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Los Alamos National Laboratory Group Leader (MC&A Manager 5) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Nuclear Material Control and Accountability Group (SAFE-NMCA) provides graded levels of control for accountable nuclear material (NM) and special nuclear material (SNM) based on the material type, quantity, and form. The program seeks to deter and detect theft or diversion of accountable material.

The Group Leader will provide leadership and management of approximately 60 employees with an approximate annual budget of $8.5M. The Group Leader coordinates the efforts of Team Leaders and staff and provides technical direction to maintain and improve capabilities, work quality, cost efficiency, and technical consistency. The manager will foster the building of synergistic teams and be able to effectively identify and manage personnel issues. The Group Leader will be responsible for programs and projects that span the entire NMCA program across the institution and, as such, will have indirect oversight and leadership for all employees in the group in addition to direct management of 10 employees.

The Group Leader will be responsible for a number of discrete programs/projects requiring multidisciplinary integration across multiple Laboratory organizations. This position requires a strong leader ready to tackle big challenges and influence the success of Los Alamos National Laboratory. The programs/projects that this manager will be responsible for require understanding of nuclear material processing areas (and the underlying science) as well as knowledge of statistics and expert level NMCA knowledge. This position will be responsible for managing the technical components of nuclear material inventory execution including ensuring the correct use of propagation of variance and the technical resolution of inventory differences based on analytical analysis of available data.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:


Established exceptional leadership experience and skills including: personal integrity and accountability, commitment to quality and excellence, broad institutional motivation and focus, and people development including mentoring, team building, and resolving conflicts among personnel, prioritizing, managing resources, and meeting organizational objectives and deadlines.

Strategic Planning

Recognized forethought to develop strategic organizational goals and objectives and align tactical, operational decisions to ensure alignment and realization of overall strategic vision. Demonstrated success in working effectively with program and technical staff in defining and accomplishing program milestones (scope, cost, and schedule) while building technical capabilities within a team or group.

Performance Assurance

In-depth experience with the development and application of metrics, training and qualifications, and lessons learned to improve performance and reduce risks through modification of work practices and processes.


Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

Management Skills

Proven reliable success and skill in managing and leading a technical organization, project, or program involving diverse disciplines and technologies related to one or more of NMCA’s core competencies and requiring priority-based allocations of funding, facilities, and human resources.

Technical Competency

In-depth professional-level experience in at least one of the following areas: nuclear instruments and methods, nuclear safeguards, security management, or experimental nuclear science and engineering. Proven experience and ability to interpret Federal orders and to develop solutions to complex problems associated with Federal order compliance. Experience in conduct of operations associated with handling nuclear materials and operating in laboratory type facilities.

Education/Experience : Position requires a Master’s Degree from an accredited institution and 12 years of experience in a physical science, security & safeguards related field; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level, postgraduate coursework may be expected.

Desired Qualifications:

Technical Proficiency

Proven success in program/project development, including proposal preparation and presentations to program managers, sponsors, and end users. Prior experience implementing Process Monitoring for a MC&A program. Expert knowledge and/or experience in MC&A activities and NM Control. Experience in the use of statistical analysis and controls for quality control in a manufacturing and/or processing environment.

Additional Education

Master’s degree in a STEM field.


An active DOE Q clearance or equivalent is highly desirable and would allow you to excel in the full scope of this role sooner.

Note to Applicants:

  • Please include a comprehensive cover letter addressing in detail how they meet the minimum requirements and desired skills.

  • While the posted salary range for this position is broad, it is highly unusual for selected applicants to be hired at the top end of the range and more common for selected candidates to grow into the full salary band over time.

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.

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.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

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 Land, Brandy Nicole
Email brandyl@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC89076
Organization Name SAFE-NMCA/ Nuclear Material Control & Accountability
Minimum Salary 135800
Maximum Salary 235600
Req ID: IRC89076
Category: Security