Construction Safety (Industrial Hygiene & Safety Professional 1/2)

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Industrial Hygiene & Safety Professional 1 or the Industrial Hygiene & Safety Professional 2 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

The Associate Laboratory Directorate for Environment, Safety, Health, Quality, and Safeguards and Security (ALDESHQSS) has a need for an operational Industrial Hygiene and Safety Professional with construction safety experience to support LANL programs, projects, and construction projects, at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) through the LANL Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Division. Reporting to the IHS Manager for Infrastructure and Capital Projects, the Industrial Hygiene and Safety (IHS) Professional will be responsible for developing, recommending, and implementing programs and procedures associated with the recognition, measurement, evaluation, and control of potential health and safety hazards. The IHS Professional will provide daily industrial hygiene and safety support to construction projects, programmatic, and facility organizations to ensure the protection of workers, compliance with Laboratory S&H requirements, and mission success. The IHS Professional will use professional concepts and Laboratory objectives to resolve complex issues. The IHS Professional will collaborate with the work force in developing solutions to complex ESH problems that require in-depth analysis of work activities and data. The IHS Professional will promote safety, security, and quality in all operations; exercises prudent fiscal and property management; promotes teamwork within the organization and across the Laboratory; promotes a positive work environment; and delivers exceptional customer service. This position is an opportunity for a motivated, innovative, and customer focused professional to support an established team.

IH&S Professional 1 ($69,500-$ 110,300)

An IH&S Professional 1 works primarily under supervision and follows established directions and receives detailed instructions on new projects or assignments. Work is reviewed for accuracy, soundness of judgment and overall adequacy. They use judgment within defined practices and procedures to determine appropriate action.

The successful candidate will:

  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively within a team environment and provide excellent customer service.

IH&S Professional 2 ($83,900-$ 136,600)

An IH&S Professional 2 works under limited direction; receives general instructions on new assignments. Work is evaluated upon completion to ensure objectives have been met. They demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. They determine an approach to solutions, plans, schedules, and arranges their own activities in accomplishing objectives.

In addition to the duties outlined above, the IH&S Professional 2 will be required to:

  • Use professional concepts and Laboratory objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of DOE and/or regulatory requirements related to safety and industrial hygiene in a construction environment.
  • Working knowledge of industrial hygiene/safety-related risk assessments and corrective actions.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA 1926 Safety and Health Regulations for Construction and OSHA 1910 General Industry.
  • Working knowledge and application of techniques and procedures for industrial hygiene exposure assessment (both qualitative and quantitative), to include sampling and sampling techniques/instrumentation, sample analysis, and selection/implementation of controls.
  • Working knowledge and ability to apply the hierarchy of controls to eliminate or mitigate hazards while ensuring mission success.
  • Experience and skill in the preparation and communication of safety and industrial hygiene technical information to technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Experience working effectively in a team environment and ability to take direction until fully qualified.

Additional Job Requirements for IH&S Professional 2

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the IH&S Professional 2 level requires:

  • Working knowledge and experience with unique hazards associated with radiological work.
  • Demonstrated high degree of attention to detail in ensuring data quality objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and accomplish tasks with limited supervision.
  • Experience overseeing work requiring the use of respirators.

Education/Experience at lower level: Position requires a Bachelor's in Science, Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, or Safety; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Education/Experience at higher level: Position requires a Bachelor's in Science, Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, or Safety, and 5 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional certification such as ASP, CSP, or CIH.
  • Working knowledge of Laboratory organizations, operations, and activities, programs.
  • Knowledge and application of Integrated Safety Management, Integrated Work Management, and other DOE industrial hygiene and safety procedures in a research environment.
  • Experience identifying, applying, and interpreting federal codes, standards, and regulations in safety and IH program areas, including construction safety, chemical safety, beryllium, exposure assessment.
  • Broad knowledge of Laboratory organizations, operations, and activities.
  • Familiarity with ADESH data collection tools and databases.
  • Trained and fit to wear respiratory protection.
  • Experience working in a radiological facility.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Clearance.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Depth perception, binocular vision, reading vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 hz), standing, walking, use stairs, fixed ladders and ladders up to six feet, ability to lift 50 pounds and carry 35 pounds. Hold a current driver's license and be able to operate a government vehicle.

Work Environment: Ability to wear respiratory/protective equipment.

Work Location: The work location for this position is onsite and located in Los Alamos, NM. All work locations are at the discretion of management.

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.

Note to Applicants: Along with a resume, applicants should provide a cover letter addressing each of the Minimum Job Requirements and Desired Skills.

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 childbirth and parental leave
  • Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
  • Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
  • Flexible schedules and time off (PTO and holidays)
  • Onsite gyms and wellness programs
  • Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details

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.

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

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 Policy 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, 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 or call 1-505-664-6947 option 2.