Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) Specialist (Experienced) at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM)

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Posting Duration

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the 'posting date'. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

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What Your Job Will Be Like

Do you want to join a dynamic team that support issues to our nation's security?
Organization 11011 Prime Contract is currently seeking an Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) Specialist to support the OCI team responsibilities! The selected candidate will work closely with members of Sandia's scientific and engineering community, the Sandia Field Office (SFO), members of Sandia Legal, other DOE/NNSA sites, and others to address OCI requirements across the Laboratory.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
  • Execute a continuum of OCI functions to support Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) technical programs and the execution of mission and research strategies.
  • Employ technical knowledge and business acumen to engage Sandia entities, such as programs and divisions, to support the development and execution of business and partnership strategies when an Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI) concern is identified.
  • Collaborate with business development functions such as intellectual property management, sponsor interface, proposal development, and Legal in the negotiation of OCI risk management strategies.
  • Advance OCI integration through innovative policies, best business practices and supports institutional partnerships.
  • Collaborate with divisions, program, and line management and interacts directly with other federal agency sponsors or non-federal entities, including industry, universities, and state, local, or foreign governments to support Sandia programs and partnerships, including communicating OCI-related Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA) requirements.
  • Interpret and analyze Department of Energy Acquisition Regulations (DEAR) and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and contract clauses to ensure compliance and to support technical work programs.
  • Negotiate and develop OCI determinations, in partnership with divisions, program, business development and partnership entities and line management, to implement the appropriate OCI controls that enable mission work and prevent an unfair competitive advantage and/or providing the government with biased technical advice.
  • Support the development of strategies and business development plans in collaboration with, and as advisor to, Sandia entities when an OCI concern is identified.
  • Establish, direct, and coordinate OCI-related mitigation plans and strategies, electronic resources, implementation plans, and communications plans.
  • Keep informed about technical trends and developments in government, economic, scientific, and other fields related to division and program mission objectives.
  • Provide proposal development consultation and support for OCI-related elements and facilitates corporate OCI administrative requirements.
  • Implement operational concepts to protect government and third-party data
  • Develop strategies to maintain fairness of opportunity for third party access to Sandia capabilities and ensure bias- free technology transfer and product commercialization.
  • Work with federal organizations to advance legal and regulatory partnership frameworks.
Telecommuting (This position is eligible for telecommuting and the selected applicant must live within a reasonable distance for commuting to the assigned work location when necessary. The selected applicant must be able to work onsite (25%) of the time.)

Qualifications We Require

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Political Science, Legal, or other related field, plus at least (5) years of relevant experience or equivalent years of experience and education.
  • Knowledge of contractual documents and requirements and ability to field difficult questions and provide recommendations that are compliant with contractual requirements.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-Level Security clearance.
  • Ability to work with sensitive or classified information.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master's degree in business, political science, or legal plus (5) or more years of relevant experience
  • Federal or DOE/NNSA Lab experience
  • OCI knowledge in a high-tech industrial organization, government laboratory, or federal agency.
  • Understanding of intellectual property; legal, regulatory, and contractual constructs.
  • Knowledge of Organizational Conflict of Interest Federal regulations (DEAR and FAR)
  • Ability to understand and communicate technical concepts and mission needs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external personnel and to build effective business relationships.
  • Ability to anticipate, understand and react to potential and current sponsor or customer needs.
  • Ability to translate OCI concepts into action plans and follow through to mitigation strategies.
  • Knowledge of computer-based software application, including Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Capable of delivering results and making significant contributions to multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external personnel, form effective working relationships, and build rapport and converse with diverse constituencies.
  • Strong facilitation and negotiation skills, strong critical thinking and analytical skills, and the ability to identify and resolve conflicts.

About Our Team

The Prime Contract Group enables Sandia's management and staff to effectively achieve their mission by optimizing their business operations, enhancing their productivity and improving their ability to manage costs and risks.
We establish relationships with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and negotiate contractual requirements to create an effective and integrated business environment. We provide solutions by assessing, analyzing, and communicating risks and requirements.
Our proactive and integrated team provides timely, consistent and clear guidance to Sandia's management team and staff.

About Sandia

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:• Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide• Extraordinary co-workers• Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world• Career advancement and enrichment opportunities• Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)• Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*
World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:
*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.
Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.
More Information on Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Albuquerque, NM and Livermore, CA. Sandia National Laboratories was founded in 1949. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all jobs at Sandia National Laboratories, click here.
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