Los Alamos National Laboratory NEN-3 Group Leader (R&D Manager 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The International Threat Reduction Group (NEN-3) conducts technology development of nuclear measurement, radiological, and nuclear materials detection systems and their custom instrumentation deployment; integration of material protection control and accounting systems into host nations’ safeguards and security operations; recovery, packaging and transportation of radiological sources; and international export control and strategic trade reviews and assessments. The Group supports a variety of programs in the Global Security portfolio that aim to reduce the threat of global nuclear proliferation, stop the illicit movement of radioactive and nuclear material, and protect national security.
The Group Leader (GL) will provide leadership and management of approximately55 people and an annual budget of approximately $88M in programmatic funds.The GL coordinates the efforts of Team Leaders and Principal Investigators as well as provides technical direction to maintain and improve capabilities, work quality, and cost and technical effectiveness. The GL will foster the building of synergistic teams and be able to effectively identify and deal with personnel issues. The Group Leader is expected to provide effective management oversight of the Group's activities within a range of radiological activities. The GL is expected to travel to ensure appropriate oversight.
The GL will be responsible for supporting and enhancing the staff, facilities and infrastructure that are integral to NEN-3. The GL must successfully address the safety, security, and operational challenges that arise from the realities of handling nuclear materials in dynamic experimental and international environments. The GL is the role model for the Group’s learning safety culture and questioning attitude. The GL must work effectively with Laboratory line, program, and facility managers in strategic planning, program development, program execution, and capability development and maintenance. The GL encourages and leads the Group to develop strong collaborations both within and outside the Laboratory. The GL will serve as part of the Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation (NEN) Division management team, providing strategic direction and priorities for the Division.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated ability to foster a learning safety culture and questioning attitude.
Demonstrated professional-level experience in scientific and technical excellence in at least one of the following areas: nuclear instruments and methods, nuclear safeguards or nonproliferation policy; nonproliferation science and engineering; technology development for safeguards or radiological and nuclear material detection, response or recovery; deployment of domestic and international safeguards or SNM detection systems; and/or deployment of material control, physical and accounting systems.
Demonstrated success in managing and leading a large complex experiment, or technical organization, project, or program involving diverse disciplines and technologies related to one or more of NEN-3’s core competencies.
Demonstrated leadership skills including: personal integrity and accountability, effective oral and written communications, commitment to quality and excellence, institutional citizenship, and people development including mentoring, team building, and resolving conflicts among personnel.
Demonstrated experience in building successful collaborations across multiple organizational boundaries.
Demonstrated success in working effectively with program and technical staff in defining and accomplishing program milestones (scope, cost, and schedule).
Awareness and experience in working within established safety and quality controls for moderate to high hazard activities associated with the handling of nuclear materials and laboratory type facilities.
Demonstrated success in effectively building and developing technical capabilities and human capital within a team or group.
Demonstrated management acumen in applying a graded approach when implementing controls and requirements to establish a level of rigor and formality for training, etc., dependent upon the activity.
Demonstrated success in program/project development, including proposal preparation and presentations to program managers, sponsors, and end users.
Demonstrated experience in working with U.S. Government stakeholders such as the NNSA, State Department, etc., and partnering with LANL program offices.
Knowledge of classification guidance in areas of the Group.
Active Q Clearance
Education Requirement: A baccalaureate in a relevant science or engineering field plus 2 years of job related experience or 6 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree preferred.
Note to Applicants: Please provide a detailed cover letter addressing each Minimum Job requirement and Desired Qualifications.
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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
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.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.
Our diverse workforce enjoys a collegial work environment focused on creative problem solving, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are considered. We are committed to work-life balance and personal/professional growth. Our creative and dedicated computational professionals are our greatest asset and we take pride in cultivating their talents, supporting their efforts, and enabling their success. Together we are advancing our national security mission. The GL will be part of our team in creating and sustaining an inclusive work environment by being YOU.
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 Hall, Lorna Jane
Vacancy Name: IRC81583
Organization Name NEN-3 / International Threat Reduction
Minimum Salary 132500
Maximum Salary 229900
Req ID: IRC81583