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Los Alamos National Laboratory Operations Support Specialist (Operations Support Specialist 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC71884


Job Title Operations Support Specialist (Operations Support Specialist 4)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name TA-55 DO/ Technical Area 55

What You Will Do

As a member of the TA-55 Operations team, the selected candidate will be responsible for providing support to the Facility Operations Director in the day-to-day business operations functions and in the development and deliverance of facility operations-focused programs, policies, processes, and procedures in support of safe and compliant facility operations. Candidate will assist with coaching/mentoring of program and operations personnel in Conduct of Operations.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated Operations, Maintenance and/or Radiation Protection experience in Navy Nuclear, Commercial Nuclear, Navy Ship Yard and/or DOE Nuclear Facility.

  • Expert experience in implementing Formality of Operations in both nuclear and non-nuclear facilities

  • Expert knowledge interpreting and enforcing DOE Orders pertaining to Nuclear Facilities (DOE O 420.1c, Facility Safety and DOE O 422.1, Conduct of Operations)

  • Expert experience developing procedural controls tying level of detail and usage type commensurate with the consequence of miss-performance.

  • Expert experience with providing expert guidance in interpreting governmental regulations and Laboratory policies impacting facility operations to ensure compliance.

  • Expert experience in execution of nuclear facility Readiness Reviews

  • Demonstrated experience integrating facility specific requirements into readiness review and implementation verification review program documents.

  • Knowledge and understanding of mechanical and electrical systems

  • Demonstrated aptitude for coaching/mentoring employees

  • Strong interpersonal skills in both verbal and written communications and the ability to effectively communicate to all levels of staff and management

Desired Skills:

  • Active Q clearance

Education Required: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of twelve years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, post graduate course work may be expected.

Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position.

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.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

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 or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

TA-55 Facility Operations' Mission is to provide Plutonium Science and Manufacturing, and their tenants, with Safe, Secure, Compliant and Available Facilities. We strive for continuous improvement by fostering a learning organization with strong values for safety, people and cost effectiveness.

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.

Appointment Type Regular


Minimum Salary 89900

Maximum Salary 148300

Contact Details

Contact Name


Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC71884

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 a disability accommodation,
email or call (505) 665-4444, option 1.