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Los Alamos National Laboratory Budget Officer 6 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC70843


Job Title Budget Officer 6

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name FA-DO/ Finance and Accounting

What You Will Do

The Budget Officer is responsible for managing and leading approximately 160 professional staff in the areas of finance/budget, business analysis, and general business operations for the Laboratory. The Budget Officer will report to the Finance and Accounting Division Leader (Deputy Chief Financial Officer). This position will advise management and personnel on pertinent policies, procedures and regulations and provide guidance in fulfilling responsibilities for budget formulation and execution, financial planning, ensuring adherence to cost accounting standards, managing the indirect budget process and rates, and analysis. This position is the senior Finance manager overseeing annual budgets of $2.8 billion from programmatic sponsors and $1.1 billion in indirect accounts. In addition this position will manage financial issues; facilitate communication with the Laboratory Director’s Office and Associate Laboratory Directors, and work cross-organizational issues within Finance, Accounting, Procurement, Human Resources, as well as with other Laboratory and sponsor organizations. This position will represent the Laboratory on financial matters with external sponsors, DOE, NNSA, and other external stakeholders.

This position will participate as a member of the division management team to establish financial performance metrics for use in management decision-making processes. Prepare presentations as requested to aid in communications with various customers and sponsors. Provide responsive leadership for all functional areas of responsibility to ensure high level of customer service and support. Promote strong working relationships within the Laboratory and with external stakeholders. Work with senior management to provide decision support on the financial status of the Laboratory for the current year as well as out-years, provide financial guidance on the size and use of indirect dollars as well as FTE affordability, and provide resolution to complex financial issues.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge of accounting and financial concepts and principles, plus working knowledge of related activities gained in specialized work experience of a progressively responsible nature.

  • Experience at the managerial level with particular emphasis on managing organizations with diverse operations.

  • Extensive experience managing both direct and indirect budgets.

  • Extensive knowledge of, and experience in, strategy formulation, planning methodologies and complex program and indirect portfolio management.

  • Extensive understanding of the meaning and implications of highly complex financial indicators, managing overall financial performance, and using financial analysis to evaluate strategic options and opportunities.

  • Excellent organizational skills to independently establish priorities as well as managing projects, and executing complex business and financial assignments.

  • Extensive knowledge with internal controls and/or compliance systems responsible for risk assessments, implementing change initiatives, monitoring, measuring, and testing, ensuring control activities and continuous improvement efforts.

  • Extensive experience as a member of an organizational management team and ability to strategically and tactically make decisions impacting multiple and complex organizations.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication and the ability to interact with a variety of constituents.

  • Knowledge of cross functional work processes and interfaces to include but are not limited to acquisition services management, prime contract management, project management and project controls.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience at a National Laboratory or a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) / Department of Energy (DOE) facility.

Education: Bachelor's degree (MBA preferred) in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field plus extensive experience or the equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.

Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must provide a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the knowledge, skills, and abilities compared to the Key Position Requirements noted in this job posting.

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 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 financial management focus of the Finance and Accounting Division includes providing and integrating quality financial, accounting, and business processes and systems across the Laboratory, and partnering with programs and technical divisions to strengthen business capabilities. Finance and Accounting provides stewardship of Laboratory, Triad LLC, NNSA and sponsor resources, building alliances with NNSA, DOE, NNSA Los Alamos Field Office, and the NNSA Albuquerque Service Center. Finance and Accounting Division encompasses LANL's business functions in Accounting, Budgeting, Financial compliance, Corporate Reporting, Travel, Tax, Pension/Investments, and Treasury.

Appointment Type Regular


Minimum Salary 155600

Maximum Salary 278400

Contact Details

Contact Name Jiron, Sue Antoinette (Antoinette)


Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC70843

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 a disability accommodation,
email or call (505) 665-4444, option 1.