Los Alamos, NM: R&D Manager 4 (Digitization), Los Alamos National Laboratory

Job Opening Title: R&D Manager 4

Employer Name: Los Alamos National Laboratory

Job Location: Los Alamos, NM

Application Deadline:

Salary Range: 150,700-261,000

Link to job posting: https://lanl.jobs/los-alamos-nm/rd-manager-4/5AEFA3FF713546C0B54CF63D810BA7F3/job/

Years of experience required: 8

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: What You Will Do

LANL is looking to hire a Group Leader with a passion for leading people, working with customers, and developing innovative solutions to programmatic challenges.

The WRS, NSRC Digital Collections Group Leader (GL) will provide both leadership and management of the National Security Research Center Digitization Team. The National Security Research Center is Los Alamos National Laboratory’s classified library. It houses vast collections of material related to the Weapons Program and national security.

The GL will manage the NSRC digitization team to implement various accelerated digitization programs to digitize the vast collections of physical media. Additionally, the GL will work with program managers in Weapons Production, Weapons Engineering and Weapons Physics to digitize and deliver digitized content and relevant metadata via established Weapons databases such as On Line Vault (OLV), and PDMLink. Experience with managing large, complex budgets is needed to manage the Group’s budget from various sources.

The GL will be responsible for establishing and managing multiple high production scale digitization labs and implementing the digitization workflow, streamlining the digitization processes, establishing standardized file formats and managing resources to meet weapons customer research requirements.

The GL will work closely with the division management team and will maintain and develop working relationships with stakeholders inside and outside the Laboratory, and will pay close attention to the development of the personnel within the Group. The GL will be responsible for hiring new staff, identifying opportunities for the development and maintenance of technological capabilities and professional expertise within the Group. The GL will also be responsible for developing tactical plans and strategies to implement the NSRC Director’s strategic plans and organizational objectives in support of the Laboratory’s weapons program work. Additionally, the GL will provide administrative management of safeguards and security, integrated work management, performance appraisal and salary management, human resources, staff planning and forecasting, and financial management and oversight. The GL must ensure a safe and secure work environment, promote and support affirmative action goals, and nurture professional excellence.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Leadership: For this role, you will need the ability to motivate and lead a team with diverse skill sets and expertise through a technical platform. This includes experience in performance and salary management budgeting, organization of workflow, conflict resolution and staff development.

Digital Collections Archiving: To succeed in this role, you will need experience responding to contemporary challenges affecting the management of special collections and archives such as preservation and conservation of material objects, digital records preservation, and/or use of digital tools and methods to enhance delivery of special collections content and services to scholarly and non-scholarly audiences alike.

Data and Information Management: At this level, you must have experience working with data and information in the process of supporting a national security mission. This includes experience in developing and/or managing database systems.

Collaboration: You will also need expertise and success in the leadership, negotiation, and collaboration with funding sponsors and collaborators including sponsors in the DOE/NNSA, DOD or other federal agencies. You must also have the ability to develop and build strategic collaborations that positively affect the Laboratory, the National Security Research Center, and the National Security Enterprise.

Communication: You must have excellent verbal, written and visual communication as evidenced by talks and presentations, effective problem solving and conflict resolution skills, and must support an open, inclusive, collaborative, and supportive work environment.

Clearance: Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance, which typically requires US Citizenship.

Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 8 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

Weapons Knowledge: Knowledge of weapons business systems or processes in one or more of the following disciplines: physical and electronic archives, information technology, product-lifecycle management, and/or configuration management.

Sponsor Collaboration: Experience interfacing with federal funding sponsors and a comprehensive understanding of federal government archive and information management requirements.

Classified setting: Experience working with classified documents, classified systems, and in VTRs.

LANL Operations: Practical knowledge of LANL business systems, operational and work processes, administrative practices and procedures, and key Laboratory points of contact. Experience working within the LANL and NSE weapons program.

Clearance: Active DOE Q Clearance

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.

COVID Vaccine:

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

Position Commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.

Note to Applicants:

For full consideration, please include a comprehensive cover letter that addresses how you meet the minimum job requirements, and any of the desired skills of the position

Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid childbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 – Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

Clearance: 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 matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Employment Status

Full Time

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Dieringer, Kimberley Ann
Email kdieringer@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC98534
Organization Name WRS-DO/Weapons Research Services Division
Minimum Salary 150700
Maximum Salary 261000
Req ID: IRC98534
Category: Other

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