Los Alamos National Laboratory Dean for Weapons Program Learning (Executive Advisor 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Do you have a significant record of contributions to the Weapons Program? Are you interested in helping to build the foundation of the Laboratory’s future Weapons Program workforce? Do you have a passion for leading learning initiatives? If the answers are “yes” we invite you to learn more about our Dean for Weapons Program Learning opening in Weapons Research Services (WRS).
The Dean for Weapons Program Learning will analyze, develop, implement, and oversee a Weapons Learning Capability (WLC) framework and implementation strategy. The WLC is intended to foster a systems-based approach to knowledge-building to enable staff development across the four weapons program directorates (ALDX, ALDW, ALDWP, and ALDPI) . The WLC framework is envisioned to consist of customized course curricula, mentoring programs, educational partnerships, degree programs, and practicum projects within and across the LANL weapons program and capability organizations. The Dean will oversee the integration of new and existing learning components to build the overall WLC framework. This role will combine technical experience in weapons programs with demonstrated leadership of learning initiatives, educational partnerships and/or accreditation programs for program success.
The Dean will be directly responsible for:
Applying technical weapons expertise to guide implementation of cross-cutting weapons learning programs and business practices
Engaging staff and managers to assure a positive, high-quality learning environment
Convening strategic intellectual discussions and setting academic directions of the WLC
Defining metrics for success for the WLC and reporting to sponsors and Laboratory management
Playing a key oversight role in program accreditation and review, and other processes that are important for continuous improvement of the WLC activities
Establishing a WLC Senior Advisory Board
Advising customers on cross-cutting learning initiatives to advance collaboration and innovation in the weapons program
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
For this role, you will need demonstrated expert-level knowledge and experience in one or more programmatic and/or technical areas relevant to the Weapons Program mission.
You will also need demonstrated leadership of learning programs such as educational accreditation and review, curriculum development and oversight, mentoring programs and practicum seminars.
At this level, you must have the ability to develop and implement a detailed vision and plan for the future of the Weapons Learning Capability that integrates effectively with complimentary learning strategies at the program and directorate levels. Demonstrated experience with the management of technical or non-technical programs, including success at project development, planning, negotiation, advocacy, resource allocation, management, execution, and customer interactions.
To succeed in this role you must have the ability to facilitate successful teamwork and consensus building across organizational and program boundaries. This includes excellent interpersonal and communication skills as evidenced by successful internal and external interactions and by briefings, presentations, and writings including the ability to explain technical and non-technical concepts to stakeholders.
Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and 12 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. A Ph.D. in science or engineering in a specialization relevant to weapons programs is strongly preferred.
Extensive experience working effectively with DOE HQ and NSE partners. Experience collaborating with university and community partners.
Experience in benchmarking, influencing, developing and implementing standards in technical and/or educational programs.
Note to Applicants: For full consideration please attach a cover letter that addresses how you meet the requirements of the position.
This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year .
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)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
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. SeeDOE 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 the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Dieringer, Kimberley Ann
Vacancy Name: IRC89992
Organization Name WRS-DO/Weapons Research Services Division
Minimum Salary 150700
Maximum Salary 261000
Req ID: IRC89992