Los Alamos National Laboratory Environmental Professional 4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The selected candidate will work in the Environmental Protection and Compliance (EPC) Division as a Waste Management Programs Environmental Professional 4, Lead Assessor for the Waste Management Programs (WMP) Group. The Waste Management Programs Environmental Professional 4, Lead Assessor is responsible for providing leadership and coordinating and leading Waste Management Program assessments. The incumbent will work closely with other members of the group, and will report to the EPC-WMP Group Leader. Specific duties may include, but are not necessarily limited to; waste management program assessments, inspecting waste storage areas and facilities and ensuring waste is properly characterized in accordance with federal regulations.

The selected candidate shall have working knowledge of Federal Regulations (DOT and DOE) and NM State Regulations; ability and demonstrated experience contribute to development of objectives and principles, and achieve goals in creative and effective ways. Works under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range targets. Assignments are often self-initiated.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Successful experience and oversight coordinating assessments related to the compliant storage and management of non-hazardous, hazardous, chemical, and radioactive wastes.

  • Working knowledge of 40 CFR, and 49 CFR for hazardous, radioactive, and mixed waste.

  • Advanced understanding of work hazards, safety practices, operating configurations, and lock-out/tag-out policies and procedures.

  • Advanced knowledge of the Laboratory's waste management policies, practices, and procedures.

  • Develop programs, work packages and implements training.

  • Advanced knowledge of quality assurance practices and principles related to environmental management.

  • Ability to effectively communicate, interact, and work with internal and external customer at all levels.

  • Experience conducting waste management procedure reviews with regards to RCRA permitting and general waste management requirements.

  • Supports the development of waste-related policies and procedures and facilities comprehensive resolutions.

  • Advanced knowledge of DOE Orders specifically, radioactive waste, DOE O 435.1

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated commitment to, and action in, promoting Laboratory objectives in areas of ISM, ISSM, EMS, quality, and workforce diversity, as well as demonstrated knowledge of Laboratory objectives and other statements of policy/practice/procedures.

  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills with a customer service focus.

  • Completed LANL, Lead Assessor Training.

  • Conduct internal RCRA, Permit, P409 assessments and preferably be NQA 1 qualified

  • Working Knowledge with the ability to navigate in WCATS.

  • A minimum of 12 years of experience waste characterizing including hazardous, radioactive, and mixed waste.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and manage priorities; ability to work successfully as part of a team and achieve team objectives; and the ability to deal with difficult deadlines and short timeframes.

Education: Position typically requires a minimum of twelve plus years of related experience. At this level, post-graduate coursework may be expected.

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.

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: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_

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 Waste Management Programs (WMP) Group supports the disposition of non-hazardous, chemical, and radioactive wastes resulting from LANL’s mission; and provides waste management customer service to waste generators with a commitment to environmental policies.

Maximum Salary: 161300

Minimum Salary: 96600

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-667-8695

Contact Name: Gonzales, Christine J

Organization Name: EPC-WMP/

Email: cjg@lanl.gov

Job Title: Environmental Professional 4

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC69084