Workforce Development Division Leader

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Livermore, CA, USA


Job Code 1: AMC.3 Administrative Manager 3

Organization: Human Resource Management

Category: Human Resources

Security Clearance: Anticipated DOE Q clearance (requires U.S. citizenship and a federal background investigation)

Job Description

We have an opening for a Division Leader (DL) of the workforce development and training and qualification functional area. As the DL, you will act as a trusted advisor and cultural steward to LLNL senior management in support of a broad range of institutional training functions. As a member of the HR directorate management team, you will ensure that LLNL’s workforce development and institutional training and qualifications meet the needs of institutional stakeholders. You will assess and anticipate HR related needs and seek to develop integrated solutions in collaboration with the core HR ecosystem. You will provide a full range of consultative and collaborative strategies and programs in areas such as talent and performance management, leadership and employee development, learning experience and instructional design, and learning technologies. You will use your expert knowledge in development, training and qualifications related areas to interact with all levels of management and employees. This position is in the Human Resources Directorate Office.

In this role you will

• Plan, lead, direct and manage the operations of the Workforce Development Division, a diverse functional team in the areas of leadership and employee development, onboarding, technical instruction, learning experience design and learning technologies. Oversee management of the institutional Laboratory Training Center.

• Identify and lead division and community staff in best practices while working closely with client organizations to provide customized workforce consultation and solutions to meet the unique learning and development needs. Facilitate the creation and execution of new organization-specific development strategies/initiatives and learning programs to advance the capabilities of the employees of the Laboratory.

• Serve as the Training & Qualification (T&Q) Functional Area Manager (FAM), responsible for the overall organization, structure, adequacy of essential policies and procedures, effectiveness of execution and general operation of institutional training and maintaining the LLNL Training Program Manual.

• Manage the Training Program Oversight Committee (TPOC),lead the Training Working Group and Training Mangers Group to assure and ensure alignment between training requirements and the administration of training personnel. Regularly assess the Laboratory Training Program adequacy and implementation effectiveness.

• Participate in HR’s strategic planning process, formulating organizational goals and objectives, including the development of marketing strategies for HR programs and services.

• Manage the division budget in collaboration with the directorate resource analyst and determine appropriate staffing levels to meet deliverables.

• Represent the directorate and/or the Laboratory on Laboratory-wide initiatives, forums, councils, and/or with outside review committees or agencies (external sponsors, site office and DOE HDQ) in functional areas. Serve as the Laboratory’s point of contact and participate at training and qualification related policy and standard-setting meetings with external agencies.

• Perform other duties as assigned.


• Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.

• Bachelor’s degree in Business with an emphasis in Human Resources, Organization Behavior or related field, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.

• Extensive experience and expertise managing various functions including but not limited to leadership and employee development, instructional design, learning technologies and operations, institutional training and qualification leadership, deployed training programs and effective evaluation of program effectiveness.

• Extensive experience facilitating organizational change both within and across an organization and overcoming change resistance.

• Extensive experience in and expert knowledge and understanding of industry human resources principles, concepts, practices, standards, processes, and systems. Experience leading projects and utilizing project management and process improvement principles.

• Extensive experience in conducting needs analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of learning programs, and implementing alternative instruction delivery mechanisms.

• Significant experience and expertise in workforce and career planning, team development and performance management strategies and development mechanisms.

• Advanced organizational, problem solving, decision making and analytical skills necessary to independently advise, consult and recommend appropriate actions and implement solutions.

• Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written, necessary to effectively explain, direct, present, advise, negotiate, and influence all levels of management, both internal and external to the Laboratory to ensure mutual success.

Qualifications We Desire

• Master’s degree in Human Resources or Organization Behavior.

• SPHR or SHRM-SCP certification.

• Demonstrated extensive knowledge of and experience interpreting related LLNL, DOE, and NNSA policies, procedures and operating practice and Contract 44 requirements.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

• Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

• Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory

• Comprehensive Benefits Package

• Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)

• Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

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