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Los Alamos National Laboratory Professional Staff Assistant 1 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Come and join the brightest minds at the most innovative R&D facility supporting our national security! The Laboratory Directed Research and Development office (LDRD) is seeking a highly competent, motivated Professional Staff Assistant 1 (PSA 1). As the PSA 1, you will support the LDRD program annual cycle, including proposal calls and reviews, data sheets, appraisals, reports, and internal/external reviews. Particular areas of focus include tracking project budgeting and spending compliance, approving foreign travel requests for LDRD projects, managing approvals of major procurements on LDRD projects, coordinating the staffing of LDRD proposal review panels, and scheduling and supporting review panel and other meetings.

You will provide administrative support for the LDRD office, including managing the high cadence of interactions between LDRD leaders and managers Lab-wide, supporting a modest level of travel and purchases, serving as timekeeper, and supporting website updates. You will support, coordinate, or lead specific LDRD activities including meetings or workshops, reports, and special projects. You will support the implementation of program strategies via the continuous improvement of LDRD processes. You will interact professionally with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels, internal, external and cross-organizationally, and you will serve as a resource for staff Lab-wide regarding LDRD processes, policies, and procedures.

In this role, you will report to the LDRD Program Director and will support the program needs of LDRD. You will interact on a daily basis with the best Laboratory science, technology, and engineering; members of the LDRD team have high visibility with senior Lab managers.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Project Complexity

Demonstrated ability to perform complex work requiring considerable judgment, high degree of initiative, independent action, and discretion.


Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external personnel, including the ability to build effective working relationships with managers, peers, and stakeholders.

Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills including reports and procedural documents.


Demonstrated ability to independently conduct research, data analysis, recommend/make decisions and proactively resolve problems and issues both independently and as a team member.

Work Ethic

Demonstrated successful experience managing complex issues and working on multiple projects with frequent interruptions and varying priorities and deadlines, while maintaining excellent quality and accuracy in daily operational work.

Business Processes

Demonstrated ability to improve business processes and workflow.

Computer Skills

Demonstrated excellence in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, and Outlook.

Meeting Coordination

Demonstrated experience in arranging and coordinating cross-organizational meetings, workshops, and conferences.


This position requires a Q access authorization. Applicants must have the ability to obtain a Q-clearance, which normally requires U.S. citizenship.

Education/Experience: Positions at this level require a Bachelor’s Degree and two years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Thorough and in-depth understanding of Laboratory structure, operations, and policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrated experience or knowledge of project management.

  • Experience with web management system(s).

  • Knowledge of and/or experience with SharePoint, Purchase Card, and/or iProcurement.

  • Demonstrated facility with Lab-wide systems (Oracle, Concur, FVTS).

Note to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the minimum requirements and desired skills of the position.

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.

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 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.

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 Shiu, Stephanie Yvonne
Email sshiu@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC85797
Organization Name LDRD/LAB Directed Research & Development
Minimum Salary 53500
Maximum Salary 82800
Req ID: IRC85797
Category: Administrative Support