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

What You Will Do

Come be a part of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)! The Defense Security Program and Safeguards Division is seeking a manager for the Nuclear Material Control and Accountability (SAFE-NMCA) organization to lead operations including planning, directing and organizing Materials Control and Accountability (MC&A;) security related programs. Selected candidate will interface directly with customers and managers regarding areas of MC&A; security and related technical support efforts. The NMCA manager:

  • Develops, coordinates, and finalizes MC&A; security and related technical support efforts.

  • Interprets and identifies safeguards and security initiatives to ensure good business practices and adherence to domestic and international policies on accounting for nuclear materials.

  • Provides counsel, advice, and assistance to LANL programs, facility personnel and management on matters dealing with government legislation, Department of Energy (DOE) contract compliance, and/or Laboratory policies and procedures to ensure compliance.

  • Provides guidance and interpretation of policies and programs concerning nuclear material security and safeguards.

  • Defines and recommends group and/or division organizational objectives, develops specific short-term and long-range plans, and monitors progress to assure work objectives are attained and schedules are met.

  • Provides input for group-level budgets; reviews applicable segment of budgets in relation to safeguards and security related objectives to ensure cost effectiveness.

  • Recruits, develops, directs, and evaluates the performance of a staff personnel.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • In-depth knowledge and experience with safeguards and security functions related to Nuclear Material Control & Accountability, physical security, programmatic planning, vulnerability analysis, inquiry and integration, assessments, and personnel security.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in making recommendations of safeguards and security measures, techniques and methods to assure and improve the protection of nuclear material, personnel, and activities.

  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring and leading an organization and personnel in tasks and organizational goals and objectives.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully develop and lead programs and projects with multiple, conflicting requirements and constraints.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in interacting with all levels of personnel and customers, including experience in building trust, gaining consensus, resolving conflicts and managing effective working relationships.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and nurture effective customer relationships.

  • Knowledge of DOE Nuclear Material practices and requirements such as DOE O 474.2, 410.2 and related DOE Standards.

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree and 12+ years of relevant experience in a physical science, security & safeguards related field, and a minimum of 5 years related management experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Notes to Applicants: Applicants are encouraged to provide a comprehensive cover letter addressing qualifications towards the minimum and desired qualifications.

Additional Details:

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov 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.

This position is located in the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Environment, Safety, Health, Quality, Safeguards, and Security (ALDESHQSS) and reports to the Defense Security Program (DFS) in the Safeguards (SAFE) Division. The Nuclear Material Control & Accountability (NMCA) Group provides graded levels of control foraccountable nuclear material (NM) and special nuclear material (SNM) based on the material type, quantity, and form. SAFE-NMCA is responsible for overseeing all nuclear material operations at LANL including maintaining official records of nuclear material holdings. The Group is responsible for maintenance and enhancement of the nuclear material accounting system and other institutional-level software. These responsibilities result in a high, sustained operational tempo as well as significant scrutiny from both internal and external customers.

Maximum Salary: 219800

Minimum Salary: 126700

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name: SAFE-NMCA/Nuclear Material Control & Accountability

Job Title: Group Leader (MC&A; Manager 5)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC69910