Los Alamos National Laboratory TRU Scientist (Scientist 2/3) in Carlsbad, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC76236
Job Title TRU Scientist (Scientist 2/3)
Location Carlsbad, NM, US
Organization Name ESH-RSO/ESH Repository Science & Operations
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either Level 2 or Level 3 in the TRU Waste Sciences Manager job family, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level
Located in Carlsbad, New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory‐Carlsbad Operations Repository Science and Operations (RSO) Program provides technical expertise on transuranic (TRU) waste treatment, packaging, characterization, acceptable knowledge, transportation, inventory, and actinide chemistry to the DOE Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO).
The TRU waste generator site Technical Assist Program (TAP), Acceptable Knowledge (AK), and Chemical Compatibility Evaluation (CCE) teams provide the CBFO with a wide breadth and depth of experience and technical/scientific expertise to assist generator sites in developing resolutions for issues that arise in the TRU waste recovery, remediation, packaging, storage, characterization, transportation, and disposal of TRU Waste.
TRU Scientist 2 ($89,000 – $148,300):
The successful candidate will perform detailed reviews of chemical compatibility analyses on behalf of the Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO). As part of the GSTAT Team, the successful candidate will assist generator sites in developing resolutions for the issues that arise in the TRU waste recovery, remediation, packaging, storage, characterization, transportation, and disposal.
TRU Scientist 3 ($98,900 - $165,100):
In addition to the duties outlined above, qualification at the TRU Scientist 3 level requires the successful candidate be responsible in providing input on technical reports; participating in TAP visits to assist generator sites in developing and maintaining programs to ensure waste acceptance at the WIPP; developing acceptable knowledge reports documenting waste process history including physical, radiological, and chemical components; and providing peer review of technical reports.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Bachelor’s (minimum) degree in chemistry or engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and minimum of 2 years relevant work experience. Chemistry: preference will be given to synthetic inorganic/organic or actinide disciplines; previous actinide experience is not required. Engineering: preference will be given to chemical or nuclear engineering disciplines.
Demonstrated hands‐on experience working in a laboratory, glovebox, hot cell, or other relevant chemical or radiological process experience.
Demonstrated experience authoring scientific publications and chemical related technical documents.
Demonstrated experience presenting complex technical material to a variety of audiences.
Excellent technical writing skills.
Demonstrated experience interfacing effectively with all levels of management, employees, customers, and DOE organizations.
Additional Job Requirements for TRU Scientist 3:
In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the TRU Scientist 3 level requires:
Advanced degree in chemistry or engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and 6+ relevant work experience. Chemistry: preference will be given to synthetic inorganic/organic or actinide disciplines; previous actinide experience is not required. Engineering: preference will be given to chemical or nuclear engineering disciplines.
Advanced experience in authoring scientific publications and chemical‐related technical documents.
Demonstrated experience in performing detailed chemical analysis.
Strong fundamental background in synthetic organic/inorganic, or actinide chemistry.
Knowledge of DOE weapons complex waste inventory and shipping activities.
Demonstrated working experience with WIPP compliance documents (e.g., Waste Acceptance Criteria [WAC], TRU Waste Authorized Methods for Payload Control [TRAMPAC], WIPP Waste Analysis Plan [WAP]).
DOE Weapons Complex process experience.
Experience in hazardous waste operations, nuclear material or waste processing, or hazardous waste characterization.
Experience working with RCRA regulations.
Experience working with state and federal regulatory agencies.
Lower Level Education Required: Typically an undergraduate degree in science, environmental management, engineering, mathematics or computer information science and 5+ years of relevant experience or an advanced degree with 2+ years of relevant experience.
Higher Level Education Required: Typically an advanced degree in science, environmental management, engineering, mathematics or computer information science and 5+ years of relevant experience.
Note to All Applicants: For full consideration, please submit a comprehensive cover letter addressing qualifications and experience related to the stated job requirements for this position.
Essential functions: Ability to discriminate speech, sitting, standing, walking, typing or keyboarding.
Work Environment: Domestic/foreign travel.
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.
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. See DOE 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: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.
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 regards 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
The primary work location for this position is Carlsbad, NM. The RSO program located in Carlsbad, NM is part of the Associate Directorate of Environment, Safety, Health, Quality, Safeguards, and Security (ADESHQSS) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). ADESH safely manages and remediates a wide range of environmental hazards associated with past and present Laboratory operations, allowing the Laboratory to fulfill its critical national security and science missions. RSO is a multi-disciplinary, cross-functional organization with a focused mission on cleaning up legacy waste sites; processing and shipping legacy hazardous and radioactive waste to permanent disposal facilities; and providing scientific and technical support to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and the national transuranic waste program. Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.
Appointment Type Regular
Contact Name Gonzales, Christine J
Work Telephone 505-667-8695
Req ID: IRC76236