Associate Vice President for National Laboratories (0027)
University of California Office of the President
Requisition Number: 20190468
Appointment Type: Staff - Career
Personnel Program: SMG
Work Hours: 8AM-5PM
Percentage of Time: 100
Organizational Area: UC National Laboratories
Location: Oakland, CA
Posting Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Position Summary: The UC National Laboratories (UCNL) in the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) has responsibility for the governance and contract administration of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and for representation of the UC in the management of limited liability companies (LLCs) that operate two other NLs - Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). UCNL is responsible for assuring sustained excellence and integrity in the work and performance of the three UC-affiliated NLs. In total the three NLs represent an enterprise of over $5 billion in annual funding with more the 20,000 employees.
Reporting to the VP for National Laboratories (VPNL), the Associate VP for NL (AVPNL) interfaces with executive-level managers at the three UC-affiliated NLs, LLC partners, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to provide management oversight and establish strategic plans, objectives, policies, and processes related to Programs and Operations at LBNL, LANL and LLNL required for the University's contractual obligations to the DOE/NNSA. The AVPNL is a key member of UCNL and the UCOP and represents UCNL and the University in science and technology (S&T), mission and operational aspects of the University's role. In addition, the AVPNL has supervisory responsibility for the Director of NL Governance/Chief of Staff and the Executive Directors for NL Programs, NL Business & Contract Management (CM) and NL Operations.
Participates in high level reviews of S&T, mission execution, and workforce at the Labs; and, in the development of strategy to create new and enhanced partnerships between UC campuses and UC-affiliated NLs. Interactions are with senior leadership in S&T and mission at the Labs, UCOP, UC campuses, other academic institutions, industry partners, and stakeholders in the government.
Approves oversight and governance of operational and programmatic recommendations and activities which includes high consequence functions with both individual laboratory and DOE/NNSA complex-wide ramifications including ES&H, high hazard nuclear operations, environmental restoration & waste management, safeguards & security-including special nuclear materials and national security classified information, CM, legal matters, capital project management and facilities & infrastructure.
Provides advice, guidance and assistance to the executive leadership of these organizations, up to and including the Lab Directors, to address critical issues that impact the Labs' ability to execute work for the DOE which can result in significant fines and penalties and directly impact DOE's determination of the annual fee earned by the contractor and annual contract term extension.
Represents the UC and its NLs at national and state level at meetings and in discussions with the DOE/NNSA, state and federal regulators & auditing agencies, the nuclear weapons enterprise and NL community.
Recognized influential leader within the DOE/NNSA enterprise. Makes final decisions for the organization and ensures achievement of objectives. Erroneous decisions have significant impact on the overall success of NLs and the UC as the management and operating contractor of LBNL and as a partner in the LLCs. Serves as the primary backup to the VPNL in the event that he/she is absent from the office.
Special Conditions of Employment:
Travel Travel outside of normal business hours
Other Special Conditions of Employment:
Active or eligible for DOE Q and SCI clearances. Successful completion of a DOE Q and SCI security clearance conducted by the Federal Government is required for this position.
Job Close Date:
Makes long-term strategic decisions that reflect upon the organization as a whole, and may be emulated at other National Lab or UC locations and that ensure the current and long term health, integrity, excellence, and safety of the laboratory environment.
Job Requirements MS in science and/or engineering, or equivalent professional experience at a DOE national laboratory or the DOE and/or equivalent combination of experience/training which includes scientific, engineering or operational line management responsibility.
Outstanding record of accomplishment in the operations and programmatic disciplines that support the mission of the DOE/NNSA National Laboratories.
Extensive knowledge of the DOE National Lab complex, operational environment, management and operating (M&O) contracts, and regulatory requirements.
Excellent leadership skills including the ability to work collaboratively and act persuasively in sensitive situations and advanced conflict management skills.
Highly sophisticated knowledge of administrative management theory and ability to translate into practice.
Highly sophisticated skills in strategy development, systems planning and change management.
Ability to establish high level objectives and goals and to lead others to develop and accomplish goals in alignment with mission.
Ability to establish metrics for department and employee goals that measure effectiveness of contributions to efficient operations of department.
Expert project management skills, including capital projects.
Knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; accounting and payroll.
Excellent and sophisticated interpersonal skills to effectively lead, motivate and influence others including at the executive level.
Excellent written and oral communications skills, the ability to work effectively with a diverse population, a willingness to travel, inside and outside of normal business hours, and the ability to work flexibly in a fast-paced, complex higher education environment.
Active or eligible for a DOE Q-clearance.
Extensive travel required. Required
Ph.D. in science and/or engineering strongly preferred.
Experience with nuclear operations and a classified work environment desirable. Preferred
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