Division Director, Decision and Infrastructure Sciences
Argonne National Laboratory
June 7, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The Energy and Global Security (EGS) directorate focuses on an integrated Science and Technology pipeline from discovery to technology to society. The research conducted in the directorate applies knowledge gained through Argonne’s basic, fundamental scientific research to specific energy and security challenges. In that sense, EGS bridges the gap between discovery science and applied research.
As home to the research from which Argonne was first conceived, nuclear energy research, EGS encompasses a diverse team of scientists, engineers, and technical support staff, all of whom are committed to developing and delivering innovative solutions to address our most pressing energy concerns.
What makes EGS unique? Its people—our world-renowned scientists and engineers and dedicated support staff. This highly capable team pursues big, ambitious ideas that address our country’s most pressing energy and security challenges. Our research takes a multidisciplinary approach to solving complex challenges and developing useful technologies that can transform the marketplace and change the world.
The Decision and Infrastructure Sciences Division seeks a Director to inspire and motivate a multi-disciplinary team to focus on the interconnectedness of Infrastructure systems. The Division Director is responsible for the overall leadership and strategic vision of the division, set short and long-term goals of the division, as well as the program development activities. Program development will focus on creating new funding opportunities through the conception of innovative scientific and technical capabilities and identifying new funding sources for new long-term programs. The Director will establish the divisional programmatic goals and objectives and provides technical expertise. Divisional programmatic focus includes social & behavioral systems, resilient infrastructure, decision science, risk assessment, crisis communication, and evacuation modeling. The role anticipates research trends in order to formulate long-range plans, strategies, and new initiatives and assures that programs maintain relevance and effectiveness in a diverse and changing scientific environment. The incumbent coordinates the preparation of divisional reviews, proposals, initiatives, and other communications that lead to funding support for research programs.
As a member of the EGS directorate leadership team and the Lab’s extended leadership team, the Decision and Infrastructure Sciences Division Director is a strategic partner in aligning the division’s strategic goals to the directorate and the Laboratory’s strategic goals. They will encourage and develop inter-divisional, inter-directorate, and multi-disciplinary research initiatives and collaborations across the Laboratory. The Decision and Infrastructures Science Division Director leads a division with 150 employees, including temporary employees, with 12 direct reports. Interacts with other Argonne leadership teams in the planning, coordination, integration, and enhancement of research, development, and assessment activities. This position manages programs and interacts with Laboratory, Department of Energy, other government agencies, program sponsors, and industry partners.
Safety, Security, and Environmental Protection: All activities, as they apply to work performed by self or by personnel under supervision, will be executed in compliance with ES&H and security responsibilities established by the Laboratory's ES&H policies, Safeguards and Security policies, work rules, and safe practices.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Master’s degree in a field relevant to National Security, Homeland Security, or Infrastructure supplemented by no less than fifteen years’ experience in leadership and management.
Must currently have an active "Q" level security clearance.
Experience in National Security, Homeland Security, Infrastructure Analysis, or other related experience.
Strong leadership and management skills in attracting, managing, and sustaining highly competent and diverse interdisciplinary staff and maintaining an open and collegial environment.
Comprehensive skills and abilities in acquiring and maintaining relationships with multiple sponsors and stakeholders. Preferred candidates will have experience and established relationships with some of these agencies.
Considerable skill in oral and written communications skills and the ability to work with high level internal and external contacts while displaying the ability to adapt knowledge to complex situations, communications and leadership issues.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 404170
About Argonne National Laboratory
The Global Security Sciences (GSS) Division at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory will be a best-in-class organization. By employing our exceptional staff, research, and technologies to address the most pressing and challenging global security risks and issues of our time, GSS can help assure a more prosperous, secure, and resilient global community.
GSS is driven by the following Argonne-wide principles:
• Conduct focused, mission-driven research
• Provide visionary science and engineering
• Deliver game-changing innovation