Deputy Group Leader for Technology Strategy & Services (R&D Manager 3)

at Los Alamos National Laboratory (view profile)
Location Los Alamos, New Mexico
Date Posted May 16, 2019
Category Public or Governmental
Job Type Full-time
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The Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Science Research Library (SRO-RL) seeks a collaborative leader with experience providing long-range planning and strategic direction for current and emerging technology to act as Deputy Group Leader for Technology Strategy & Services. Reporting to the Science Resource Office (SRO) under the Deputy Director for Science, Technology & Engineering (STE), the Research Library is a strategic asset to the LANL community, advancing scientific discovery, scholarly publishing, and lifelong learning in support of the Lab’s mission.

A newly created position, the Deputy Group Leader plays a critical and leading role in strategic decisions related to the Library’s technological infrastructure and evolving services. The incumbent reports directly to the Research Library Group Leader and acts on her behalf as needed. In addition to general oversight of Research Library operations and strategic directions, the successful candidate will directly mentor and lead two teams providing applied information science research, scholarly publishing, and digital repository services.

Core Responsibilities:

*Supervise, develop, and mentor personnel

*Act on the Group Leader’s behalf and oversee core technological infrastructure

*Lead strategic initiatives related to information technology

*Build relationships with stakeholders across the LANL community in order to continuously develop and refine services such as LANL’s Review & Approval System for Scientific Information (RASSTI)

*Stay abreast of emerging trends, standards, and practices in digital services

*Represent the LANL Research Library in regional, national, and international associations, including, but not limited to CNI, DLF, and NISO

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent)
  • Minimum five years of increasingly responsible, relevant professional experience managing technical projects and teams
  • Strong background working with and/or developing library technologies, including Web-based publishing systems and tools, digital repository, digital preservation, and/or digital library systems
  • Advanced knowledge of a range of scholarly communication services & activities such as open access, digital preservation, funding agency requirements, and copyright
  • Knowledge of budgeting and grant management practices
  • Proven management experience and ability to inspire, build trust, lead change, foster innovation, and empower staff growth
  • Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance, which typically requires US citizenship

Desired Skills:

  • Proficiency with one or more project management methodologies (e.g. Agile)
  • Familiarity with DOE/NNSA Laboratories research and development mission areas
  • Secondary Master’s degree or Ph.D. in a STEM-related field

Education Required: MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent)

Notes to Applicants:  For consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the minimum requirements of the position.

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.