Los Alamos National Laboratory TRU Waste Inventory Specialist (TRU Waste Sciences Manager 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Triad National Security-Carlsbad Operations, is located in Carlsbad, New Mexico, and is the location of the Repository Science and Operations (RSO) Program. The RSO program provides technical expertise on transuranic (TRU) waste treatment, packaging, characterization, acceptable knowledge, transportation, and inventory to the DOE Carlsbad Field Oﬃce (CBFO). CBFO in turn authorizes the TRU Waste Inventory Team to collect TRU Waste Inventory Data, perform engineering and scientiﬁc analyses, report and enter pertinent information in Quality Records that defend and utilize TRU waste inventory data for WIPP recertiﬁcation, TRU waste management and strategic planning.
As the TRU Waste Sciences Manager 2 (non-management position), you will come in as an intermediate level TRU Waste Inventory Specialist. Reporting to the Team Leader of the Inventory Team, you will support the TRU Waste Inventory collection process by interfacing with generator site experts to collect, evaluate and incorporate TRU waste inventory data into the Comprehensive Inventory Database (CID). In addition to data collection and evaluation, you will be responsible for co-authoring the Annual Transuranic Waste Inventory Report. As the selected candidate, you must reside in Carlsbad, as a key member of the RSO staﬀ. You will interact with a multidisciplinary team comprised of personnel with experience in waste management, process chemistry, database development, characterization, TRU waste packaging and shipping, and disposal.
As the selected candidate, you must be a self-starting problem-solver capable of writing and defending reports that support resolution of these issues. Job functions will be carried out with minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment requiring close cooperation, adaptability, initiative, and willingness to accomplish the mission and unique goals of the Inventory Team. You will have latitude for independent action and decision-making in areas of assigned responsibility and must be able to manage multiple tasks concurrently.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Experience in coordinating and facilitating high proﬁle DOE and Regulator’s meetings including the DOE’s Office of the National TRU Program User Group meeting.
Working knowledge of relevant regulatory policies and procedures including: the WIPP Waste Acceptance Criteria, WIPP Hazardous Waste Permit, and CBFO Quality Assurance Program Document.
Demonstrated ability to assist sites in determining if their TRU waste meets all regulatory requirements for disposal in WIPP.
Proven ability to present scientiﬁc and technical data both written and orally to groups of individuals from varied technical background.
Demonstrated ability to manage change, numerous tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
Experience in internal, programmatic and regulatory audits and assessments.
Excellent communication skills, oral, and written. Must be comfortable defending work to regulators and stakeholders.
Education/Experience: Undergraduate degree in science, environmental management, engineering, mathematics and 5+ years of relevant experience or an advanced degree with 2+ years of relevant experience.
High Proﬁciency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access.
Experience providing technical evaluation and recommendation to customers.
Detailed knowledge of processing and disposing of TRU waste.
Note to All Applicants
The primary work location for this position is Carlsbad, NM. The RSO program is located in Carlsbad, NM.
For full consideration, please submit a comprehensive cover letter addressing qualifications and experience related to the stated job requirements for this position.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Ability to speak, Sitting, Standing, Walking, Typing or keyboarding
Work Environment: Occasional domestic travel
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. 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: 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 Laboratory Policy P701 for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
Contact Name Gonzales, Christine J
Work Telephone 505-667-8695
Vacancy Name: IRC81585
Organization Name ESH-RSO/ESH Repository Science & Operations
Minimum Salary 91800
Maximum Salary 151400
Req ID: IRC81585
Category: Env Safety Health