Los Alamos National Laboratory Contractor Assurance Specialist 1 in Los Alamos, New Mexico


Job Title Contractor Assurance Specialist 1

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name IQPA-PA/QPA-Performance Assurance

What You Will Do

The Contractor Assurance Specialist 1 position requires analytical, technical and team-oriented skills to support current-state institutional metrics and trending processes and tools. Specifically, the selected incumbent will help to meet metrics and trending deliverables, use Microsoft Excel or other performance software to develop trend charts and develop or collect metrics; and identify new approaches in integrating metrics and trending methodologies throughout the institution. Also, the incumbent may be called upon to support other focused initiatives within the Institutional Quality & Performance Assurance (IQPA) division and Performance Assurance (PA) group.

The Contractor Assurance Specialist 1 will report to the IQPA-PA Institutional Performance Analysis Team Leader.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience in gathering and analyzing information or in using performance‐based approaches, such as metrics, trending, analytical techniques, and assessments

  • Experience with or capacity to learn new approaches to integrating metrics and trending methodologies, e.g., data visualization tools, statistical process control

  • Demonstrated experience with interpersonal and team-building skills

  • Intermediate to advanced level skills in Microsoft Excel

Desired Skills (skills that are nice to have, but not necessary) :

  • Working knowledge of the following areas and associated tools: data management, metrics, trending, continuous improvements, and issues management

  • Understanding of integrated organizational-level performance based systems

  • Working knowledge of LANL organizational structure, policies, and procedures

Education Required:

  • A bachelor's degree or 2 years of equivalent work experience required.

Notes to Applicants (If needed) :

  • Please include a comprehensive cover letter addressing your qualifications against the required and desired skills.

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.

The Institutional Quality & Performance Assurance Division (IQPA-DO) office is dedicated to provide critical, expert, and timely services to ensure operational excellence is achieved and sustained by providing trustworthy and transparent continuous improvement and quality systems in support of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The Institutional Quality & Performance Assurance - Performance Assurance (IQPA-PA) group is in the IQPA Division. The IQPA-PA group is responsible for providing the institution with services and products including but not limited to: performance improvement, occurrence investigation, causal analysis, metrics and trending, lessons learned, and issues management oversight.

Appointment Type Regular


Minimum Salary 60400

Maximum Salary 95900

Contact Details

Contact Name Cartelli, Christine Jolene (Christy)

Email christyr@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC71143