Readiness Assurance Program Coordinator | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Readiness Assurance Program Coordinator

What You Will Do

The Emergency Planning and Preparedness Group (EM-PREP) seeks a Readiness Assurance Program Coordinator to serve as a member of a high-performing, multi-disciplinary team in a complex and fast-paced environment. In this role you will support the mission of preparing first responders, the workforce, and offsite stakeholders for response to disasters and emergency incidents. You will be responsible for coordinating the Emergency Management Division's Readiness Assurance Program and implementing compliance requirements of DOE O 151.1D. Job duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Maintaining and implementing the division's Readiness Assurance Program Plan and associated documents.
  • Facilitating readiness activities, such as working groups designed to ensure quality products and issues management.
  • Coordinating internal and external assessments.
  • Organizing and facilitating stakeholder relations.
  • Developing and submitting the triannual Emergency Management Readiness Assurance Metric Tool and annual Emergency Readiness Assurance Plan.
  • Coordinating monthly and quarterly metrics monitoring the health of the overall Emergency Management Program.
  • Collaborating and supporting other site-level team members in Drills and Exercises, Training, Planning, and EOC Coordination.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Demonstrated experience with issues management and/or readiness assurance, including risk assessment, development of corrective action plans, and causal assessments.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, prepare and implement policy, plans, procedures, and related documentation that enable program success and compliance within applicable regulatory frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to generate and conduct training or instruction, including of readiness assurance course materials.
  • Proven ability to collaborate and partner at all levels, including in a team atmosphere.
  • Practical experience and be proficient in software applications such as MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and MS Outlook.
  • Must be able to demonstrate effective oral, analytical, written, and communications skills through practical experience providing presentations to external stakeholders and senior-level management.
  • Must be willing to serve on the Emergency Response Organization during and outside of normal work hours.


Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 8 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, post graduate course work may be desirable.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with Los Alamos National Laboratory intuitional procedure P322-4, Issues Management.
  • Familiarity with DOE Order 151.1D, Comprehensive Emergency Management System, and 150.1B, Continuity Programs.
  • Experience working in an Emergency Operations Center environment.
  • Advanced degree in a related field.
  • Experience in federal, state, or local emergency management including but not limited to the National Incident Management System, National Preparedness Goal, National Preparedness System, National Planning Frameworks.
  • Formal training, knowledge and experience with the Incident Command System, the National Incident Management System, and Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program.

Location: This position will be 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:

Please include a cover letter that addresses each of the minimum requirements and as many of the desired skills as applicable to your expertise (i.e. "copy-and-paste" the requirement and address each with a small paragraph).
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)
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. 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. 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: 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 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.Employment StatusFull Time