Sandia National Laboratories Community Relations Specialist (Experienced) in Livermore, California


In close coordination with Community Relations in New Mexico, lead the community relations function in Livermore, CA. Organize, promote, and attend local events , elevating Sandia's profile in the community. Organize, promote, and lead site-wide corporate community efforts and projects, engaging the workforce as needed. In addition, as part of the communications team, create content to support community involvement efforts as well as other tasks as needed.

Builds, maintains and strengthens Sandia's relationships with surrounding communities, local and regional leaders, educators, civic groups, business organizations, and nonprofits. Develops and implements community involvement programs and events. Engages employees in community giving and volunteerism. Facilitates corporate community investments. Serves as an interface to respond to community inquiries. Enhances Sandia National Laboratories' reputation as a valued and responsible corporate citizen.

Projects a strategic presence into the local community. Proactively represents Sandia in the community, including participation and leadership with vital organizations. Identifies strategic opportunities for Sandia leadership to participate on community-based boards, committees, and other related organizations. Develops effective relationships with business, government, education, and community leaders to identify shared priorities and collaborative opportunities that benefit our missions and our local communities, and increase understanding of Sandia, its mission, and its workforce. Designs, develops, and implements programs and events to address regional needs and accomplish corporate community involvement objectives. Engages employees in a variety of corporate-sponsored and individual community giving and volunteer opportunities and recognizes employee contributions. Communicates Sandia's community involvement programs to internal and external audiences.


  • Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline plus five or more years of experience, or equivalent
  • Excellent MS Office Skills
  • Excellent writing skills and experience delivering public presentations
  • Public speaking
  • DOE clearance is not required to apply


  • Commitment and passion for science and education
  • Broader communications skills(writing, marketing, web, social media)highly desired

Department Description:

The California Communications and Information Management Department provides public and media relations, community relations, internal communications, employee engagement, sponsor and customer communications, creative services, technical writing, and information management.

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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

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Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in 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, disability, or veteran status.