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Sandia National Laboratories Director, Employee Health Services in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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.


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 managing the department’s staff, 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.


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

  • Ten (10) years of experience leading health care operations at the director or facility administrator level (or equivalent).

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

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active DOE Q-level security clearance.


  • 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.

  • 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.

    Department Description:

The Sandia Health Services Center provides a diverse set of health-related services to 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 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.

EEO Statement:

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.