Los Alamos National Laboratory Institutional Quality (IQ) Group Leader (QPA Manager 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Come join our team! The Institutional Quality (IQ) Group Leader will serve as a member of the Institutional Quality and Performance Assuracne (IQPA) management team to plan, coordinate, and manage the institutional quality program and operations, and programmatic interface activities with our customers. We are seeking a highly motivated, self-starter with advanced knowledge of DOE 414.1D and NQA-1 who can lead programs providing quality support to customers, manage audits and assessments to validate compliance, identify and incorporate lessons learned, build on opportunities for improvement, and develop/implement creative and compliant solutions to a variety of customer operational challenges. The IQ group delivers services to our customers to ensure simultaneous excellence in mission delivery. The Group Leader will report to the IQPA Division Leader .Your responsibilities will include:
Management of the implementation of the NQA-1 based Institutional Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) requirements and oversight of individual organizations’ supplemental QAPs to include the review and approval of associated implementing procedures.
Ensuring operations are compliant with DOE 414.1D and local implementing documents. Overseeing the planning and approval of quality audits and assessments, manage supplier evaluation program, procurement quality, and coordinating receipt inspection activities.
Interpreting requirements, engaging in strategic planning, and managing day-to-day business operations of the group and strategizing the allocation of IQ resources and programs in support of the mission, to include PU Infrastructure support.
Supporting the Laboratory mission by providing expert level quality support, executing strategic leadership, facilitating performance improvement, strengthening the quality culture, and advancing the Laboratory’s growth as a learning organization.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Technical Leadership : Advanced-level experience leading technical operations and demonstrating effective decision-making and creative problem solving including skills in researching and recommending alternative solutions to problems and ability to clarify technical program requirements for a tailored application .
Staffing and Budget Experience : Experience as a line manager and the planning and execution of developing and implementating staffing and budget plans, and then delivering the necessary support to programs with diverse needs.
Collaboration and Coalition Building : Advanced experience with team building and collaboration to develop, implement, and manage innovative requirements-based process improvements.
Communication : Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills that includes reporting on operations and business programs to Federal oversight partners and program owners, higher-level management, customers and stakeholders.
Quality Program Management : Expert-level knowledge implementing quality programs in support of nuclear facility operations or programs. Lead work activities that provide integration of one or more of the following: 10 CFR 830 Subpart A Quality Assurance Requirements , DOE Order 414.1D Quality Assurance, Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA-1) Consensus Standard, or SD330.
Leadership/Influence : Expert‐level experience managing change and demonstrated ability to influence senior management and stakeholders regarding program implementation and support planning.
LANL Mission/DOE/NNSA : Familiarity with the LANL mission and programs to include NQA-1 implementation, DOE 414.1D. Experience working closely with DOE/NNSA.
Supply Chain Quality :
Advanced knowledge of supply chain quality to include procurement quality, receipt inspection, supplier evaluations, and the flow-down of quality requirements to vendors and suppliers.
Education/Experience : Bachelor’s degree and 12 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience in engineering, metrology and calibration laboratory operations, or quality programs.
Clearance : Active DOE Q Clearance
Location: This position will be part of the Laboratory’s Telework Pilot and may work from a remote/home location within a two-hour ground commute of the Laboratory. Employee participation in the Telework Pilot may be shortened or extended at the manager’s discretion. Ability to report on-site is a must for this position.
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.
Note to Applicants:
For full consideration, please provide a cover letter addressing each of the required and desired skills.
Writing samples may be requested upon invitation for interview.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Will be populated based on the vacancy Submittal Form if applicable-see guidance at http://int.lanl.gov/employees/staffing-guidance/hr-process-guide/hiring-process/posting-a-job/requirements.shtml
Work Environment: Will be populated based on the vacancy Submittal Form if applicable-see guidance at http://int.lanl.gov/employees/staffing-guidance/hr-process-guide/hiring-process/posting-a-job/requirements.shtml
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 childbirth 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 (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.
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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Employment Status
Contact Name Lynn, Shelby Letha
Vacancy Name: IRC96500
Organization Name IQPA-IQ/Assessment Support & Oversight
Minimum Salary 125200
Maximum Salary 210600
Req ID: IRC96500
Category: Contract Management