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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory 24/7 Incident Response Commander (Emergency Management/Response Specialist 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Reporting to the EMD Emergency Operations Group Leader at LANL, the primary responsibility of the IRC is to serve as the Laboratory Incident Commander (IRC) during incidents/emergencies at LANL. The IRC coordinates response activities with the 24/7 Emergency Operations Support Center (EOSC) and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), when activated. The IRC directs the tactical operations and post-emergency activities necessary to protect life, property, and environment at the scene of the incident.

Areas of responsibility may include:

  • Makes time-urgent categorization and classification decisions in accordance with DOE Order 151.1d, Comprehensive Emergency Management System.

  • Makes time-urgent decisions for onsite protective actions and offsite Protective Action Recommendations and ensures effective implementation.

  • Monitors local, regional, and national incidents and weather conditions and coordinates appropriate response activities.

  • Responds to abnormal events, non-emergency significant events, Operational Emergencies (OE), and other situations on Department of Energy (DOE) property.

  • Assumes command or participates in unified command when appropriate and coordinates with facility operations centers and personnel to mitigate the incident.

  • Provides on-scene coordination and control during emergency events through implementation of the Incident Command System (ICS) principles and concepts.

  • Determines the need and coordinates planning for immediate re-entry for life saving; protection of large populations, health, environment, and/or property.

  • Ensures re-entry and recovery operations are initiated and ensures that the responsibility for completion is transferred to the Recovery Manager. LANL IC interfaces with internal and external emergency response agencies and entities as needed (local, state, federal, tribal, etc.) for routine, abnormal conditions, and significant emergencies (fire, explosives, security, chemical, biological, and natural disasters).

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Extensive demonstrated experience as an emergency responder to high risk and/or complex incidents.

  • Extensive demonstrated experience using independent judgment for determining course of action to accomplish objectives (i.e. assessing an emergency situation, determining the level of impact, leading actions to control the incident, assigning and managing the proper resources and actions, and responsibility for mitigating the incident).

  • Extensive demonstrated experience applying Incident Command System (ICS) principles and concepts during high-stress incidents.

  • Extensive demonstrated ability to work with personnel at all levels within an organization, to include giving briefings and presentations.

  • Extensive demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing (i.e. develop, prepare and implement emergency response plans, procedures, reports, and related documentation).

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Incident Commander Certification.


Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level, post graduate course work may be desirable.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of DOE Order 151.1d, Comprehensive Emergency Management System

  • Knowledge of LANL operations, hazards, and organizations.

  • Formal training in hazardous materials and/or radiation protection.

  • Completion of ICS courses ICS300/ICS400.

Note to Applicants:

  • Please include a cover letter that addresses each of the minimum requirements and as many of the desired skills as applicable to your expertise (i.e. “copy-and-paste” the requirement and address each with a small paragraph).

  • The candidate must be willing to work rotating shifts which include swing and graveyard shifts, weekends and holidays; work some scheduled and non-scheduled overtime, sometimes with little or no notice.

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, 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)

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.

  • 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Land, Brandy Nicole
Email brandyl@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC85641
Organization Name EM-OPS/ Emergency Management Operations
Minimum Salary 94100
Maximum Salary 155700
Req ID: IRC85641
Category: Security