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NGFP Operations Manager - Richland, WA or Seattle, WA


Job Description

Job ID: 308089
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

This position will provide part-time project management support and expertise for the highly-visible NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP). The NGFP’s program mission is to develop the next generation of leaders working in the fields of nuclear security and nonproliferation. NGFP is sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and administered by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

- The NGFP Operations Manager has responsibility for the overall direction, coordination, execution and completion for this fellowship program, ensuring consistency with organizational strategy, commitments and goals.
- This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of the team of project specialist peers and administrators in order to deliver on projects as according to plan.
- Primary responsibilities include developing detailed project management plans, assessing and managing risks, working with cross-disciplinary team to execute day-to-day program operations, as well as facilitating long-term program strategy and growth.
- The NGFP Operations Manager works closely with a diverse project team to coordinate the strategy, planning, and execution of the program’s main operational elements. These functions include overall program management, recruitment, interviews, onboarding, orientation, and career development events for an annual cohort of graduate-level fellows.
- Manages a complex annual lifecycle, responsible for monitoring changes in scope while assessing overall impacts to schedule and budget.
- Responsible for stakeholder engagement and relationship management with a wide variety of external clients, including federal sponsors, university partners, and a broad network of program alumni.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Minimum Qualifications

- Minimum requirement: BA/BS in business or technical field and 4 years of relevant experience. Advanced degree and 2 years of relevant experience. Demonstrated task management experience and in-depth knowledge of project management best practices.
- Demonstrated ability to work proactively with staff and clients and to independently initiate and carry out new activities.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a highly sensitive environment and operate with tact & discretion.
- Demonstrated organizational skills with ability to prioritize work assignments and adjust schedules based on changing requirements.
- Effective oral and written communication skills are essential for preparation of formal reports, client presentations, and managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders in the program.
- Demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver presentations to a variety of technical audiences.

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308089
Directorate: National Security
Division: Operational Systems & Technology
Group: Global Security, Technology & Policy

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.

* U.S. Citizenship
* Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.
* Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.