Los Alamos National Laboratory Industrial Hygiene & Safety Prof 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

Reporting to the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) - Industrial Safety and Hygiene (ISH) Industrial Hygiene Team Leader, the Industrial Hygiene and Safety (IH/S) Professional 3 is responsible for developing, recommending, and implementing industrial hygiene programs and procedures associated with the recognition, evaluation, and control of potential exposure hazards. The OSH-ISH group is a key component of the OSH Division, within the ESHQSS Associate Laboratory Directorate (ALD).

The IH/S Professional 3 will use advanced industrial hygiene (IH) concepts to resolve complex issues in creative, effective and sustainable ways. Collaboration is a key component to successfully solve challenging problems and to ensure realistic policy expectations.

The successful candidate will be required to complete and maintain training and qualification coursework.

Tap into ones creative side by bringing innovative, safe work enabled ideas to evolve IH programs with a focus on realistic implementation. As you lead IH programs, which impact a cohort of 35+ deployed and core IH/S professionals across 40 square miles, ranging from early career professionals to advanced CIH’s, an attitude of continual learning and “how can I help?” are expected. Interacting with deployed IH’s for program support and ensuring the field perspective is a crucial element of this position. With that being said, the IH/S professional is to have advance understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts in industrial hygiene.

This position requires a motivated, innovative and customer focused professional to join the respected OSH-ISH group. This is considered an advance industrial hygiene position.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Advanced knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations, policies and procedures as they pertain to worker health and safety, including DOE specifics 10 CFR 851 and 850 for example._

  • Coordinate IH programs and act as a subject matter expert for the development, maintenance and implementation of IH programs and services including: asbestos, beryllium, biosafety, carcinogens, chemical management, confined spaces, glovebox safety, IH equipment, indoor air quality, lasers, noise, non-ionizing radiation, personal protective equipment, reproductive health hazards, respiratory protection, thermal stress, ventilation and other Laboratory programs as assigned.

  • Assist customers in the implementation of integrated work management (IWM) by gaining an understanding of operations, assisting with the development and review of integrated work documents and associate operating procedures to ensure hazards are appropriately identified and controlled.

  • Participate in pre-job walk-downs prior to commencement of work and conducting periodic IH walk-throughs to ensure compliance with applicable safety and health requirements.

  • Ability to write technical documents and interpret regulations as they pertain to worker health and safety._

  • Precise, timely written documentation and deliverable execution._

  • Demonstrated ability to shine in team and customer service-oriented environments.

  • Advise deployed customers with technical IH questions._

  • Ability to provide training to colleagues, customers and management._

  • Review plans, designs and specifications for operations and facilities to identify hazards and recommend engineering controls.

  • Basic computer skills and demonstrated proficiency with standard software applications to include, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint._

  • Experience interfacing with database management systems._

  • Desire to succeed, and grow to the level of building a reputation of a reliable resource.

  • Effective interpersonal skills as demonstrated by successfully working with a wide variety of customers.

  • Valid driver’s license.

Desired Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated application of DOE and other IH requirements in a production and research environment.

  • Broad knowledge of Laboratory organizations, operations / activities and data collection tools.

  • Robust knowledge and application of Integrated Safety Management (ISM), Human Performance Improvement (HPI) and other safety concepts._


  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).

Essential Job Functions:Sitting, standing, climbing stairs, reaching overhead and down, bending, stooping and lifting 20-30 pounds.

Work Environment:Supporting employees who work in non-reactor nuclear and chemical facilities where radioactive materials and chemicals are used. Possibly utilizing personal protective clothing, dosimetry, self-monitoring and bioassay monitoring as a condition to access and work in many LANL facilities.

Education:A bachelor’s degree in a related technical discipline and a minimum of eight years of related experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and professional-level experience. An advanced degree is preferred.

Notes to Applicants:Occasional travel to, and work in, other government and private facilities may be required.

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.

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 7355 feet above sea level in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security via the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). LANL’s 11,000 plus staff, post-docs, craft workers, students and contractors enhance 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 Mission is executed over 40 square miles within and around 1280 individual facilities with 9 million, under roof, square feet.

The Environment, Safety, Health, Quality, Security and Safeguards (ESHQSS) Associate Laboratory Directorate (ALD) mission is to support and enable the Laboratory to accomplish its assigned mission. Within ESHQSS is the Occupational Health and Safety Division, of which OSH-ISH is a crucial group. OSH-ISH tasks are varied, but they all have one focus: protection of workers, the public and the environment while getting work done. Our job is not to say no, but to say “How can I help you safely accomplish your task?”

The OSH Division’s mission is to identify and control workplace hazards; prevent injuries and illnesses; develop policy and programs for biological, chemical and physical (non-radioactive) hazards; develop and provide training; maintain centralized data; encourage continual improvement in workplace safety and health; and manage safety concerns.

Maximum Salary: 144800

Minimum Salary: 87800

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-667-8695

Contact Name: Gonzales, Christine J

Organization Name: OSH-ISH/Industrial Safety & Hygiene

Email: cjg@lanl.gov

Job Title: Industrial Hygiene & Safety Prof 3

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC69588