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Deputy Director, Internal Audit & Ethics Department

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Administrative/Management
Job ID: 104018
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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 a Deputy Director for, Internal Audit & Ethics Department (IAED). As the IAED Deputy Director, you will serve as the Ethics Manager for the Laboratory.  In this role you will be responsible for the establishment, dissemination and communication of Laboratory-wide Standards of Conduct and Business Ethics; and, the integration of Laboratory's ethics and values initiative and business conduct practices into the decision-making processes of all levels of the organization.  Additionally, you will collaborate with the IAED Director in strategic planning efforts and provide general oversight to ensure that IAED practices and procedures are in compliance with LLNL policies and procedures, Contract 44 requirements, and applicable Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), regulations. You will lead and conduct complex special studies and investigations and manage LLNL’s audit coordination function for external audits.  Your primary interactions will be with Laboratory management, DOE, and NNSA and serve as a principal spokesperson, internally and externally to the Laboratory, on matters of high significance. You will report to the LLNS Auditor and Chief Ethics Officer and Director of IAED.

Essential Duties
- Provide management and direction in implementing the ethics program at the Laboratory. Manage the day-to-day operation of and serve as the primary point-of-contact for the ethics program including supervision of the Ethics Office staff, the ethics and business conduct function; conflict of interest program; ethics awareness program and the employee concerns program (Employee Voice), and other duties as assigned.
- Manage and direct complex special studies and investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse for IAED by reviewing work papers, reports, and establishing an internal quality assurance program over the process. Support Laboratory Counsel, Office of Investigatory Services, and Staff Relations in litigation and investigation referrals and assign personnel to carry out responsibilities and schedule, monitor, and direct assignments.
- Manage the Laboratory's audit coordinating function for external audits, negotiate audit findings and Laboratory commitments, and apprise management of significant audit issues.
- Act as a principal advisor to the LLNS Auditor and Chief Ethics Officer-Director of IAED on business, ethics, audit, and financial policy matters that impact the Laboratory, the LLNS Audit & Ethics Committee, and the Department of Energy (DOE). and act on his behalf during absences as required.
- Monitor the performance of the ethics compliance program and related activities on a continuing basis, taking appropriate steps to improve the effectiveness of the program. Resolve difficult legal compliance issues through collaboration and consultation with Office of General Counsel.
- Select, train, develop, and direct a highly professional staff; and assure compliance and support for department budget objective; and prepare the division's annual budget. Lead department projects, including those that require advanced and comprehensive knowledge of managerial and financial practices.
- Oversee the development, implementation and analysis of continuous quality improvement efforts. Provide management and insight for budgets; review applicable segment of budgets in relation to ethics program IAED objectives to ensure cost effectiveness.
- Provide comprehensive reports to the Chief Ethics Officer for briefing the LLNS Board of Governors and Laboratory senior management regarding program activities and accomplishments.

- Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Current certifications in one or more of the following, Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Control Self-Assessment Specialist (CCSA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP).
- Expert knowledge of and experience administering business standards of conduct and business ethics policies, practices, and procedures and leading and conducting and managing complex special studies and investigations and coordinating external audits.
- Advanced knowledge of legal requirements affecting ethics, conflict of interest, and employee concerns program issues.
- Significant experience performing analysis, investigating complaints/concerns, recommending solutions and negotiating with management or customers regarding significant business ethics and compliance matters.
- Demonstrated ability to direct, create and maintain an integrated process for receiving, tracking, and recording resolution of ethical concerns.
- Demonstrated leadership, managerial and supervisory experience to effectively lead audit professionals with expert knowledge of the governance, risk and compliance process, and internal controls that meet International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing prescribed by The Institute of Internal Auditors.
- Demonstrated advanced communication skills, both verbal and written, to effectively explain, direct, present and advise all levels of management, both internal and external to the Laboratory with experience successfully interacting with high-level personnel.

Desired Qualifications
- Advanced degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Business Administration, or a business-related field,
- Knowledge of Federal and DOE Acquisition Regulations, applicable LLNL, DOE and NNSA financial policies and procedures.
- Experience with ACL and TeamMate software.

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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