Los Alamos National Laboratory Workforce Program Director (Project-Program Director 6) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Partnerships and Pipeline Office (PPO) is responsible for planning and executing pipeline and workforce development programs. As the Laboratory workforce needs in technical and operational areas increase, the Laboratory has established a number of educational partnerships with regional colleges and universities to develop targeted skills in our current and future workforce. Within PPO, the Program Director for Workforce Programs will develop and lead institutional efforts to create mission-focused workforce and staff development programs. Become part a collegial work environment focused on creative problem solving, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are considered and innovation and creativity are encouraged. Support our collaborative efforts to create the diverse workplace of the future.
The Workforce Program Director will design, implement and expand programs to recruit, educate and grow LANL staff. In this role, you will lead and expand the current portfolio of efforts and identify strategic partnerships with colleges and universities to foster strong, diverse technical and operational pipelines aligned with LANL workface needs. In partnership with line organizations, you will identify additional educational and training opportunities, including certificate and degree programs and other targeted staff development programs. As Workforce Program Director, you will develop and initiate new programs to foster diversity in the LANL workforce and enable R&D staff development. You will be responsible for establishing and managing the appropriate agreements or subcontracts to implement the programs and for evaluating the effectiveness, success and impact of the programs.
This role requires engagement with all levels of management within LANL and with senior-level executives and faculty at a broad range of academic institutions, including LANL‘s Triad partners, the University of California and Texas A&M university systems. As a senior leader within PPO, you will integrate and collaborate with the National Security Education Center, the Student Program office, and other PPO functions. In addition, you will partner with stakeholder line organizations and engage with the Community Partnership Office, Human Resources, and other institutional functions to ensure program success. Partnership with the NNSA on program design, results and future workforce needs is integral to this position.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated experience with college and university and partnerships and leadership of educational or research collaborations. Demonstrated experience with workforce, pipeline and staff development efforts and/or demonstrated partnerships with regional colleges.
Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience in a technical discipline that aligns with the laboratory strategic mission and workforce needs. Record of effective interaction with people at all levels in a technical organization.
Demonstrated leadership in programs with diverse stakeholder interfaces and needs including execution of strategic initiatives, defining priorities, developing program work scope, schedules, budgets and evaluation of program success and outcomes.
Science, Technology, and Engineering (ST&E)
Broad knowledge of LANL and/or NNSA ST&E and missions.
Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication to all audiences.
Demonstrated record of commitment to quality, excellence, and diversity in the workplace.
Ability to obtain a Q clearance.
Education and Years of Relevant Experience
Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 15 years of directly related technical and project management experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. Advanced technical degree preferred.
Demonstrated educational experience including relationships with regional colleges, and development of educational programs or curriculum.
Broad knowledge of the technical and operational capabilities of the Laboratory and future workforce needs. Working knowledge of the DOE/NNSA/LANL university subcontracting process.
Experience with the development of college or university grants or proposals focused on workforce development.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
COVID Vaccine : 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 .
Note to Applicants: Along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of theminimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications.
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 childbirth 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.
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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Vacancy Name: IRC93891
Organization Name PPO/Partnerships & Pipeline Office
Minimum Salary 179900
Maximum Salary 329600
Req ID: IRC93891