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We have an opening for a Materials Science Division (MSD) Authorizing Individual (AI)/Deputy Division Leader-Operations (DDL-OPS) Backup to focus on the security, safety, business practices and financial oversight of the Division's operations as well as representing the DDL - OPS in his/her absence. The main part of the assignment involves taking on the role of AI for approximately 40 Integration Work Sheets / Work Control Documents (IWS/WCDs) within MSD, roughly one third of the division’s total. You will work under consultative direction from Physical and Life Sciences (PLS) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) senior operations leaders and interact and collaborate closely with MSD Division Leadership. This position is 25% funded and requires you to have funding to cover the majority of your own time through programmatic and other direct funding sources; this position is in the Materials Science Division.
This position will be filled at either the SEL.3 or SEL.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
- Review and authorize complex experimental activities in MSD Facilities; perform confirmation of controls for all laboratory work; assess and accept risk for MSD. These decisions and activities may impact organizational operations. There is a high consequence of error in the work authorization process and failure to complete assignments could negatively impact safety and compliance.
- Respond to internal and external auditors; resolve non-compliance issues involving the work you authorize and track issue resolution using the Institutional Tracking System (ITS); report incidents to the PLS Assurance Manager and develop and implement follow up actions.
- Ensure implementation of LLNL security policies and serve as the backup Operations Security (OPSEC) Sensitive Subject Matter Expert (SME), matters related to foreign national hosting, Visitor Tracking System (VTS), computer security policies, security training compliance, Daylock, and Information Management when the DDL-OPS is not available.
- Represent the DDL-OPS as needed at the Directorate and institutional levels on operational matters such as safety, security, facilities, computer security, property management, overhead budget planning, developing strategies for improving operational efficiency and managing overhead costs; act with full authority on behalf of the DDL - OPS in his/her absence; act as backup point of contact for MSD emergency response.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the SEL.4 level
- Perform specific safety and security duties as assigned by the DDL-OPS in the primary, rather than backup role.
- Provide technical leadership and guidance, including scientific and programmatic direction, to a diverse group of scientists.
- MS in materials science, physics, chemistry or a closely related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Advanced knowledge and technical expertise with PLS/MSD personnel, facilities, and experimental activities.
- Ability to plan the integration and implementation of new programs and/or operational best practices, and the ability to champion, lead and develop innovative principles, theories, and concepts.
- Significant experience ensuring safe and secure operations in complex scientific organization(s); a thorough understanding of the new Work Control system and its implementation plan.
- Significant technical leadership or management experience in a research and development environment, including project or program planning, budget and personnel administration with the ability to work effectively in teams and with individuals with diverse backgrounds to achieve institutional and programmatic goals.
- Advanced knowledge of LLNL policies, procedures and operational practices.
- Advanced written, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills, specifically the ability to explain and present highly complex ideas as well as to influence employees and all levels of management.
- Advanced organizational, decision-making, managerial, and leadership skills; ability to effectively work on multiple tasks and deliver on time.
In Addition at the SEL.4 Level
- Extensive experience ensuring safe and secure operations in complex scientific organization(s).
- Extensive technical leadership or management experience in a research and development environment, including project or program planning, budget and personnel administration with the ability to work effectively in teams and with individuals with diverse backgrounds to achieve institutional and programmatic goals.
- Experience as an Authorizing Individual.
- PhD in materials science, physics, chemistry or a closely related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Experience as a Derivative Classifier and/or Vault Type Room (VTR) user and/or host of foreign nationals.
- Working knowledge of DOE orders and experience with the Livermore Field Office.
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.
Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.
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.