Sigma Staff Operations Manager (Staff Operations Manager 3)

Updated: 6 months ago
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What You Will Do

Sigma Division is looking for a dedicated professional to join our management team as our Staff Operations Manager. The Staff Operations Manager (SOM) reports to the Division Leader and serves as a key member of the management team enabling business and operation excellence in support of the division mission. The Sigma Division consists of two groups and an operations team that function primarily at the Sigma Complex with the people and capacity to develop, characterize, and manufacture materials and components that advance our nation’s nuclear and energy security. We provide outstanding engineering solutions and metallurgical science in support of national security and industry customers: a scope that spans alloys, ceramics, and compounds from uranium to hydrogen.

The SOM is directly responsible for the day-to-day oversight and coordination of the division’s business. This includes:

  • Operational, and administrative management activities.

  • Long- and short-range strategic planning.

  • Research, analysis, and tracking of deliverables and actions

  • Coordination, communication, and implementation of a wide variety of business and operation functions.

  • Support the Division Leader in the creation and implementation of strategic business plans.

  • Research, develop, and recommend priorities and best-practice techniques and methodologies to facilitate business and operational functions that support the mission of the division.

  • Ensure functions are compliant with Laboratory policies.

  • Serve as an executive advisor to division management and employees on operational and administrative matters where consistency across the division is necessary for effectiveness, efficiency, institutional compliance and cost-savings.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Advanced knowledge of Laboratory, Department of Energy (DOE), and/or National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) business, operations, and programmatic missions, goals, commitments, and critical issues.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of internal and external personnel, to gain consensus, build highly functioning teams, and resolve conflicts.

  • Expert-level consultative experience with administrative management of business, operational, and/or programmatic activities including:

  • Safety, security, quality or environmental compliance; contractor assurance; financial management; human resources; strategic and tactical planning; communication strategies; space and equipment planning; and/or project management.

  • Demonstrated success at managing teams to accomplish organizational goals.

  • Demonstrated experience leading process improvements in administrative and/or functional areas of operation.

  • Demonstrated experience at data collection and evaluation methods to assist in the identification and resolution of complex problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to direct the administration of assigned staff by:

  • Forecasting staffing requirements, directing assignments, assuring training and development, monitoring, evaluating performance, and initiating personnel actions.

  • Demonstrated commitment to maintaining a safe and secure work environment.

  • Advanced knowledge of the Laboratory's organizational structure, policy and procedure governance and implementation.

  • Ability to obtain a Q-clearance.

Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 5 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Q-Clearance

  • Proficiency in multiple laboratory-wide business systems to include Oracle, Time and Labor, Concur, iProcurement, MOV Database, OBI Reports, Performance Management and computer software applications (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).

  • The ability to achieve organizational objectives through partners and stakeholders.

Note to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants MUST submit their resume and a detailed cover letter addressing all the requirements of the job.

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.

  • 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 at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to Laboratory Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.

Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.

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 or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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 maternity 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)

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Ditsworth, Samantha Aileen
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC82474
Organization Name Sigma-DO/Sigma Division
Minimum Salary 91800
Maximum Salary 151400
Req ID: IRC82474
Category: Other

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