Los Alamos National Laboratory Emergency Management Post Bachelor Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

Be part of a highly specialized team that makes a real difference in security and emergency operations working at a state of the art Emergency Operations Center.

The SEO student program provides mentoring, hands-on technical experience, and professional development opportunities through a formalized work plan complementing the student’s chosen area of study.

Examples of projects in the SEO Division include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing first responders, the workforce, and offsite stakeholders for disasters and emergency events;

  • Participating in emergency planning, training, drills, exercises, and other readiness assurance activities;

  • Assisting with programmatic assessments and the identification of improvement items, corrective actions, and lessons learned;

  • Managing data and analyzing established metrics;

  • Website improvements and maintenance;

  • Writing, editing, and formatting professional documents.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Basic understanding of emergency management principles, concepts, and practices.

  • Experience in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions to problems.

  • Experience with administrative and business systems including MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook).

  • Experience developing high quality presentations or briefings using Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • Experience engaging people and assisting in building consensus.

  • Experience working in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication.

  • Candidates must submit a transcript, cover letter, and resume along with their application

  • Applicants must submit a 2-4-page academic or professional writing sample with application

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working in emergency readiness assurance, as defined in DOE Order 151.1C/D, contractor performance assurance, or quality assurance at a DOE site.

  • Experience with performance/process improvement principles such as conducting audits or assessments; developing and using lessons learned; conducting risk characterization; identifying and tracking issues and corrective actions; and performing causal analysis.

  • Experience with technical writing, editing, and development of plans, procedures, forms and/or checklists.

  • Experience with MS Project or Primavera scheduling programs.

  • Experience updating SharePoint webpages.


Completion of a Bachelor’s degree within the past 3 years or soon to be completed, with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Notes to Applicants:

If selected, candidate may choose to serve as a member of the Emergency Operations Center and be trained and qualified to respond on an as needed basis.

Additional Details:

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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.

Internal Applicants:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

For general program information refer to the Student Programs web page.

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_

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) 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.

The Security and Emergency Operations (SEO) Division at LANL is comprised of highly skilled and experienced emergency preparedness, response, and deployed security professionals who help ensure LANL's compliance with emergency management and security directives from the Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security, as well as other federal, state, and local requirements. Our primary mission is to protect the workforce, public, property and critical infrastructure, sensitive information, and the environment through integration of prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation, and readiness assurance.

Instructions on How to Activate/Create a LANL Jobs Account:

Follow the instructions below if you have ever had an employee Z number, been a contractor, or received Los Alamos Lab insurance coverage to activateyour account:

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Follow the instructions below if you if you have never been employed with the Lab or received insurance coverage to create an account:

  • Select the Register button if you have never been employed with the Lab or received insurance coverageto Create an Account.

  • From here, you will establish an account with username and password.

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  • Click the Vacancy Name number (in blue) to view any job’s details.

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If you experience any technical issues, please email applyhelp@lanl.gov for assistance.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Gonzales, Andrea Jo

Organization Name: SEO-DO/Emergency Operations - Division Office

Email: andreag@lanl.gov

Job Title: Emergency Management Post Bachelor Student

Appointment Type: UGS

Req ID: IRC69471