Research Laboratory Manager

Job Description

The successful candidate will support the Government Laboratory Manager and will be an integral member of a joint Government and contractor team that operates in a very dynamic environment. The laboratory manager administers all activities crucial for work in a research or test laboratory. This can include facility support (building and SCIF), machine and equipment maintenance schedules, physical and operations security support, dealing with safety and quality issues and external collaboration, as needed.

Essential Functions: 

  • - Maintain a safe and healthy laboratory environment during all research of test activities
      performed in connection with the SVAT contract

  • - Comply with applicable State, Federal, Air Force, Kirtland AFB, and AFRL safety and
      environmental standards and regulations, and documents compliance

  • - Support laboratory research activities, provide support for tests and experiments

  • - Investigate, assist in developing and select policies, procedures for the laboratory, buildings
      and offices used by the program

  • - Help establish and enforce "best practices" for the laboratory, buildings and offices used
      by the program

  • - Provide physical and operational security support, including alarm support and SCIF coverage

  • - Serve as alternate building and facility manager in support for Government Laboratory Manager

  • - Provide support to other tasks as directed by Government Laboratory Manager

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Education and Experience: 

  • - Associate’s degree or equivalent of 6+ years of relevant experience

  • - Must to be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Top Secret Security Clearance

  • - Must be able to obtain a Government Driver's License

  • - Requires minimum oversight to accomplish directed tasks

Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • - Technical degree in a related field or 10+ years of directly related experience

  • - Active Department of Defense Top Secret Security Clearance

  • - Supervisory experience in a laboratory environment

  • - Ability to perform the duties of Equipment Primary and/or Alternate Custodian

  • - Ability to perform the duties of ITE Primary and/or Alternate Custodian

  • - Familiarity with Air Force approved software "Tool and Accountability System" (TAS) to
      generate inventory lists of tools and equipment

  • - Ability to coordinate approval of stock plans with the PRS Logistics Materiel Control Activity

  • - Experience with and ability to perform the duties of COMSEC Responsible Officer(CRO)/Secure
      Voice Responsible Officer (SVRO) Primary or Alternate Custodian

  • - Demonstrated experience keying, coding and maintaining various cipher locks (x-09, x-10,
      Trilogy, Kaba, etc.)

  • - Experience adding/removing personnel from Advantor alarm panel, completing appropriate

  • - Experience with SCIF management (open/close, end-of-day checks, container management
      [702s etc.])

  • - Established relationships with KAFB facilities support organizations (Base CE, HVAC, animal
      control, etc.)

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: 

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position occasionally requires long hours and weekend work. It is expected that this person will support SCIF coverage during alarm interruptions.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be required.

Primary Location: 

Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM

Relocation Available: 


ATA prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ATA conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. Please send all resumes, including cover letters, to Human Resources at Applied Technology Associates, 1300 Britt Street SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. You may also fax them to (505) 998-2397, or e-mail them to  PLEASE REFER TO DOCKET No. ATA20190522.

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