Los Alamos National Laboratory Type B Container Operations Lead (Technical Project Manager 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The International Threat Reduction Group (NEN‐3) of the Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation (NEN) Division is seeking qualified applicants for the position of a Technical Project Manager 2 to serve as the Type B Container Operations Lead. In addition to the support of Type B operations within the Off-site Source Recovery Program (OSRP), the selected candidate will be expected to support subcontracting, other OSRP-related activities, and develop other opportunities beyond OSRP for the use of the Type B container. OSRP is a U.S. Government activity sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Office of Global Material with the mission to remove excess or unwanted radioactive sealed sources that pose a potential risk to national security, and public health and safety.
The Type B Container Operations Lead is a key member of the Packaging and Radioactive Source Operations team with duties that include oversight and participation in several activities. In this position you will be coordinating high-activity beta gamma removals that use Type B containers, including interaction with OSRP program management, the Mobile Loading Source Recovery Team (MLSRT) based in Carlsbad, and the site from which the device is being recovered. You will collaborate closely with the Program Manager and line management, serving as the team’s point of contact for program development, enhancement, execution, funding, and promotion of the team’s Type B container operation capabilities. In this position, you will interface with the LANL Readiness, Packaging, and Transportation-Packaging and Transportation (RPT-PT) Office to maintain Type B quality assurance and Class 7 shipping compliance. Additionally, you will define requirements for design and fabrication of compliant radioactive material shipping containers; as well as plan and execute off‐site source recovery operations, both domestic and international. This position will require routine domestic and occasional international travel.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated scientific and technical excellence in at least one of the following areas: health physics; nuclear or radiological material handling; packaging, shipping, and disposition expertise, preferably with specific experience in hands‐on work with radioactive sealed sources and devices or other similar hazardous materials or wastes.
Hazardous Waste Materials
Experience with the handling, packaging, shipping, staging, and disposition of sealed radioactive sources and devices or other similar hazardous materials or wastes.
Experience providing oversight in an operational environment. Experience with policies, operations, and programs related to packaging and shipping Class 7 radioactive material or other similar hazardous materials or wastes.
Collaboration & Communication
Experience coordinating work between multiple organizations. Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, and make decisions, solve problems, exercise good judgment, work under pressure, work with minimal supervision and prioritize workload. Strong communication skills, including ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance, which generally requires U.S. citizenship.
Position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or at least 5 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with establishing and maintaining LANL subcontracts as well as experience working with DOE/NNSA sponsors to develop strong partnerships.
Packaging and Handling
Experience working with, maintaining, packaging, and/or transporting Type A, Type AF, or Type B containers. Experience in sealed source identification, handling, encapsulation, packaging, transportation, or disposal. As well as experience as a Class 7 Authorized Shipper.
Documentation and Examination
Developing and using waste profiles for disposition of transuranic and low-level radioactive waste. Experience as OSRP Visual Examination Operator/ITR. As well as experience as Derivative Classifier of documents.
Familiar with nuclear material control and accountability.
Active DOE Q Clearance.
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. SeeDOE Order 472.2for 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 LaboratoryPolicy P701for 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 email@example.com 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)
Vacancy Name: IRC81777
Organization Name NEN-3 / International Threat Reduction
Minimum Salary 91800
Maximum Salary 151400
Req ID: IRC81777
Category: Project Management