Los Alamos National Laboratory Training Specialist 1/2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

Institutional Training Services (ITS) plays a fundamental role in qualifying workers to meet Laboratory, DOE, and regulatory training requirements and thereby contributes directly to worker health and safety.

Institutional Training Services is seeking a Training Specialist 1 or 2 to work with a team of 10 other trainers responsible for the development and delivery of 200 ES&H; courses required to meet various regulatory and contractual training requirements including those necessary to meet OSHA 29 CFR, DOT 49 CFR, EPA 40 CFR, DOE 10 CFR, and various LANL operational and DOE training requirements. The successful candidate will coordinate with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to interpret compliance requirements and determine content necessary to meet regulatory requirements. This individual will also be responsible for managing those courses assigned to them and for ensuring that this training meets DOE requirements for nuclear facility training and customer needs.

Standup instruction will be required and class sizes may vary from small classrooms to auditorium environments.

Assigned functions of this job may vary, and other duties and responsibilities may be assigned or changed at the discretion of management.

Training Specialist 1 ($50,200-$77,600):

This is an entry-level position that receives detailed instructions on new projects or assignments. Work is reviewed for accuracy, soundness of judgment, and overall adequacy. Work is reviewed while in progress.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide technical and non-technical training and education program services to Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Work with customers and stakeholders to design, develop and implement training programs in accordance with applicable regulatory drivers and contractual requirements.

  • Use and apply training principles, theories, concepts, and techniques.

  • Provide resolutions to an assortment of problems where analysis of situations or data requires a review of multiple factors.

  • Work under supervision and follow established directions.

  • Contribute to group projects and organizational objectives.

Training Specialist 2 ($60,400-$95,900):

This is a mid-level position that receives guidance on new projects or assignments. Work is reviewed for accuracy. May provide supervision to entry-level Training Specialists.

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Training Specialist 2 will be required to:

  • Evaluate and assess Laboratory training program implementation and effectiveness.

  • Work with customers, stakeholders and regulators to assure training programs meet customer needs, regulatory drivers, and contractual requirements.

  • Develop, implement and maintain formal qualification and certification programs and training plans.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Training Specialist 1 Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of and experience with adult learning and formal training development and delivery experience using a systematic approach to training at DOE or nuclear reactor facilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver training addressing the hazards and the methods for mitigating these hazards including regulatory mandates.

  • Knowledge of a learning management system or LANL UTrain.

  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with staff at all organizational and educational levels.

  • Technical and working knowledge of OSHA health and safety requirements (29 CFR), DOT hazardous materials transportation requirements (49 CFR), waste management requirements (40 CFR), and radiological safety (10 CFR).

Additional Training Specialist 2 Job Requirements:

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Training Specialist 2 level requires:

  • Ability to interpret and conduct work following the requirements of Department of Energy (DOE) orders pertaining to one or more of the following subject areas: ES&H;, HazMat Transportation, RCRA, Waste Management, or Radiological Protection.

  • Experience in developing and delivering training in one or more of the following areas: Lockout/Tagout, Forklifts, Cranes, HazMat Transportation, Confined Space, Fall Protection, RadWorker, Ladder Safety, Compressed Gases, Hearing Conservation, RCRA, and/or other ES&H; topics.

  • Working knowledge or the ability to interpret Code of Federal Regulations such as 29 CFR 1910, 10 CFR 835, 40 CFR 260-265, and/or 49 CFR 105-180.

Desired Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Laboratory policies and procedures pertaining to training, ES&H;, RCRA, Waste Management, and/or HazMat Transportation.

  • LANL TSQP qualifications as a Nuclear Facility Training Specialist and classroom instructor or the experience and abilities to attain TSQP qualifications.

  • Fundamental understanding of physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics.

  • LANL TSQP qualifications as a Nuclear Facility Training Specialist and classroom instructor or the experience and abilities to attain TSQP qualifications.


Training Specialist 1: Position typically requires a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of two years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Training Specialist 2: Position typically requires a BA/BS, MA/MS or equivalent combination of education and experience with a minimum of four years of related experience.

Notes to Applicants:For full consideration, in addition to your resume, please provide a cover letter addressing each of the requirements (minimum and desired) noted in the job posting individually. You can copy and paste the minimum and desired qualification and then add sub-bullets with your commentary.

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 the beautiful mountains of northern New Mexico near Santa Fe, 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.

Our employees are our greatest asset, which is why we provide a comprehensive benefits package that offers health coverage for you and your eligible family members today and retirement plans for a brighter tomorrow. A healthy workforce is paramount to a successful organization. We offer an incentivized wellness plan and preventive care to encourage and reward good basic health choices. Also, for your financial wellness, we provide a tax-deferred 401(k) retirement plan, with a company match and service based contribution.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-665-1683

Contact Name: Tedder, Billie Jo (BJ)

Organization Name: SI-ITS/SI-Institutional Training Services

Email: bjtedder@lanl.gov

Job Title: Training Specialist 1/2

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC69470