Los Alamos National Laboratory Group Leader (QPA Manager 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Quality and Performance Assurance-Institutional Quality (QPA-IQ) group provides leadership in quality assurance oversight of the following programs: weapons, institutional supplier evaluations, receipt inspections, supply chain quality, assessments (including NQA-1 & NAP-24), software quality, hoisting, lifting and rigging (HLR) and Suspect Counterfeit Items .

Reporting to the Quality and Performance Assurance Division Leader, the QPA-IQ Group Leader will serve as part of the QA management team to provide leadership for the division with a strong focus on quality assurance program development and oversight. The successful applicant will provide technical and managerial leadership to implement and support the LANL Quality Assurance Program. The group leader is responsible for the overall management of the QPA-IQ group including deploying QA staff and contractors to diverse projects/programs/facilities.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge and understanding of the LANL QA Program requirements and application of Weapons quality. Also, experience with interpretation and application of quality assurance contractual standards, regulations, and codes (i.e.SD330, 414.1D,NQA-1, QC-1, NAP-24)

  • Demonstrated experience successfully leading a team of technical professionals, preferably in the quality management field.

  • Demonstrated successful application of sound business practices and judgment, as evidenced by excellent strategic and tactical planning and fiscal management skills

  • Demonstrated successful working relationships with internal and external customers (DOE, LAFO, NNSA, DNFSB)

  • Proven record of effective two-way written and oral communications skills, as evidenced by internal and external interactions, including briefings, presentations, publications, and meetings

  • Demonstrated success in developing and managing new projects and program initiatives.

Desired Skills

  • Working knowledge of EFCOG

  • NQA-1 lead auditor certification

  • Experience in weapons program is desired, preferably in the Production Agency.

  • Working experience reviewing and revising QA procedures and plans.

  • Experience in operational objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to subordinate managers.

  • Ability to review and revise QA procedures and plans. Ability to foster a high level of quality awareness and participate in quality related decisions and commitments.

  • Experience reviewing manufacturing process/ component/ subassembly/ assembly documentation to ensure conformance with design and manufacturing requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to manage many deliverables in a timely and professional manner

Education: Master's degree in Quality, Performance Assurance, Quality Assurance Engineering Management or related field, and a minimum ofeight years of related management experience, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Notes to Applicants:For full consideration, applicants should provide a comprehensive cover letter addressing their qualifications against each of the required and desired skills.

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 Quality and Performance Assurance Division (QPA) provides contractor assurance, institutional quality assurance (QA), performance management, and independent assessment services to customers throughout the Laboratory.

The Institutional Quality (IQ) group supports the Laboratory by ensuring quality affecting activities are executed consistently and effectively across the institution. The IQ mission is to validate that processes, policies and programs meet regulatory and customer requirements, integrate quality requirements into operational systems, and develop/manage QPA owned processes and electronic systems to support institutional programs.

Maximum Salary: 192900

Minimum Salary: 114500

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Gonzales, Andrea Jo

Organization Name: QPA-IQ/ Quality and Performance Assurance

Email: andreag@lanl.gov

Job Title: Group Leader (QPA Manager 4)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC57580