Los Alamos National Laboratory Subcontract Specialist 2/3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

This position will be filled at either the Subcontract 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.

Subcontract Specialist 2 ($66,600-$105,700)

  • The Subcontract Specialist 2 will be required to form negotiate, award, administer and closeout of all types of subcontracts (cost reimbursable, fixed price, fixed unit price and time & materials) particularly subcontracts for construction and/or environmental services.

  • The Subcontract Specialist 2 forms and administers moderately complex subcontracts. Maintains a continuing review of the progress of each assigned subcontract and provides management with information regarding any financial, legal, or technical difficulties. Prepares change order and amendments, negotiates with subcontractors and customers to obtain settlements on assigned subcontracts. Conducts meetings as needed to manage the work.

Subcontract Specialist 3 ($80,100-$131,000)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Subcontract Specialist 3 will be required to form and administer moderate to highly complex subcontracts, work independently, and have sufficient knowledge to be considered a subject matter expert in procurement of construction and technical services.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Job Requirements –Subcontract Specialist 2

  • Varied experience in the formation, negotiation and award of all types of contracts.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing moderately complex contract types, fee arrangements, terms and conditions.

  • Demonstrated experience in administration of small and moderate size contracts.

  • Working knowledge of change management procedures pertaining to requests for information (RFIs), change notices, change orders, amendments, and claims and dispute resolution.

  • Demonstrated experience managing and administering small to moderately complex construction contracts within a multi-functional environment.

  • Familiarity with the Department of Labor requirements for both the Davis-Bacon Act and the Service Contract Act.

  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills

Job Requirements – Subcontract Specialist 3

  • In addition to the requirements outlined above, the Subcontract Specialist 3 is expected to have:

  • High level of experience in the formation, negotiation, award and administration of all types of construction and other service-type contracts.

  • Demonstrated experience in change management and administration of moderate to highly complex contracts.

  • Solid understanding of the Davis-Bacon Act and the Service Contract Act and experience applying their requirements.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in both commercial and government subcontracting.

  • Understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations and their application.


  • Subcontract Specialist 2 position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Subcontract Specialist 3 position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Note to Applicants:

  • Please provide a comprehensive cover letter outlining how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

  • Internal Laboratory employees applying for this position will retain their current appointment type; regular or term.

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.

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.

Our employees are our greatest asset, which is why we provide a comprehensive benefits package that offers health coverage for you and your eligible family members today and retirement plans for a brighter tomorrow. A healthy workforce is paramount to a successful organization. We offer an incentivized wellness plan and preventive care to encourage and reward good basic health choices. Also, for your financial wellness, we provide a tax-deferred 401(k) retirement plan, with a company match and service based contribution.

The Subcontract Specialist 2 or 3 will report to the Acquisition Services Manager assigned to the Acquisition Services Division and deployed to Capital Projects. The selection candidate will follows Laboratory and Procurement guidance and work independently with input from supervisors and management.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-665-1683

Contact Name: Tedder, Billie Jo (BJ)

Organization Name: ASM-PROJPUR/ ASM Project Procurement

Email: bjtedder@lanl.gov

Job Title: Subcontract Specialist 2/3

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC67121