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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Vendor Liaison Specialist 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Responsible for providing technical and administrative support in all aspects of planning and developing procurement and contractual packages for materials and services from conception to closeout for assigned Divisions with ALDW. Initiates contracts commensurate with customer requirements as well as with established policies and procedures. Oversees entire procurement preparation process up to, but not including contracting, which includes working closely with the technical staff to develop contract specifications in accordance with the terms and conditions of complex subcontracts and Department of Energy, Laboratory, and site-specific requirements. Provides support to the technical staff in the management of all procurement, staff support and maintenance contracts for assigned division(s) within ALDW.

Specific duties of the position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversees and monitors technical performance of assigned complex contracts. This includes generation of purchase requests to ensure all applicable documents are included for the type of order being submitted (i.e. Buy American, Non-Competitive, On-Site work, Quality, etc.)

  • Partner with the technical staff and contract specialists in planning, analyzing, and developing technical contract specifications that allow for fair and equitable evaluation of all possible vendors.

  • Serves as a liaison between technical requester, subcontractor, ASM, Program Office, and Accounting. Addresses all issues relative to the technical side of procurement.

  • Confirms that all required permits, clearances, work documents, and other requirements are in place prior to work.

  • Supports contract activities, such as review of bidder responses, negotiations, acceptance, maintenance, punch lists, etc.

  • Participates in the planning and formation of bid requests, bid evaluations and negotiations, and develops purchase requests and required documentation; acts as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for specific procurement areas.

  • Advises management on aspects of contract problem resolution.

  • Place Pcard orders as requested.

  • This position will provides oversight and technical guidance to support and/or clerical employees, if assigned.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:


Demonstrated proficiency in procurement specification practices related to the submission of Purchase Requests and Exhibits. Designated Procurement Representative (DPR) experience including PCard, BOA and purchase requests. Ability to assist technical personnel in the development of sole source justifications, Buy American Justifications, Exhibits D thru I and technical evaluations. Thorough knowledge of contract policies and procedures.

Problem Solving

Demonstrated experience in making independent decisions and researching, analyzing, and solving complex procurement problems. Experience and demonstrated skill in identifying problem areas, investigating alternative solutions, and determining an action to be performed on problems affecting procurements, maintenance, and site services subcontract management

Organizational Skill

Thorough knowledge of the Laboratory’s organizational structure. Experience handling complex, multi-tasked, and varying workloads through prioritization and teaming. Demonstrated skill in the preparation and presentation of oral and written reports.

Education/Experience Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Weapons Engineering.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of LANL management, administrative and policy structure and support resources.

  • Active Q clearance

Note to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a resume and a comprehensive cover letter that specifically addresses each of the requirements.

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.

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)

Additional Details

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.

  • 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 472.2for additional information.

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.

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Greathouse, Khalid T (Khi)
Email kgreathouse@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC84611
Organization Name ALDW/Associate Laboratory Director For Weapons Engineering
Minimum Salary 71000
Maximum Salary 112700
Req ID: IRC84611
Category: Procurement