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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 10/29/2016

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA

Berkeley, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Berkeley Lab is Bringing Science Solutions to the World, and YOU can be a part of it!

In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with "excellence." That's why we hire the best - whether in research, IT, or other areas of operations. This is a great opportunity to bring your top-notch skills to bear in support of world-class scientific research that addresses national and global challenges!

Position Summary:

The National Labs CIO Council is seeking a Cyber Security and IT Policy Analyst. The position requires equal parts policy analyst, negotiator, and technology generalist. The successful candidate will engage both National Lab technology stakeholders and the Department of Energy to help achieve the best policy outcomes regarding technology and cyber security for National Lab researchers. In addition, the position will require acting as a key point of contact with these stakeholders to explain National Lab positions and performance related to cyber security, networking, and technology. The candidate will be a staff member of Berkeley Labs IT Division but will focus on supporting the cyber security and technology policy analysis needs of the 17 National Laboratories as represented by the National Lab CIOs. The position provides a unique opportunity to influence national-level policy in support of the computing needs of basic and applied research as well as unparalleled exposure to the diversity and complexity of technology needs across the US National Laboratories. This position will be filled at a level 3 or 4, dependent on experience.

Specific Responsibilities:

With increasing independence and responsibility, the Program Manager 3 will:


Help represent the National Lab IT and cyber security policies and performance to the Department of Energy.

Facilitate the development of issues briefs and strategies to address legislative and policy changes at the Federal and Departmental level.

Coordinate with peers at the National Laboratories to leverage policy efforts effectively.

Additional Program Manager 4 responsibilities include:


Represent broad DOE interests and concerns beyond the National Laboratories to achieve optimal policy outcomes across the Department of Energy.

Develop strategic partnerships such as multi-agency frameworks and networks for collaborative programs and initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

Program Manager 3 will have:

1. Analytical Skills

The successful candidate will have excellent demonstrated analytical skills. Policy analysis skills such as the ability to read a long IT policy document from NIST, OMB, or DOE, understand the positive and negative implications for the National Labs, write up clear and concise issue briefs, and assist in planning how to meet its requirements and/or get it changed to reflect the best interests of the Labs.

2. Written and Verbal Communication Skills

The candidate must be able to articulately describe a position, engage in diplomatic and rational discussion and negotiation with stakeholders, and generally translate verbal and written communication into a clear interpretation of organizational and political reality.The successful candidate will be a liaison between the National Labs CIO Council and the Department of Energy Office of the CIO for regulatory and policy issues related to cyber security and IT.

3. Understanding of Technical Concepts

The successful candidate must be able to understand technical concepts related to cybersecurity, networking and technology and determine the implications of particular requirements and policies. Specific technical skills are not a requirement for this role.

4. Experience or Advanced Degree

Minimum of eight years experience which may include:

a bachelors degree or applicable advanced degree (MPP/MPA, JD, MBA, PhD)

related work experience

cumulative education and experience (e.g. policy, administration, computing, management, law)

5. Collaborative and Leadership Skills

Some experience developing collaborative relationships and networks for programs and marketing new research opportunities.

Additional Program Manager 4 qualifications include:

1. Minimum of twelve years experience which may include:


a bachelors degree or applicable advanced degree (MPP/MPA, JD, MBA, PhD)


related work experience

cumulative education and experience (e.g. policy, administration, computing, management, law)

2. Experience developing strategic partnerships such as multi-agency frameworks and networks for collaborative programs. Ability to champion large-scale operational initiatives from conceptualization through completion.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

While not required, experience in auditing, cyber security, information technology, information technology policy, risk management, and performance assurance are all desirable. MPP/MPAs, JDs, and PhDs are encouraged to apply.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.



This is a career appointment.

Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

This position requires completion of a background check.

Berkeley Lab addresses the worlds most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Labs scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energys Office of Science.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab 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, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.