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Los Alamos National Laboratory HE Operations Specialist (Operations Specialist 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Operations Specialist 2 or Operations Specialist 3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

HE Operations Specialist 2 $69,300 - $110,000

The Weapons Facilities Operations (WFO) Facility Operations Directorate (FOD) has a great opportunity for an HE Operations Specialist! The selected candidate will report to the WFO Operations Manager (OM) serving as a member of WFO High Explosives Operations team. The team provides operational expertise, guidance, and real time support to organizations who conduct explosives operations/activities within the WFO area of responsibility. The team emphasizes a hands-on, in the field approach for all aspects related to safety, fire hazard, and compliance requirements related to high explosives work. The selected candidate will assist the WFO OM and WFO Explosives Operations Program Manager in tactical initiatives including but not limited to MSS work planning, development and implementation of HE Hazardous Work Permits (Form 3005) and Electrical Equipment Evaluations (Form 3009). As well as facilitating the development of High Explosives Waivers and other documentation necessary for subcontractors performing work within WFO.

HE Operations Specialist 3 $75,400 - $122,900

In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, the HE Operations Specialist 3 will participate in, review and approve open-air explosives experiments to ensure mitigating controls are in place to reduce fire starting hazards to an acceptable risk. In addition, the selected candidate will assess HE facility systems and assist the AHJ/Chief Explosives Safety Officer with field implementation of AHJ interpretations and implementation of P101-8 Explosives Safety. The selected candidate will assist the WFO OM and WFO Explosives Operations Program Manager in strategic High Explosives facilities initiatives and review and approval of programmatic technical procedures and Integrated Work Documents.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

HE Working Knowledge

Working knowledge of high explosives and applicable regulations, e.g., knowledge of DOE-STD-1212 and P101-8, Explosives Safety.


Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and experience interacting with all levels of personnel and customers.

Project Execution

Ability to successfully plan, organize, lead, and monitor team efforts to completion.

Self Starter

Demonstrated experience working independently without much direction.

Additional Job Requirements for HE Operations Specialist 3:

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualifications for the level 3 are:

Advanced HE Knowledge

Exceptional knowledge of high explosives and applicable regulations, e.g., knowledge of DOE-STD-1212 and P101-8, Explosives Safety.

Knowledge in Specialized Areas

Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following areas: explosive science or engineering, shock physics, dynamic material science or engineering.

Education/Experience for Operations Specialist 2: Position requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Education/Experience for Operations Specialist 3: Position requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, post graduate course work may be desirable.

Desired Qualifications:

LANL Policy Knowledge

Knowledge of the Laboratory's facility operations policies, practices, and procedures, and can apply them to resolve issues.

LANL Explosive Operations Knowledge

Knowledge of LANL indoor and outdoor explosives operations including, but not limited to, access control, assembly/disassembly, clearance patrol, firing site operations, and transportation.

Project Management

Experience successfully managing and controlling projects and associated budget/schedules.

Legal Requirements

Advanced knowledge of legal requirements and environmental impacts affecting facility operations and administration.

Explosive Safety Officer Qualifications

Qualified Explosives Safety Officer.


Demonstrated knowledge in the preparation and presentation of facility operations reports.

Note to Applicants: Along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications.

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. SeeDOE Order 472.2for additional information.

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.

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

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)

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Gonzales, Jesse J
Email jesseg@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC82211
Organization Name WFO-HE/High Explosives
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC82211
Category: Operations Support