The Computing Sciences Area is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated leader for its Operations Deputy. Reporting to the Computing Sciences Associate Laboratory Director, the Operations Deputy is responsible for the development, implementation, and execution of policies and procedures for operations within the Computing Sciences Area. The Computing Sciences Area has $200M of annual funding that include large facility budgets and a diverse set of research projects. This position will liaise closely with the Area Deputy for Science, Division Directors, and Division Deputies, and serve as a primary point of contact for Lab Operations, forming part of the CS senior management team. The Operations Deputy will summarize issues and recommend actions for the Associate Laboratory Director in the assigned areas of responsibility. The Deputy of Operations will supervise the operational staff in the area, and act as Division Deputy for Operations for the Computational Research Division (CRD).
About Computing Sciences:
The Computing Sciences Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is a vibrant scientific organization with over 350 staff that develop and deploy advanced computational methods and systems to benefit the broader scientific community. The Area is home to two national user facilities and a research division: NERSC delivers state-of-the-art high performance computing and data systems and services to nearly 7000 researchers world-wide; ESnet connects all of the DOEs laboratories with a wide area network and scientific networking services for national and international collaborations; and the Computational Research Division (CRD) performs research in mathematics, computer science, and data science, and has many cross-disciplinary activities to directly develop solutions to science and energy challenges.
Serve as a key member of the Area's leadership team. With a high degree of independence, represent the Associate Laboratory Director as required in interactions with customers, partners, vendors, and senior managers at LBNL.
Represent Computing Sciences as contact point, spokesperson and source of information on operational issues, needs and resources on behalf of the Associate Laboratory Director. Coordinate with all aspects of the Area programs operations support, including space, shared equipment and facilities management (encompassing space assignments, renovations, maintenance, moves, etc.), liaising with division deputies as appropriate.
Supervise the Area safety coordinator and work closely with the building emergency lead to facilitate the implementation of safety programs.
Manage, coordinate and assist with planning of IT support services for Computing Sciences to ensure effective customer support.
Work in consultation with CS senior management to provide effective formulation and implementation of operational plans that ensure consistency with Division, Area, and Laboratory strategy, mission and goals. This includes continuity of operations programs and emergency management programs.
Assist Associate Laboratory Director in addressing a broad range of operational management issues affecting the Area's scientific programs, and triage operational issues and concerns raised by research staff.
Work closely with other members of Area management to optimize the Area's infrastructure for current and future programmatic needs.
Manage and supervise business and financial services for the Area's scientific and operational units.
Oversee administrative support services which include travel, conferences, procurement, and property management.
Oversee the recruitment, supervision and development of Area administrative and professional staff (exempt and non-exempt), demonstrating an understanding of labor/employee relations issues and ensuring that all administrative employees perform their work in a safe manner and within a safe environment.
Serve as the Area liaison with Human Resources. Partner with LBNL HR staff on behalf of the Associate Laboratory Director to ensure best practices in area workforce management (across all classifications), including diversity and inclusion, recruitment, training, performance evaluation, employee and labor relations issues and salary management.
Take a leadership role for area operations functions and processes to ensure highest possible outcomes. Represent the area in Lab-wide administrative forums and meetings; lead and/or participate in Lab-wide initiatives.
Key Success Factors:
Substantial demonstrated experience in project management and execution, procurement, financial analysis, property management, administrative management and human resource management.
Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions consistent with organizational goals, policies and procedures. Sound judgment and ability to take decisive action without all desired information. Strategic planning and implementation skills.
Proven collaboration experience and developing partnerships with senior management and key stakeholders in decision making process.
Demonstrated supervisory skills, including previous experience dealing with HR issues and the ability to deal with sensitive employee relations issues.
Outstanding organizational, managerial and personnel management skills.
Substantial demonstrated experience in operational management functions in a research environment.
Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to interact effectively at the management level within the organization and with other research institutions and external agencies. Proven ability to effectively interact with personnel at all levels throughout the organization.
Significant motivational, team building, mentoring and employee development skills.
Effective consensus building and negotiation skills.
Additional desired qualifications:
Master's degree in science, business, or related field and/or 5-15 years of equivalent experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of Laboratory, DOE and UC policies, procedures and practices.
Knowledge of LBNL's core scientific and technical competencies and of LBNL's organizational and operational structure and functions.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration please apply by December 4, 2017.
The Computing Sciences Area, Deputy of Operations is a career position that is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the Laboratory Director, and this appointment is at will and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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