Nuclear Material Specialist 1/2 | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Nuclear Material Specialist 1/2

What You Will Do

The Operational Readiness and Execution group (ORI-2) is seeking a highly motivated Nuclear Materials Specialist to assist in classified data management and analytics. The selected Nuclear Materials Specialist will support ORI-2's mission to reduce operational and programmatic risk across the Weapons Production missions through the assurance of proper processing, storage, control, disposition and distribution of special nuclear materials.

Travel and off-site work may be required to meet position requirements and will vary depending on program needs.
Nuclear Material Specialist 1 ($54,600-$84,500)

Under the supervision and technical guidance from senior staff and/or management, the selected Nuclear Material Specialist will participate in the shipping and receipt of nuclear materials, nuclear materials inventory analysis, reporting, and forecasting to meet Laboratory and Department of Energy (DOE) customer needs. The selected NMS will become well versed in DOE Order 410.2 Management of Nuclear Materials compliance, along with additional governing policies, procedures and regulations.

Nuclear Material Specialist 2 ($65,700-$104,400)

In addition to the role described for a Nuclear Material Specialist 1, a Nuclear Material Specialist 2 will participate in deep-dive data analytics. The selected candidate will develop reports and presentations for management, program owners and stakeholders. In conjunction with data analysis, the selected candidate may identify opportunities for improvement and offer new methodologies for nuclear management activities.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Entry-level knowledge of data analysis - including planning, trending and reporting.
  • Entry-level knowledge of database queries, forms, and reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to written policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated entry-level oral, written, and presentation skills as demonstrated by presentations and professional correspondences.
  • Demonstrated experience handling of sensitive or classified data.
  • Entry-level understanding of project management principles and practices.
  • Entry-level knowledge of nuclear materials management (e.g., material storage, control, shipping, or disposition) in accordance with DOE Order 410.2 Management of Nuclear Materials.

Additional Job Requirements for Nuclear Material Specialist 2:

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
  • Demonstrated proficinency in moderate complexity data analysis - including planning, trending and reporting.
  • Demonstrated entry-level programming skills and querying capability - including development of technical solutions and approaches.
  • Demonstrated experience with data visualization applications and techniques (graphs, charts, etc.).
  • Experience in developing and fostering successful cross-organizational teams to solve complex problems.
  • Advanced customer service experience rooted in strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven proficiency managing sensitive or classified data.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a highly regulated environment. Proven ability to strictly adhere to written compliance requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience with nuclear materials management (e.g., material storage, control, shipping, or disposition) in accordance with DOE Order 410.2 Management of Nuclear Materials.

Education/Experience at lower level: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree and 1 year of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

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

Desired Qualifications:

• Demonstrated experience with nuclear materials management (e.g., material storage, control, shipping, or disposition) in accordance with DOE Order 410.2 Management of Nuclear Materials.

• Classified Matter Protection and Control Custodian (CMPC).

• Experience using or programming relational and/or SQL Server databases.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Lifting and Carrying 10-20lbs, Sitting, Standing, Walking, Typing, Fine Motor Control (Mousing).
Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, New Mexico with the potential for a hybrid work arrangement (partially onsite/partially offsite) from a location within 2 hours ground commute of this location. Reporting onsite will be periodically required. Hybrid is at the discretion of management and can change at any time with appropriate notice.

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 a 1 year.

Note to Applicants:

• For full consideration, submit a comprehensive resume reflective of your relevant experience to the job requirements and desired skills stated above.

• 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.

• This vacancy will close on May 21, 2022, midnight Mountain Standard Time. Note, if it is determined that there is an adequate applicant pool prior to this date, the position may close as early as April 28, 2022.
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 at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Laboratory 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