Cyber Security Program Manager
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Richland, WA

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Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 302108

National Security

Computational & Statistical Analytics

Secure Cyber Systems
Job Description
This position is a laboratory-level leadership assignment with the potential to significantly improve the delivery of products and services across a diverse set of government and private clients.
It will be funded through project leadership and management assignments to provide strategic and tactical assistance to project managers, and overhead funding to develop and implement the cyber security strategy for the laboratory.
The position will be responsible for working with senior laboratory management to (1) develop and implement a strategy for cyber security capability enhancement and (2) lead and manage the application of formal cyber security processes and practices to a highly diverse portfolio of projects and (3) advise and lead internally funded cyber security initiatives.

Major challenges will be:
Providing senior technical leadership and project management to large multi-year projects with complex cyber security challenges.
Leveraging client relationships and cyber security capabilities to create future business for PNNL.
Teaming with line management to define long-range strategic staffing in cyber security to build a robust team of subject matter experts and practitioners across the laboratory.
Teaming with PNNL management and staff to help them understand the value of cyber security in projects across the laboratory.
Teaming with PNNL project managers to efficiently and effectively apply cyber security principles to their projects.
Providing senior leadership for major cyber security initiatives within PNNL.
The position requires unique and independent problem solving, including strategic thinking and planning as well as the ability to tactically manage in extremely ambiguous and rapidly changing conditions.
Changes are the result of frequent shifts in U.S. positions on program strategy, Congressional directives, and agency management changes on how best to implement new programs.
The successful candidate will be required to develop an understanding of PNNL missions and business development goals, and then independently develop strategies and tactics for effectively implementing these goals into the various programs as dictated by client needs.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities:
Responsible for providing business development, client relationship and program management functions.
Ensures client needs are met and that program status is regularly communicated to client and program personnel, product line and account management.
Creates and maintains strong client relationships.
Proactively identifies and articulates potential areas of concern that may put project deliverables at risk.
Provides coaching and oversight to ensure deliverable deadlines are met.
Partners with government program managers and PNNL subcontractors to understand and negotiate contracting requirements and to resolve contracting problems in a timely manner.
Responsible for identifying and assigning staff to project leadership functions in support of programmatic goals and objectives. Assesses staff performance and provides feedback to the appropriate Group Managers for performance reviews.
Provides strategic leadership and manages programs to successful completion by empowering others.
Often represents the interests of the U.S. government when interfacing with private sector contacts.

Interacts with technical/support staff and directs project management and implementation activities.
Responsible for evaluating appropriateness and technical credibility of the work scope and will develop criteria and performance metrics to evaluate project progress.
Routinely interfaces with senior laboratory managers in strategic planning and program implementation activities.

This position is accountable to PMO Directors to:
Provides thought leadership by developing and implementing capability strategies for cyber security, information analysis and decision support.
In concert with the commercialization office, develops IP and licensing strategies that support forward looking thought leadership to transfer technologies to the private sector.
Leads new business development efforts within focus area, from initial project concept through execution of projects and delivery of results.
Oversees assigned projects to ensure they stay within budget and schedule, while complying with PNNL and client management practices and policies.
This position will support the strategy development and execution of internally-funded cyber security R&D projects. This individual will interact with senior management at PNNL to ensure support for internal investments made in this area, along with providing status of ongoing projects.
Minimum Requirements
Bachelor''s degree plus 10 years experience; or advanced degree plus 8 years of experience.
All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.
This position requires strong program and project management, strong client management, exceptional communication and interaction skills.
Preferred Education/Credential
Bachelor''s degree plus 10 years demonstrated success in program/project management with experience and knowledge of cyber security is required; or advanced degree plus 8 years of experience.
Advanced degree in a technical area preferred.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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 staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.
Other Information
This position requires the ability to obtain a federal security clearance in a timely manner.

Which requires:
  • US 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 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 for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated

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