Los Alamos National Laboratory Acquisition Services Group Leader (Acquisitions Services Manager 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

This posting is for the Group Leader in the Assurance Operations Group (ASM-AO) of the Acquisition Services Management (ASM) Division. As a member of the ASM Division Leadership team, the ASM-AO Group Leader directs in-depth ASM management assessments and audits of activities and functions; prepares annual salary plan with respect to approved guidelines; monitors preparation of ASM estimates, budgets, and schedules to ensure that these are developed realistically and that they meet organization/project objectives; provides approval for delegation of procurement authority; provides counsel, advice, and assistance to management on matters dealing with government legislation, DOE contract compliance, and/or Laboratory policies or procedures; ensures proper communication to employees and other organizations on the implementation of ASM policies, procedures, and practices; defines and recommends organizational objectives, develops specific short-term and long-range plans, and monitors progress to assure work objectives are attained and schedules are met.

The selected Group Leader will be responsible to:


  • Develop strategy for assessments and audits of activities and functions to enhance compliance of policies and procedures

  • Work closely with Acquisition Services Management leadership to ensure the surveillance vision and strategy effectively integrates with ASM Division and other ASM groups in the compliance of policies and procedures

  • Lead the Assurance Operations group in organizational management, capability and staff development, succession planning, personnel and salary management, and ensuring a safe and secure workplace.

Technical Competence

  • Oversee contracting activities to ensure compliance with government regulations, DOE contract compliance and Laboratory policies and/or procedures

  • Participate in department, divisional, directorate and Laboratory initiatives as required to improve overall efficiency and effectiveness.

Institutional Acumen

  • Foster effective working relationships with Ethics and Audits Division, Quality & Performance Assurance, and the Los Alamos Field Office to ensure compliance across all ASM Division’s disciplines.

  • Ensure strict adherence to government regulations, DOE contract compliance and Laboratory policies and procedures.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in supply chain management

  • Demonstrated experience in and understanding of supply chain operations

  • Skilled in managing personnel including interviewing, hiring, training, development, performance evaluation, career counseling, salary administration, and knowledge of personnel procedures and policy

  • Knowledge of planning, scheduling, cost control, and quality control functions

  • Specialized training courses in business law, finance, accounting, and related business subjects

  • Knowledge of federal acquisition regulations, and applicable agency supplements

  • Understanding of governmental contracts and the flow-down of applicable clauses and requirements

  • Understanding of cost accounting standards, and determination process for applicability to the work

Desired Skills:

  • DOE M&O; procurement experience

  • Expert knowledge of FAR regulations

  • Knowledge of quality systems requirements in a DOE/NNSA environment

  • Working knowledge of LANL administrative policies and procedures

  • Active Q clearance

Education: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum five years of related management experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, post graduate course work may be expected.

Notes to Applicants:Please provide a comprehensive cover letter that details how you meet the requirements for this position. Periodic travel is required.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

Equal Opportunity:Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work_

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Our employees are our greatest asset, which is why we provide a comprehensive benefits package that offers health coverage for you and your eligible family members today and retirement plans for a brighter tomorrow. A healthy workforce is paramount to a successful organization. We offer an incentivized wellness plan and preventive care to encourage and reward good basic health choices. Also, for your financial wellness, we provide a tax-deferred 401(k) retirement plan, with a company match and service based contribution.

ASM Division is responsible for managing all government property, materials receiving, handling and shipping, and all Laboratory procurements for goods and services. The ASM-AO group is responsible for audits, assessments, training and compliance within ASM Division

Maximum Salary: 178300

Minimum Salary: 105600

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-665-1683

Contact Name: Tedder, Billie Jo (BJ)

Organization Name: ASM-AO/Acquisition Services Management

Email: bjtedder@lanl.gov

Job Title: Acquisition Services Group Leader (Acquisitions Services Manager 4)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC66841