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Administrator for Nonproliferation R&D

Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for an Administrator to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment to assist in the coordination of administrative activities related to Nonproliferation Research and Development at LLNL. You will work independently following established procedures to assess business, operational and organizational requirements and deliverables and apply general knowledge of policies, procedures and practices to develop, approve and implement administrative and operational activities.  This position is in the Global Security Principal Directorate within N Program.


Essential Duties
- Assess business, operational and organizational requirements and deliverables and develop, approve and implement administrative and operational activities.
- Participate in planning, decision-making, and development of administrative processes for the work unit.
- Coordinate white papers, proposals, reporting, and on-site reviews working directly with National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) sponsors.  Responsible for managing related data within NNSA’s DNN R&D webPMIS system.
- Review documentation for adherence to policy to ensure consistency within the work unit or functional area; participate in determining whether work unit is in compliance with policies, procedures, methods, and practices and participate in the implementation of corrective actions to bring into compliance.
- Coordinate and participate in human resources activities for non-exempt office administrative personnel including hiring, training, performance management, career development, and provide ranking and salary recommendations.
- Research, analyze, establish and implement internal administrative procedures and systems to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of administrative operations.
- Collect, validate, and interpret business, operational and/or organizational planning data in support of strategic and/or workforce planning activities.
- May assist with tracking budgets and expenditures, working closely with lead administrator and resource manager.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Experience coordinating administrative and operational work activities and multi-faceted internal processes for the work unit and/or functional area.
- Experience participating in business, operational and/or organizational activities.
- Experience working on organizational projects with the ability to understand, interpret, and apply related policies and procedures.  Demonstrated effective leadership and team-building skills.
- Understanding of basic principles of personnel administration, policies and procedures and of HR compliance requirements for personnel administration (FLSA, ADA, EEO, etc.).
- Effective analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills necessary to independently advise, resolve, recommend and approve appropriate actions to implement solutions.  
- Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills with the demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential issues with tact, discretion, and mature judgment.
- Experience leading administrative projects effectively and ability to understand, interpret, and apply operational related policies and procedures; advanced organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, and follow through.
- Advanced knowledge of personal computers and associated software including MS Office applications and experience developing complex reports for use in management decision making.
Desired Qualifications
- Experience organizing all aspects of small conferences and on- and off-site meetings.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to 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.

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.

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 $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 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.

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