Industrial Hygiene & Safety Professional (Industrial Hygiene & Safety Prof 3/4)

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Industrial Hygiene and Safety Professional 3 or 4 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 and Quality, (ALDESHQ) has a need for an Industrial Hygiene and Safety Professional supporting LANL programs and projects at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) through the LANL Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Division. 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 collaborate with the work force in developing solutions to complex safety and health 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; promote teamwork within the organization and across the Laboratory; promote a positive work environment; and delivers exceptional customer service. This position is an opportunity for motivated, innovative, and customer focused professional to support established teams.

IH&S Professional 3 ($101,700-$168,200)

The successful candidate will:

  • Evaluate work activities and recommend safety and health protective equipment and risk mitigation or abatement controls.
  • Review plans, designs and specifications for operations and facilities to identify proper hazard controls.
  • Assist customers in implementation of Integrated Work Management (IWM) by gaining an understanding of operations, assisting with the development and review of IWDs and associated operating procedures to ensure hazards are appropriately identified and controlled.
  • Conduct industrial hygiene and safety field measurements and evaluations as part of a comprehensive Exposure Assessment Program.
  • Participate in abnormal event response as an IH&S subject matter expert (SME).
IH&S Professional 4 ($112,000-$186,700)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the IH&S Professional 4 will be required to:

  • Perform safety analysis of complex data to identify trends and recommend hazard reduction requirements and actions.
  • Work independently to develop, maintain and implement IH&S programs in the field.
  • Provide mentoring to junior staff in support of the IH&S qualification program.
  • Write expert-level and complex technical reports based on the interpretation of complex data, observations and current regulations.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Advanced knowledge of and experience implementing industrial hygiene/safety-related risk assessments and corrective actions.
  • Advanced 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.
  • Advanced skill in the preparation and communication of industrial hygiene/safety technical information to technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Advanced knowledge and ability to apply the hierarchy of controls to eliminate or mitigate hazards while ensuring mission success.
  • Advanced experience and skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions to industrial hygiene and safety related problems.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively within a team environment and provide excellent customer service.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Q clearance.

Additional Job Requirements for IH&S Professional 4

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the IH&S Professional 4 level requires:
  • Expert knowledge and application of Integrated Safety Management, Integrated Work Management, and other industrial hygiene and safety procedures.
  • Expert-level knowledge and ability to evaluate hazard controls and exposure data in order to make recommendations and improvements.
  • Expert-level knowledge and ability to develop, review, and evaluate site-specific safety/health programs and requirements.
  • Expert-level experience and skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions and recommending solutions to problems affecting industrial hygiene and safety.
  • Expert-level ability to represent the organization and laboratory on various internal or external boards and committees.
Education/Experience at lower level: Position requires a Bachelor's in Science, Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, or Safety, and 8 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. An MS degree and relevant professional certification preferred (eg. CIH).

Education/Experience at higher level: Position requires a Bachelor's in Science, Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, or Safety, and 12 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. An MS degree and relevant professional certification preferred (eg. CIH).

Desired Qualifications:
  • Broad knowledge of Laboratory organizations, operations, and activities.
  • Experience with Laboratory ESH data collection tools and databases.
  • Expert level knowledge in air monitoring and contamination control.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working in a Nuclear Facility.
  • Active 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.

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.

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation conducted by or on behalf of the Federal Government, and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance. and obtaining such clearance requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon the position, additional authorization to access classified information may be required, which may or may not be available to dual citizens. Receipt of a Q clearance and additional access authorization ultimately is a decision of the Federal Government and not of Triad.

*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. 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.

Incentive Compensation Program: The higher level position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program. You must be in an eligible position for a minimum of 3 months, before July 1st and remain in an eligible position as of the end of the fiscal year, September 30th. The annual distribution is prorated based on the number of months in the eligible position.

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.