Los Alamos National Laboratory Deployed Communications Specialist 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC73947
Job Title Deployed Communications Specialist 3
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name CPA-CO/Communications Office
What You Will Do
Reporting to the Communications Office manager, the Deployed Communications Specialist is responsible for a wide range of strategic and tactical communications programs, roles and initiatives designed to inform, engage and inspire employees, and foster a knowledgeable and motivated workforce. This position provides dedicated services to an Associate Laboratory Directorate (ALD) organization. In this role, the successful candidate will plan, prepare, and execute program specific communications for targeted internal and external audiences. These include management and leadership inside and outside of the ALD, and other strategic partners and customers -- all designed to enhance the organization’s effectiveness, impact, reputation and accomplishments.
Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop and implement a communications plan for news and information, accomplishments, people stories, special programs and activities both internally to the ALD as well as to the lab-wide audience.
Implement communications throughout ALD, connecting the internal business groups together as well as anticipating leadership’s communications needs and partnering to provide solutions.
Work directly with senior management in the specific business groups as well as leadership teams and program coordinators inside and outside of the groups.
Develop content and coordinate publication schedules with the Internal Communications team for the internal lab-wide web page as well as the daily newsletter.
Regularly write news stories for communications channels including the e-newsletter, web page, internal streaming radio stations, email blast, video features and others as required.
Prospect, partner and write longer-form feature stories on employees, initiatives, key programs, major successes and others stories as required.
Create multimedia content (photos, audio, video) as companion parts to stories or standalone content.
Identify and evaluate new communications channels, digital platforms and techniques for reaching the internal Laboratory audience.
Exercise sound judgement at all times, from regular business interactions (telephone, email, in-person meetings) to high pressure and crisis situations.
Develop, maintain and strengthen relationships over time to help partners achieve their communication goals.
Help manage emergency and crisis communications activities by writing Alerts, user messages and other products as needed as well as take part in drills and exercises.
Continually develop as an internal communications professional by engaging in skill development and training as directed by the supervisor.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Experience working as an internal communications specialist with multiple internal groups, such as HR, IT, Purchasing, Capital Projects or Legal.
Ability to assess newsworthiness of content and use sound judgement on submitted and written content prior to publication in communications channels.
Experience in communicating with a diverse workforce (gender, age, experience, etc.)
Experience communicating in one or more of the following: science, technology, security, safety or a related field.
Ability to develop and execute communications strategies that are aligned with organizational goals and objectives.
Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, communications and interviewing skills.
Demonstrated ability at producing multimedia content as companion elements to a web-based story.
Experience managing all parts of the story development cycle and secure approvals in a complex, multifaceted review environment.
Ability to work as a member of a team and take direction from a manager and implement it.
Ability to translate an organization’s mission, strategy and plans into messages that connect with employees.
Working knowledge of national security or science basics with the ability to apply political acumen or aptitude for science, national security, government and policy communications.
Ability to translate scientific, technical, national security and other complex concepts into compelling internal articles for employees.
Basic web coding experience and familiarity with the use of a content management system.
Knowledge and experience using readership metrics and the ability to propose better ways to get employee engagement in key areas.
Ability to listen to multiple stakeholders requests and suggest best-in-class communications solutions.
Ability and interest in mentoring junior professionals.
Familiarity with government or experience working with government at the Federal level.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communications, or related degree and a minimum of 8 years relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Communications and Public Affairs (CPA) Division represents and promotes the Laboratory to a range of stakeholders, including employees, the national security and scientific community, the media, and neighboring communities. Our mission is to promote understanding of the Laboratory and build relationships with employees and stakeholders to advance Los Alamos as the premier national security science Laboratory. CPA is comprised of three offices: the Communications Office (CO), the Community Partnerships Office (CPO), and Communication Arts and Services (CAS).
Appointment Type Regular
Minimum Salary 73800
Maximum Salary 120400
Contact Name Salyer, Reyna Linda
Req ID: IRC73947