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Los Alamos National Laboratory Professional Staff Assistant 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Come and joint the brightest minds at the most innovative R&D facility supporting our national security! Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking for two creative Professional Staff Assistant 2 positions to support centers, institutes or programs within the National Security Education Center (NSEC). The Professional Staff Assistant 2 will demonstrate initiative, professionalism, creativity, flexibility and outstanding customer service skills. You must also be an excellent problem solver, anticipating challenges or obstacles and resolving them with minimal supervision.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Serve as a key point of contact for a National Security Education Center (NSEC) center, institute or program; communicate professionalism with customers, including graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, administrators, scientists and managers.

  • Support internal and external institutional collaborations and university interactions through a variety of mechanisms including meetings, seminars, workshops, conferences, visitor and guest agreements, Joint Appointment arrangements, and inter-laboratory and university subcontracts.

  • Research, compose, design and prepare non-routine correspondence, reports, presentations, metrics, and, special projects; interact with technical staff and editors on scientific publications; and perform other administrative duties as needed.

  • Act as a resource in developing and in providing input on changes to policies, processes, procedures, and guidelines related to specialized functions, organizations and/or programs.

  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in a high-pressure office requiring occasional extended work hours and offsite travel.

  • Actively contribute to a collaborative team environment; working closely with other professional staff and administrators through cross-training, coaching and mentoring methods.

The National Security Education Center (NSEC) facilitates science and engineering education and research through strategic research and education centers, academic partnerships, and student focused programs. NSEC serves as an interactive hub for students, postdocs, and visiting faculty from around the world to collaborate on research and exchange ideas with Laboratory technical staff. Participants engage in specialized education and degree programs with academic partners, hands-on education and training opportunities, and the development of diverse exciting research projects. NSEC establishes regional academic collaborations through Joint Appointment programs with regional and national universities, and through a relationship with the New Mexico Consortium (NMC), a unique non-profit organization of the three New Mexico research universities formed to advance scientific research and education in New Mexico.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Program Management Facilitation Background

Experience working cross-organizationally with a variety of personnel, internally and externally, to complete projects. Experience developing and maintaining systems to track and convey large volumes of information, to a variety of audiences, on multiple projects and tasks.. Enthusiasm to engage in the strategic planning of the assigned institute, center or programs’ projects, programs, structures and operational procedures.

Business Operations

Ability to leverage knowledge and experience to develop an excellent model for operating the Institute, Center or program you will be supporting. Thorough knowledge in business operations across the Laboratory, or an equivalent institution, and the ability to recommend solutions to problems affecting business. Advanced proficiency with standard business applications such as Microsoft applications, WebEx, Google Workspace, SharePoint, Adobe applications, etc. Experience with budgets will be helpful.

Decision Making

Ability to work with limited oversight, taking appropriate initiative, and making decisions within defined boundaries to include making recommendations to Institute and office management based on policy interpretation. Experience conducting research, analyzing problems, and successfully identifying and integrating creative ideas and solutions to enhance office productivity and efficiency to ensure customer satisfaction.

Communication and Event Management

Ability to confidently convey the capabilities of the institute, center, or program through excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Experience facilitating meetings, collaborations, and other interactions, both large and small. Experience with calendar and email management, organizing internal and external meetings and events with internal and external participants. Quality-focused, responsible for content while ensuring accuracy and attention to detail


Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of directly related education and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

LANL Systems and Advanced Software Applications

Proficiency in multiple Laboratory-wide business systems (e.g., Oracle, Concur, Foreign Travel Systems, Visitor and Guest Agreements, Subcontracts and iProcurement, etc.); advanced knowledge of computer software applications (e.g., Microsoft applications, WebEx, Google Workspace, SharePoint, Adobe applications, etc.).

Facilities and Space Operations

Experience with research activities and/or experimental labs/facilities.

Note to Applicants: For full consideration, please provide a comprehensive cover letter, outlining how you meet minimum and desired qualifications of the position.

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)

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. SeeDOE 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 LaboratoryPolicy P701 for 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.

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Contact Details
Contact Name Shiu, Stephanie Yvonne
Email sshiu@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC89655
Organization Name NSEC/Institutes
Minimum Salary 64400
Maximum Salary 102300
Req ID: IRC89655
Category: Other