Physical and Life Sciences - Deputy Division Leader for Operations

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Organization:  Physical and Life Sciences
Posting Requirement:  Internal Posting
Job ID: 107560
Job Code: Science & Engineering TSL 5 (SEL.5)
Date Posted: September 22 2020

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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 a Deputy Division Leader for Operations (DDL Ops) responsible for the security, safety, business practices and financial oversight of the Division's operations, as well as representing the Division Leader (DL) in his/her absence, and participating fully in the management of the Nuclear and Chemical Sciences (NACS) Division. You will work under consultative direction with the Physical and Life Sciences (PLS) Directorate and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) senior operations leaders, and will serve as the manager who leads the implementation of security, Environmental Safety & Health (ES&H), and facility utilization strategies within NACS. You will interact and collaborate closely with the Division Leader and the Deputy Division Leader for Science and Technology. This position is in the NACS Division within the PLS Directorate.
Essential Duties
- Review and authorize complex experimental activities in NACS Facilities; perform confirmation of controls for all laboratory work; assess and accept risk for NACS. 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.
- Ensure programmatic work is executed safely and successfully by facilitating collaborations between ES&H Team 2 and NACS researchers. Responsible for ES&H policy implementation and NACS ES&H compliance. Develop and execute the division’s ES&H strategy and implementation plans.
- Ensure facility walkthroughs and WCD work observations and annual reviews are performed.
- Respond to internal and external auditors; resolve non-compliance issues and track issue resolution; report incidents to the PLS Assurance Manager and develop and implement follow up actions. Serve as the primary interface between NACS and Department of Energy Livermore Field Office (LFO)
- Ensure implementation of LLNL security policies and serve as the Operations Security (OPSEC) and Sensitive Subject Matter Expert (SME) directing all matters related to foreign national hosting, Visitor Tracking System (VTS), computer security policies, security training compliance, daylock policy, and Information Management.
- Serve as the Technical Security Countermeasures Coordinator (TSCM-C) for NACS facilities.
- Maintain general oversight and personal commitment to the goals of Integrated Safety Management, Integrated Safeguards and Security Management, compliance with all ES&H regulations, good business practices, diversity, and equal opportunity. Act as point of contact for NACS emergency response.
- Represent NACS 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 Division Leader in his/her absence in area of responsibility.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Earth Sciences, or a closely related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Expert knowledge with PLS/NACS personnel, facilities, and experimental activities.
- Ability to plan the integration and implementation of new programs and/or operational best practices. Ability to champion, lead and develop innovative principles, theories, and concepts.
- Experience as an Authorizing Individual for IWS (Integrated Work Sheets), Work Control Documents or Work Permits. Understanding of the new Work Controls system and its implementation plan.
- Expert knowledge of LLNL policies, procedures and operational practices.
- 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.
- Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, influence and advise senior management.
- Expert organizational, decision-making, managerial, and leadership skills; ability to effectively work on multiple tasks and deliver on time. Expert written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
Desired Qualifications
- Experience as a Derivative Classifier and/or Vault Type Room (VTR) user.
- Experience as a host of foreign nationals.
- Working knowledge of Department of Energy (DOE) orders and experience with the Laboratory 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.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2


Note:  This is a Career Indefinite or At Will appointment.  Only Laboratory employees with Career Indefinite or At Will status may apply for this position.  If final candidate is an At Will employee, At Will status may be maintained based on funding considerations.

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.