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Communications Manager – Active Security Clearance

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Public Affairs/Communications | livermore, CA | 08/21/2023

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Company Description

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 committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$125,160 - $155,400 Annually

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity. 

Job Description

We have an opening for a Communications Manager in the Technical Information Department (TID) supporting the Analytic Tradecraft and Production (ATP) team in the Global Security Directorate. You will work with scientists, technical staff, and engineers who produce intelligence-informed science and technology (S&T) products that address complex national security issues. Within a framework of broad policies and procedures (including appropriate Intelligence Community Directives [ICDs]), this individual will enhance overall quality and facilitate on-time delivery of LLNL’s all-source intelligence products via coordination, consultation, and constructive feedback. The successful candidate should have an exceptional ability to manage multiple projects with varying complexity, lead the Technical Publications Group (TPG) efforts in parallel with the ATP priorities and taskings, complete projects under competing timelines, demonstrate attention-to-detail and strong customer service skills, and support delivery of LLNL analytic products to external stakeholders, decision makers, and warfighters.

You will

  • Manage the production (format, layout, technical edit, and distribution) of highly complex, S&T assessments and products serving sponsors and colleagues in the IC that conform to standards in ICD 203 and 206.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with ATP content providers, editors, graphic artists, and others to ensure high-quality products that are analytically rich, logical, focused, and clear.
  • Oversee and manage final publication and delivery of ATP assigned products; coordinate and prioritize work schedules, provide cost estimates, and track effort/costs for on-time product completion.
  • Provide consultation and strategic planning support to the ATP team to develop highly complex communication materials and presentations that recognize the viewpoint of stakeholders and maintain consistency with sponsor needs.
  • Work with Laboratory management and subject matter experts to devise and lead tactical communication plans and projects, which may require working with individuals affiliated with other government, academic, or commercial entities.
  • Serve as a resource to programmatic staff, subject matter experts, authors, and technical reviewers regarding analytic tradecraft standards, ICD and security-related processes, and cost-effective alternatives to producing a variety of products, including reports, presentations, infographics, and web copy.
  • Plan long-term projects and activities, identify tasks, set standards for both quality and quantity of work, provide direction and assistance to less-experienced technical editors and writers, and serve as the final quality checkpoint.
  • Oversee the updating and dissemination of applicable LLNL policies, procedures, and regulations related to ES&H, security, property accountability, physical and computer security, procurement, and business management and that these documents are appropriately applied to the communications office.


  • Active U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. Citizenship; ability to secure and maintain an SCI clearance, which will be required for this work.
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, journalism, engineering, or scientific area, or the equivalent combination of education and experience in the area of technical communication.
  • Demonstrated advanced problem solving, analytical and decision-making skills, based on aggregate information and the recommendations of others, which significantly affect the ability of the organization to achieve its overall objectives and long-range goals.
  • Experience in managing highly complex and highly visible scientific and technical communications with multidisciplinary teams and keeping projects on schedule. Ability to effectively interact with all levels of personnel, internal and external to LLNL.
  • Extensive experience managing multiple, large technical communication projects and assignments concurrently in a rapidly changing environment and attending to intense details with high consequence of error with ability to be self-directed, highly motivated, reliant, and dependable.
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience using style conventions, professional principles, and technical communication practices and standards. Advanced knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Extensive experience working in the IC, ideally implementing ICDs 203 and 206 and supporting/understanding analytic tradecraft standards and best practices.
  • High-level communication skills both verbal and written, necessary to explain, present, direct, negotiate, and influence others effectively. Advanced interpersonal skills with the ability to handle classified, unclassified, sensitive, and confidential issues with tact, diplomacy, and discretion.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience with leadership and team-building skills.
  • Thorough understanding of LLNL’s mission of producing high quality, intelligence-informed, and technically accurate S&T analysis that ensures analytic integrity, proper classification/protection, clarity of message, and focus on the national security mission.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

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. 

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.

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