1+ months

Associate Program Leader for Radiological Security

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

We have an opening for an Associate Program Leader to manage and execute our Radiological Security portfolio funded by National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Radiological Security, an element of LLNL's Global Material Security Program.  You will manage and lead a group of Principal Investigators responsible for interdisciplinary teams implementing nuclear security initiatives in the areas of human capital development, physical security system improvements, and international engagement to strengthen nuclear security capacity worldwide.  This position is in the Global Security Principal Directorate's N Program. While this position is funded in part by Global Security, most of your assignment will be funded through direct programmatic work.

This position will be filled at either the SEL.4 or SEL.5 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

In this role, you will

  • Lead, manage, and coordinate Team Leads, Principal Investigators (PIs), and make substantive contributions to projects within the GMS radiological security program, including funding oversight of a multi-million-dollar program.
  • Serve as the primary technical point of contact for relevant technical and policy areas associated with the program's radiological security mission areas and sponsors as defined by the GMS program leader. Represent the program and provide strategic technical advice to sponsors and other U.S. Government (USG) organizations, traveling as necessary.
  • Manage the program's research agenda, including producing high-quality reports, and briefings (open- and all-source). Develop and maintain an integrated strategy for program areas consistent with overall GMS strategic planning, utilizing key knowledge and insights on radiological security, and associated nuclear threat reduction technology and national security needs.
  • Develop and track project execution plans for the program's assigned research and development projects, including allocation and monitoring of available personnel and budgets.
  • Develop new program opportunities, including the definition and development of proposals in collaboration with potential sponsors and customers, including those outside of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) such as Department of State (DoS), US Intelligence Community (IC), and other agencies.
  • Maintain and ensure appropriate quality standards of highly complex projects for all the program's activities including reviewing, coordinating, and approving deliverables, publications and presentations.  Promote and maintain a positive image of the Laboratory and strong internal/external customer relationships by ensuring project and program objectives and commitments are met successfully.
  • Cultivate effective and mutually beneficial partnerships with external organizations to meet the strategic needs of current and future projects and programs.  Utilize these partnerships to foster a pipeline of workforce talent, projects, technology and educational advancement.
  • Manage and coordinate RS related proposal submissions for the Laboratory to ensure consistency, quality, and mission/vision alignment in partnership with other senior managers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities at the SEL.5 Level

  • Develop innovative concepts and provide expert management, leadership, technical vision, and strategic planning for both analytic and research and development environments.
  • Present project accomplishments and exceed customer expectations, as well as identify new opportunities, goals, and application areas by leading the development of proposals interacting with and influencing strategic decisions made by senior program management.
  • Influence strategic vision and implementation plans for senior management and external stakeholders to meet the needs of the broad US radiological security community.
  • Cultivate mutually beneficial partnerships with external organizations, including academia, other national laboratories, government agencies, and facilities.

  • Master's Degree in physical science, engineering, international relations, political science, or other relevant field or the equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
  • Highly advanced leadership, communication, and team-building skills to lead collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams responsible for and contributing to Radiological Security or other relevant field in support of U.S. government programs.
  • Significant experience managing multi-million-dollar budgets and effectively balancing highly complex technical and budgetary priorities.  Advanced program management skills with ability to deliver successful results.
  • Significant experience with managerial practices related to performance reviews, salary management, and recognition and/or disciplinary actions. Experience managing issues that affect facility management, safety, and regulatory compliance effectively.
  • Expert problem-solving, analytical, technical, and organizational skills to independently advise, recommend, and approve appropriate actions and implement solutions.  Ability to delegate effectively to lead, motivate, and build complex teams to work toward programmatic and institutional goals.
  • Significant experience cultivating successful and productive relationships with external clients/sponsors and the expert collaboration skills needed to effectively develop and sustain partnerships with other programs, directorates, laboratories, NNSA management, other institutions across the interagency and intelligence community.
  • Expert communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively explain, present, negotiate, advise, and influence all levels of management. Ability and willingness to travel extensively.

Additional qualifications, at the SEL.5 Level

  • Significant experience working with foreign partners and proven ability to lead, develop positions on, and implement radiological security initiatives, or similar work on related programs.
  • Working knowledge of the IAEA's Division of Nuclear Security, Nuclear Security Materials and Facilities Section and radiological security efforts including implementation instruments, technical development needs, and international training needs at the IAEA and among foreign partners.
  • Working knowledge of global technical advancements that may influence or impact nuclear and or radiological security.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above).  If you are selected and a clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

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Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

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COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

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Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

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Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

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California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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We have an opening for an Associate Program Leader to manage and execute our Radiological Security portfolio funded by National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Radiological Security, an element of LLNL's Global Material Security Program.  You will manage and lead a group of Principal Investigators responsible for interdisciplinary teams implementing nuclear security initiatives in the areas of human capital development, physical security system improvements, and international engagement to strengthen nuclear security capacity worldwide.  This position is in the Global Security Principal Directorate's N Program. While this position is funded in part by Global Security, most of your assignment will be funded through direct programmatic work.

This position will be filled at either the SEL.4 or SEL.5 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

In this role, you will

  • Lead, manage, and coordinate Team Leads, Principal Investigators (PIs), and make substantive contributions to projects within the GMS radiological security program, including funding oversight of a multi-million-dollar program.
  • Serve as the primary technical point of contact for relevant technical and policy areas associated with the program's radiological security mission areas and sponsors as defined by the GMS program leader. Represent the program and provide strategic technical advice to sponsors and other U.S. Government (USG) organizations, traveling as necessary.
  • Manage the program's research agenda, including producing high-quality reports, and briefings (open- and all-source). Develop and maintain an integrated strategy for program areas consistent with overall GMS strategic planning, utilizing key knowledge and insights on radiological security, and associated nuclear threat reduction technology and national security needs.
  • Develop and track project execution plans for the program's assigned research and development projects, including allocation and monitoring of available personnel and budgets.
  • Develop new program opportunities, including the definition and development of proposals in collaboration with potential sponsors and customers, including those outside of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) such as Department of State (DoS), US Intelligence Community (IC), and other agencies.
  • Maintain and ensure appropriate quality standards of highly complex projects for all the program's activities including reviewing, coordinating, and approving deliverables, publications and presentations.  Promote and maintain a positive image of the Laboratory and strong internal/external customer relationships by ensuring project and program objectives and commitments are met successfully.
  • Cultivate effective and mutually beneficial partnerships with external organizations to meet the strategic needs of current and future projects and programs.  Utilize these partnerships to foster a pipeline of workforce talent, projects, technology and educational advancement.
  • Manage and coordinate RS related proposal submissions for the Laboratory to ensure consistency, quality, and mission/vision alignment in partnership with other senior managers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities at the SEL.5 Level

  • Develop innovative concepts and provide expert management, leadership, technical vision, and strategic planning for both analytic and research and development environments.
  • Present project accomplishments and exceed customer expectations, as well as identify new opportunities, goals, and application areas by leading the development of proposals interacting with and influencing strategic decisions made by senior program management.
  • Influence strategic vision and implementation plans for senior management and external stakeholders to meet the needs of the broad US radiological security community.
  • Cultivate mutually beneficial partnerships with external organizations, including academia, other national laboratories, government agencies, and facilities.
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  • Master's Degree in physical science, engineering, international relations, political science, or other relevant field or the equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
  • Highly advanced leadership, communication, and team-building skills to lead collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams responsible for and contributing to Radiological Security or other relevant field in support of U.S. government programs.
  • Significant experience managing multi-million-dollar budgets and effectively balancing highly complex technical and budgetary priorities.  Advanced program management skills with ability to deliver successful results.
  • Significant experience with managerial practices related to performance reviews, salary management, and recognition and/or disciplinary actions. Experience managing issues that affect facility management, safety, and regulatory compliance effectively.
  • Expert problem-solving, analytical, technical, and organizational skills to independently advise, recommend, and approve appropriate actions and implement solutions.  Ability to delegate effectively to lead, motivate, and build complex teams to work toward programmatic and institutional goals.
  • Significant experience cultivating successful and productive relationships with external clients/sponsors and the expert collaboration skills needed to effectively develop and sustain partnerships with other programs, directorates, laboratories, NNSA management, other institutions across the interagency and intelligence community.
  • Expert communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively explain, present, negotiate, advise, and influence all levels of management. Ability and willingness to travel extensively.

Additional qualifications, at the SEL.5 Level

  • Significant experience working with foreign partners and proven ability to lead, develop positions on, and implement radiological security initiatives, or similar work on related programs.
  • Working knowledge of the IAEA's Division of Nuclear Security, Nuclear Security Materials and Facilities Section and radiological security efforts including implementation instruments, technical development needs, and international training needs at the IAEA and among foreign partners.
  • Working knowledge of global technical advancements that may influence or impact nuclear and or radiological security.

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Posted: 2022-06-16 Expires: 2022-08-18

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