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Critical Skills-R Master's Program - ME
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Interested in earning a master’s degree in science or engineering and then working for a prestigious national security laboratory? Then this fellowship opportunity may be a perfect fit for you\!

Sandia's **Critical Skills: Recruiting** **Master's Program \(CSMP\)** is a special, entry\-level hiring program designed for new or recent technical bachelor's degree candidates interested in a career in national security at the Labs\. The program supports Sandia's strategic staffing needs to meet our important national security mission\.

First, your job will be to enroll in a master’s degree program at one of Sandia’s top\-ratedCampus Recruiting schools\. After you graduate, you will come to work full\-time at one of our labs in Albuquerque, NM \(most jobs\) or Livermore, CA\.

Subject to certain program requirements, while you are in school, Sandia pays for eligible tuition and tuition\-associated costs, as well as relocation assistance\.You will receive a competitive stipend and eligible employee benefits while in school\. Upon graduation, you will return to Sandia to begin your career\!

Candidates are requested to also apply for a fellowship from the National Physical Science Consortium \(NPSC\) and, if eligible, the GEM consortium, to assist with tuition costs\.

To learn more:www\.sandia\.gov/careers

To participate in this program as a full\-time Sandia National Laboratories employee, you will be asked to:

+ Apply to a minimum of three Sandia Campus Recruiting schools for your master’s degree\. These highly rated schools include Georgia Tech, Purdue, University of Illinois Urbana\-Champaign, UT\-Austin, University of New Mexico, in addition to other top universities where Sandia actively recruits\.
+ Be accepted at a minimum of one approved university prior to beginning employment at Sandia\.
+ Enroll in and complete a Master of Science degree that fulfills Sandia's business needs, on a full\-time basis, at a Sandia approved university\.
+ Work with your hiring manager to determine how the planned program of study may be used to accomplish work relevant to Sandia's needs\.
+ Work full\-time on site at Sandia for at least two months before beginning graduate studies and while on summer breaks during your master’s degree program\.
+ Upon successful completion of your master’s program, return to Sandia\. Serve as a regular staff member in a science, engineering, or related technical specialty\. The actual job assignment at time of graduation from your master's program is typically determined by the hiring organization, based on business mission needs\.
+ Meet a service requirement of two years of employment for each year of school completed in the **Critical Skills Master’s Program** \.

Candidates applying on this requisition may be interviewed and/or hired into one of several organizations at Sandia National Laboratories\.


99. Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3\.0/4\.0
99. Bachelor's degree in _Mechanical Engineering_ or related discipline; degree must be conferred from an ABET\-accredited academic institution by **spring 2019** or within three years prior to starting graduate school; students enrolled in concurrent BS/MS programs may also apply\.
99. Ability and desire to obtain a master's degree in a technical, science or engineering area of critical need to the laboratories\.
99. Interest in a career in national security, to serve our nation\.


99. Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3\.5/4\.0 or above, as an indicator of academic excellence\.
99. Participation in leadership or other extracurricular activities that demonstrate teamwork and initiative\.
99. Relevant research or work/internship experience\.
99. Interest in working in a multidisciplinary laboratory environment\.
99. Applicants are encouraged to include a cover letter, addressing how your career interests and academic strengths align with Sandia’s national security mission\.

Department Description:

Sandia employees are dedicated to our mission of exceptional service in the national interest\. We come from a wide variety of top academic institutions and represent some of the greatest minds in science and engineering today\. Our employees regularly are among the winners of R&D magazine’s R&D 100 awards, sometimes called “the Oscars of invention\.” We support our community through many volunteer activities and enjoy a diverse, world\-class organization, by strengthening our capabilities with exceptional individuals\.

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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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: http://www\.sandia\.gov

\*These benefits vary by job classification\.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted L\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

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 the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.