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Los Alamos National Laboratory Attorney 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC75312


Job Title Attorney 2

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name GC-BL / General Counsel-Business Law

Minimum Salary 98900

Maximum Salary 165100

What You Will Do

Triad National Security, LLC (Triad) manages and operates Los Alamos National Laboratory for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) under Prime Contract89233218CNA000001. The Business Law Practice Group (GC-BL) provides legal advice and counsel on a wide variety of matters related to Triad regarding the operation of LANL.

Topics within our practice include:

  • Contract Law (procurement, subcontracting, major project construction)

  • Risk management and Insurance

  • Government Prime Contract and Finance and Accounting Law (FAR part 31 cost allowability, appropriated funds, banking and taxes)

  • Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Unique Agreements (Institutional and Memoranda Agreements, University Agreements and staff exchanges)

  • Conflict of Interest Law

  • Property Law (real estate and government property)

  • International Transaction Law (export controls, trade controls)

  • Physical Security Law

  • National Security Law

Our attorneys assist in the development of business strategies with the objective of entering into legal arrangements to support LANL’s mission of solving national security challenges through scientific excellence. Our practice focuses on preventive law by anticipating and working with clients to avoid risks and developing and implementing risk mitigation strategies.

The GC-BL attorney position will provide constructive and supportive legal advice and counsel to LANL managers and employees, advising them regarding the legal aspects and consequences of proposed courses of action and identifying alternative courses of action that will avoid or minimize legal difficulties for LANL while also facilitating mission accomplishment. Responsibilities will include: drafting and reviewing legal documents, including contracts, leases, terms and conditions and other legal instruments, memoranda of law, legal opinions, proposed regulations, management directives and correspondence and support negotiations with outside entities and their attorneys, including subcontractors, claimants, litigants, and agencies of various federal, state, tribal and local government agencies.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Must have 5-8 years’ relevant work experience in transactional legal areas such as commercial contracts, government contracts, or procurement.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of personnel and management; strong teaming skills including demonstration of cooperativeness, enthusiasm, positive attitude, and high‐energy.

  • Abilitytoapplycriticalthinkingandanalyticalskills,whichincludesanalyzingfactsandissues and coming up withsolutions.

  • Strongworkethicwhichincludesstayingontask,top‐notchorganizationalskills,goodtime management skills, punctuality andreliability.

  • Must have a JD from an ABA accredited law school and be an active member in good standing with a State Bar Association.

  • Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance, which normally requires U.S. citizenship.

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of all phases of the contracting and purchasing process, including the competition, negotiation, award, administration, and close-out of contracts.

  • Experience and knowledge of government contract law as applied to federal prime contracts and subcontracts.

  • Experience in the handling of contract disputes.

  • Understanding of technology transfer and intellectual property agreements.

  • Willingness to learn, think outside the box, be resourceful, and be adaptable to change.

  • Experience and proficiency with legal management software applications and technologies.

Notes to Applicants: A cover letter is required that demonstrates how candidate meets the minimum requirements, discusses experience in desired skills and identifies contributions candidate could make to the Office of General Counsel.

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.

Appointment Type Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name Salyer, Reyna Linda

Email reyna@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC75312