Environmental Compliance Coordinator/ Environmental, Safety & Health Professional (Mid-Career)

Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, New Mexico, US
Jul 11, 2021
Aug 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
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.
We are seeking a highly motivated Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) professional with experience implementing ES&H requirements and working in a complex technical environment. Assists in the design, development, and implementation of environmental policy and programs for SNL, focusing primarily on hazardous waste management. Evaluates technical aspects and political implications of hazardous waste regulations and determines the best approaches for compliance for a wide variety of waste management operations at Sandia National Labs (SNL). Evaluates waste management practices and identifies improvements that reduce risks, promote consistency in practices, and strengthen compliance. Interfaces with researchers and operations staff, waste management staff, and management to achieve program efficiency and success while meeting regulatory requirements.
On any Given day, you may be asked to:
- Conduct internal assessments to evaluate whether waste management practices meet permit and regulatory requirements.
- Review and analyze regulations, processes, operations, and activities to address new or revised environmental regulatory impacts.
- Develop corporate policies and guidance to implement waste management requirements.
- Develop approaches to enhance compliance with environmental regulations.
- Manage the interfaces between regulatory inspections, permitting, notices of violation, corrective action planning, and root cause analyses.
- Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline or ES&H, plus at least (5) years of relevant experience; or master's degree in relevant discipline plus at least (2) years' experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.
- Thorough knowledge of federal and state hazardous waste management laws (e.g., the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act [RCRA]) and implementing regulations
- Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communications skills.
- Experience and applied technical knowledge in hazardous waste compliance.
- Demonstrated ability to evaluate options and recommend solutions that address environmental problems or risks.
- Demonstrated strong customer service skills and ability to interact and collaborate with diverse personnel.
- Working knowledge of SNL/NM waste management requirements and operations.
- Active DOE L or Q-level security clearance
- Willingness to take initiative.
- Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks efficiently.
- Experience with other environmental laws and regulations.
- Demonstrated ability to perform environmental assessments and audits.
Department Description:
The Environmental Compliance and Monitoring Department collects environmental data to ensure regulatory compliance, monitors Sandia's potential environmental impact, and assists organizations in maintaining compliance and minimizing potential impacts of their work activities.
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: http://www.sandia.gov*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.
EEO Statement:
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.
This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.
Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.