6 years of relevant nuclear experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree in nuclear physics or nuclear engineering preferred.
Demonstrated experience building and developing technical capabilities and human capital within a team or group.
Experience in conduct of operations associated with handling nuclear materials and operating in laboratory type facilities.
Prior R&D experience working within compliance guidance of a HAZCAT 2 nuclear facility.
Demonstrated success in program/project development, including proposal preparation and presentations to program managers, sponsors, and end users.
Demonstrated experience in working with U.S. Government stakeholders such as the NNSA, DHS, DOD, etc. and partnering with LANL program offices.
Working knowledge of the nuclear weapons program and nuclear emergency response.
Knowledge of classification guidance in areas of the Group.
Active Q Clearance and active HRP.
Note to Applicants: Please provide a detailed cover letter addressing each Minimum Job requirement and Desired Qualifications. The Deputy Group Leader is expected to secure and dedicate approximately 50% level of effort towards programmatic deliverables and milestones.
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
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.
HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.
426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.
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: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to Laboratory Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.
Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.
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 regard 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security.
Our diverse workforce enjoys a collegial work environment focused on creative problem solving, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are considered. We are committed to work-life balance and personal/professional growth. Our creative and dedicated computational professionals are our greatest asset and we take pride in cultivating their talents, supporting their efforts, and enabling their success. Together we are advancing our national security mission.
Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Onsite gyms and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM enjoys excellent weather, clean air and outstanding public schools. This is a safe, low-crime, family-oriented community with frequent concerts and events as well as quick travel to many top ski resorts, scenic hiking trails, and mountain climbing. The short drive to work includes stunning views of the Valles Caldera as well as the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Many employees also live in the nearby state capital, Santa Fe, which is known for world-class restaurants, art galleries, and opera.
Contact Name Frary, Suzanne R
Vacancy Name: IRC80596
Organization Name NEN-2 / Advanced Nuclear Technology
Minimum Salary 122200
Maximum Salary 205900
Req ID: IRC80596