Los Alamos National Laboratory Project-Program Director in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Office is responsible for planning, executing, and reporting a $180M R&D program that positions the Laboratory for its future missions. The Program Director leads the program, in partnership with the Deputy Program Director, and directly manages components of the portfolio. He/she leads and is ultimately responsible for formulation, implementation, and strategic direction of LDRD, and must work effectively with Laboratory leadership at all levels, counterparts across the DOE complex, oversight officials in DOE, and scientists and engineers across the Laboratory. LDRD project selection is based on transparency and competitive peer review. He/she must serve as an effective and responsive spokesperson for LDRD and, more broadly, LANL science and technology, and manage the LDRD team.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, execution, and evaluation of R&D and its outcomes.
Demonstrated scientific/engineering leadership in one or more scientific and technical disciplines of relevance to LANL.
Broad knowledge of LANL and/or NNSA ST&E and missions.
Record of effective interaction with people at all levels in a technical organization.
Effective oral and written communication to all audiences.
Demonstrated record of commitment to quality, excellence, and diversity in the workplace.
Ability to obtain a Q clearance.
To be considered for this position, you must provide a cover letter that addressed the minimum and desired qualifications for this position
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. Preferred, D octoral degree in science or engineering and post-doctoral research experience.
Record of personal and/or team research accomplishments in one or more scientific or technical disciplines relevant to LANL’s mission
Experience in formal peer review processes, such as employed by LDRD at LANL.
Working knowledge of the DOE, NNSA management, and other external oversight of LDRD.
Demonstrated ability analyzing complex data that can be applied to assess LDRD metrics and long-term outcomes.
Success in technical project management.
Ability to obtain SCI clearance.
Location: This position will be physically 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.
Note to Applicants:
Occasional travel required.
Applicant must be prepared to perform in a time-critical, multi-priority environment.
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 (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. Appointment Type
Contact Name Lynn, Barbara Ann
Vacancy Name: IRC90375
Organization Name DDSTE/Deputy Laboratory Director For Science, Technology & Engineering
Minimum Salary 179900
Maximum Salary 329600
Req ID: IRC90375