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International Assessments (IA) Associate Program Leader - Z Program
Physical Life Sciences | livermore, CA | 03/04/2021
Job Code: SEL.4 Science & Engineering TSL 4 / SEL.5 Science & Engineering TSL 5
Organization: Global Security
Position Type: Career Indefinite
Security Clearance: Active DOE Q clearance (or active Top Secret clearance)
Drug Test: Required for external applicant(s) selected for this position (includes testing for use of marijuana)
Medical Exam: Not applicable
Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!
Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.
We are looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.
We are looking for an Associate Program Leader (APL) for the International Assessments (IA) Program to lead a dynamic team developing and executing the work of the Laboratory in support of intelligence missions related to South Asia.
The IA program has an opening for an Associate Program Leader that is looking to be a part of a foreign nuclear weapons program. The position will be within the Global Security (GS) Principal Directorate’s Z Program.
In this role you will
- Lead, manage, and coordinate Principal Investigators (PIs) and projects within the South Asia Program including funding oversight of a multi-million-dollar program, ensuring that projects are conducted to the highest standards of technical and analytical quality and fiscal management, and meeting all Laboratory safety and security requirements.
- Serve as the point of contact for relevant technical and policy areas associated with the program mission areas and sponsors as defined by the IA Program Leader. Represent the program with sponsors and other U.S. Government (USG) organizations, traveling as necessary.
- Lead the program's research agenda, including producing highly advanced, finished intelligence analysis, reports, and briefings. Develop an integrated strategy for research areas consistent with overall strategic planning utilizing key knowledge and insights of the program.
- Develop and track project execution plans for the program’s assigned research and development projects, including allocation and monitoring of available personnel and budgets.
- Build, maintain, and enhance relationships with sponsors, customers, and stakeholders to ensure exquisite execution of projects and satisfaction of commitments while developing new program opportunities.
- Recruit staff in collaboration with counterparts, management, and matrix organizations to support the mission areas while respecting execution requirements and commitments of other projects and programs in IA and Z Program and assist the IA Program Leader to balance resources with other areas.
- Maintain and ensure appropriate quality standards of highly complex projects for all of the program’s research and development activities including reviewing, coordinating, and approving deliverables, publications, and presentations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional job responsibilities, at the SEL.5 Level
- Develop innovative concepts and provide expert leadership, technical vision, and strategic planning for both analytic and scientific research and development environments.
- Present project accomplishments and meet customer expectations, as well as identify new opportunities, goals, and application areas by leading the development of proposals interacting with senior program management.
- Develop and implement new innovative analytical capabilities within the program and apply them against an expanding portfolio. Influence strategic decisions made by senior management and external customers at the national level.
- Master’s Degree in physical science, nuclear physics, weapons design, engineering, political science or related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and significant related experience and demonstrated ability to lead the application and development of principles, theories, and concepts in a creative and innovative fashion.
- Subject matter expert in intelligence analysis of foreign nuclear weapons programs, nuclear proliferation, or terrorism in support of national security objectives.
- Substantial experience managing, leading, and supervising multidisciplinary projects and teams for external programmatic sponsors to meet deliverables.
- Expert knowledge of Intelligence Community (IC) needs and practices, including SCI security marking, intelligence oversight and compliance, and related security practices.
- Substantial experience working in a classified environment with highly complex, multi-agency security requirements and with both classified and unclassified subject matter.
- Substantial experience with programs and projects for national security mission applications and understanding of national security mission requirements and related issues.
- Significant knowledge of intelligence analysis in South Asia with a demonstrated track record of intelligence community publications.
- Expert verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively present, explain, and advise senior management and external sponsors and customers, including preparing and presenting proposals and reporting results.
- Ability and willingness to travel in support of the program.
Additional qualifications at the SEL.5 Level
- Ph.D. Degree in physical science, nuclear physics, weapons design, engineering, political science or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Expert knowledge of and extensive experience leading and developing positions on and performing assessments and analyses in South Asia.
- Technical knowledge of advancements that have impact beyond the Laboratory and the ability to champion, lead, and develop innovative principles, theories, and concepts.
Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?
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- Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
- Comprehensive Benefits Package
- Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
- Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment
Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.
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. Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access. Please note that your current active Q or Top Secret clearance with DOE or another agency does not guarantee DOE SCI access approval; if you are denied access, you may be subject to re-investigation of your existing Q or Top Secret clearance.
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