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Explosive Experiment Group Leader

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

We have an opening for the Explosive Experiment Group Leader (GL) in the Design Physics Division (DPD). You will provide leadership and oversight to your group, who provide discipline expertise to the broad array of program areas in WCI and other LLNL programs.  You will also interface between the Division management team and your group.  This position is within the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Principal Directorate.

In this role you will:

  • Provide technical leadership to an interdisciplinary group of Experimental Physicists, Explosive Experiment Research Leads, and Explosive Experiment Fielding Leads. Participate in determining staffing requirements, and strategically invest in Division personnel to develop an agile, motivated, and well-trained workforce ensuring the highest-quality personnel are recruited and retained.
  • Execute Division long-term goals as an active participant on the division's management team.
  • Provide discipline expertise for nuclear-weapon-related physics, hydro experiments, explosive experiment operations, and/or fielding diagnostics.
  • Actively mentor, motivate and coach group members in career planning, technical development, and growth.
  • Conduct DPD performance appraisals and ranking process for staff and ensuring consistency of DP ranking with WCI Operations' staff. In certain circumstances, this may require interfacing with the Technical Review Board for reclassifying staff members.
  • Participate in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new workforce to meet the evolving needs of LLNL Programs in collaboration with the DPD Senior Management Team.
  • Actively participate in workforce planning, quality assurance, mentoring, training, reclassification, and employee development for the DP section
  • Recognize, create, and implement plans to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the group, section, and division.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job duties, at the SEL.4 level

  • Identify and execute Division long-term goals, including the DPD strategic plan, as an active participant on the division's management team.

  • This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top-Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at the time of hire.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physics, Engineering or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Experience and advanced understanding of research and development related to primary and secondary nuclear design, hydro experiments, or experiment fielding operations and diagnostics.
  • Extensive knowledge of the weapons program or other relevant LLNL Programs and of technical research topics relevant to weapon physics and supporting technologies.
  • Leadership experience, including personnel management, in a high-technology research and development environment.
  • Experience in decision making and the leadership skills necessary to work independently, to work effectively in a team environment, and to oversee the work of others.
  • Demonstrated commitment to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment
  • Expert communication skills, both written and verbal, necessary to effectively explain, present, negotiate, advise, and influence all levels of management.

 

Additional Qualifications, at the SEL.4 level

  • Significant experience and subject matter expertise in research and development related to primary and secondary nuclear design, hydro experiments, or experiment fielding operations and diagnostics.
  • Experience leading innovative initiatives, building cooperative multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary teams and interacting, negotiating, and sustaining relationships with management, multidisciplinary teams, other divisions and directorates, external collaborators, and sponsors.
  • Knowledge of and experience applying personnel policy and procedures and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge and understanding in a wide array of situations dealing with staff.

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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We have an opening for the Explosive Experiment Group Leader (GL) in the Design Physics Division (DPD). You will provide leadership and oversight to your group, who provide discipline expertise to the broad array of program areas in WCI and other LLNL programs.  You will also interface between the Division management team and your group.  This position is within the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Principal Directorate.

In this role you will:

  • Provide technical leadership to an interdisciplinary group of Experimental Physicists, Explosive Experiment Research Leads, and Explosive Experiment Fielding Leads. Participate in determining staffing requirements, and strategically invest in Division personnel to develop an agile, motivated, and well-trained workforce ensuring the highest-quality personnel are recruited and retained.
  • Execute Division long-term goals as an active participant on the division's management team.
  • Provide discipline expertise for nuclear-weapon-related physics, hydro experiments, explosive experiment operations, and/or fielding diagnostics.
  • Actively mentor, motivate and coach group members in career planning, technical development, and growth.
  • Conduct DPD performance appraisals and ranking process for staff and ensuring consistency of DP ranking with WCI Operations' staff. In certain circumstances, this may require interfacing with the Technical Review Board for reclassifying staff members.
  • Participate in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new workforce to meet the evolving needs of LLNL Programs in collaboration with the DPD Senior Management Team.
  • Actively participate in workforce planning, quality assurance, mentoring, training, reclassification, and employee development for the DP section
  • Recognize, create, and implement plans to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the group, section, and division.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job duties, at the SEL.4 level

  • Identify and execute Division long-term goals, including the DPD strategic plan, as an active participant on the division's management team.
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  • This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top-Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at the time of hire.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physics, Engineering or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Experience and advanced understanding of research and development related to primary and secondary nuclear design, hydro experiments, or experiment fielding operations and diagnostics.
  • Extensive knowledge of the weapons program or other relevant LLNL Programs and of technical research topics relevant to weapon physics and supporting technologies.
  • Leadership experience, including personnel management, in a high-technology research and development environment.
  • Experience in decision making and the leadership skills necessary to work independently, to work effectively in a team environment, and to oversee the work of others.
  • Demonstrated commitment to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment
  • Expert communication skills, both written and verbal, necessary to effectively explain, present, negotiate, advise, and influence all levels of management.

 

Additional Qualifications, at the SEL.4 level

  • Significant experience and subject matter expertise in research and development related to primary and secondary nuclear design, hydro experiments, or experiment fielding operations and diagnostics.
  • Experience leading innovative initiatives, building cooperative multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary teams and interacting, negotiating, and sustaining relationships with management, multidisciplinary teams, other divisions and directorates, external collaborators, and sponsors.
  • Knowledge of and experience applying personnel policy and procedures and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge and understanding in a wide array of situations dealing with staff.

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Posted: 2022-05-26 Expires: 2022-07-28

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