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Senior Manager, Business Operations and Human Resources (CA) (8170)

Livermore, CA

Job ID: 691602

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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:

Are you looking to join a dynamic team that solves issues vital to national security? If so, you could be the motivated Senior Manager (job title: Senior Manager, Site Operations (CA)) we seek to lead our Division 8000 Human Resources, Communications, Business Development, and W80-4/W87-1 Information Management and Technical Writing teams within Center 8100. The Senior Manager of 8170 contributes broadly to the Integrated Service Delivery strategy and teams with our mission partners that spans both the SNL/CA and SNL/NM sites. In this position you will have the opportunity to further the success of effective and efficient Human Resources, Communications, Information Management, and Business Development operations that enable Sandia’s missions.

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

  • Lead and manage a diverse team of managers that intersect with all programs in Division 8000, which includes hiring, professional development, and performance management.

  • Oversee the strategic direction of the team, ensuring that the work and priorities are aligned to meet the needs of our mission partners.

  • Interface directly with the Division 8000 ALD, Deputy and Director Team as needed.

  • Address questions and solve challenges associated with a broad set of division and operational considerations.

  • Plan and provide oversight for 8170 indirect budget. Manage resource allocation across the Division.

  • Collaborate with key partners in Division 3000 and Division 1000 to create innovative solutions and assure alignment.

  • Lead and participate in infrastructure integration leadership projects.

This position is located at Sandia’s Livermore, CA site. Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite. The selected applicant must live within a reasonable distance for commuting to the assigned work location. Regular or periodic business travel will be required.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or other relevant field plus ten or more years of experience; or equivalent experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of the job

  • Strong leadership and/or management background, including demonstration of many or all of the following knowledge, skills and abilities: strong teaming and interpersonal skills; strategic and creative thinking abilities; development of solutions that improve organizational performance; leadership of programs, projects, or processes that span multiple organizations; ability to deliver results, effectively manage people, and guide multidisciplinary teams; proven credibility and partnership with mission line organizations; demonstrated ability to lead leaders

  • Ability to react positively and creatively to a changing environment and to handle ambiguous and complex issues

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

  • Ability to travel as necessary

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Five or more years of demonstrated leadership and/or managerial experience

  • Master’s degree in Business, Human Resources, or Communications/Journalism/Public Affairs

  • Knowledge of Division 8000 and the SNL/CA site

  • Subject matter expertise and experience in Human Resources, Communications, Information Management, or Business Development

  • Active DOE Q security clearance

About Our Team:

We create transformational partnerships to provide services and solutions in support of Sandia's programmatic missions. Our responsibilities include Human Resources, Communications, Business Development, and Information Management and Technical Writing for the W80-4 and W87-1 programs.

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:

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.


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.

Job ID: 691602

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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 California

  • Close proximity to first-tier universities, Silicon Valley companies, and other top research laboratories and facilitiesM
  • Access to California’s finest public and private schoolsM
  • VineyardsM
  • BeachesM
  • State ParksM
  • Sports – Nearby major league franchisesM
  • Art havenM
  • Proximity to SF Bay AreaM

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