Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Deputy Program Manager, Nuclear Threat Reduction Program

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technical Management
Organization:  Global Security
Posting Requirement:  External DOE Q or Top Secret
Job ID: 107221
Job Code: Technical Manager 2 (TSM.2)
Date Posted: June 30 2020

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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 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Deputy Program Manager (DPM) for the Nuclear Threat Reduction (N) Program within the Global Security Principal Associate Directorate.  In this role you will work collaboratively with the Program Manager (PM) on the management and oversight of all aspects of the Nuclear Threat Reduction mission space including strategic planning, relationships with key federal program stakeholders, staffing and personnel management, project management and execution - including financial oversight of LLNL-funded institutional investments and sponsor funding, and development of a robust Science, Technology and Engineering (ST&E) base in partnership with other laboratory directorates.  This role requires leading and motivating a diverse team and building effective partnerships with senior leadership at the laboratory and with external community stakeholders.
Essential Duties
- Guide and provide technical direction for the Nuclear Threat Reduction Program, across 7 program areas; Provide advice, guidance and assistance to the PM and Program Leadership, recommend and implement changes to methods and processes and make final decisions on administrative, technical, and/or operational matters.
- Lead GS mission-area strategic planning activities; anticipate long-term mission needs and science and technology trends for the program and institution in collaboration with the N Program Manager; work across the Program and Institution to develop innovative concepts and promote new ideas to support strategic direction.
- Establish the direction and execution of programmatic work including sponsor funded, strategic partnership, LDRD, and strategic investment projects; help manage the scope and schedule of an annual budget of ~$150M in partnership with GS senior management team.
- Work with Program Leaders and technical managers to ensure projects are effectively and efficiently executed while managing technical, cost, and schedule risks to ensure attainment of Laboratory mission deliverables and objectives; ensure customer needs are understood, communicated to staff and reflected in our program priorities.
- Responsible for ensuring all project and program operations and performance standards are realistically set and attained, and are executed in compliance with Laboratory, and Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) requirements.  Be aware of and contribute to maintaining appropriate training, security, and ES&H rigor across the program.
- Responsible for performance management, salary management and corrective actions; Champion a diverse, inclusive culture supporting a positive work environment. 
- Work with PM and Program leadership to develop communication strategy to effectively inform and influence GS and N program staff, internal laboratory partners, and external stakeholders and partners.
- Negotiate with senior management and/or internal/external customers/sponsors regarding matters of significance to the organization while working effectively and collaboratively as a member of the GS management team; act as the Program Manager in their absence to represent LLNL at both internal and external forums.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
 - Master’s Degree in physics, weapons design, chemistry, biology, engineering, computer science or closely related field, or equivalent combination of education and extensive related experience.
- Extensive experience directing Technical Staff Leaders and Managers to champion, lead, and achieve organization objective and goals in the national security arena.
- Extensive experience in personnel management, including recruiting, hiring, mentoring, career development, corrective action, performance appraisal, ranking, and salary management.
- Extensive experience planning and directing work with technical objectives, estimating effort, setting milestones, and effectiveness in managing large-scale budgets and projects, negotiating resource allocations amid conflicting priorities, and in delivering programmatic results.
- Significant experience creating and sustaining productive relationships with multiple programs and directorates, national laboratories, DOE/NNSA, DHS, DoD, other federal agencies, external reviewers and advisors, and supporting and working in national security agencies in Washington, D.C.
- Demonstrated highly effective problem-solving and decision-making skills necessary to independently address challenging, highly complex problems.
- Extensive experience interacting with and negotiating on matters of significance to the organization and comprehensive knowledge of issues affecting regulatory compliance in ES&H, facility management, safety, and security.
-Demonstrated track record building or supporting diverse and inclusive organizations.
Desired Qualifications
- Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, computer science or related field.
-Expert leadership and management skills to champion innovative direction and influence the development of broad institutional goals and objectives.

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 an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire.  Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.  Please note that your current active Q or Top Secret clearance with DOE or another agency does not guarantee DOE SCI access approval; if you are denied access, you may be subject to reinvestigation of your existing Q or Top Secret clearance.


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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 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.