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N Program Deputy Program Manager

Location: Livermore, CA
Category: Technical Management
Job ID: 102601
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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 Program Manager (DPM) for the Nuclear Threat Reduction (N) Program.  You will work collaboratively with the Program Manager (PM) on the management and oversight responsibilities for all aspects of the mission space including strategic planning, relationships with key federal program stakeholders, staffing, project management and execution - including LLNL-funded institutional investments, development of Science, Technology and Engineering (ST&E) base in partnership with discipline organizations, and financial oversight.  This position is within N Program of the Global Security Principal Associate Directorate.
Essential Duties
- Guide and provide strategic and technical direction for the N Program and its Nuclear Threat Reduction programs and participate in strategy development for the Laboratory, in collaboration with the PM.
- Develop innovative concepts and promote new ideas. Recommend and implement changes to methods and make final decisions on administrative, technical, and/or operational matters.
- Establish the direction and execution of programmatic work (direct funded, LDRD, and strategic investments) and manage the scope and schedule of an annual budget of ~$145M in partnership with GS senior management team.
- Manage through 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.
- Ensure all project and program operations and performance standards are realistically set and attained, leading to the effective achievement of objectives and are executed in compliance with Laboratory, and Department of Energy (DOE) requirements.
- Interact regularly and manage relationships with senior management, project sponsors and customers to ensure that customer needs are understood, project activities are tracked sufficiently, and results are high quality and delivered on a timely basis.
- Independently plan, organize, and manage budget, schedule, performance standards performance management, salary management and corrective action.
- 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; acting as the Program Manager in his absence at both internal and external forums.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
 - M.S. 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.
-Expert leadership and management skills to champion innovative direction and influence the development of broad institutional goals and objectives.
Desired Qualifications
- Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, computer science or related field.

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 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 $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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