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Administrative Support - Nuclear Incident Response Program (Experienced) - Onsite

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 693681

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About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide

  • Extraordinary co-workers

  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world

  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities

  • Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

  • Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:*These benefits vary by job classification.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking an Administrative Support professional to support the Nuclear Incident Response Program and its many projects under the Global Security portfolio. A detail-oriented, positive, and proactive candidate is sought for this position on our team.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Organize documentation and support our business and program teams.

  • Support Nuclear Emergency Support Team (NEST) responder training and readiness.

  • Coordinate the NEST responder watchbill within the larger team.

  • Work with other NEST resources to ensure SNL policies and procedures meet mission needs while addressing safety and security considerations.

  • Document meeting notes and track action items.

  • Coordinate purchases for NEST responders to maintain readiness.

    This job will have opportunities to learn and apply new skills and become an integral part of the NEST mission.

    Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.

Salary Range:

$46,000 - $84,400

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

Qualifications We Require:

  • High school diploma plus three (3) or more years of directly related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience in the following:

  • Working in a team environment and interact with all levels of internal and external personnel, including the ability to network with senior internal and external administrative personnel.

  • Organize, prioritize, and follow through to completion on multiple tasks, often under strict deadlines, frequent interruptions, and competing priorities.

  • Work with sensitive information and classified matter.

  • MS Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams).

  • Active DOE Q-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Familiarity with the Nuclear Emergency Support Team and related functions, (i.e. responder watchbill, ARMS).

  • SNL entity email accounts.

  • Knowledge of SNL's TEDS training system, preferably as a training coordinator.

  • Familiarity with SNL purchasing system, (PRs, POs, and P-Cards).

  • Ability to obtain an SCI clearance.

About Our Team:

The Nuclear Incident Response Program Department is responsible for the oversight and management of several Nuclear Emergency Response teams as well as Sandia portions of the National Consequence Management (CM) Program. Organization 6631 Nuclear Incident Program (NIRP) manages several large projects, provides research and technical solutions, expert analysis, and highly trained emergency response professionals to support the federal government’s response to a radiological accident or act of radiological, chemical, biological, or nuclear terrorism.

Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Position Information:

This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

Job ID: 693681

Job Family: BU

Regular/Temporary Position: T

Full/Part-Time Status: F

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

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  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
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