Deputy Director, Center for Global Security Research

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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We have an opening for a Deputy Director in the Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) in the laboratorys Directors Office. The Deputy Director plays a leading role in the development of CGSR activities, in overseeing the effective and efficient implementation of CGSR programmatic activities, and in representing the Center to internal and external stakeholders.

Essential Duties

- Provide technical leadership and support the CGSR Director in the development of CGSR activities and in representing the Center to internal and external stakeholders
- Lead the implementation of CGSR program activities, including seminars, workshops, and publications, ensuring effective and efficient administration, including for example budget planning and oversight, document and video reviews with production, CGSR website content, space allocation, and the CGSR student program
- Engage with external strategic partners in government, academe, and the think-tank communities, including planning and execution of meetings, visits, and other joint activities
- Formulate, establish, manage strategic plans for strengthening key business relationships and enhancing communications
- Contribute to CGSR substantive agenda with research, analysis, programmatic activities, and publications
- Ensure CGSR meets the requirements of Integrated Safety Management, Integrated Safeguards and Security Management, compliance with all Environment Safety Health & Quality regulations, good business practices, diversity, and equal opportunity
- Perform other duties as assigned


- Bachelors Degree in a scientific, engineering or a discipline such as Political Science, International Relations, Government Relations, the Physical Sciences or the equivalent combination of education and related experience
- Significant management or team leader experience working strategically at the programmatic and executive levels with proven strong interpersonal and administrative skills
- Significant experience the Centers mission, technology transfer with in-depth knowledge of LLNL, National Nuclear Security Administration or similar role at a national laboratory, university or in industry
- Experience building positive working networks with U.S. and international individuals and collaborations
- Significant experience with, and knowledge of, managerial and financial practices and the ability to effectively balance complex technical and budgetary priorities to achieve desired results
- Expert verbal and written communication and collaboration skills necessary to explain, present, direct, negotiate, influence, and coordinate technical and programmatic activities over a wide range of topic areas with senior managers and staff internal and external to LLNL
- Expert technical and organizational problem-solving, decision-making, and leadership skills and judgment necessary to advise, counsel, recommend, and develop solutions on a wide variety of management level technical and programmatic issues

Desired Qualifications

- Masters in Political Science, International Relations, Government Relations, the Physical Sciences or related fields or an equivalent level of demonstrated knowledge
- Knowledge of, and experience with, the DOE National Laboratory system customer/sponsor requirements

Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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 applyingcutting-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.


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Livermore, CA 94550

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