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Environmental Restoration Department Head

Location: Livermore, CA
Category: Technical Management
Job ID: 102209
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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 Department Head to provide leadership, oversight, and management of a diverse staff of scientists, engineers, technicians, and other professionals associated with conducting environmental characterization, analysis, and restoration in accordance with CERCLA, RCRA, and Federal Facility Agreement requirements to facilitate the success of the Laboratory environmental programs. This position will be a key member of the Operations & Business PAD Senior Management Team and will participate in making decisions that will influence business activities throughout the O&B PAD. This position is in the Environmental Restoration Department (ERD).
Essential Duties
- Provide overall leadership and direction, scientific and technical oversight, and personnel administration to fulfill LLNL responsibilities for environmental restoration and environmental technology development under NNSA contract DE-AC52-07NA27344 with LLNS.
- Ensure programmatic work, regulatory compliance activities, budget management and other ERD functions are conducted effectively and efficiently to meet all ERD programmatic and regulatory deliverables and milestones.
- Manage an estimated ~$25M-$35M annual budget and a heavily matrixed multidisciplinary staff of about 125 employees.
- Direct and lead the strategic planning, all aspects of business, data, and field operations, program performance, provide environmental expertise to LLNL missions and programs, and maintain and cultivate vital relationships with Department of Energy (DOE) Livermore Field Office (LFO), sponsors at DOE/NNSA and DOE/EM, and federal and state regulatory agencies.
- Implement LLNL policy regarding Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H), EEO/AA, Diversity, and business practices as they apply to Department personnel and facilities.
- Oversee the Department’s performance management, salary management, and ranking; manage hiring and recruiting activities. This includes career development of ERD employees to ensure their success, as well as succession planning.
- Closely interface and collaborate with other O&B Directorates and Departments as well as other organizations across the Laboratory, including the Computation, EFA, Engineering, Physical and Life Sciences, ES&H Directorates and the Laboratory Strategic Infrastructure organization to ensure effective integrated safety management performance, work control processes and technical collaborations.
- Establish and enhance effective partnerships and relationships with LLNL's customers and stakeholders.  
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Master’s degree in physical or life science, engineering or a closely related scientific or technical field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Expert communication, facilitation, collaboration, and problem-solving skills necessary to direct a moderate-sized organization, lead innovative research, build cooperative multi-disciplinary teams, and interact with and advise management and customers/sponsors internal and external to the Laboratory.
- Expert knowledge of DOE orders, national standards, environmental laws, regulatory agency rules and regulations, and compliance issues as applied to environmental restoration.
- Advanced technical skills and experience leading, managing, and directing scientific/technical remediation programs, managing large-scale budgets, and in delivering programmatic results.
- Significant experience in performance management and supervision of department staff and managers, including performance issues, career development, annual performance appraisals, and salary management.
- Experience in remediating contaminated ground water and soil and demonstrated ability to implement applied R&D for environmental cleanup.
- Experience creating and sustaining productive relationships with sponsors, DOE and other federal agencies, stakeholders, customers, and the public.
- Ability to maintain a strong safety and security culture in the workplace as a priority while meeting institutional requirements.
Desired Qualifications
- Experience with ES&H compliance audits.
- Demonstrated success in leading program development and in securing funding for WFO projects.
- Extensive knowledge of Laboratory management structure including clear understanding of the Laboratory’s mission.

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

Anticipated Clearance Level:  Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  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 $1.5 billion, employing approximately 6,000 employees.


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