Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

  • Counter terrorism/Counter Proliferation Director (Program Manager II)

    Posted Date 6 months ago(11/26/2018 6:23 PM)
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    North Las Vegas
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  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in related field, or equivalent training and experience, plus a minimum of 14 years of related and progressively responsible experience
    • Advanced Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) preferred.
    • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
    • Candidates should have extensive experience managing a diverse portfolio of R&D and mission projects with a value of >$5M.
    • Candidates should have experience in personnel management and resolving personnel and programmatic conflicts including expert leadership skills and experience supervising others in a technical environment.
    • Specific knowledge of the NA-80 customers and mission set are strongly desired.
    • Experience or membership with DOE/NNSA deployable emergency response teams is strongly desired.
    • Experience working at DOE/NNSA Headquarters in a technical support capacity is desired.
    • Experience managing technical proposal development and submission is desired.
    • Experience working with Project Control Specialists and Procurement Department is desired.
    • Experience with program management at the NNSS is desired.
    • Must have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and take responsibility for ensuring programmatic success for customers.
    • Must have demonstrated business development acumen and a desire to serve multiple MSTS Mission Execution offices.
    • Ability to manage and motivate integrated project teams (IPTs) through the lifecycle of requirements definition, analysis, and design and program implementation.
    • Significant experience and subject matter expertise in research and development related to nuclear weapons technologies, nuclear forensics, advanced communications or system engineering.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and relevant experience in Nuclear Counterterrorism, Incident Response, Emergency Operations and related program portfolio, work execution and field exercises.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, specifically the ability to explain and present highly complex ideas and concepts, as well as to influence employees and all levels of management.
    • Ability to delegate effectively and to lead, motivate and build highly motivated interdisciplinary teams to work toward programmatic and institutional goals.
    • Effective communication skills, which will include an ability to engage in technical conversations with scientists from the national laboratories and an ability to discuss program strategies with current and potential sponsors.
    • Experience in building collaborative relationships at NNSS and the national laboratories.
    • Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, “Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites,” will be conducted. Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, and subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, “Counterintelligence Evaluation Program.” Eligibility Requirements – To obtain a clearance, an individual must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, “Personnel Security.” Candidate must also be able to obtain an SCI clearance. 

    MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.




    Mission Support and Test Services (MSTS) has an opening for a Program Manager II to lead the portfolio that supports the goals and objectives of NNSA Office of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation (NA-80) at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and its remote locations. The portfolio includes International Cooperation, Threat Science, Nuclear Forensics, Nuclear Incident Response and Consequence Management. The successful candidate will oversee programming for several Emergency Response deployment assets, including: the Nuclear/Radiological Advisory Team, Radiological Assistance Program, Aerial Measuring System and Consequence Management. The selected candidate will coordinate closely with MSTS Mission Execution, Incident Prevention and Response (IP&R) to ensure that NA-80 mission deliverables are met. The selected candidate is required to work closely with and serve as the MSTS customer advocate for NA-80 and foster effective partnership with NNSA weapons laboratories, and will supervise the development and implementation of strategic plans, cost models, funding estimates, and maintenance and operations budgets. Further, the selected candidate will be expected to manage NA-80 customer relations, communicate and resolve issues with programs. The selected candidate will be expected to make frequent, regular trips to customer locations in Washington, DC or be permanently stationed in Washington, DC.


    This individual will provide programmatic direction, management oversight and technical leadership for this directorate and effective collaboration with other programs of MSTS. This position requires interaction at multiple levels of MSTS management, nuclear weapons laboratories, other government agencies and NNSA customers and stakeholders.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • In partnership with Mission Execution, provide leadership and technical direction to effectively manage and execute NNSA programs in Nevada and remote sites, ensure the programmatic milestones and deliverables are met.
    • Provide programmatic and technical leadership that effectively leverage those unique attributes of the NNSS into the NNSA National Security Enterprise mission.
    • Work w/ NA-10/20/40 program elements and leaders within NMP to ensure collaboration across program areas.
    • Work attentively with Remote Sensing Laboratories (RSL): RSL-Andrews and RSL-Nellis, as well as other MSTS organizations to provide program direction that strategically manages and deploys expert technical teams and equipment to provide a technically trained, rapid response to nuclear or radiological incidents and accidents worldwide.
    • Responsible for outreach activities to enhance collaborations within the National Security Enterprise especially Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, Pantex, and the Departments of Defense and Justice on joint programmatic activities for nuclear counterterrorism and foreign weapons assessments, exercises and experiments.
    • Demonstrate performance in portfolio growth and program development – identification and expansion of new projects and opportunities.
    • Experienced in the development and analysis of program budgets, schedules and to prepare detailed scoping documents.
    • Leads, directs, influences and exercises extensive technical knowledge and expertise to identify and mitigate program risks and to evaluate and resolve significant technical issues pertinent for key complex program(s) and supporting projects.
    • Exercises extensive knowledge of programs and business processes to negotiate and establish achievable cost and schedule parameters for key and complex programs and/or reimbursable product/service programs and related program elements.
    • Participates in strategic planning.
    • Leads teams to manage day-to-day program requirements.
    • Represents Director as delegated for some management responsibilities.
    • Assists the selection and development of programmatic resources.
    • Provides general management, oversight and execution of ongoing Program and Project Excellence initiatives and continuous improvement across the business and execution within assigned complex program(s).

    Work Location:
    • Principally located in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Will consider candidates located in the National Capital Region.
    • Average one day per week at the Nevada National Security Site.
    • 25% on average travel to Washington DC and the national laboratories monthly.


    If you’re looking for an interesting, fulfilling career, you’ve come to the right place!


    At Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS), we’re a dynamic team of employees who manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments, the NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We’re dedicated to working together as a team to keep our nation safe. Join us!


    MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and HII Nuclear Inc.