MBA Custodian (Material Control & Accountability Specialist 2/3) | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

MBA Custodian (Material Control & Accountability Specialist 2/3)

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Material Control & Accountability Specialist 2/Material Control & Accountability Specialist 3 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.

Do you want to support the Los Alamos National Laboratory Science and Security mission? The Nuclear Material Control and Accountability (NMCA) Group is seeking a dedicated employee to provide nuclear material safeguards oversight in support of the Weapons Program. The successful candidate will need to have a strong attention to detail, questioning attitude, and exceptional interpersonal skills necessary to provide oversight in a production environment.

Material Control & Accountability Specialist 2 ($77,300 - $126,000)

As a Material Controls & Accountability Specialist 2 (MBA Custodian) you will ensure compliance with Material Control and Accountability requirements while working with staff from operations to ensure the success of critical work in support of Los Alamos National Laboratory mission objectives and National Security interests. You will conduct audits and appraisals of selected nuclear material accounting functions; monitor, analyze and correct variances between site nuclear material inventory records and external databases and analyze, interpret, and apply statistical inventory models to determine significance of inventory variances.

Material Control & Accountability Specialist 3 ($85,400 - $139,600)

In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level you will ensure nuclear material control and accountability regulations are being adhered to, assist operational staff on preparing for inventory, provide guidance on how operational organizations can stay in compliance, engage with operations on new projects or changes to existing projects, respond to abnormal conditions, participate in fact findings and process improvement exercises and mentor less experienced staff.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

• Specialized knowledge and experience in at least one of the following: nuclear facility operations, MBA custodian duties, application of NMCA requirements of process operations, or chemical/physical processes dealing with nuclear material.

• Experience analyzing, monitoring, correcting, and balancing inventory data following accounting good practices and routine inventory cycles.

• Experience in participating in nuclear material physical inventories and performing audits

• Demonstrated problem solving skills, analytical skills and the ability to execute accounting decisions consistent with NMCA regulatory drivers and generally accepted accounting principles.

• Intermediate skill and experience with Microsoft Excel for report generation, presentation and trending.

Additional Job Requirements for Material Control & Accountability Specialist 3:

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:

• Advanced knowledge and experience in at least one of the following: nuclear facility operations, MBA custodian duties, application of NMCA requirements of process operations, or chemical/physical processes dealing with nuclear material.

• Knowledge and understanding of NMCA requirements as outlined in DOE O 474.2

• Extensive experience with the use of nuclear material accountability systems such as LANMAS.

• Advanced knowledge and experience interpreting inventory transactions to ensure good business practices and adherence to policies on accounting for nuclear materials.

Education/Experience Material Control & Accountability Specialist 2: Position requires an Associate's Degree and 6 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience directly related to the occupation. Additional consideration may be given to professionally recognized training and certifications in related fields

Education/Experience Material Control & Accountability Specialist 3: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. Additional consideration may be given to professionally recognized training and certifications in related fields.

Desired Qualifications:

• Knowledge of TA55-RD-585 Nuclear Materials Control and Accountability Requirements.

• Knowledge of, or experience with, scientific work and/or operations within one or more Material Balance Areas in TA-55.

• Experience with implementing successful process improvement projects designed to improve both efficiency and quality.

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.

COVID Vaccine:

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

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:

• Please include a comprehensive cover letter addressing in detail how they meet the minimum requirements and desired skills.

• While the posted salary range for this position is broad, it is highly unusual for selected applicants to be hired at the top end of the range and more common for selected candidates to grow into the full salary band over time.
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 (paid sick, vacation, 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). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

*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.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

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 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 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.Employment StatusFull Time