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

What You Will Do

Are you a strategic and savvy communicator looking for the perfect opportunity to display your talents? Do you want to be part of a world-class research and development institution solving some of the nation’s toughest national security challenges? If the answer to these questions is “yes” then we invite you to learn more about our opening for a mid-level communications position deployed to one of the Laboratory’s Assistant Directors in the national security or environment, safety, and health areas.

Our Communications Specialists further the mission of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) by delivering on strategic communications programs designed to inform, engage and inspire employees and foster a knowledgeable and motivated workforce. These positions are embedded with a specific Laboratory organization to provide communications counsel and dedicated services to leaders, managers and staff. In this role, you will plan and execute program-specific communications for targeted internal and external audiences. These include management and leadership inside and outside of the organization, and other strategic partners and customers – all designed to enhance the organization’s effectiveness, impact, reputation and accomplishments. This is an amazing opportunity to do something great and leave your mark!

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Communication Planning & Execution

We are looking for someone who has extensive experience developing and executing comprehensive communications plans for organizations, and knows how to do everything from news writing, features stories, presentations and talking points.

Organizational Communication

This position requires the ability to translate an organization’s mission, strategy and plans into communications products and key messages that connect with employees, stakeholders and customers.

Web-Based Content

This position requires the ability to produce multimedia content for web-based stories and basic familiarity with a web-based content management systems used to post that content.

Editorial Acumen

You will need to have experience assessing the newsworthiness of content and using your judgement regarding submitted and written content prior to publication in communications channels. You will also need to have experience managing all parts of the story development cycle and securing approvals in a complex, multifaceted review environment.

Audience-Centered Communication

You will need to have experience in communicating with diverse audiences (gender, age, experience, background, etc.)

Stakeholder Management

To succeed in this role you will need to have the ability to listen to multiple stakeholder requests and suggest best-in-class communications solutions.


For this position you will need a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communications, or related degree and a minimum of 8 years relevant experience.

Desired Qualifications:


It would be a bonus to us if you were familiar with government or had experience working with government at the Federal or State level.


It would be desirable if you had experience communicating in science, technology, national security, safety, environment, or a related field, and translating complex concepts into compelling internal articles for employees.


Another plus would be experience using readership metrics and the ability to propose better ways to get employee engagement in key areas.

Note to Applicants: Please attach a cover letter that addresses how you meet the requirements of this position.

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: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to Laboratory Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.

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 regard 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 beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

  • PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

  • Dental and vision insurance

  • Free basic life and disability insurance

  • Paid maternity and parental leave

  • Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

  • Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

  • Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

  • Onsite gyms and wellness programs

  • Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Greenhall, Ashley Nelsen
Email anelsen@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC80217
Organization Name CPA-CO/Communications Office
Minimum Salary 75400
Maximum Salary 122900
Req ID: IRC80217
Category: Marketing & Comm