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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory SSO-3 Group Leader (IT Manager 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Sensitive and Special Operations (SSO) Division is seeking an experienced manager to serve as the Group Leader of the Special Security Information Technology & Cybersecurity Operations Group (SSO-3). SSO‐3 provides secure and compliant top‐secret communications and computing environments for execution of mission‐driven national security programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The SSO‐3 Group Leader provides leadership and management of IT and cybersecurity professionals responsible for development and operations of IT infrastructure, IT governance, risk management and compliance, and cyber security for information systems operated at LANL Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) and Special Access Programs (SAPs). The SSO-3 group is responsible for:

  • Design, development, implementation, accreditation, and operation of SCI-level computer systems storage, networking, and communications systems.

  • IT and cybersecurity operations and customer (LANL, HQ, NNSA, DOE, other government agencies) support including consulting, technical support, and training.

  • Development, implementation, and maintenance of System Security Plans (SSPs) for top‐secret networks and systems operated within LANL (SCIFs).

  • Design, development, testing, implementation, and operation of IT and cyber security tools to establish an integrated defense of the LANL Intelligence Community.

The Group Leader position requires in‐depth technical understanding of programmatic needs and organizational objectives/missions and the ability to effectively negotiate and navigate challenges in order to guide execution to meet customer needs.

The successful candidate will:

  • Engage in regular interactions with Program, Project, and Functional (Line) Management to ensure effective dialog regarding customer requirements, current capabilities and future opportunities.

  • Effectively collaborate with institutional service providers and programmatic partners to inform technology and implementation decisions in order to foster efficiencies of scale and staffing flexibility to ensure successful project completion.

  • Participate as a member of the SSO Division Management Team to ensure effective implementation of institutional and organizational, mission, policies and procedures.

  • Organize and oversee teams and team leaders within the group to facilitate successful execution of operational, mission, objectives and delegation of work plans and assignments to team members. Ensure team leaders provide regular, productive feedback to employees.

  • Foster a collaborative culture and provide leadership to integrate the IT and cybersecurity functions to successfully meet program objectives.

  • Employ project management rigor for development efforts and process management techniques for effective operations.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Technical Expertise & Project Management

  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated success managing all technical aspects of IT and cyber projects including definition of deliverables, tactical planning, budgeting, and oversight and tracking of execution.

  • Demonstrated experience with enterprise-level IT development, deployment, and operations with an emphasis on systems that provide classified and high levels of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

  • An understanding across cyber security concepts, knowledge, abilities, including network and host system security issues, compliance, and certification with demonstrated success assembling a team to execute cybersecurity missions.

Excellent Leadership & Management

  • Success with collaboration and effectively communicating across organizational boundaries and the ability to manage customer expectations and build relationships in a positive manner.

  • Coaching and mentoring of staff in effective customer relationships, conflict management/resolution, and meeting deliverables.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of organizational behavior concepts and ability to engage best practices in managing group dynamics to achieve organizational goals.

  • Experience managing individuals who design, implement, accredit, and operate complex classified IT environments.

Education: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related management experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable in cyber security best practices and standards related to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publications and Intelligence Community Directives and Standards (ICDs/ICSs).

  • Experience with implementation of contemporary and emerging cyber and IT technologies.

  • Demonstrated success managing complex classified computing environments at LANL operated facilities.

  • Knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF).

  • 10 years of related management experience.

  • Active DOE Q and TS/SCI Clearance.

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.

  • 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 at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to Laboratory 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.

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)

Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM enjoys excellent weather, clean air and outstanding public schools. This is a safe, low-crime, family-oriented community with frequent concerts and events as well as quick travel to many top ski resorts, scenic hiking trails, and mountain climbing. The short drive to work includes stunning views of the Valles Caldera as well as the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Many employees also live in the nearby state capital, Santa Fe, which is known for world-class restaurants, art galleries, and opera.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Thalacker, Lindsay K.
Email lthalacker@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC80997
Organization Name SSO-3 / Special Security IT & Cyber Operations
Minimum Salary 132500
Maximum Salary 229900
Req ID: IRC80997
Category: Information Technology