Los Alamos National Laboratory Environmental Professional 2/3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The EPC-WMP Group, RCRA Permitting/Compliance Team provides institutional technical leadership and direction to line organizations for compliance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations and executive orders, including legal agreements, orders, and directives. The Environmental Professional reports to and receives direction from the RCRA Permitting/Compliance Team Leader and Group Management. This position will provide technical and RCRA compliance support to the TA55 FOD and NPI-7 Group. This position will work closely with other members of the team involving the identification, interpretation, and implementation of applicable regulations; development and submittal of plans and permit applications; collection and reporting of compliance and performance data; transmittal of vital information; submittal of required reports; preparation of notices, responses to regulatory agencies; andnegotiations with regulatory agencies. This position is expected to attract individuals requiring minimal supervision and with a self-motivated job ethic.

This position will be filled at either the Environmental Professional 2/Environmental Professional 3, 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.

Environmental Professional 2 ($72,500 - $118,200)

Has knowledge and working experience with RCRA regulations along with experience working with hazardous and mixed waste streams.

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Perform procedure reviews to ensure RCRA and Permit compliance

  • Conduct internal RCRA, Permit and P409 assessments

  • Interpret RCRA regulations and Permit requirements

  • Draft regulatory white papers, guidance, reports and Waste Treatment Report Forms

  • Provide customer support to NPI-7 managers and staff

  • Support compliance with used oil, universal waste, SAA, CAA and TSD requirements along with Chem Haz, TRU, MTRU, LLW, MLLW

  • Support internal and external audits

  • Provide briefings or trainings to customers regarding RCRA and Permit requirements

  • Utilize and navigate WCATS

  • Review waste characterization

  • Create TA55 FOD quarterly STP reports

  • Provide regulatory and TSD support to WMC’s, technicians, AK specialists and FLM’s

  • Understand and adhere to all Laboratory and industry regulatory guidance and governance specific to the waste management of solid, liquid, hazardous, radioactive, and/or mixed wastes.

Environmental Professional 3 ($87,800 - $144,800)

This position is for an experienced environmental professional within the waste management discipline that can provide leadership to other Environmental Professional Level 2’s, Acceptable Knowledge Specialists and customers. Viewed as a RCRA and Permitting SME within the Laboratory. Works on and provides solutions to complex RCRA issues.

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Environmental Professional 3 will be required to:

  • Perform hazardous waste site inspections/audits of operations and facilities throughout the TA55 FOD and recommend appropriate action to management in compliance with regulations.

  • Interface with all levels of Laboratory staff and managers, representatives of the US Department of Energy (DOE), state and federal subject matter experts (SMEs) stakeholders and regulators.

  • Perform expert technical analyses and/or reviews of characterization data collected from a broad range of waste characterization techniques to determine whether waste meets shipping, acceptance, and/or processing criteria.

  • Create and approve required waste-related reports.

  • Participate and lead in audits and assessments, this may include self-assessments.

  • Serve as mentor for lower level environmental professionals and on-the-job instructor.

  • Prepare and present waste management reports.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated scientific or engineering expertise in the area of environmental regulations, with an emphasis on the implementation of hazardous waste management regulations and RCRA permit requirement.
  • Detailed knowledge of the following: RCRA hazardous waste management requirements including hazardous/mixed waste characterization, storage, treatment, and disposal; requirements associated with hazardous and mixed waste generation, treatment of hazardous and mixed wastes, and RCRA permitting.
  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills with a customer service focus.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting waste management procedure reviews with regards to RCRA permitting and general waste management requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and manage priorities; ability to work successfully as part of a team and achieve team objectives; and the ability to deal with difficult deadlines and short timeframes.
  • Demonstrated experience providing support to waste generators and waste management coordinators in the field.
  • Familiarity and experience working at waste storage and treatment facilities at LANL.
  • Experience and knowledge of WCATS or other waste tracking software.

Additional Job Requirements for Environmental Professional 3:

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Environmental Professional 4 level requires:

  • Development and presentation of training to organizational clients on permit requirements and procedures. May be required to conduct and present information at public meetings with stake holders and the public, and may be called upon to testify at public hearings.
  • Demonstrated skill and experience with permitting and regulatory compliance of the RCRA, including preparing/reviewing plans, applications, modifications, and reports; as well as interpreting regulatory requirements and guidance.

Desired Skills:

General experience working with regulators;general knowledge of the geography and operations of the Laboratory; knowledge of and experience with related environmental fields (e.g., water quality compliance, air quality compliance, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Solid Waste, risk assessment, environmental surveillance and assessments). Knowledge of radioactive waste management requirements and knowledge of DOE Orders and Laboratory environmental/waste management policies and procedures is also desired. Active Q Clearance is desired.

Education: Environmental Professional 2

Position typically requires a minimum five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Education: Environmental Professional 3

Typically requires a minimum of eight years of related experience. At this level, post-graduate coursework may be desirable.

Notes to Applicants:For full consideration, applicants should submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements (Minimum Job Requirements and Desired Skills) of the position.

Additional Details:

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.

*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.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

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 regards 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.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

The Environment, Safety, and Health Directorate’s mission is to support and enable the Laboratory to accomplish its assigned mission.ADESH tasks are varied, but they all have one focus: protection of the workers, public, and environment while getting work done. Their job is not to say no, but to say how they can help you accomplish your task.

Employee will work (conduct site visits) in various areas throughout the TA55 FOD that treat and or store hazardous waste and mixed waste. Employee will reside at TA55 FOD facilities.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-667-8695

Contact Name: Gonzales, Christine J

Organization Name: EPC-WMP/Waste Management Programs

Email: cjg@lanl.gov

Job Title: Environmental Professional 2/3

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC66119