Los Alamos National Laboratory Ethics and Audit Director (Ethics Audit Manager 6) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking for an exceptional Director to lead our Ethics and Audit Division (EA-DO). As the Ethics and Audit Director you would be an integral part of the Laboratory leadership team. In this position you would represent the Laboratory to a variety of stakeholders including the LANL Leadership team, the Triad Board of Directors, the NNSA, and the Department of Energy. We encourage you to learn more about this unique opportunity to have a positive impact on the Laboratory.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide leadership and direction in the development of Ethics and Audit programs and objectives and assure careful execution of these programs throughout the Laboratory.
Manage an organization that promotes strong ethical business practices, standards of conduct and compliance across the entire Institution; establish and communicate ethical standards to employees; review and advise management on conflict-of-interest issues and chair the Laboratory’s Conflicts of Interest Committee; investigate allegations of ethical misconduct and waste, fraud and abuse, and manage the Employee Concerns Program.
Develop an annual audit plan that includes financial, operational and information systems, and post-award subcontract audits, conducts internal audits per plan as well as special reviews; coordinate outside audit and assessment activities; and provide expert information and guidance on management of risk, use of cost-effective internal controls, and achievement of LANL's business objectives.
Manage the Laboratory’s Ombuds program, ensuring a confidential and impartial option for employees, aimed at informal conflict resolution and effective communication tools to resolve issues where possible.
About the Ethics and Audit Division
The Ethics and Audit Division consists of three primary functions. The Ethics and Compliance function is responsible for defining and developing standards of conduct for ethical business behavior, communicating those standards to employees and monitoring compliance with the standards.
The Audit Function serves as an independent resource for conducting internal audits, special reviews, and advisory services; coordinating outside audit and assessment activities; and providing expert information and guidance on management of risk, use of cost-effective internal controls, and achievement of Laboratory’s business objectives.
The Ombuds function is an employee resource for complaint resolution, problem solving and communication tools to resolve issues and conflicts.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Leadership & Management
For this role you will need to have a significant record of leadership and management including experience in leading broad, complex organizations or programs; experience managing personnel, negotiating agreements, delegating authority, and building consensus among staff members for a large organization; a proven track record of attracting, evaluating, mentoring, developing, motivating and retaining a creative and diverse workforce.
Communication & Collaboration
You must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills as demonstrated by experience interacting with all levels of personnel and customers; in addition to past success attracting and coaching talented people, and managing conflict among staff.
You will need to have expertise in federal government contracts, Federal Acquisition Regulations, and Cost Accounting Standards. You are also expected to be familiar with accounting practices including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
You will also need expertise in professional auditing standards, including those published by the Institute of Professional Auditors and the U.S. GAO, and in the application of auditing and assessment principles and philosophy. Finally, you should have experience with risk assessment strategies; internal control concepts; and auditing methods and tools.
For this role you must have expertise in business ethical standards in a government contracting environment and associated compliance programs.
You will need to have experience in developing and implementing strategic direction and goals, developing programs, implementing effective business practices and systems, managing personnel, managing budgets and finances, and managing customer and stakeholder relations.
Training/Certifications: Candidate is expected to have professional auditor certifications consistent with the level of the position.
Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 15 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
It would be a plus if you had any of the following:
A working knowledge of the Department of Energy or NNSA and its programs and organizations.
A working knowledge of federal government contracting and/or national laboratory environment.
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:
For full consideration please attached a resume and a cover letter that addresses how you meet the requirements of this position.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Greenhall, Ashley Nelsen
Vacancy Name: IRC90791
Organization Name EA-DO/Ethics & Audit
Minimum Salary 162900
Maximum Salary 291400
Req ID: IRC90791
Category: Finance & Accounting