Los Alamos National Laboratory Subcontract Specialist 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Subcontract Specialist 3 will report to the Acquisition Services Manager responsible for subcontracts within the Acquisition Services Division. The individual is responsible for the formation, bid, evaluation, award, administration and closeout of various types of large complex services, equipment, or commodity subcontracts. Responsibilities include interfacing with functional units, customers, auditors and subcontractors; providing solutions to customer acquisition issues; development of solicitations, negotiating and awarding subcontracts; managing and administering subcontracts; providing subcontract interpretations and assisting with financial, legal or technical issues. Follows Laboratory and Procurement guidance and works independently with input from supervisors and management.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Broad experience in the formation, negotiation, award, administration and closeout of all types of subcontracts.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing complex contract types, fee arrangements, terms and conditions.

  • Demonstrated experience in contract administration.

  • Experience in both commercial and government subcontracting.

  • Working knowledge of change management procedures pertaining to requests for information (RFIs), change notices, change orders, amendments, and claims and dispute resolution.

  • Working knowledge of Small Business Subcontracting Plan in accordance with Public Law 95-507.

  • Demonstrated experience managing and administering subcontracts within a multi-functional environment.

  • Familiarity with the Department of Labor Requirements for the Service Contract Act.


  • Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, post graduate course work may be desirable.

Notes to Applicants:

  • Applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses each of the minimum job requirements.

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 a regular status only with approval of the cognizant Principal Associate Director.

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 Purchasing Group in the Acquisition Services Management Division provides critical purchasing and procurement activities to enable the Laboratory to accomplish its national security mission. The Group consists of ten teams to deliver acquisition of goods and services that are:

  • Cost effective and timely

  • Utilizing appropriate purchasing methods

  • Meeting high quality LANL standards

Maximum Salary: 128200

Minimum Salary: 78400

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name: ASM-PUR/Purchasing

Job Title: Subcontract Specialist 3

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC57126