Los Alamos National Laboratory Chief of Staff 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico


Job Title Chief of Staff 3

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name TA55-DO/Technical Area 55

What You Will Do

The selected candidate will perform as the Chief of Staff (COS) for the TA-55 Facility Operations Directorate (FOD). Reporting to the FOD, the COS will function as a key member of the management team to enable business and operations excellence in support of the TA-55 mission. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Directly responsible for the day-to-day oversight and coordination of the division’s business, operational, and administrative management activities, including but not limited to, long- and short-range strategic planning, research, analysis, tracking, coordination, communication, and implementation of a wide variety of business and operations functions.

  • Support the Division Leader in the creation and implementation of strategic business plans, research, develop, and recommend priorities and best-practice techniques and methodologies to facilitate business and operations functions that support the mission of the division and are compliant with Laboratory policies;

  • Serve as executive advisor to division management and employees on operational and administrative issues where consistency across the division is necessary for effectiveness, efficiency, institutional compliance and cost-savings;

  • Responsible for working closely with division management and financial professionals on budget planning and tracking, oversight of procurement issues (including task order contracts and affiliates).

  • Review monthly Business Stewardship reports, work with CFO Representatives to identify and correct issues, and keep Division Leader informed of issues and/or trends.

  • Human resource responsibilities include developing strategic staffing plans and other workforce-related projects, developing job ads and tracking hiring activities, providing guidance to division management on employee relations and morale issues, coordination and tracking of Performance and Salary Management processes, review of hiring activities to allow Division Leader to make informed decisions.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Advanced experience and knowledge of Laboratory business operations relating to safety, security, budget and resource planning, human resources, training, procurement, and space planning.

  • Advanced Experience taking initiative and working to resolve complex issues in a manner that fosters institutional values, staff productivity, and customer satisfaction; commitment to excellence in operations, staff relations, and customer relationship management.

  • Advanced knowledge of Laboratory policies and procedures; ability to build on existing policies to propose improvements in ways of doing business.

  • Demonstrated experience overseeing budgets and financial controls to include responsibility for business stewardship.

  • Ability to function as a member of an executive management team, to work effectively with all levels of internal and external personnel, and to gain consensus, build teams, and resolve conflicts.

  • Advanced experience organizing complex, multi-tasked projects through prioritization and teaming with others.

  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and implementation.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with all LANL Business systems and task order contracts.

  • Knowledge of Facility Operations Director Model.

Education Required: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position, along with a resume.

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

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.

TA-55 Facility Operations' Mission is to provide Plutonium Science and Manufacturing, and their tenants, with Safe, Secure, Compliant and Available Facilities. We strive for continuous improvement by fostering a learning organization with strong values for safety, people and cost effectiveness.

Appointment Type Regular


Minimum Salary 87800

Maximum Salary 144800

Contact Details

Contact Name Gasca, Alicia M

Email agasca@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC71306