Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Design Physics Division Leader

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technical Management
Organization:  Weapons and Complex Integ
Posting Requirement:  External DOE Q or Top Secret
Job ID: 105152
Job Code: Technical Manager 2 (TSM.2)
Date Posted: April 05 2019

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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 the Division Leader (DL) of Design Physics (DP) which is comprised of approximately 250 scientists and engineers. You will be a member of the WCI Senior Management team and support broader laboratory workforce initiatives and direct tasking on high-priority projects for WCI, LLNL and external university and government partners. You will lead the Division management team consisting of Deputy Division Leader(s), Associate Division Leaders/Section Leaders and Group Leaders.  As the DL, you will be a member of the WCI Senior management team, support broader WCI initiatives, and be available for direct tasking on high priority projects.  This position is in the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Directorate reporting to the Principle Associate Director (PAD).
 
Essential Duties
- Establish and execute a framework for the strategic planning, staffing, budgeting, and methods to achieve Division and WCI deliverables. Work closely with the PAD Senior Management Team and other LLNL senior leaders.
- Deliver a skilled staff pool of nuclear weapon designers, ICF designers, hydro experimentalists, and major weapon code physicists to support the enduring U.S. nuclear stockpile in partnership and collaboration with WCI PAD and Program Directors as a member of the WCI Senior management team.
- Develop organizational strategies in partnership with Program Directors to establish and deliver the Design Physics Division staffing needs.
- Manage division operations through Technical Staff Leaders and/or Technical Managers. Communicate division goals and objectives, and accomplishments to Division workforce.
- Evaluate and develop current and future workforce plans in collaboration with LLNL Program Managers. Ensure the highest quality personnel are recruited with essential technical competencies, well-trained, motivated and retained to meet succession planning needs and mission deliverables. 
- Establish strategic direction and develop and implement policies to support Division operations.
- Manage and provide direction and oversight for personnel administration activities including performance reviews, performance management, ranking, and salary management.
- Oversee and provide strategic direction for the Division’s affirmative action, outreach, mentoring, and employee development efforts. Foster an environment that promotes diversity, equal opportunity, teamwork, and a professional work environment.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications
- PhD in physics or a related technical field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Extensive experience in the physics relevant to the Design Physics Division skills, knowledge and abilities including extensive familiarity with LLNL programs, discipline organizations and policies and procedures. Extensive experience sustaining productive relationships with other divisions, directorates, laboratories, and external stakeholders, specifically NNSA management, and the DOE and DoD enterprise.
- Extensive leadership and management experience in a leading edge research and development environment utilizing a high degree of integrity, maturity, discretion and judgement.
- Extensive experience managing and leading a large technical organization, directing Technical Managers and delegating effectively. Extensive experience leading, motivating, and building complex interdisciplinary teams to work toward directorate and institutional goals.
- Significant knowledge of managerial practices and experience effectively balancing budgets and complex workforce priorities to achieve desired results. Expertise in strategic planning and organizational dynamics.
- Significant experience interpreting and implementing organizational policies, procedures, and practices. Experience implementing and managing an integrated safety management program.  
- Advanced analytical, problem solving, decision-making and organizational skills necessary to independently advise, recommend and approve appropriate actions and implement solutions.
- Expert communication skills, both written and verbal, necessary to effectively explain, present, negotiate, advise, and influence all levels of management and government officials.
 
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.
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 $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 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.