1+ months

Communications Specialist/Communications Manager

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

We have an opening for a Communications Specialist/Communications Manager to support the Laboratory's wide-ranging research and skilled researchers. You will be working in multiple scientific areas (such as physics, weapons, engineering, chemistry, and computer science), with a variety of communication vehicles (such as reports, white papers, websites, social media, technical posters, brochures and other marketing materials), and for a wide range of audiences (from high school students to Congressional staffer to senior scientists).

This position will support one of many different areas of the Laboratory, such as Computing, Global Security, Engineering, National Ignition Facility, Operations & Business, Physical Life Sciences, or Weapons and Complex Integration Directorates, where teams of experts from diverse fields work together to solve complex problems of national importance. In our uniquely multidisciplinary environments, you will work with scientists, technical staff, and engineers who are respected for their excellence in research and for their commitment to our national security mission. You will have many opportunities to interact with all levels of administrative, management, and scientific/technical staff at the Laboratory to communicate highly complex science and technology information to a wide range of technical and non-technical audiences. This position is in the Technical Information Department and may support either the recharge or matrix division.

This position will be filled at either the G04.3 or G04.4 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...

  • Define communications strategies, messages, and key deliverables for a variety of projects; coordinate all aspects of development, and review work of team members. Participate in and oversee all aspects of publishing from concept through writing, review, production, and distribution.
  • Contribute to the evaluation and implementation of new tools, technologies, and processes; help develop metrics and process improvement methods; may represent organization on working groups or committees.
  • Provide strategic communications planning for short- and long-term projects by developing and implementing key deliverables for high-level strategic communications, managing complex project schedules, tracking production costs, and coordinating the work of others.
  • Coordinate complex documents/projects with multiple authors who may be affiliated with other government, international, or commercial entities. Collaborate with senior managers, team members, the Public Affairs Office, and colleagues in TID to meet project and programmatic objectives.
  • Develop original technical content, provide writing and editing services, and/or coordinate the full spectrum of editorial and communication services (e.g., editing and writing for external reviews, stakeholder briefings, reports, news, and multimedia assets, including web-based content). Direct the design of templates, documents, web assets, and graphical displays.
  • Serve as final quality check for all production assignments through interactions with the Print Plant, designers, and/or multimedia professionals on complex productions jobs.
  • Interpret complex technical information and translate into clear, accurate, relevant, and compelling products appropriate to the targeted audience(s) and into various forms of easily understandable communications.
  • Collaborate with Derivative Classifiers, Directorate Reviewers and the Office of Classification and Export Control to evaluate and determine the classification level of publications.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

In addition, at the G04.4 level:

  • Provide consultation and strategic planning support to the Engineering senior management teams in the development of highly complex communication materials and presentations that recognize the viewpoint of stakeholders and ensure that communications products are consistent with Engineering Directorate's goals and strategies.
  • Work with Laboratory management and subject matter experts to devise and lead tactical communication plans and projects, which may require working with individuals affiliated with other government, academic, or commercial entities.
  • Serve as a resource to programmatic staff, subject matter experts, authors, and technical reviewers regarding technical communications techniques, processes, and cost-effective alternatives to producing a variety of products, including manuscripts, presentations, social media, and web-based content.

  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Bachelor's Degree in English, communications, journalism, media relations, or a scientific area, or the equivalent combination of education and experience in the area of technical communications.
  • Experience in strategic and executive communications, as well as in planning, developing, organizing, and writing technical content effectively across various types of communication platforms.
  • Self-starter, comfortable multitasking with ability to work to deadlines and respond to tight, shifting schedules, including effective interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Experience collaborating with senior managers, clients, team members, peers, and stakeholders to meet organizational/ programmatic objectives.
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience using style conventions, professional principles, and technical communication practices and standards; may have experience with web production tools.
  • Significant experience leading complex multi-functional technical communication projects and teams with multiple technical groups in order to translate and develop communication materials that are easily understood by business-oriented customers including establishing team commitments of cost, schedule, and quality.
  • ·Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud software suite, and Atlassian suite.

In addition, at the G04.4 level:

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills and experience managing multiple, large technical writing and production assignments and collaborating and communicating with all levels of an organization, including senior managers and other technical contributors.
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience using style conventions, professional editing/writing skills in a wide variety of scientific areas and experience working with highly visible and sensitive technical content.
  • Expertise in the theory and techniques of high-quality technical communication for both printed and web-based publications.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Advanced degree in English, communications, journalism, media relations, or in a scientific area.
  • Journalistic writing experience.
  • ·Thorough understanding of LLNL's primary mission of ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear stockpile.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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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Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States' security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory's mission.

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We have an opening for a Communications Specialist/Communications Manager to support the Laboratory's wide-ranging research and skilled researchers. You will be working in multiple scientific areas (such as physics, weapons, engineering, chemistry, and computer science), with a variety of communication vehicles (such as reports, white papers, websites, social media, technical posters, brochures and other marketing materials), and for a wide range of audiences (from high school students to Congressional staffer to senior scientists).

This position will support one of many different areas of the Laboratory, such as Computing, Global Security, Engineering, National Ignition Facility, Operations & Business, Physical Life Sciences, or Weapons and Complex Integration Directorates, where teams of experts from diverse fields work together to solve complex problems of national importance. In our uniquely multidisciplinary environments, you will work with scientists, technical staff, and engineers who are respected for their excellence in research and for their commitment to our national security mission. You will have many opportunities to interact with all levels of administrative, management, and scientific/technical staff at the Laboratory to communicate highly complex science and technology information to a wide range of technical and non-technical audiences. This position is in the Technical Information Department and may support either the recharge or matrix division.

This position will be filled at either the G04.3 or G04.4 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...

  • Define communications strategies, messages, and key deliverables for a variety of projects; coordinate all aspects of development, and review work of team members. Participate in and oversee all aspects of publishing from concept through writing, review, production, and distribution.
  • Contribute to the evaluation and implementation of new tools, technologies, and processes; help develop metrics and process improvement methods; may represent organization on working groups or committees.
  • Provide strategic communications planning for short- and long-term projects by developing and implementing key deliverables for high-level strategic communications, managing complex project schedules, tracking production costs, and coordinating the work of others.
  • Coordinate complex documents/projects with multiple authors who may be affiliated with other government, international, or commercial entities. Collaborate with senior managers, team members, the Public Affairs Office, and colleagues in TID to meet project and programmatic objectives.
  • Develop original technical content, provide writing and editing services, and/or coordinate the full spectrum of editorial and communication services (e.g., editing and writing for external reviews, stakeholder briefings, reports, news, and multimedia assets, including web-based content). Direct the design of templates, documents, web assets, and graphical displays.
  • Serve as final quality check for all production assignments through interactions with the Print Plant, designers, and/or multimedia professionals on complex productions jobs.
  • Interpret complex technical information and translate into clear, accurate, relevant, and compelling products appropriate to the targeted audience(s) and into various forms of easily understandable communications.
  • Collaborate with Derivative Classifiers, Directorate Reviewers and the Office of Classification and Export Control to evaluate and determine the classification level of publications.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

In addition, at the G04.4 level:

  • Provide consultation and strategic planning support to the Engineering senior management teams in the development of highly complex communication materials and presentations that recognize the viewpoint of stakeholders and ensure that communications products are consistent with Engineering Directorate's goals and strategies.
  • Work with Laboratory management and subject matter experts to devise and lead tactical communication plans and projects, which may require working with individuals affiliated with other government, academic, or commercial entities.
  • Serve as a resource to programmatic staff, subject matter experts, authors, and technical reviewers regarding technical communications techniques, processes, and cost-effective alternatives to producing a variety of products, including manuscripts, presentations, social media, and web-based content.
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  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Bachelor's Degree in English, communications, journalism, media relations, or a scientific area, or the equivalent combination of education and experience in the area of technical communications.
  • Experience in strategic and executive communications, as well as in planning, developing, organizing, and writing technical content effectively across various types of communication platforms.
  • Self-starter, comfortable multitasking with ability to work to deadlines and respond to tight, shifting schedules, including effective interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Experience collaborating with senior managers, clients, team members, peers, and stakeholders to meet organizational/ programmatic objectives.
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience using style conventions, professional principles, and technical communication practices and standards; may have experience with web production tools.
  • Significant experience leading complex multi-functional technical communication projects and teams with multiple technical groups in order to translate and develop communication materials that are easily understood by business-oriented customers including establishing team commitments of cost, schedule, and quality.
  • ·Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud software suite, and Atlassian suite.

In addition, at the G04.4 level:

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills and experience managing multiple, large technical writing and production assignments and collaborating and communicating with all levels of an organization, including senior managers and other technical contributors.
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience using style conventions, professional editing/writing skills in a wide variety of scientific areas and experience working with highly visible and sensitive technical content.
  • Expertise in the theory and techniques of high-quality technical communication for both printed and web-based publications.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Advanced degree in English, communications, journalism, media relations, or in a scientific area.
  • Journalistic writing experience.
  • ·Thorough understanding of LLNL's primary mission of ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear stockpile.

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Posted: 2022-03-02 Expires: 2022-06-09

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