HR Programs Specialist 4

Los Alamos National Laboratory - Los Alamos, NM4.3

30+ days agoFull-time
Organization NameHR-OTM/Human Resources-Talent Management
What You Will Do
Develop and implement talent management programs for one of the most innovative and creative multidisciplinary research institutions engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking for a high caliber, committed, talent management professional to join our Talent Management Group.

Reporting to the Group Leader of the Office of Talent Management, the HR Programs Specialist will focus on consulting with the Laboratory’s leaders to develop and implement talent management programs including: leadership development, succession planning, pipeline planning, and organizational development solutions. A secondary job function is leadership and team coaching.

Job Duties Include:
Plans, develops, and executes organizational development solutions in consultation with organizational stakeholders, including leadership alignment, group dynamics, strategic planning, and leadership effectiveness consultations
Integrates pipeline planning programs and practices with other HR and institutional programs, including developing and implementing mentoring programs and providing tools for knowledge transfer.
Develops, implements, manages, and evaluates leadership development programs, including interfacing with senior leaders of the organization, program facilitation, and coordination with other laboratories as needed.
Develops and implements talent management programs, systems, and processes to identify a diverse multi-level pools of critical talent to meet the current and future needs of the Laboratory.
Develops new leadership development models and practices to further the development of the Laboratory’s leadership pipeline.
Analyzes situations and /or data to evaluate variable factors and provide solutions that are often creative.
Serves as senior advisor and technical expert on efforts relating to talent management, leadership development, and/or organizational development in support of business initiatives.
Leads institutional cultural studies, including safety culture assessments, engagement initiatives, and develops solutions for improving the health of the culture.
Leads organizational research studies, including data collection methodologies, developing and proposing solutions to senior institutional stakeholders.
Provides leadership coaching services, including utilization of leadership assessments (e.g., 360 degree assessments, leadership focused personality assessments, and upward feedback sessions) to help managers improve their leadership effectiveness.
Works in partnership with HR colleagues and other stakeholders to develop strategy and deliver programs related to talent management.
Provides guidance and interpretation of policies and programs concerning performance and talent management programs and initiatives.
Participates in nuclear complex-wide communities of practice and is recognized as an expert in the fields of organizational development and talent management.
What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Thorough knowledge of leadership development theories, principles, and related practices.
  • Experience in developing institution-wide leadership and management development programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of the policies, practices, and procedures of pipeline development and talent management programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of organizational development and talent management principles, theories, and objectives.
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions and recommending solutions to problems affecting related programs and administration.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to influence buy-in across organizations for the organizational development and talent management approach and programs.
  • Advanced classroom and process facilitation skills, including utilization of adult learning methodologies.
  • Ability to consult with managers and teams on complex organizational and cultural issues.
  • Ability to manage institution-wide projects and programs independently.
Desired Skills:
  • Current coaching credential from International Coach Federation or similar governing bodies.
  • Current certifications in psychometrically valid instruments, including Hogan and Benchmarks 360-degree feedback tools
  • Current or past experience in the Federal sector or in DOE nuclear complex
  • Knowledge of Laboratory objectives and other statements of applicable policy/practice/procedures.
  • Current or recent Q or Top Secret Clearance
Education: Position typically requires a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 12 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A graduate degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or Human Resource Development is desirable.

Notes to Applicants: In addition to the resume, please provide a detailed cover letter addressing the required and desired criteria.

Additional Details:
Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

  • Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Our employees are our greatest asset, which is why we provide a comprehensive benefits package that offers health coverage for you and your eligible family members today and retirement plans for a brighter tomorrow. A healthy workforce is paramount to a successful organization. We offer an incentivized wellness plan and preventive care to encourage and reward good basic health choices. Also, for your financial wellness, we provide a tax-deferred 401(k) retirement plan, with a company match and service based contribution.

The LANL HR- Office of Talent Management Group is responsible for providing innovative and research-based talent management programs and organizational development solutions that effectively meets the needs of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) management, employees and retirees. Come join our team!

Appointment TypeRegular Regular Minimum Salary96600 Maximum Salary161300