Los Alamos National Laboratory Director of the Office of Science Program Office (Project-Program Director 6) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Director of the Office of Science program office reports to the Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Physical Sciences. Working with senior technical management, the Director is responsible for identifying specific program areas for strategic emphasis (growth, maintenance, and reduction) that support and diversify the Laboratory missions, building and drawing upon technical strengths of the Laboratory consistent with Laboratory and SC strategies. The Director defines the objectives and scope of these efforts bydeveloping, communicating, and executing a customer interface plan for Laboratory SC programs, catalyzing Laboratory participation on SC advisory committees and review committees, supporting and stimulating Laboratory ALD and Deputy Director communication with the SC Director and SC Associate Directors, and promoting change-of-station assignments by Laboratory staff at DOE SC and SC-supported scientific facilities. The Director serves as a resource to LANL scientists and management, providing useful advice and information on SC mission, programs, and strategies. Further, the Director works with peers in the LDRD, Global Security and Nuclear Weapons program offices to understand and develop scientific capabilities relevant to both SC and other DOE and NNSA missions. In particular,the Director partners with the Civilian Nuclear Program Office, the Applied Energy Program Office, and the Global Security Program Office in defining the Laboratory’s energy security strategy. As the primary interface to the Office of Science, this position will require extensive travel.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated scientific or technical leadership in an area supported by the Office of Science.
Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, executing, evaluating, and reporting on R&D projects and overall program impact.
Track record in leading strategy and translating this into programmatic growth at a national level.
Extensive experience in the development and application of sponsor/customer needs (including their plans, constraints, and requirements).
Extensive broad and deep knowledge of the capabilities of the Laboratory, and effective understanding of the national context in this area, including identifying and analyzing possible competitors, contributors, and teaming arrangements, and effectively describing the Laboratory's strengths in the area.
Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form to a broad range of audiences as evidenced by record of peer-reviewed publications and presentations to professional organizations, and preparation of technical documents for non-technical audiences.
Management and leadership skills for overseeing a small office, including knowledge, skills, and abilities in resource management (e.g., hiring; termination; coaching; performance assessments; annual salary adjustment processes; managing conflict, etc.) and financial management.
A Ph.D. degree in a scientific or engineering field relevant to the Office of Science programs or equivalent combination of education and experience.
The successful candidate must possess the ability to obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires U.S. citizenship.
- Direct experience with Office of Science programs.
Education Required: Position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline and twelve years plus relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An advanced degree and Project Management Institute certification is preferred; specifically a Ph.D. degree in a scientific or engineering field relevant to the Office of Science programs or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Note to Applicants: For consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position and their vision for the position.
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.
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: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to Laboratory 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
Through the DOE Office of Science, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) conducts long-term, national-security-inspired fundamental science. These often high-risk and high-payoff efforts enable remarkable discoveries and tools that transform our understanding of energy and matter and advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States. These programs further help LANL attract, retain, and develop a highly inventive and innovative workforce closely connected with the best researchers and facilities in the world. To validate the quality, relevance and performance of our work, the Office of Science (SC) sets the most rigorous standards of competition peer review and project management. LANL’s Office of Science program office constitutes the interface between LANL’s SC programs and performers and the DOE Office of Science, managing SC programs at LANL as an institutional portfolio.
As a component of a multipurpose National Laboratory, LANL’s SC portfolio spans the entire spectrum of basic research provided by the DOE Office of Sciences, including Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Biological and Environmental Research (BER), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES), High Energy Physics (HEP), Nuclear Physics (NP), Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists, Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer, and Project Assessment. Total funding to LANL from DOE-SC was $121M in FY18, a 17% increase over FY17 funding.
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)
Contact Name Thompson, Larry Douglas
Vacancy Name: IRC81478
Organization Name SPO-SC / Science Program Office-Office of Science
Minimum Salary 175500
Maximum Salary 321600
Req ID: IRC81478