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

What You Will Do

The Accelerator Operations and Technology Division (AOT) is seeking a Deputy Group Leader (R&D Manager 3) for the Radio Frequency Engineering (RFE) group. The AOT-RFE Deputy Group Leader will serve as part of the AOT management team to provide leadership for the Division.

AOT maintains, operates, and upgrades all accelerator system used at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) complex. These consist of two 750-keV Cockcroft-Walton-based injector systems (H + and H – systems), a 201.25-MHz drift tube linear accelerator utilizing high-power diacrode tubes, an 805-MHz coupled cavity linac utilizing klystrons as the primary power source, a proton storage ring, and roughly a kilometer of beam transport lines that feed beam to the five independent research programs. The RFE group is principly responsible for all RF systems, all pulsed power, and all high-power technical DC power supplies used to operate the various machines and beam transport lines.

The successful candidate will assist the Group Leader in providing strong technical and managerial leadership to the AOT RF Engineering Group. Furthermore, the Deputy Group Leader is expected to nurture and develop technical and professional excellence within the group and to work with group members to develop skills that contribute to their professional development. The position will entail solving problems (technical, fiscal, project, managerial), performing analyses needed to generate solutions, and interacting with all levels of personnel both internal and external to the Group, Division and Laboratory. Work time will be split roughly equally between management and actual technical work. As a Deputy Group Leader you are eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Important note to Applicants: In order to be considered for this position applicants must submit

  1. A cover letter describing why you consider yourself a strong candidate for Deputy Group Leader
  • The letter should also address each bullet point below separately explaining how your skills and qualifications meet the “Minimum Job Requirements” and applicable “Desired Skills”
  1. A detailed and complete Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • Demonstrated relevant leadership experience.

  • Demonstrated success in the direct management of personnel and programs.

  • Experience with identifying potential operational and/or project risks, development of risk mitigation strategies, corrective actions, recovery plans and closure of issues

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of and relevant experience in a majority of the group’s core capabilities to include the following high-power RF engineering, low-level RF, pulsed power systems, DC power systems, and operations support.

  • Experience in operation and upgrade of RF systems at a large-scale facility similar in complexity found at an accelerator facility.

  • Demonstrated expertise with electrical safety procedures, processes and methods and experience in implementing and successfully following appropriate safety procedures.

  • Demonstrated successful record of effective interpersonal verbal and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in executing work and projects in a formality of operations compliant facility

  • Experience mentoring and/or developing staff and students

  • Active DOE Q clearance or the ability to obtain a Q clearance

Education/Experience: Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering. A Master’s or Ph.D. in electrical engineering or a related field is preferred.

Location: 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)

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.

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

  • 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 Policy Policy P701 for 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.

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Contact Details
Contact Name Thalacker, Lindsay K.
Email lthalacker@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC85750
Organization Name AOT-RFE / Accelerator Operations & Technology - RF Engineering
Minimum Salary 135800
Maximum Salary 235600
Req ID: IRC85750
Category: Other