Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Organizational Development Practitioner

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Administrative/Management
Organization:  Strategic Human Resources Mgmt
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 103906
Job Code: Training & OD Specialist 3 (H04.3)
Date Posted: June 26 2018

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for an Organizational Development Practitioner (OD) to provide a full range of development and internal consulting services, such as organizational change and design, process improvement, coaching and mentoring, strategic planning, team effectiveness including diversity and inclusion, facilitation, training and conflict management. You will utilize your broad expertise in organizational development and human resources to interact with all levels of management and employees. This position is in the Training and Development Division (TDD).

Essential Duties
- Provide internal consulting services to senior management on topics such as organizational change and design, strategic planning, succession planning, leadership development, career development, performance management, team effectiveness, diversity and inclusion, and conflict resolution.
- Identify and utilize best practices while working closely with client organizations to provide customized workforce and organizational effectiveness consultation and solutions for managers and supervisors, including 360 surveys to meet the unique needs of the client.
- Consult with project and work teams to assess and design team interventions and activities to increase team effectiveness and communication skills.
- Provide confidential consultation and coaching for executive level management, mid-level management, supervisors, and individual contributors to further develop management and leadership skills.
- Provide conflict management consulting and mediation services.
- Manage and conduct highly sensitive interventions, change management activities and strategic initiatives.
- Work with other internal consultants and TDD staff to design and conduct organization effectiveness needs analysis and implement development solutions for all levels of management across the institution.
- Collaborate with consultant team members to ensure coordinated organization development services and implementation of major institutional initiatives across the Laboratory.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organization Behavior or related field, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Experience and advanced knowledge and understanding of industry principles, concepts, practices, standards, processes, systems, project management and process improvement principles and its application.
- Significant experience with leadership and management development, including needs analysis, design, instruction, use of alternative delivery mechanisms, implementation within intact work groups, individual coaching, marketing and evaluation.
- Significant experience providing effective process consultation and facilitation of groups, individual coaching and counseling to managers, supervisors and employees on a wide range of work-related issues, including conflict management and mediation.
- Significant experience with succession planning, and team development and consulting with managers on performance management issues.
- Demonstrated advanced organizational, problem solving, decision making and analytical skills necessary to independently advise, consult and recommend appropriate actions and implement solutions.
- Experience functioning as a change agent for whole systems or major organization units, working across organizations vertically and horizontally, implementing programs by overcoming resistance and resulting in long-term change.
- Advanced communication and collaboration skills necessary to advise and influence internal and external stakeholders on a wide variety of issues to ensure mutual success.

Desired Qualifications
- Master’s degree in Human Resources or Organization Behavior.
- Experience in developing metrics to measure performance and process improvements.
- SPHR or SHRM-SCP certification.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

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.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

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

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. 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, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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