Los Alamos National Laboratory TRU Waste Sciences Expert (TRU Wast Sciences Manager 2/3) in Carlsbad, New Mexico

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.

Los Alamos National Laboratory‐Carlsbad Operations, is located in Carlsbad, New Mexico, and is the location of the Repository Science and Operations (RSO) Program. The RSO program provides technical expertise on transuranic (TRU) waste treatment, packaging, characterization,acceptable knowledge, transportation, and inventory to the DOE Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO). The TRU waste generator site Technical Assist Program (TAP) team, Acceptable Knowledge (AK) team, 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.

The successful candidate will be responsible for reviewing and providing technical comments on chemical compatibility evaluations; 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:

TRU Waste Sciences Manager 2 ($87,800‐$144,800)

  • Bachelor’s (minimum) degree in chemistry or engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.

  • Chemistry: synthetic inorganic/organic or actinide disciplines preferred; previous actinide experience is not required.

  • Engineering: chemical or nuclear engineering preferred.

  • 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.

TRU Waste Sciences Manager 3 ($96,600‐$161,300)

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the TRU Waste Sciences Manager 3 level requires:

  • Advanced degree in chemistry or engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.

  • Chemistry: synthetic inorganic/organic or actinide disciplines preferred.

  • Engineering: chemical or nuclear engineering preferred.

  • Advanced experience in authoring scientific publications, chemical‐related technical documents, and technical planning documents.

  • Knowledge of DOE weapons complex waste inventory and shipping activities.

  • Demonstrated experience in performing detailed chemical analysis.

  • Advanced knowledge of WIPP compliance documents Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Waste Analysis Plan (WAP), WIPP.

  • Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC), TRU Waste Authorized Methods for Payload Control (TRAMPAC); or experience in hazardous waste operations, nuclear material or waste processing, or hazardous waste characterization.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong fundamental background in synthetic organic/inorganic, or actinide chemistry.

  • Experience in generation, processing, and/or disposing of materials or waste.

  • Experience working with RCRA regulations.

  • Experience working with state and federal regulatory agencies.

  • Advanced DOE Weapons Complex process experience.

  • Demonstrated working experience working with the WIPP compliance documents.

Essential Job Functions:Ability to discriminate speech, sitting, standing, walking, typing or keyboarding

Work Environment:Domestic/foreign travel

Notes to Applicants:For full consideration, please submit a comprehensive cover letter addressing qualifications and experience related to the stated job requirements for this position.

Additional Details:

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov 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 (ADESH) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). ADESH is focused on protection of the workers, public, and environment while getting work done. Our job is not to say no but to say how we can help you accomplish our tasks task. ADESH’s mission is to support and enable the Laboratory to accomplish its assigned mission. RSO’ mission is to support the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, the nation’s only deep geologic repository for nuclear and mixed-nuclear waste and to support DOE’s 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.

Location: Carlsbad, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-667-8695

Contact Name: Gonzales, Christine J

Organization Name: ESH-RSO/ESH Repository Science & Operations

Email: cjg@lanl.gov

Job Title: TRU Waste Sciences Expert (TRU Wast Sciences Manager 2/3)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC65321