Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Competency Program Manager (Program Manager 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Nuclear Material Control and Accountability (SAFE-NMCA) Group is seeking an energetic, highly organized, and customer-focused professional to maintain and improve the technical competency of SAFE-NMCA professionals and other Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) professionals with SAFE-NMCA tasks. The Nuclear Material Control and Accountability group (SAFE-NMCA) is responsible for overseeing all nuclear material operations at Los Alamos National Laboratory including maintaining the Laboratory’s oﬃcial record of its nuclear material holdings. The primary mission of SAFE-NMCA is to detect and deter theft or diversion of special nuclear materials as mandated by Department of Energy (DOE) order DOE O 474.2. The Technical Competency Program Manager works with SAFE-NMCA Group professionals, various LANL operational organizations, and DOE Program Oversite to resolve identified technical competency gaps related to SAFE-NMCA requirements. The Technical Competency Program Manager also identifies opportunities to improve the SAFE-NMCA technical competency through the alignment of MC&A SMEs, MC&A procedures/plans, training resources, technical writing resources, and all SAFE-NMCA staff. The position serves a vital role at LANL by ensuring technical competency in all LANL operational functions responsible for implementing SAFE-NMCA requirements.
This position will be filled at either the Program Manager 2 or Program Manager 3 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.
Technical Competency Program Manager 2 $103,500 - $172,800
Regularly work with SAFE-NMCA Group professionals and managers to identify technical competency gaps in SAFE-NMCA performance, training curricula, procedures, and other documentation related to SAFE-NMCA requirements.
Interpret Federal and International SAFE-NMCA regulations, evaluate staff technical competencies necessary to meet those regulations, and then develop plans for meeting the technical competency requirements outlined in the regulations.
Develop, implement, and maintain formal qualifica ti on standards and training curricula.
Interface with various LANL site organizations (both internal and external to the SAFE-NMCA group) to develop and implement programmatic plans for SAFE-NMCA technical competency improvements.
Work with various organizations and professionals handling various forms of nuclear material to identify and implement technical competency improvements related to SAFE-NMCA requirements.
Continuously maintain and improve required safety, security, and compliance of SAFE-NMCA requirements. The Technical Competency Program Manager may take steps needed to stop work, if identified technical competency gaps compromise personnel safety or nuclear material security.
Technical Competency Program Manager 3 $125,200 - $210,600
In addition to the duties outlined above, the successful candidate at this higher level will have a combination of education and experience to perform the following duties.
Analyzes statistical and performance data performed by SAFE-NMCA Group professionals or other LANL analytical professionals identify, track, and trend technical competency gaps and improvements.
Provide innovative improvement solutions to closing technical competency gaps.
Contribute to the overall professional development of the SAFE-NMCA Group by advising or mentoring less experienced SAFE-NMCA professionals in technical competency requirements.
Work with various organizations to manage the overall procedures, plans, and forms that makeup the foundation for the LANL MC&A program.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Experience with SAFE-NMCA processes, procedures, and regulatory requirements.
Experience working with training and documentation organizations.
Experience working in a federal or state regulatory environment with regulatory oversite.
Ability to resolve identified technical competency gaps in a professional manner.
Ability to interact with all levels of management, professionals, and individual contributors.
Experience giving oral and multimedia presentations.
Extensive experience in producing and editing wri tt en procedural documenta ti on.
Experience developing, implementing, and maintaining staff qualifica ti on standards (training qualifications).
Ability to evaluate and assess training programs.
Experience using MS Office Suite.
Ability to learn MS Visio, MS Project, or other program management software.
Additional Job Requirements for Program Manager 3:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
Advanced skill in resolving competing interests in a professional environment.
Advanced experience dealing with various levels of management and professionals in a regulatory environment.
Demonstrated experience with SAFE-NMCA processes, procedures, and requirements.
Proficiency in MS Office Suite.
Experience using MS Visio, MS Project, or other program management software.
Education/Experience at lower level: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 5 years of directly related technical and project management experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level an advanced degree may be expected.
Education/Experience at higher level: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 8 years of directly related technical and project management experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level an advanced degree may be expected.
Advanced experience with SAFE-NMCA processes, procedures, and requirements.
Comprehensive knowledge of nuclear material policies, prac ti ces and procedures.
Experience working in a facility that processes and stores nuclear material.
Knowledge and experience with DOE O 474.2, Nuclear Material Control and Accountability.
Comprehensive knowledge of Department of Energy (DOE) orders and standards pertaining to training.
Experience in Program Management or PMP professional certification.
Hold or previously held a Q or L clearance.
Note to Applicants:
Please include a cover le tt er that addresses each of the minimum requirements and as many of the desired skills as applicable to your exper ti se (i.e. “copy-and-paste” the requirement and address each with a small paragraph).
While the posted salary range for this position is broad, it is highly unusual for selected applicants to be hired at the top end of the range and more common for selected candidates to grow into the full salary band over time.
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)
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/SCI (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
HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.
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.
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 Land, Brandy Nicole
Vacancy Name: IRC86535
Organization Name SAFE-NMCA/NUCLEAR MATERIAL CONTROL & ACCOUNTABILITY
Req ID: IRC86535