Los Alamos National Laboratory Industrial Hygiene & Safety Professional (Emergency Mgmt/Resp Specialist 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Reporting to the Emergency Response Group Leader at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the Emergency Response (SEO-ER) Group’s primary mission is to participate in emergency response activities related to chemical spills or releases, radiation/contamination incidents, suspicious items, bomb threats and other items of concern. These incidents generally occur at Laboratory owned or leased nuclear and non-nuclear facilities, or affect laboratory resources. When SEO-ER personnel are not performing emergency response operations, they are participating in preparedness and training activities including but not limited to capability development, training, exercises, procedure development and equipment maintenance. SEO-ER may be called upon to assist in national and international emergency response programs involving nuclear weapons accidents, nuclear and biological terrorism, and off-site radiological assistance. Additional services provided to the Laboratory and surrounding community include providing hazardous materials training courses, technical assistance, an annual HazMat Challenge, and execution of the Robot Rodeo.

The Industrial Hygienist will work as a member of the Emergency Response Group of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Emergency Operations Division. The successful applicant will work with LANL HAZMAT Team, Hazardous Devices Team (HDT), LANL Emergency Managers, National Asset Nuclear Response Teams and other LANL Staff to:

  • Become qualified as a HAZMAT Technician and serve as the Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Group Supervisor on a weekly rotation and direct the technical field response when serving in this capacity.

  • Respond to a wide range of emergency situations including but not limited to radiation, chemical and biological situations.

  • Assist with the development of emergency planning, preparedness, and response protocols/procedures in accordance with applicable DOE, DHS/FBI and other Federal, State and local requirements and guidelines.

  • Assist with the development and maintenance of standard operating procedures and training plans, drills and exercises.

  • Assist with the administration and conduct of emergency response training.

  • Interface with Incident Command elements of emergency responses.

  • Conduct maintenance and inventory procedures on Emergency Response equipment, and other property.

  • Work in general staff positions within the LANL Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as needed during emergency events and exercises, and complete detailed and thorough emergency management/response incident reports.

The successful candidate must be results and performance-orientated with a track record of effective communication and interpersonal skills. The candidate must also be highly motivated and able to excel with minimal supervision.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience responding to a wide range of emergency situations including, but not limited to, fire, explosions, chemical, radiological, biological, and/or natural disaster situations, and to nuclear and high-hazard spills and/or reactions and/or explosives.

  • Demonstrated experience in and knowledge of the fields of biology, chemistry or radiological protection

  • Demonstrated experience with servicing or using chemical or radiological monitoring equipment.

  • Demonstrated experience serving in a Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Team or Hazardous Devices (HDT) Team.

  • Demonstrated experience conducting, planning or participating in emergency management/response training and exercises.

  • Experience wearing anti-contamination clothing, turnout gear, HAZMAT Level “A” & “B” suits with SCBA, or other chemical protective clothing.

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of the Laboratory’s emergency management/response policies, plans, procedures and practices and experience using them.

  • Working knowledge and demonstrated experience in emergency management/response practices including hazardous material response and/or explosives activities and the incident command system as outlined in the National Response Plan and National Incident Management System.

  • Working knowledge and demonstrated experience responding to nuclear and high-hazard emergency incidents, including knowledge of hazardous material reactions and/or explosive material and handling protocols.

Education:Bachelor’s degree and a minimum five years of related experience, or a Master’s degree and minimum of two years’ experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Essential Job Functions:Color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception, binocular vision, reading vision, distance vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, ability to hear high-pitched sounds, ability to smell, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), sitting, standing, walking, running, climbing stairs, climbing ladders, bending, stooping, crouching, crawling, kneeling, twisting the trunk or back, balancing, reaching overhead, reaching horizontally, reaching down, applying torque with hands or arms, gripping with the hands, pressing with hands or arms, pushing with hands or arms, pulling with hands or arms, typing or keyboarding, fine motor control, use of both hands, use of both arms, use of both legs, use of both feet, carrying 30+ pounds, lifting 30+ pounds.

Work Environment:Outdoors, in confined space, at heights, in a cold environment, working overtime or irregular schedule, working off-shift/rotating schedule, in a very hot environment > 100 F, in a widely ranging ambient temperatures, in a wet or humid environment, in a dry environment, domestic/foreign travel, operation of motor vehicles, work in a noisy environment, work under unusual lighting conditions, work near sources of ionizing radiation, work near sources of non-ionizing radiation, work with weapons or explosives, toxic chemicals, irritant chemicals, dusts or powders, fumes, carcinogens, headgear or head protection, safety glasses or eye protection, face shield or facial protection, mask or respirator, Level A HAZMAT suit, Level B HAZMAT suit/anti-C, hearing protection, gloves or hand protection, safety shoes or protective footgear, protective shielding of body/torso, hood use, SCBA.

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 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 Emergency Response Group (SEO-ER) is part of the Mission Assurance, Security and Emergency Response Associate Directorate located at LANL.

Highly skilled and experienced emergency management and response professionals help ensure LANL's compliance with emergency operations directives from the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security, as well as from state and local agencies.

The group consists of Emergency Response Specialists who possess specialized background and training in radiological, chemical, biological and energetic hazards and the associated mitigation.

Maximum Salary: 118200

Minimum Salary: 72500

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Johnson, Dana Elizabeth

Organization Name: SEO-ER/Emergency Response

Email: danaj@lanl.gov

Job Title: Industrial Hygiene & Safety Professional (Emergency Mgmt/Resp Specialist 2)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC65723