Los Alamos National Laboratory Project-Program Director 5 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

The Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Office is responsible for planning, executing, and reporting a $125M R&D; program that positions the Laboratory for its future missions. The Deputy Program Director partners with the Program Director in leading the program, and directly manages components of the portfolio. He/she is a partner in the formulation, implementation, and strategic direction of LDRD, and must work effectively with Laboratory leadership at all levels, counterparts across the DOE complex, oversight officials in DOE, and scientists and engineers across the Laboratory. LDRD project selection is based on transparency and competitive peer review. He/she must serve as an effective and responsive spokesperson for LDRD and, more broadly, LANL science and technology, and share in the management of the LDRD team.

What You Need

The Deputy Program Director reports to the LDRD Program Director. The LDRD program is aggressive in communicating the national security relevance and benefits of LDRD. Details of the program can be found at the LDRD internal web page (ldrd.lanl.gov) and the external Tri-Lab site (tri-lab.lanl.gov), including the most recent Annual Reports. LDRD project details can be found at ldrdconnexion.lanl.gov

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, execution, and evaluation of R&D; and its outcomes.

  • Demonstrated scientific/engineering leadership in one or more LANL scientific and technical disciplines.

  • Broad knowledge of LANL and/or NNSA S&T; and missions.

  • Record of effective interaction with people at all levels in a technical organization.

  • Effective oral and written communication to all audiences.

  • Demonstrated record of commitment to quality, excellence, and diversity in the workplace.

  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance.

  • To be considered for this position, you must provide a cover letter that addressed the minimum and desired qualifications for this position.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in formal peer review such as LDRD.

  • Working knowledge of the DOE, NNSA management, and other external oversight of LDRD.

  • Demonstrated ability analyzing complex data that can be applied to assess LDRD metrics and long-term outcomes.

  • Success in technical project management.

Education Required: Position requires Doctoral degree in science or engineering (Engineering degree must be from an ABIT accredited institution) and at least ten years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Notes to Applicants:

  • Occasional travel required.

  • Applicant must be prepared to perform in a time-critical, multi-priority environment.

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.

Maximum Salary: 243500

Minimum Salary: 140600

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Lynn, Barbara Ann

Organization Name: SRO/Science & Technology Base Program Off

Email: bal@lanl.gov

Job Title: Project-Program Director 5

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC69095