Deputy Manager for Field Operations, JLON

Updated: about 19 hours ago
Location: Las Vegas, NEVADA

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We have an opening for a Deputy Manager for Field Operations in the Joint Laboratory Office - Nevada at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). You will provide leadership, vision, strategic and tactical planning, and effective problem solving to enable the effective conduct of programmatic work and fielding of experiments by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The principal responsibility of the JLON Deputy is to work with the nuclear design Laboratories to understand and effectively execute the NNSS (NTS) Program and the operations for which LLNL is responsible.  This position is in the Joint Laboratory Office - Nevada (JLON) within the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Directorate, reporting to the JLON Manager.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

- Provide leadership, vision, strategic and tactical planning and effective management of all technical work scopes and programmatic operations, including Nuclear Weapons Program activities in Nevada.
- Manage integration efforts between the Laboratory with the other organizations in Nevada to effectively enable the Laboratory’s effective execution of work in Nevada.
- With the Laboratory Program organizations, develop and execute high hazard/high consequence experiments, projects, tests, or demonstrations.

-Interface with NNSS organizations and facilities resolving technical, operational and interface issues to the benefit of effective program execution.
- Define NNSS-specific requirements for infrastructure and support needs for LLNL Programs at the NNSS, enabling modernization activities and improved effectiveness while fulfilling Laboratory requirements and priorities, in collaboration with Laboratory technical organizations.  

- Conduct/participate in various project and design reviews and management self-assessments.

- Prepare, develop, and analyze technical reports, position papers, proposals, and monthly progress reports describing technical accomplishments and other aspects of relevant programs and/or facility operations.
- Manage project interfaces and deployment interfacing with other organizations.

-Perform other duties as assigned.

IN ADDITION AT THE TSL.5 LEVEL

- Provide highly advanced leadership, vision, strategic and tactical planning and effective management of all technical work scopes and programmatic operations, including Nuclear Weapons Program activities in Nevada.

- Manage and provide direction to group members, write performance appraisals, participate in ranking and salary management processes, and provide training, mentoring, and coaching for group personnel.

- Act as and make key decisions in the absence of the JLON Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field or equivalent combination of education and extensive related knowledge and experience.
- Expert project management/project engineering experience, with advanced relevant technical knowledge of the design, fabrication, acceptance testing, and assembly of engineering systems and components.

- Highly advanced experience with nuclear facility operations, hazard classification and assessment of nuclear and non-nuclear high-hazard facilities and working knowledge of the Nevada National Security Site and NNSA Field Office.

- Ability to travel extensively as required.

- Subject Matter Expert experience with one or more of the following: materials management, assurances, facility safety systems, industrial hygiene, criticality safety, and/or chemical processing.

- Broad knowledge and highly advanced experience with the implementation of Laboratory policies and procedures and/or similar high-hazard facilities with the ability to secure and maintain Human Reliability Program (HRP) certification, which includes: polygraph examination; physical and psychological assessment; and random drug and alcohol testing while additionally acting as the HRP Observing Supervisor.

-Highly advanced problem-solving and decision-making skills necessary to champion, lead, and develop creative cutting-edgesolutions on a wide variety of technical and programmatic issues; extensive experience managing multi-disciplinary projects from initiation to closure.

- Expert communication, interpersonal, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, influence, and advise senior management and/or external sponsors with the ability to overcome setbacks and resolve conflict in a positive and constructive manner.

IN ADDITION AT THE TSL.5 LEVEL

-  Extensive problem-solving and decision-making skills necessary to champion, lead, and develop creative cutting-edgesolutions on a wide variety of technical and programmatic issues; extensive experience managing multi-disciplinary projects from initiation to closure.

- Extensive experience with one or more of the following: materials management, assurances, facility safety systems, industrial hygiene, criticality safety, and/or chemical processing.

- Extensive experience with nuclear facility operations, hazard classification and assessment of nuclear and non-nuclear high-hazard facilities and working knowledge of the Nevada National Security Site and NNSA Field Office.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Master’s degree or PhD in Engineering or related field.
- Significant experience with the activities associated with the development and testing of nuclear weapons and/or the stockpile stewardship program's sub-critical experiments.

- Significant experience working at the Nevada National Security Site, including familiarity with site policies and procedures.

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.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2 . 

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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 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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