Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Nuclear and Chemical Science Division Leader

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technical Management
Organization:  Physical and Life Sciences
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 106045
Job Code: Technical Manager 1 (TSM.1)
Date Posted: September 12 2019

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2019 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Division Leader (DL) to provide leadership, oversight and management of the Nuclear and Chemical Science Division (NACS) staff that support the Laboratory's programs in Global Security, Stockpile Stewardship, the National Ignition Facility, as well as programs funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science and various non-DOE sponsors. You will oversee ~$30M of programs and projects, including sponsored research, institutionally supported activities, and Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) projects.  This position is in the Associate Director’s Office within the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES
- Provide overall leadership, direction, and scientific and technical oversight to the Nuclear and Chemical Science Division (NACS) to ensure an effective system for recruiting and hiring high quality scientific staff, and training and developing the existing staff.
- Articulate the missions and develop the strategic plan for the Division that defines its core capabilities and future directions.
- Plan and oversee research and development activities in the Division in multiple research areas and ensure the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of underlying core competencies.
- Oversee performance management and evaluation of all Division staff. This includes ongoing training and career development activities, yearly performance appraisals, ranking, and salary management.
- Oversee research commitments, program resources and multiple budgets including DOE, external programs, and internal science funding, ensuring compliance with applicable Laboratory and DOE fiscal policies and practices.
- Develop business plans for program development and identify Divisional staffing needs for current and future Laboratory programs, collaborating with leaders of other LLNL organizations.
- Establish and enhance effective partnerships and relationships with sponsors of NACS programs; foster integration with relevant national and international scientific organizations and their activities, including other DOE Office of Science, DOE laboratories and other US government agencies.
- Perform other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS
- PhD in science or engineering field relevant to nuclear science, isotope science, high-energy physics, radiochemistry, nuclear chemistry, or related field, or equivalent level of demonstrated knowledge.
- Record of scientific creativity, achievement and leadership, as documented in publications and professional recognition.
- Extensive experience developing, managing and evaluating programs, projects and personnel in a technically diverse organization.
- Extensive experience managing financial activities, ensuring program and overhead accounts are properly maintained and overseen according to LLNL and DOE fiscal policies and practices.
- Ability to lead, motivate, delegate effectively and build complex interdisciplinary teams to work toward programmatic and institutional goals. Team effectively with other PLS management for overarching PLS strategic goals.
- Extensive supervisory experience, including experience in development and implementation of performance reviews, ranking, and salary management; demonstrated ability to set clear goals and expectations, and communicate them to customers and performers.
- Experience interacting effectively at high level internal and external organizations and constituencies, with the ability to work with conflicting priorities and multiple deadlines.
- Expert communication, facilitation, collaboration, and problem-solving skills necessary to direct an organization, lead innovative research and interact with management and customers/sponsors.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Understanding of a diverse laboratory and national research environment, and the ability to work within that environment towards long-range goals.
- Familiarity with programs and core capabilities relevant to NACS and sponsors.
- Familiarity with DOE/NNSA programs and oversight of Federally Funded Research & Development Centers (FFRDCs).

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.