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Associate Program Leader for Counterproliferation - Z Program

Location: Livermore, CA
Category: Science & Engineering
Job ID: 102560
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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 an Associate Program Leader for the Counterproliferation (CP) Program within Z Program’s International Assessments (IA) Program. The CP Program is a newly formed entity resulting from the merger of the Counterproliferation & Operational Intelligence Support (CPOIS) program with the IA Program. You will lead the integration of counterproliferation support for the warfighter and big data analysis capabilities formerly under CPOIS with the weapons of mass destruction (WMD) all-source analysis support to the intelligence and policy communities provided by the IA Program. You will provide analytical, technical, and strategic leadership to manage execution of a complex set of counterproliferation projects, and will serve as the primary point of contact for the program and the sponsor addressing current and evolving mission objectives for the CP Program.

This position will be filled at either the SEL.4 or SEL.5 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
Lead, manage, and coordinate Principal Investigators (PIs) and projects within the Counterproliferation (CP) Program, including funding oversight. Develop and track project execution plans for the program’s assigned research and development projects, including allocation and monitoring of available personnel and budgets.
- Serve as the point of contact for relevant technical and policy areas associated with the CP Program’s mission areas and sponsors as defined by the Program Leader. Represent the CP Program with sponsors and other U.S. Government organizations, traveling as necessary.
- Lead the CP program's research agenda, including producing highly advanced, finished intelligence analysis, reports, and briefings. Develop an integrated strategy for the CP Program research areas consistent with overall strategic planning utilizing key knowledge and insights on counterproliferation and WMD technology and national security needs.
- Deliver assessments, both peer-reviewed written papers and cohesive presentation packages, of counterproliferation threats and capabilities applied to supporting the warfighter as well as to a broader set of national security missions.
- Develop new program opportunities, including the definition and development of research proposals in collaboration with potential sponsors and customers.
- Recruit staff in collaboration with counterparts, management, and matrix organizations to support the CP Program’s mission areas while respecting execution requirements and commitments of other projects and programs in IA and Z Program, and assist the IA Program Leader to balance resources with the other program areas.
- Maintain and ensure appropriate quality standards of highly complex projects for all of the program’s research and development activities including reviewing, coordinating, and approving deliverables, publications and presentations.
-Develop and track project execution plans for the CT Program's assigned research tasks, including allocation and monitoring of available personnel and budgets.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition at the SEL.5 Level
- Develop innovative concepts and provide expert leadership, technical vision, and strategic planning for both analytic and scientific research and development environments.
- Present project accomplishments and meet customer expectations, as well as identify new opportunities, goals, and application areas by leading the development of proposals interacting with senior program management.
- Brief work to senior management on overall impact and approach.

- Bachelor’s degree in physical science, engineering, political science, economics or a related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Demonstrated substantial knowledge of foreign and sub-national WMD programs, enabling technologies for nuclear, radiological, chemical, and biological weapons production, cyber and asymmetric threats, and WMD delivery system acquisition, and the relationships between these activities and U.S. policy objectives.
- Substantial experience managing, leading and supervising large multidisciplinary projects and teams for external programmatic sponsors to meet deliverables.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Intelligence Community needs and practices, including SCI security marking, intelligence oversight and compliance, and related security practices.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively present, explain, and advise senior management and external sponsors and customers, including preparing and presenting proposals and reporting results.
- Demonstrated ability to motivate and collaborate with other personnel effectively in achieving project objectives.
- Substantial experience working in a classified environment with highly complex, multi-agency security requirements and with both classified and unclassified subject matter.
- Substantial experience with programs and projects for National Security mission applications, and understanding of National Security mission requirements and related issues.

In Addition at the SEL.5 level
- Master’s degree in physical science, engineering, political science, economics or a related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Expert knowledge of intelligence analysis of WMD proliferation threats.
- Extensive experience and demonstrated ability to lead, develop positions on, and perform assessments and analyses of cutting-edge technologies.  Demonstrated technical knowledge of advancements that have impact beyond the Laboratory.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience formulating, proposing, winning and managing a multimillion dollar analysis portfolio consisting of several projects funded by different sponsors, and significant experience simultaneously managing and leading several projects that require all-source intelligence analysis.
- Ability and willingness to study and learn new advances in specific topics, expand personal expertise, and apply increased understanding to propose new lines of investigations.

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 or At Will appointment.  Only Laboratory employees with Career Indefinite or At Will status may apply for this position.  If final candidate is an At Will employee, At Will status may be maintained based on funding considerations.

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.


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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