Los Alamos National Laboratory Regional Economic Development Specialist (Community Outreach Specialist 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC74942
Job Title Regional Economic Development Specialist (Community Outreach Specialist 2/3)
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name CPA-CPO/Community Partnerships Office
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Community Outreach Specialist 2/3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.
Reporting to the Director of the Community Partnerships Office (CPO), the Economic Development Specialist coordinates activities to promote the Laboratory’s corporate citizenship and regional community involvement with economic development partners. The Economic Development Specialist is responsible for a wide range of strategic and tactical initiatives, programs, and activities with a focus on strengthening the Laboratory’s relationships in northern New Mexico. The successful candidate will interact closely with industry, government, universities, nonprofits, and local economic development and business organizations; and represent the Laboratory at all levels within northern New Mexico to promote local business and economic development.
Community Outreach Specialist 2 ($67,900 - 107,700)
Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Design, develop, and implement complex and highly visible projects with economic development partners.
Monitor, research, and analyze the effectiveness of projects to ensure there are measurable results that demonstrate Laboratory return on investment and sustainability for regional economic impact.
Work independently and with CPO colleagues, laboratory management, and internal/external organizations to integrate, implement, and promote economic development initiatives and projects.
Assist in developing promotional communications, brochures, press releases, presentations, social media and web-based materials.
Develop and maintain data/document/financial management systems.
Actively partner with CPO education, workforce development/higher education, and community giving outreach management and staff to ensure that programs are integrated with those efforts and overall effectiveness is maximized.
Represent the Laboratory on various local and regional committees, boards and/or at meetings, conferences, and events to promote local business and economic development.
Community Outreach Specialist 3 ($73,800 - $120,400)
For the 3 level position, the candidate will also:
Provide programmatic oversight of partnerships to develop activities that enhance regional economic diversification and vitality in northern New Mexico in an effort to accomplish institutional outreach objectives identified by the Laboratory.
Provide day-to-day oversight and implementation of economic development initiatives, including communications, reports and reviews.
Develop methodologies and tools to measure program effectiveness and impact of Laboratory contributions throughout the region.
Develop communication tools and products to promote Laboratory community involvement, community outreach, and volunteer projects to internal and external constituents and stakeholders.
Assume a leadership role in developing the strategic direction and allocation of resources in the development and deployment of economic development projects and programs for CPO and the Laboratory.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Professional experience in any of the following: economic development, community relations, government relations, nonprofits, or other experience relating to economic development.
Demonstrated knowledge of industry best practices, polices, and procedures specifically relating to economic development.
Demonstrated knowledge of and understanding of regional social, education, and economic needs.
Experience using metrics to measure effectiveness of programs and community outreach initiatives.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including writing, editing, and presentation skills.
Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate and build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and follow-through to completion on multiple tasks, often under strict deadlines, frequent interruptions, and changing priorities.
Advanced computer skills including use of MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) and the ability to learn new tools as needed.
In addition to the requirements listed above, qualification at the 3 level requires:
Experience providing programmatic oversight of economic development projects and activities to accomplish institutional outreach objectives.
Experience in strategic direction development and allocation of resources in the progression and deployment of community outreach projects and programs.
Current understanding of regional economic development organizations and initiatives to further enhance the economic development of the region.
Demonstrated knowledge of local and national economic development methodologies, issues, best practices, funding sources, networks, initiatives and leadership.
Experience coordinating a variety of initiatives.
Knowledge of regional community constituents, public institutions, and non-profit organizations.
Demonstrated knowledge of northern New Mexico and the workforce training organizations in the region.
Considered an economic development expert with wide-ranging experience to provide expertise on internal and external committees, boards, and working groups.
Broad working knowledge of the Laboratory mission, organizations, programs, scientific capabilities, policies and procedures, and key personnel.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public policy, business administration or related degree and a minimum of 5 years relevant experience (8 years for the 3 level) or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Notes to Applicants:
Work will occasionally be required outside of normal business hours and at off-site locations; and will require frequent travel throughout northern New Mexico.
For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter addressing qualifications and experience related to the job requirements of this position.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The Communications and Public Affairs (CPA) Division represents and promotes the Laboratory to a range of stakeholders, including employees, the national security and scientific community, the media, and neighboring communities. Our mission is to promote understanding of the Laboratory and build relationships with employees and stakeholders to advance Los Alamos as the premier national security science Laboratory. CPA is comprised of three offices: the Communications Office (CO), the Community Partnerships Office (CPO), and Communication Arts and Services (CAS).
Appointment Type Regular
Contact Name Salyer, Reyna Linda
Req ID: IRC74942