Work Configuration and Control Specialist (Operations Specialist ½)

What You Will Do

The Work Configuration and Control Specialist (WCCS) will support various TA-55 Facility Operations program groups. This may include both in-facility and database audits of the Lock Out Tag Out/Facility Placard and Transient Combustible programs, resolution of discrepancies identified during audits, walkdowns to support procedure review and development and support for training development. You will also be required to work with facility personnel in order to keep TA55 systems up to date for equipment status and control (e.g. database for caution tags, administrative locks, and LOTO hazardous energy locks/tags).

This position will be filled at either the Operations Specialist 1 or 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.

Operations Specialist 1 $57,800 - $89,500

Provides general direction, guidance, data analysis, and/or operational support to the TA-55 facility and/or organization in order to ensure the implementation and integration of operational and programmatic functions. Assists in routine facility or area walk-downs, procedure reviews, inspections, and/or evaluations to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the facility and/or organization. Assists in performing periodic reviews and assessments to ensure of the facility and/or organization systems are operating properly and are being maintained within required limits. Assists in preliminary inquiries and information gathering into abnormal facility events and occurrences and the development, implementation and documentation of corrective actions for identified systems and equipment deficiencies and failures.

Operations Specialist 2 $76,900 - $122,200

In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, an OS2 is expected to perform the following. Prepares, reviews and issues Administrative and Lock Out Tag Out locks and documentation. Support transient combustible walkdowns with Area Controllers. Assists in developing training for facility personnel. Performs routine facility or area walk-downs, procedure reviews, inspections, and/or evaluations to ensure the safe and efficient operations of the facility and/or organization. Functions in an array of contingency coordinator roles in support of operations including, but not limited to, emergency/fire/security, environmental/regulatory compliance, and/or nuclear material accountability.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Conduct of Operations: Experience working within a formal Conduct of Operations framework (DOE or equivalent).

Facility Operations: Knowledge of and experience with working in a nuclear facility.

Lockout/Tagout: Experience of Lock Out Tag Out program's purpose and processes.

Transient Combustibles: Familiarity of transient combustible program's purpose and processes.

Communication: Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication.

Additional Job Requirements for Operations Specialist 2:

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

Safety: Demonstrated knowledge mitigating work hazards, implementing safety practices, and understanding operating configuration.

Customer Service: Customer service, organizational skills, and ability to interact with all levels of personnel internal and external to the Laboratory.

Work Ethic: Demonstrated ability to work with little supervision.

Operations Support Specialist 1 Education Required: Position requires an Associate's Degree and 2 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Operations Support Specialist 2 Education Required: Position requires an Associate's Degree and 4 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

Knowledge of TA55 processes and systems

Note to Applicants:

For full consideration, please provide a comprehensive resume, which outlines how you meet the minimum and desired skills noted above.

Work Schedule: The TA-55 Operations Manager Programs (OPS2) and may be assigned to a 4-10 schedule, which may include an evening schedule from 1330 to 2300, to provide coverage for Operations activities.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Climbing Stairs, Climbing Ladders, and Lifting/carrying 20-30 Pounds.

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

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.

426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

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 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 or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.