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Los Alamos National Laboratory Section Leader for Research Services & Resource Discovery (Program Manager 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC73401


Job Title Section Leader for Research Services & Resource Discovery (Program Manager 2/3)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name SRO-RL/Research Library

Minimum Salary

Maximum Salary

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Program Manager 2 or Program Manager 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.

Come join the best and brightest minds in the world at one of the most innovative and creative multidisciplinary research institutions engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. The work we do at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) matters to our country and the world.

LANL Research Library seeks a future-focused and collaborative professional to act as Section Leader for Research Services & Resource Discovery. Reporting to the Science Resource Office (SRO) under the Science, Technology & Engineering (STE) directorate, the Research Library is a strategic asset to the LANL community, advancing scientific discovery, scholarly publishing, and lifelong learning in support of the Lab’s mission.

A newly created position, the Section Leader plays a leading role in strategic decisions related to library services. The incumbent serves as part of LANL Research Library senior management team and participates in discussions that impact all areas of the Library. The successful candidate will directly lead two teams, currently named Reference & Research Support and Library Collections, Metadata & Discovery, in charge of developing and delivering services integral to the Research Library's role. S/he will also have the opportunity to reinvent and reimagine services to a geographically dispersed and multidisciplinary scientific community service from a data-driven, Web-based, and user-centered perspective.

Core Responsibilities

  • Supervise, develop,and mentor personnel

  • Leadstrategic initiativesrelated to service and Web interface design, print collection management and digital access, outreach, reference and research support

  • Build relationships with stakeholders across the LANL community in order to continuously develop and refine the framework for delivery of resource discovery services and research support

  • Stay abreast of emerging trends, standards, and practices in library technical, research, and access services

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements

Program Manager 2 (81,600 - 133,400)

  • MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent)

  • Minimum five years of increasingly responsible, relevant professional experience in a research library, with particular expertise in the design, evaluation and delivery of user-centered research services

  • Demonstrated ability to lead organizational change, inspire innovation, build collaboration, delegate responsibilities appropriately, and develop staff

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in scholarly research and communications, library information technologies, and discovery systems

  • Strong interpersonal and public communication skills, including the ability to serve as an advocate and spokesperson

  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance

Program Manager 3 (89,900 - 148,300)

Additional Job Requirements for Program Manager 3:

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Program Manager 3 level requires:

  • Minimum ten years of increasingly responsible, relevant professional experience in a research library, with particular expertise in the design, evaluation and delivery of user-centered research services

  • Strong publication and presentation record, as well as an ongoing record of professional engagement

Desired Skills

  • Experience and/or educational background in a STEM-related discipline

  • Familiarity with DOE/NNSA Laboratories research and development mission areas

  • Demonstrated experience developing services related to research impact, altmetrics, bibliometrics via training, instruction, or consultation

Education Required (Program Manager 2/3):

MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent).

Notes to Applicants

  • For consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the minimum requirements of the position.

  • Send questions and inquiries to: rl-hires@lanl.gov

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

The Research Library at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) advances discovery science in support of the Lab mission to solve national security challenges through scientific excellence. Staff members work closely with colleagues within and across teams. The Research Library values strong outreach to Lab scientists and engineers and supports the full scholarly communication lifecycle.

Located in northern New Mexico, LANL is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science. 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.

Appointment Type Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name Vigil, Melanie Louise

Email mlvigil@lanl.gov

Work Telephone 505-667-5927

Req ID: IRC73401