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Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Management Division Leader (Environmental Manager 6) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC76352


Job Title Waste Management Division Leader (Environmental Manager 6)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name WM-DO/ Waste Management

Minimum Salary 155600

Maximum Salary 278400

What You Will Do

Triad, LLC is establishing a new work division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The Waste Management Division Leader will lead a large organization of waste management coordinators, shippers and waste management professionals. The Division Leader will report to the Director for Environment and Waste Programs and will manage the part of the organization responsible for technical leadership, oversight, and management of a centralized waste management service organization to include Low Level Radioactive Waste, Mixed Low Level Waste, and Hazardous Waste.

The primary responsibilities for the WM Division Leader will be to develop, establish, and manage a turnkey waste management program for LANL. This responsibility will include the following tasks:

  • Develop/establish turnkey waste operations to allow customers to focus on mission critical work and provide cradle to grave operational control and oversight.

  • Manage waste characterization and management-related activities that are compliant with all applicable laws and regulations governing these activities.

  • Proactively work with waste generators, the LANL Pollution Prevention program, and other compliance programs to achieve source reduction, waste minimization, and improved accountability by establishing structured customer relationships and improve cost-effectiveness for waste management.

  • Provide waste generators support and issue resolution assistance.

  • Expand waste management operations to adequately address identified compliance and operational gaps to ensure safe, effective and compliant waste management services.

  • Implement and manage a new environmental waste management technician training pipeline program for long-term succession planning and career path development.

  • Manage planning for waste generation by effectively managing a staff of Waste Management Coordinators (WMCs) and Waste Management Technicians (WMTs).

  • The Division Leader will help to establish and implement a customer focused approach to waste management to include characterization, profile planning, storage, treatment and disposal. The Division Leader will participate in the achievement of Division goals for programmatic, business, and operational excellence and be responsible for strategic planning and tactical execution of waste management field implementation. The Division Leader will foster high quality compliance and technical support to include sustained and effective relationships with principal stakeholders. Emphasis will be placed on ensuring the Division has the capabilities necessary to support programmatic mission success through resource allocation, succession planning, mentoring, recruiting, and retaining qualified staff.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Experience as a senior-level manager, or similar with a distinguished track record that demonstrates management positions of increasing responsibility and accomplishment including setting technical direction and goals, implementing effective business practices and systems, managing personnel, managing budgets and finances, and managing customer and stakeholder relations associated with Nuclear Facilities.

  • Experience interfacing with the Department of Energy and TSDFs in the area of waste characterization, certification, packaging and transportation.

  • Experience in strategic planning, resource planning and allocation, setting objectives, and meeting milestones.

  • Experience to integrate and implement tenets of multiple management systems including safety, security, quality, configuration management, and conduct of operations.

  • Ability to build and grow both internal and external organizational relationships, including partnering with major industry, regulatory programs and LANL Missions.

  • Detailed knowledge and experience in waste stream planning, characterization, packaging, treatment and pollution prevention.

  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge and experience with federal and state environmental and waste management regulations, policies, and procedures, including, but not necessarily limited to, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments, Hazardous Waste Packaging and Transportation, and Radioactive Materials Shipping.

  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of waste management program development and administration and compliance.

  • Demonstrated advanced leadership and mentoring experience in the development of personnel and succession planning in a large complex business environment.

  • Ability to change the thinking of or gain acceptance from others in sensitive situations, without damage to the relationship and ability to achieve organizational goals.

  • Ability to lead a team of professionals with a record of successful teamwork and consensus building consistent with working across organizational and program/project boundaries.

  • Demonstrated commitment to, and action in, promoting Laboratory objectives in areas of ISM, ISSM, EMS, quality, and workforce diversity, as well as demonstrated knowledge of Laboratory objectives and other statements of policy/practice/procedures.

Desired Skills

  • High-level knowledge of complex organizational structures, technical areas, and facilities.

  • Knowledge of the Laboratory’s waste tracking systems.

  • Causal analysis experience.

  • Successful record of working with local and state government leaders in communicating complex institutional messages.


  • Position typically requires a Bachelor’s, Master's, or PhD in physical sciences, environmental, civil, or chemical engineering, hazardous materials management, waste technology, other related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum of 15 years of related management experience.

Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a resume and a comprehensive cover letter that addresses their vision for the position and how their expertise represents the key requirements.

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.

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 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.

The Associate Laboratory Directorate for Environment, Safety, Health, Quality, Safeguards and Security (ALDESHQSS) develops and implements early identification, prevention, and mitigation activities to protect workers, the public, and the environment, while assisting Laboratory wide mission programs and operations to be successful. Strong relationships with stakeholders, customers, and regulators is imperative to functional support, improved performance, and positive/progressive contribution to Lab-wide mission activities.

Appointment Type Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name Gonzales, Christine J

Email cjg@lanl.gov

Work Telephone 505-667-8695

Req ID: IRC76352