Los Alamos National Laboratory Quality Assurance Team Leader (Quality Assurance Manager 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Utilize your quality and contractor assurance skills to do something that matters! Los Alamos National Laboratory—one of the most innovative and creative multidisciplinary research institutions in the world—is looking for an experienced quality assurance leader to drive mission and operational excellence through fact-based, risk-informed decision making and continuous institutional learning and improvement. This is a unique opportunity with great growth potential to support national and world security.
Reporting to the Group Leader of Institutional Quality and Performance Assurance, the Quality Assurance Team Leader will be responsible for oversite of Contractor Assurance System (CAS) integration through deployed staff; performance planning and risk analysis; issues management and event notification; and the accurate development of metrics, trends, and analyses. With an overall focus on improving mission delivery, the Quality Assurance Team Leader will have a span of control that stretches across all major areas of the Laboratory, including Science, Technology, and Engineering; Weapons; and Operations.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Contractor Assurance Systems (CAS)
Demonstrated experience exerting influence in the development of overall objectives and long-range goals of an organization related to CAS, including experience in the development and performance oversight of policies, procedures, and the systems required for maintaining and enhancing Quality and Performance Assurance initiatives.
Assessments and Benchmarking
Demonstrated experience using performance measures, assessments, and internal and/or external benchmarks from private or public sectors to manage issues or corrective actions where erroneous decisions or recommendations could have resulted in critical delays or modifications to projects/operations with potentially negative impacts to short-term goals and future business activities.
Demonstrated experience successfully interacting with subordinate supervisors, customers, and/or functional peer group managers involving matters related to quality and/or contractor assurance, including the demonstrated ability to advise and coach customers while promoting continuous improvements within a learning environment.
Integrated Safety Management (ISM)
Demonstrated experience performing as an advisor to subordinate supervisors or staff members and leading cooperative efforts of project teams related to ISM or similar principles, including experience integrating safety into every task; pausing/stopping work when necessary; modeling exemplary behavior; fostering open communications; engaging workers in the field; rewarding positive behavior; and addressing deficiencies through accountability.
Supervision and Leadership
Demonstrated experience managing the activities of individual contributors or supervisors in a section or department with accountability for results in terms of costs, strategies, and employees. Ability to analyze, and solve complex procurement problems. Develops and administers schedules, performance requirements; may have budget responsibilities.
Education and Years of Relevant Experience
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Manufacturing Management, or a related field from an accredited institution and a minimum of five years related experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
Additional Education and Certification
Master’s degree in a related field and/or current professional certification as a Certified Quality Management/Organizational Excellence professional (AQS or CQE).
Complex Technical Organizations
Knowledge of and experience deploying integrated organizational-level performance-based management systems in large, diverse, and/or complex scientific, engineering, and/or technical organizations.
Clearance Active DOE “Q” or other Top Secret clearance.
Note to Applicants:
Along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications.
This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Vaccination Requirement :
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
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.
No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Lynn, Shelby Letha
Vacancy Name: IRC90052
Organization Name IQPA-PA/QPA - PERFORMANCE ASSURANCE
Minimum Salary 113100
Maximum Salary 190900
Req ID: IRC90052
Category: Contract Management