Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Management Coordinator 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Are you passionate about environmental issues? Do you dream about finding options and solutions for better waste management? If so, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to apply for a Waste Management Coordinator. As a Waste Management Coordinator you are front-line subject matter expert of waste operations across the extensive footprint of Los Alamos National Laboratory. As a Waste Management Coordinator, the selected candidate will be responsible for providing a turnkey customer focused approach to waste management to include characterization, processing, packaging, storage, and disposal of solid and liquid RCRA hazardous waste, non-hazardous waste, biological waste, New Mexico Special Waste, Universal Waste, PCB Waste and Radioactive Waste.
Through specialized skills, knowledge and understanding of waste operations, WMCs provide cradle to grave operational control and oversight that ensures compliance with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Department of Energy (DOE) 435.1, Radioactive Waste Management, and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, that allows Laboratories facility and field operations to focus on their mission critical work. The WMC is critical to the development of the organization’s goals and objectives while working closely with first-line managers, customers and peers to resolve wide-ranging challenges in creative ways while maintaining safety, security and compliance requirements.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated commitment to implementing safety, security, environment and quality objectives and requirements
Practical work experience with a laboratory or R&D plant/facility that generated multiple waste types
Knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations relating to the handling and management of solid, liquid, hazardous, radioactive, and/or mixed wastes
Ability to effectively communicate, interact, and work with internal customers as well as with Federal, State, and local agencies
Experience or training per DOT 49 CFR as a Basic Hazardous Materials Shipper and Basic Radioactive Materials Shipper or Certified per DOT 49 CFR as an Advanced Hazardous Materials Shipper and Advanced Radioactive Materials Shipper or Certified per DOT 49 CFR as an Advanced Mixed Waste Shipper
Knowledge of and experience with handling, characterizing, packaging, and/or transporting solid, liquid, hazardous, radioactive, and/or mixed wastes
Knowledge and experience in managing satellite accumulation areas (SAAs), central accumulation areas (CAAs), PCB storage areas, universal waste (UW) areas, and radioactive staging/storage areas including knowledge of chemical storage, segregation, and handling
Experience and knowledge communicating major elements of waste management processes, policies, and procedures to technical and non-technical personnel
Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree, a minimum five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Active or transferable L/Q clearance
Successful experience in coordinating cradle to grave management and disposition of non-hazardous, hazardous, chemical, and radioactive wastes
Knowledge of LANL’s organizational structure, technical areas, and facilities
Experience and knowledge of LANL’s waste management policies, practices, and procedures
Current or previous qualification as a waste professional in a Department of Energy facility
Chemical lab packing experience
Note to Applicants:
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):
General physical mobility includes but is not limited to: sitting, standing walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, twisting the trunk or back, balancing
Specific physical mobility includes but is not limited to: applying torque with hands or arms, gripping with the hands, pressing/pulling/pushing with the arms, reaching overhead/horizontally/downward, typing or keyboarding, use of both hands, use of both arms, use of both legs, use of both feet
Weight handling requirements include but are not limited to: carrying 30+ pounds, lifting 30+ pounds
General work environment may include but is not limited to: outdoors, working alone, working extended shifts, operation of motor vehicles, operation of specialized heavy equipment (i.e. forklift), R&D laboratory settings with corresponding chemicals and hazards
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
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)
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 the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy 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. Appointment Type
Contact Name Gonzales, Christine J
Work Telephone 505-667-8695
Vacancy Name: IRC85754
Organization Name WM-WGS/WASTE GENERATOR SERVICES
Minimum Salary 77300
Maximum Salary 126000
Req ID: IRC85754
Category: Env Safety Health