Los Alamos National Laboratory Criticality Safety Officer 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Operational Readiness and Execution Group (ORI‐2) is seeking a Criticality Safety Officer (CSO) to serve as the day‐to‐day technical liaison between the Nuclear Criticality Safety Division and the programmatic tenants of the Technical Area (TA)-55 Plutonium Facility. As the CSO, you will support implementation of the TA-55 criticality safety program to ensure compliance with the requirements of Nuclear Criticality Safety Management Program. As the CSO, you will support initiatives to increase facility operations staff knowledge about criticality safety and operator understanding of criticality safety evaluations and the technical basis. This position involves monitoring of the implementation and use of criticality controls, making recommendations for process improvements, assisting in identification and resolution of non‐compliance issues. The facility processes assigned to Criticality Safety Officer will vary from standard to complex. As a Level 3 CSO, you will receive general instructions on new assignments and expected to mentor less experienced staff or students. In this position, you can expect to participate in ongoing professional development related to the job duty areas.
Operational Readiness Implementation (ORI) Division provides the necessary business process and support functions to ensure LANL, through Associate Laboratory Directorate for Weapons Programs (ALDWP), successfully executes its mission assignments involving nuclear and explosive materials, science, technology, and weapons components. ORI partners with the ALDWP engineering, operations, program management, and facility operations divisions at TA-55 and TA-22 to achieve mission success. ORI Division delivers “best in class” operational support to ALDWP programs and operations. This includes the management and support of Conduct of Training, Conduct of Operations, TA55 start-up and operational readiness, contractor assurance, issues management, and internal assessments.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Nuclear Facility Operations
Demonstrated advanced knowledge and experience in nuclear facility operations, nuclear safety ornuclear criticality safety. Demonstrated experience in the application of criticality safety codes, standards, and regulations to complex nuclear facilities to ensure compliance with criticality safety requirements for nuclear material manufacturing and fabrication processes. Demonstrated experience in the preparation, review, and interpretation of nuclear safety and nuclear criticality safety technical reports and evaluations.
Communication and Customer Interactions
Ability to conceptualize and communicate major elements of nuclear criticality safety to technical and non‐technical personnel. Demonstrated experience interacting with all levels of the organization.
National Standards and DOE Orders
Knowledge of the ANSI/ANS 8 Series of Criticality Safety national standards, DOE Order 420.1C “Facility Safety,” and DOE Order 422.1 “Conduct of Operations” and their applicability to the implementation of facility criticality safety requirements.
Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology or related discipline from an accredited institution and 8 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Clearance: Eligible to obtain a DOE Q Clearance and an HRP Certification.
Experience in modeling, performing, reviewing nuclear safety and/or criticality safety calculations.
Experience in event and accident fact-finding, root cause and causal analysis.
- Previous training in communication, conflict resolution, and negotiation.
Clearance: Active DOE Q Clearance and HRP Certification
Note to Applicants:
For full consideration, submit a comprehensive resume reflective of your relevant experience to the job requirements and desired skills stated above.
As facility production schedule increases, the CSO may be required to support 24/7 operations
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
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. SeeDOE Order 472.2for additional information.
HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.
426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.
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 at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy 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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Vacancy Name: IRC83766
Organization Name ORI-2 / Operational Readiness & Execution
Minimum Salary 94100
Maximum Salary 155700
Req ID: IRC83766