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DoDT Deputy Program Director

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technical Management
Organization:  NIF and Photon Science
Posting Requirement:  External DOE Q or Top Secret
Job ID: 105034
Job Code: Technical Manager 1 (TSM.1)
Date Posted: March 11 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 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for Department of Defense Technology (DoDT) Deputy Program Director (PD). You will assist the DoDT Program Director (PD) in developing and implementing a plan for the development of strategic business opportunities, and the identification of key enabling technologies and technology investment opportunities in partnership with the US government, as well as work to assure effective project execution from the planning and proposal preparation phase through project completion.  You will develop and implement technology partnership agreements with the private sector to ensure effective technology transition and will coordinate LLNL’s laser-related activities for the DoD across LLNL. This position is in the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science (NIF&PS) Directorate.

Essential Duties
- 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, representing the PD.
- Collaborate with leaders of other LLNL organizations to implement joint programs to address sponsor needs, establish business plans for program development and identify Program staffing needs for current and future Laboratory programs.
- Understand and identify DoD mission gaps where LLNL lasers, optics and material science capabilities may provide a unique advantage using insights in development and ongoing maintenance of the strategic plan for the DoDT Program that defines its core capabilities, priorities and future directions.
- Develop strategies for recruitment and retention of world-class scientists.
- Plan and oversee research and development activities in multiple research areas and ensure the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of underlying core competencies.
- Establish and maintain effective working relations with sponsors of DoDT Programs; foster integration with relevant national and international scientific organizations and their activities, including other FFRDCs and other US government agencies.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in laser science engineering, physics, chemistry, engineering, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Technical expertise in one or more areas of Laser Physics, Laser Engineering, Systems Engineering with proven record of scientific creativity, achievement and leadership, as documented in publications, conference proceedings, and professional recognition. Ability to travel to national and international programmatic and scientific meetings.
- Extensive experience developing, managing and evaluating programs, projects and personnel in a technically diverse organization, as well as managing financial activities, to ensure program and overhead accounts are properly maintained and overseen.
- Experience interacting effectively and at high levels with internal and external constituencies and organizations such as DoD, MDA, DARPA, OSD, DoD Combatant Commands, DOE Office of Science, DOE/NNSA and the Intelligence Community.
- Expert communication, facilitation, collaboration, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills necessary to direct a diverse organization, lead innovative research, build cooperative multi-disciplinary teams, and interact with management and customers/sponsors. High degree of integrity, maturity, discretion and judgement.
- Advanced ability to delegate effectively and to lead, motivate, and build complex interdisciplinary teams to work toward programmatic and institutional goals.
- Extensive supervisory experience and leadership skills, 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 division employees. Experience ensuring that security, ES&H, and quality management systems and standards are established and adhered to.
- Ability to work with conflicting priorities and multiple tasking and deadlines.

Desired Qualifications
- Advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in laser science and engineering, physics, chemistry, or engineering.
- Demonstrated understanding of a diverse laboratory and national research environment, and the ability to work within that environment towards long-range goals.
- Familiarity with DOE/NNSA programs and oversight of FFRDCs, as well as with programs and core capabilities relevant to DoD technology programs.

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 $2.1 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.