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Director, Employee Health Services

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 689705

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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.

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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as our Director of Employee Health Services. You will join a dynamic and diverse team of Health Care Professionals and report to the Executive Director and Chief Human Resources Officer. You will guide the health care organization and ensure that it maintains the competencies and capabilities that are required to meet Sandia’s mission. This includes leading the department’s staff and contractors and managing facilities and capabilities to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and Sandia’s policies and procedures. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, directing and managing medical services, including occupational medical, behavioral health, health care management, preventative health, personal healthcare and emergency/pandemic operations.

On any given day, you may be required to:

  • Lead employees in multiple functions.

  • Participate in the development of overall objectives and long-term goals of the organization. Decisions affect virtually all areas of Sandia National Laboratories and profoundly affect the success of the organization.

  • Support a culture of leadership, mentor the management team on future division and Sandia needs, and work with peers to develop, model, and mentor others.

  • Develop and implement strategic and operational policies and participate in strategy development for Sandia activities of major significance to the organization and institution.

  • Ensure that budgets, schedules, and performance standards are realistically set and attained, and Sandia and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requirements are effectively met.

  • Interact regularly with senior management and executives. Interactions frequently involve special skills, such as negotiating with customers or management regarding matters of significance to the organization.

  • Successfully integrate activities with those of other organizations and influence senior leaders.

  • Represent the center and serve as primary (internal and external) contact on contracts and operations.

  • Conduct briefings and meetings for executive management.

  • Interpret, recommend, and implement policies and procedures for all components of occupational medicine, including medical surveillance and certification, workers' compensation, health promotion, emergency response, employee assistance, and medical epidemiology.

  • Review and incorporate health and medical surveillance standards promulgated by federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.

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

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Medicine or related field, plus twelve (12) or more years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

  • Eight (8) or more years of managerial experience.

  • Ability to acquire and maintain an active DOE L-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience leading teams and working in a fast-paced, multiple-functional healthcare environment, involving oversight for occupational health services, employee health and wellness programs, emergency medical services, clinical services, and medical records management.

  • Highly effective interpersonal and influence skills required to develop and maintain medical staff, administrative, and contractor relationships.

  • Progressive management experience in health services operations.

  • Expert leadership and management skills and the ability to champion innovative directions and influence the development of institutional goals and objectives.

  • Extensive experience directing managers to lead and achieve organization objectives and goals and meet Sandia and DOE requirements.

  • Extensive experience leading successful process improvement, quality control, and compliance assurance efforts in a healthcare services environment.

  • Extensive experience partnering and negotiating on matters of significance to the organization.

About Our Team:

The Sandia Health Services Center provides a diverse set of health-related services ranging from occupational medicine and acute care to preventative health programs and offerings. This team is comprised of both contractors and Sandia employees that work both onsite and in hybrid capacities to serve and support the wellbeing of employees, dependents and retirees.

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.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE 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 obtain and maintain a DOE L-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 the 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.

Salary Range:

*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.

$170,700 - $290,200

Job ID: 689705

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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

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sandia invites you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Sandia is a drug-free workplace. As a national laboratory funded by a U.S. government agency, we are subject to federal laws regarding illegal drug use. Illegal use of a controlled substance, including marijuana even in places where it does not violate state law, may impact your ability to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and may result in the withdrawal of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Sandia is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodation in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need special assistance or accommodation, please send an email with your request to the Job Accommodation Specialist in (NM) . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.