Los Alamos National Laboratory TRU Waste Sciences Manager 2 in Carlsbad, New Mexico
What You Will Do
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 RSO provides 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 RSO TRU waste sciences teams provide the CBFO with a wide breadth and depth of experience and technical/scientific expertise in developing and maintaining reports describing the physical, chemical, and radiological properties of TRU waste to be disposed at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).
TRU Scientist 2 ($94,100 – $155,700)
The successful candidate will work in the Carlsbad, NM office and serve as staff support for discrete program elements under the direction of the team leader. The successful candidate will be responsible for of TRU waste destined for WIPP. The successful candidate will assist generator sites in developing resolutions for the issues that arise in the TRU waste retrieval, remediation, packaging, storage, characterization, transportation, and disposal operations; assist in the research, development, and maintenance of reports detailing the physical, chemical, and radiological properties of TRU waste destined for WIPP; provide peer review of technical reports; and participate in generator site visits to assist in the development and maintenance of their programs to ensure waste acceptance at the WIPP.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Knowledgeable in handling, characterizing, packaging, transporting, disposing, and/or evaluating the regulatory compliance of hazardous or radioactive/mixed wastes.
Demonstrated experience adhering to and interpreting technical standards, and state and federal laws and regulations when performing work activities related to hazardous or radioactive/mixed wastes.
Demonstrated experience with NQA-1 compliance.
Demonstrated aptitude for detail-oriented work.
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.
Ability to obtain a DOE Q-clearance.
Training/Certification: not applicable
Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Environmental Management, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or Computer Information Science and 5 years related experience; or, a combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Experience with WIPP compliance documents.
Knowledge of DOE weapons complex waste inventory and shipping activities.
DOE Weapons Complex process knowledge.
Experience in hazardous waste operations, nuclear material or waste processing, or hazardous waste characterization.
Experience working in a laboratory.
Experience working with RCRA regulations.
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
Location: This position will be physically located in Carlsbad, NM.
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)
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.
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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Contact Name Gonzales, Christine J
Work Telephone 505-667-8695
Vacancy Name: IRC84284
Organization Name ESH-RSO/ESH REPOSITORY SCIENCE & OPERATIONS
Minimum Salary 94100
Maximum Salary 155700
Req ID: IRC84284
Category: Env Safety Health