LANS board chair reaches out to employees in new director search

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Within the next couple of months, a search committee will convene at Los Alamos National Laboratory to hear from various constituencies and to determine the criteria that will used to evaluate candidates to become the lab's next director.

Norman Pattiz, chairman of the Los Alamos National Security Board of Governors, made the announcement in a letter issued to LANL employees outlining the next steps in the search process.

"We want to hear directly from those who represent the real strength of the laboratory – the talented and dedicated LANL staff.”

Pattiz added that since the committee will not be able to speak to every staff member when visiting the lab, he encourages employees to communicate their thoughts on the qualities and experiences considered most important for the next director, along with names of candidates you want the committee to consider for the position.

Employees are asked to communicate with the committee via the UCOP e-mail address, provided on the Nomination & Application Process page.
Nominations and applications for the LANL director position, accompanied by current resumes, may be sent to:

University of California Office of the President
Attn: LANL Director Search
1111 Broadway, Suite 1450
Oakland, CA 94607-4081

Lab employees can email their information to LANLdirectorsearch@ucop.edu.

All communication to the UCOP addresses (shown above) will be held in confidence. The Search Committee will also be charged to hold all discussions and information in complete confidence.

The position will remain open until filled, but, to receive full consideration, nominations, comments, and/or applications should be received March 31, 2011.

Salary is commensurate with experience. In conformance with applicable law and policy, the Los Alamos National Security Limited Liability Company (LANS, LLC) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

The successful candidate will be required to obtain a Department of Energy 'Q' security clearance and will be required to complete a pre-employment drug test and be subject to random drug testing while employed by LANS in conformance with the laboratory's substance abuse policy.