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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Deputy Group Leader (R&D Manager 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The successful candidate will support the Group Leader with both line and program management responsibilities for the Production Liaison Group and for integrating all nuclear weapons production activities for the LANL design agency (DA) across the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) National Security Enterprise (NSE). The incumbent will support the Group Leader with directing the W‐8 group and work with other LANL organizations to resolve technical and programmatic issues associated with design definition to meet DA production deliverables.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Work with the W‐8 Group Leader and the W‐Division Management Team in executing the Weapon Systems Engineering Division mission.

  • Represent the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) DA in various interactions with entities across the NSE.

  • Partner with the W‐8 Group Leader in planning, organizing, and managing technical activities of the group.

  • Work with the W‐8 Group Leader to develop and foster effective teams across the Group and Division to meet customer goals.

  • Along with the W‐8 Group Leader, work with W‐Division leadership in the areas of operational planning, strategic planning, program implementation, communications, and execution of projects and deliverables.

  • In support of Stockpile Modernization, work with the W‐8 Group Leader and various system engineers on the B61 LEP, and other future capabilities.

  • Recognize and act on opportunities to influence directions, policy, and vision, both internal and external to the organization.

  • Plan, organize, and use group resources effectively within budget.

  • Utilize, nurture, and develop personnel to promote excellence at all levels and establish an environment of trust and mutual respect.

  • Champion group's efforts for quality assurance, ES&H, security, conduct of operations, project management, and other aspects of integrated management.

  • Assist the W‐8 Group Leader in recruiting, staffing, and diversity; performance appraisals and employee development; addressing and resolving personnel issues; time and labor approvals and salary management; weapon definition approvals, overall quality and effectiveness, and planning for capabilities; security issues.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:


Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of Laboratory personnel and internal and external customers. Demonstrated successful leadership of projects and personnel.


An accomplished record of developing and fostering successful cross‐organizational teams to solve complex problems.

Production Liaison:

Experience with production liaison roles and responsibilities. Experience interpreting drawings and requirements. Experience with manufacturing and inspection process.

Nuclear Weapon Systems:

Experience working with NNSA, Department of Defense (DoD), and NNSA Design Laboratories and Production Plants. Knowledge about LANL nuclear weapons designs.


Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 5 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of, and experience with, handling classified material.

  • Familiarity with the Laboratory weapons production development and programmatic activities.

  • Experience with conflict resolution.

  • Experience as a Derivative Classifier (DC).

  • Knowledge of engineering authorization systems, document management systems (e.g., PDM Link or like software) and applications to stockpile maintenance and configuration management.

Clearance: Active DOE Q-Clearance, or ability to obtain an Active Q-Clearance.

Note to Applicants:

  • Along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications.

  • Will require a moderate amount of domestic travel to other NNSA National Laboratories and production facilities.

This positionwill 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)

Additional Details

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Maestas, Megan Sue Shannon
Email msmaestas@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC88354
Organization Name W-8/Production Liaison
Minimum Salary 135800
Maximum Salary 235600
Req ID: IRC88354
Category: Engineering