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Communcations Director - NIF & Photon Science

Company: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Location: Livermore
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Communcations Director - NIF & Photon Science Mid-Senior Level - Full-time
Public Affairs/Communications - livermore, CA - 01/10/2023
Reference #: REF3969K
Job Code: G04.5 Tech Communications Spec 5
Organization: Business
Position Type: Career Indefinite
Security Clearance: Anticipated DOE Q clearance (requires U.S. citizenship and a federal background investigation)
Drug Test: Required for external applicant(s) selected for this position (includes testing for use of marijuana)
Medical Exam: Not applicable Apply Now Company DescriptionJoin us and make YOUR mark on the World!Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States' security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is important for continued success of the Laboratory's mission.Pay Range$150,240-$194,592 AnnuallyPlease note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.Job DescriptionWe have an opening for a Communications Director to support LLNL's National Ignition Facility, the world's most powerful and energetic laser facility. You will work under consultative direction to lead a broad scope of functions associated with strategic communications, policies, procedures, and systems that may have significant impact and high visibility. This position is within the Technical Information Department matrixed to the National Ignition Facility & Photon Science (NIF&PS) Directorate.In this role, you will

  • Use expert in-depth knowledge of technical communications and comprehensive knowledge of related areas to lead significant and highly visible projects that have institutional and national impact including delegating assignments to multidisciplinary teams in support of technical communications projects/programs.
  • In collaboration with NIF&PS senior management, develop, implement, strongly influence, and lead an overarching strategic communication plan to increase the understanding of, visibility, and support for NIF&PS among a wide variety of audiences. -
  • In conjunction with the Office of Strategic Communications (OSC), develop key messages to communicate complex information to multiple audiences through a variety of communications platforms, including digital, print, and social media.
  • Serve as the NIF&PS communications subject matter expert and as a key advisor to the NIF&PS Principal Associate Director and senior management team, providing long-range strategic and tactical guidance, advice and counsel on both internal and external matters pertaining to strategic messaging and agenda content for NIF&PS interactions and visits, policies, procedures, and objectives.
  • Serve as NIF&PS's primary partner to the OSC to execute key communications efforts while ensuring organizational consistency, timeliness, and effective engagement.
  • Provide direction to and collaborate with NIF&PS Document Services team to manage all internal and external NIF&PS publications, newsletters, website, and materials to ensure message consistency, effectiveness, and audience appropriateness.
  • Establish, communicate, and maintain a process for collecting and tracking to closure, action items resulting from visits and to regularly measure the success of communication efforts.
  • Oversee the budget and monitor expenditures working with resource management staff; partner with TID group and division leaders to meet staffing and budget needs and leverage best practices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.Qualifications
    • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
    • Bachelor's Degree in a field relevant to technical communications such as English, communications, journalism, business, engineering or a scientific area, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience in technical communications.
    • Extensive experience implementing and leading an effective corporate or government communications programs, identifying and implementing technology solutions to meet requirements, and leading and managing high-level complex projects with a diverse group of exempt and non-exempt technical communications staff.
    • Extensive experience serving as a subject matter expert to organizational leaders and senior management with significant knowledge of the organization and its organizational structures, as well as thorough knowledge of the organization's key stakeholders.
    • Extensive knowledge and experience with specialized technical concepts, methods, techniques, and practices related to technical communications; subject matter expert in a core communications discipline (e.g., technical writing, graphic arts, photography).
    • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills to effectively establish and maintain highly productive working relationships with a broad cross-section of management, technical, scientific, and administrative personnel.
    • Experience effectively interacting with and influencing various levels of personnel, including senior management, internal and external to an organization, with effective and advanced problem solving, decision making, and skills necessary to persuade, influence, or convince.
    • Extensive experience leading and overseeing technical communications activities for a large organization, institutional entity in a scientific/technical environment or national security organization in a fast-paced environment. Experience developing and managing budgets.Desired Qualifications:
      • Advanced degree in marketing, digital media, or related field.
      • Extensive knowledge of organizational structures of LLNL's key stakeholders (e.g., DOE, DoD, Congress, and sister Laboratories).
      • Significant experience in a national laboratory or science-related position in marketing and/or communications.Additional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.Position InformationThis is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?
        • Included in 2022 -Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
        • Flexible Benefits Package
        • 401(k)
        • Education Assistance
        • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)Security ClearanceThis position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance. If you are selected, we -will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you -meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. -Pre-Employment Drug TestExternal applicant(s) selected for this position must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.Equal Employment OpportunityWe are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision .Reasonable AccommodationOur goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request. -California -Privacy NoticeThe California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles -job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here .Videos To WatchApply Now Operated by the Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for theDepartment of Energy's National Nuclear Security AdministrationLearn about the Department of Energy's Vulnerability Disclosure Program

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