Los Alamos National Laboratory GS-NSD Deputy Program Director (Project-Program Director 5) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The GS-NSD Deputy Program Director (Project-Program Director 5) position will report directly to the GS-NSD Program Director and assist in the management of the GS-NSD office staff including Program Managers and Administrative Staff. As the selected candidate, you will be responsible for supporting the Director in the review and execution of the current enduring thrust areas ensuring alignment of those activities with organizational mission and vision objectives. You will also be responsible for supporting the Director in developing and executing other areas of interest to leverage and grow LANL’s existing core capabilities and highlight the ability to be responsive to both traditional and non-traditional partner agencies. The GS-NSD Director has identified the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Defense (DoD) entities as priority areas to be addressed by the incoming GS-NSD Deputy.
As the GS-NSD Deputy, you will be responsible for the establishment, execution, and oversight of a DHS/DoD-centric program designed to initiate, develop, and sustain collaborative opportunities between GS-NSD and DHS/DoD entities and in doing so implementing new methods to support Laboratory infrastructure, workforce, and capabilities. This position requires working knowledge of relevant DHS entities (S&T, OHA, DNDO, US CBP, FEMA, US SS, TSA, etc) and DoD agencies (OUSD(R&E) & (A&S), Joint Chiefs of Staff, All Combatant Commands, Services HQs, Service Laboratories, MDA, DARPA, DTRA, etc.), their operating constructs, their strategic guidance vehicles, and their execution instruments.
You will have the opportunity to:
Assist in the establishment of goals, objectives, and metrics for new Budget Authority (BA) in the GS-NSD DHS/DoD area
Collaborate with the other GS Program Offices (NCCP, IET and NNS) in sponsor interaction and support
Coordinate and/or participate in Laboratory interactions with sponsors or customers in the GS-NSD DHS/DoD area
Team with line managers to identify and develop institutional capabilities to meet core missions of the Laboratory by informing line organizations of future mission needs in GS-NSD DHS/DoD area and implementing effective program development actions to support the Laboratory
Identify and secure funding for DoD or DHS program(s) that support LANL strategic goals in alignment with specific Lab Agenda items.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated experience in program development, advocacy, strategic planning, resource planning and allocation in relation to DHS/DoD programs. Demonstrated ability to build and grow both internal and external organizational relationships focused on DHS/DoD programs.
Broad range of technical experience in areas such as chem and bio threats/mitigation, directed energy systems, space based technologies, mobile nuclear power generation, RF and EO/IR sensors, and materials including energetic materials, firing systems, and power systems.
Experience in workforce planning that has included recruitment, retention, and mentoring staff. Experience managing and leading sensitive DHS/DoD projects, facilities, and data systems with multi-level security requirements.
Communication & Collaboration
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Experience interfacing with DHS/DoD Senior Officials both Military and Civilian. Demonstrated experience in effective decision-making and creative problem solving.
Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 12 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. An advanced degree and Formal Project Management Experience is preferred.
An active Q/SCI clearance is highly desirable.
Experience as a Program Manager or Program Point-of-Contact at the Laboratory, or equivalent, is desirable.
Experience as a line manager at the Group level or above at the Laboratory, or equivalent, is desirable.
Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.
COVID Vaccine : The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year .
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 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)
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/SCI (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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
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. SeeDOE 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: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for 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. Employment Status
Contact Name Tapia, Margaret L (Margie)
Vacancy Name: IRC96815
Organization Name GS-NSD/National Security & Defense Program Office
Minimum Salary 162900
Maximum Salary 291400
Req ID: IRC96815