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Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Program Coordinator (Project Program Director 5) in Carlsbad, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC76747


Job Title Technical Program Coordinator (Project Program Director 5)

Location Carlsbad, NM, US

Organization Name ESH-RSO/ ESH Repository Science & Operations

Minimum Salary 144000

Maximum Salary 249400

What You Will Do

Located in Carlsbad, New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory‐Carlsbad Operations Repository Science and Operations (RSO) Program provides technical expertise on transuranic (TRU) waste treatment, packaging, characterization, acceptable knowledge, transportation, inventory, and actinide chemistry to the DOE Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO).

Reporting to the RSO Program Director, the Technical Program Coordinator (TPC) assists in the senior program leadership and management of a complex and technically challenging portfolio, which is large in total budget and strategic significance, requires multidisciplinary integration across multiple Laboratory organizations, and encompasses one or more discrete programs. The TCP assists in developing programs and capabilities that support diversify the Laboratory’s mission, build, and draw upon its technical strengths. The TCP assists in defining and articulating strategic visions and goals and in developing and executing programs/projects to support them. The TCP brokers with executive-level external and internal customers to determine what work will be done to meet the customers’ needs, general timeframes, and funding requirements. The TCP functions as a deputy in managing direct or deployed staff from RSO and supporting LANL line organizations in the planning, tracking, and execution of assigned program(s)/project(s).

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience as a senior-level manager, or similar with a distinguished track record that demonstrates management positions of increasing responsibility and accomplishment including setting technical direction and goals, implementing effective business practices and systems, managing personnel, managing budgets and finances, and managing customer and stakeholder relations associated with Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Facilities.

  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge and experience with federal and state environmental and waste management regulations, policies, and procedures, including, but not necessarily limited to, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments, Hazardous Waste Packaging and Transportation, and Radioactive Materials Shipping.

  • Demonstrated advanced leadership and mentoring experience in the development of personnel and succession planning in a large complex business environment.

  • Experience interfacing with the DOE and NNSA and their site’s contractors in the area of TRU waste treatment, packaging, characterization, acceptable knowledge, transportation, and inventory.

  • Knowledge of complex waste inventory and shipping at DOE and NNSA TRU waste generator sites.

  • Experience in strategic planning, resource planning and allocation, setting objectives, and meeting milestones.

  • Experience to integrate and implement tenets of multiple management systems including safety, security, quality, configuration management, and conduct of operations.

  • Demonstrated the ability to build and grow both internal and external organizational relationships, including collaborating with major industry, regulatory programs and LANL missions.

  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of waste management program development, administration, and compliance.

  • Demonstrated ability to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance from, others in sensitive situations, without damage to the relationship and ability to achieve organizational goals.

  • The ability to assist RSO’s teams to address technical issues as they arise.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team of professionals with a record of successful teamwork and consensus building consistent with working across organizational and program/project boundaries.

  • Expert-level knowledge of and demonstrated consultative experience in implementing, enforcing, and providing guidance for governmental regulations related to technical or operational work of assigned portfolio(s).

  • Expert-level knowledge of and demonstrated consultative experience in implementing, enforcing, and providing guidance for Laboratory objectives and other statements of policy, practice, and/or procedure.

  • Demonstrated experience presenting complex technical material to a variety of audiences.

  • Excellent technical writing skills. Demonstrated consultative experience in interacting effectively with all levels of external and internal personnel; building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflicts.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated working experience with WIPP compliance documents (e.g., Waste Acceptance Criteria [WAC], TRU Waste Authorized Methods for Payload Control [TRAMPAC], WIPP Waste Analysis Plan [WAP]).

  • Experience in waste treatment, packaging, characterization, acceptable knowledge and transportation of TRU waste.

Education Required: Position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline and at least ten years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An advanced degree is preferred.

Note to All Applicants: For full consideration, please submit a comprehensive cover letter addressing qualifications and experience related to the stated job requirements and desired skills for this position.

Essential functions: Ability to discriminate speech, sitting, standing, walking, typing or keyboarding, and access to work underground at WIPP.

Work Environment: Domestic/foreign travel

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.

Internal Applicants: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

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

The primary work location for this position is Carlsbad, NM. The RSO program located in Carlsbad, NM is part of the Associate Directorate of Environment, Safety, Health, Quality, Safeguards, and Security (ADESHQSS) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). ADESH safely manages and remediates a wide range of environmental hazards associated with past and present Laboratory operations, allowing the Laboratory to fulfill its critical national security and science missions. RSO is a multi-disciplinary, cross-functional organization with a focused mission on cleaning up legacy waste sites; processing and shipping legacy hazardous and radioactive waste to permanent disposal facilities; and providing scientific and technical support to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and the national transuranic waste program. Los Alamos National Laboratory 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.

Appointment Type Regular


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Req ID: IRC76747