Program Manager 3/4 (non-technical)

What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Program Manager 3 (non-technical)/Program Manager 4 (non-technical) 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.

The Information and Technology (I&T) superdivision is looking for an enthusiastic, organized and innovative Program Manager. Reporting to the Program Strategy and Execution (PSE) Division Leader, this position will provide administrative coordination, oversight and standardization for I&T's assigned Systems of Management Systems: Cyber Security, Document Control and Records Management, and Information Technology. The System of Management Systems framework organizes LANL's cross-cutting operations and business functions arising from Prime Contract requirements, to help execute the mission in a safe, secure, compliant, environmentally friendly, effective, and efficient manner.

Program Manager 3 (non-technical) $101,700 - $168,200
The Program Manager for I&T's Management Systems will be responsible for:

  • Developing and maintaining a high-level awareness of the current and upcoming initiatives, projects, and requirements within the I&T Portfolio.
  • Maintaining management system elements within the Intelligent Systems of Management Systems (iSoMS) tool to ensure they're current and complete.
  • Developing and maintaining a high level of knowledge of IT Policies and a familiarity with LANL policies, and establishing formal integration between the Management Systems and the I&T Policy Office
  • Conducting and drafting impact assessments for new or changed requirements associated with the assigned Management Systems.
  • Representing I&T for Management System activities such as giving presentations, attending meetings, collecting information, and responding to all data calls.
Program Manager 4 (non-technical) $122,300 - $206,300
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level the Program Manager will:

  • Compile and manage risk associated with the assigned Management Systems
  • Lead the effort with the Portfolio Management Office to establish, develop and maintain a roadmap for each Management System
  • Develop a strategic and consistent approach to integrate DOE/NNSA requirements, best practices and benchmarking from other labs into IT Policy in a deliberate, easily maintainable, and user-friendly way.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:


  • Significant experience managing or administering large projects or programs including developing and executing on scope, schedule, and budget. Has a strong business acumen and the ability to speak the language of both I&T and business
  • Broad, high-level knowledge of IT systems and functions and the willingness and ability to learn new technologies or IT functions.
  • Must be an inquisitive and persistent self-starter with the ability to work independently. Must be a quick learner with the ability to interact intelligently with both technical and non-technical audiences. Highly adaptable and flexible. Ability to handle ambiguity and quickly adjust to shifting/competing priorities.
  • Executive-level presence and prompt, highly effective written and verbal communication skills and practices, with the ability to build strong relationships across I&T. Must be an effective mediator and listener.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with proven experience in strategies to motivate others to complete their assigned tasks. Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills to include the preparation and delivery of presentations, reports, and trainings.
  • Experience working with policies and procedures in a highly regulated environment.
  • High level of critical thinking skills demonstrated problem solving skills, with experience in interpreting and analyzing different kinds of data and information and understanding it's potential relationship or impact on a program.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, building roadmaps and the ability to integrate complex program/project work with other priorities and commitments.
Additional Job Requirements for Program Manager 4 (non-technical):
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:

  • Experience interacting, communicating and negotiating with Executive-level management to include immediate organizational management and/or customer base management.
  • Experience working with DOE/NNSA or other Government policies, procedures or requirements and their flow-down into local procedures or policies.
  • Experience in formal Risk Management across a program.
  • Experience working for an enterprise-level service delivery organization in one of the identified Management Systems.
Education/Experience at lower level: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution and 8 years of directly related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level, post graduate coursework may be desirable.

Education/Experience at higher level: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution and 12 years of directly related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level, post graduate coursework may be desirable.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working in the iSoMS tool and/or working with the management of one of LANL's System of Management Systems as noted in SD309
  • Experience working with NNSA/DOE (or similar) oversight, policies and expectations and integrating overarching policies or requirements into local policy/procedures.
  • DOE Q Clearance

Work Location: The work location for this position is telework and is located in Los Alamos, NM. Telework is defined as working from offsite but within 2hours ground commute of this location. Reporting onsite may be periodically necessary. All work locations are at the discretion of management and can change at any time with appropriate notice.

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: In addition to a resume, please provide a brief cover letter addressing your qualifications for the skills listed for this position.

Work Schedule:This position will be Telework but will require episodic onsite engagement depending on current activities and needs of the program or management.
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 (PTO 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). Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation conducted by or on behalf of the Federal Government, and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance. and obtaining such clearance requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon the position, additional authorization to access classified information may be required, which may or may not be available to dual citizens. Receipt of a Q clearance and additional access authorization ultimately is a decision of the Federal Government and not of Triad.

*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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

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 Policy Policy P701 for 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, 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 1-505-664-6947 option 2.