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Environmental Professional 2

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos County, New Mexico, US
Closing date
Sep 9, 2021

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What You Will Do
As part of the Waste Management Programs Group supporting Los Alamos National Laboratory's waste management regulatory compliance and reporting operations, you will work as an Environmental Professional. The Waste Compliance and Reporting team provides oversight for compliance with Department of Energy (DOE) Order 435.1 Radioactive Waste Management and Laboratory Waste Management policy. The organization provides waste management compliance support and oversight of waste characterization, staging, storing, shipping and disposal activities and conducts facility-specific container inventories against the institutional waste operating record in the laboratory's Waste Compliance and Tracking System. You will work closely with other members of the team providing customer support to facility managers, Waste Management Coordinators, internal/external stakeholders, and waste generators. You will assist in preparing deliverables and commitments to the Environmental Protection Agency, New Mexico Environment Department, Department of Energy, and Department of Transportation in accordance with regulatory requirements.
Reporting to the Team Leader, your day-to-day work will include understanding and communicating regulations to customers pertaining to radioactive waste management, reviewing waste data, preparing waste data reports and metrics, and communicating and interacting with customers across organizations. You will serve as the lead for the DOE O 435.1 Exemption process to ship waste to non-DOE commercial facilities, facilitating waste Subject Matter Expert reviews, working with Waste Management to include waste volume and specifications in the Exemption, and prepare correspondence for internal review and approval to DOE.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
- Proven knowledge and experience with waste management (e.g., DOE O 435.1 Radioactive Waste Management) and hazardous wastes (e.g., Resource Conservation and Recovery Act).
- Experience handling, characterizing, packaging, and/or transporting solid, liquid, hazardous, radioactive, and/or mixed wastes.
- Experience in preparing professional regulatory documents and/or procedures.
- Experience understanding and interpreting waste data using systems to manage waste cradle-to-grave and ability to generate data to be presented in reports.
- Proven success with teamwork, customer service, consultation and communication to implement sound environmental practices.
Desired Qualifications:
- Working knowledge of waste-related field, facility operations including shipping activities.
- Experience conducting waste inspections and/or waste inventories at nuclear and non-nuclear facilities.
- Experience and demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting environmental protection.
- Experience and proficiency using EXCEL data spreadsheets and tables.
Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field and five years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Note to Applicants:
Along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications.
Location: This position will be part of the Laboratory's Telework Pilot and may work from a remote/home location within a two-hour ground commute of the Laboratory. The Telework Pilot is in effect from Oct. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021, but may be shortened or extended at the manager's discretion. Ability to report on-site is a must for this position.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Additional Details
Directive 206.2 -_ _Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 ._ _Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
- for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
- Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Details
Contact Name Gonzales, Christine J
Work Telephone 505-667-8695
Vacancy Name: IRC88611
Minimum Salary 77300
Maximum Salary 126000
Req ID: IRC88611
Category: Env Safety Health
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