Description:

What You Will Do


Reporting to the Actinide Material Processing & Power (AMPP) Division Leader, the Deputy Division Leader (DDL) for Space and Stockpile Manufacturing provides scientific, technical, and operational leadership to the Division related to Plutonium-238 manufacturing and product characterization. The DDL will function as a key part of the division management team that has the responsibilities for proper work authorization, quality assurance practices, human resource management, recruiting, and continuing development of division capabilities. The DDL will be expected to take a significant role in the strategic planning efforts for the division, as well as the broader nuclear engineering capability across the Laboratory.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

Providing effective leadership to enable the workforce to succeed in division milestones and deliverables.

Maintaining and strengthening the division's scientific and technical base by participating in the development and programmatic direction for the division.

Working with the division leader, group leaders and program managers to ensure effective line and program planning and integration.

Identifying and acting on opportunities to influence direction, policy and vision, both internal and external to the organization.

Determining and promoting long-range goals to ensure that the division performs at the highest standards relevant to national security.

Maintaining a positive work environment and mentoring and developing personnel.

Recruiting and retaining critical skills in the workforce.

Supporting diversity, affirmative action, ES&H, security, and community relations.


What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Expertise: Demonstrated accomplishments and expertise in one or more of the division’s core capabilities, or a closely related scientific or engineering field. Expert knowledge of safety and security, environmental and quality regulatory requirements needed to manage work in a nuclear and/or high explosives facility.


Leadership : Successful experience in leading a management team in organizational strategic planning initiatives to include establishing, monitoring, and reporting on performance metrics. Demonstrated experience leading a multidisciplinary group of scientists, engineers, technicians, students and professional staff in a technical environment. Demonstrated excellence in the leadership and management of technical projects and staff, that includes a record of successful teamwork and consensus building within and across organizational boundaries.


Problem Solving: Demonstrated knowledge and proven ability in problem solving and conflict resolution.

Communication: Ensures daily open communication with workers that promotes an environment where workers feel comfortable bringing concerns forth.

Business and Development: Demonstrated experience leading business operations to include financial, human resources, procurement, and other related business activities. Proven ability to identify, secure and lead programs, obtain and allocate resources and deliver within scope, schedule and budget. Demonstrated commitment to scientific excellence, environment, health and safety, security, diversity, and employee development. Demonstrated experience leading business operations to include financial, human resources, procurement, and other related business activities.


Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation)

Peripheral vision, Depth perception, Reading vision, Distance vision, Ability to speak, Ability to discriminate speech, Ability to hear high-pitched sounds, Ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), Sitting, Standing, Walking, Climbing stairs, Lifting 5-10 pounds, Carrying 5-10 pound.


DOE Order 426.2: Requires a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or related science, and 4 years nuclear experience. Education or experience that is job related may be substituted on a case-by-case basis. The degree may fulfill 3 of the 4 years of nuclear experience on a one-for-one time basis.


Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited institution and 12 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

Security: Active DOE Q-Clearance and HRP certification

Work Environment:

Note to Applicants: For full consideration, submit a comprehensive resume reflective of your relevant experience to the job requirements and desired skills stated above.

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. 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.

426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

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.

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

Contact Details

Contact Name Brito, Anjela Maria

Email anjelab@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Vacancy Name: IRC87972

Organization Name AMPP-DO/Actinide Material Processing & Power

Minimum Salary 162900

Maximum Salary 291400

Req ID: IRC87972

Category: Operations Support 

About Los Alamos National Laboratory:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is the premier laboratory within the Department of Energy. With the mission focus of National Security to the United States of America, Los Alamos has been at the forefront of science, technology, and engineering and has charged new paths of discovery. The Lab has contributed to everything from exploring new worlds to providing solutions to everyday life. Los Alamos has been the answer for generations and will continue to be for generations come.

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