Interviewing Instructions

Sandia/New Mexico Interviewees

  • Before your interview

    Congratulations! You’ve made it to the interview. Here is some information you need to know prior to your interview. We look forward to meeting with you!

    1. Learn about Sandia!


    2. If you are presenting, follow these steps:

    • Preferred Method: Email the presentation to the hosting manager and contact person prior to your interview. They will prepare the presentation on a computer and projector for you.

    • Alternate Method: If you wish to bring your personal laptop computer or computer media, please coordinate this activity with the hosting manager and contact person in order to obtain required authorization prior to your visit.

    3. If you will be traveling from out-of-town:

    Sandia's travel provider, TRC Global Mobility, will be contacting you to counsel and coordinate all aspects of travel and expenses in relations to your interview. For questions regarding your travel, lodging, meals and expense reimbursements, please contact TRC Global Mobility at 1-800-783-5337.

    4. Prepare before your interview.

    Make sure you get a good night's rest, a healthy breakfast, come with questions, and bring your game!

  • Interview day

    1. Review directions to Sandia/New Mexico.

    2. Obtain your visitor badge.

    You’ll obtain a visitor badge at the Sandia Badge Office, located at:

    Innovation Parkway Office Center (IPOC), see map
    1611 Innovation Parkway SE
    Suite A-1 on the 1st floor
    Albuquerque, NM 87123

    The Badge Office opens at 7:15 a.m. each day.

    Important: Sandia National Laboratories requires visitors to present government-issued identification for access to its facilities.  State-issued driver’s licenses or ID cards from REAL ID non-compliant states will only be accepted to obtain a badge for access to Sandia if accompanied by an alternate form of ID such as a Social Security Card or a birth certificate.

    Non-US citizens must present their passport and current immigration status documents for identification purposes. Immigration status documents include your visa, I-94 card, I-797 notice of approval, I-20, or other documents verifying that you are lawfully present in the United States. If you have questions about what documents to bring, please contact Geri Lovato at (505) 844-4450 or Unfortunately, Sandia cannot provide site access without verification of your lawful status documents.

    3. Access to Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB)

    Sandia National Laboratories has offices located both on and off Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB). Please confirm your interview location with your hosting manager or contact person and make arrangements to get to your interview location.

    If your interview will be on KAFB, your host will request a Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) pass for you. Be sure to pick-up your DBIDS pass prior to your interview at the DBIDS office, which is located in Room 2161 of the IPOC Building.

    After picking up your DBIDS pass, you will enter KAFB through the Eubank Gate. Be prepared to present your Sandia visitor badge and DBIDS pass to the Security Officer at the gate. You may also be asked to show your driver’s license or state-issued ID card, vehicle registration, proof of insurance and rental car agreement, if applicable. Depending on the level of base security at the time, you may also be asked to provide a second picture ID. Hand-held cell phone use while driving on KAFB is prohibited. Cell phones are prohibited within Sandia’s restricted areas. Please refer to the list of Prohibited Articles at Sandia.

  • After your interview

    1. Keep in contact with your hiring manager.

    The process may take several weeks. Please keep in contact with your hiring manager.

    2. Submit expenses for travel, if applicable.

    If you traveled from out-of-town for your interview, please submit your expenses to TRC Global Mobility at 1-800-783-5337.

    3. Questions? Contact your staffing representative.

    If you have other questions, please contact your staffing representative listed in your interview invitation email message.

Sandia is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation to interview for a position, please send an email with your request to the Job Accommodation Specialist at or Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis.