Los Alamos National Laboratory Physical Inventory Officer (Material Control & Accountability Specialist 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Material Control & Accountability Specialist 2/3 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.
Material Control & Accountability Specialist 2, Physical Inventory Officer ($77,300 - $126,000)
The Safeguards – Nuclear Material Control and Accountability (SAFE-NMCA) Group is seeking an energetic, experienced, customer-focused professional to fulfill various Nuclear Material Control and Accountability (NMCA) duties and responsibilities for nuclear material physical inventories. As the Physical Inventory Officer you will help ensure LANL’s compliance with Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) requirements. You will be responsible for the following:
Leading role in scheduling, organizing and conducting nuclear material physical inventories.
Conducts and organizes the Physical Inventory Quality Committee meetings.
Work with other LANL groups and organizational functions to establish, maintain, and decommission nuclear Material Balance Areas (MBA) and locations where nuclear material is handled.
Provides assistance and guidance for NMCA issues to other LANL groups, organizations, and nuclear material stakeholders.
Provides guidance on the implementation of NMCA policy, regulation, and guidelines.
Provide in-person training to MBA Custodians and Alternate Custodians.
Material Control & Accountability Specialist 3, Physical Inventory Officer ($85,400 - $139,600)
In addition to the requirements for the level 2 position mentioned above, at the level 3 position you will work with MBA management to facilitate improvements and resolve discrepancies with the associated MBA. Have advanced knowledge of NMCA policy, regulation, and guidelines to communicate needed improvements and reaching consensus with MBA owners and custodians.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated experience in at least one of the following areas: Inventory Management and Control, Production Control, Nuclear Material Accounting, MBA Custodian duties, application of NMCA requirements, nuclear facility operations, nuclear material waste disposition, or chemical process operations.
Problem solving skills, analytical skills and the ability to execute decisions based on objective evidence and regulatory guidelines.
Experience in effectively communicating in both oral and written formats.
Experience in organizing and establishing priorities for targeted outcomes.
Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point for report generation, presentation, and trending analysis.
Additional Job Requirements for Material Control & Accountability Specialist 3:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the Material Control & Accountability Specialist 3 requires:
Experience working with high-level management to concisely explain complex issues from a regulatory perspective.
High competency level for working in a regulatory environment and regulatory oversight.
Ability to professionally resolve conflict and reach consensus with management and regulatory oversight representatives.
Experience with coordinating schedules and establishing a working relationship with a variety of organizations.
Education/Experience at Material Control & Accountability Specialist 2 level: 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 at Material Control & Accountability Specialist 3 level : 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.
Knowledge of nuclear material control and accountability principles.
Experience in conceptualizing and communicating major elements of nuclear material control and accountability to both technical and non-technical professionals.
Experience interfacing with all levels of management and professionals.
Experience in a regulatory controlled environment.
Note to Applicants:
Please include a comprehensive cover letter addressing in detail how they meet the minimum requirements and desired skills.
Location: This position will be physically 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.
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)
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. SeeDOE 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 PolicyPolicy P701for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Employment Status
Contact Name Land, Brandy Nicole
Vacancy Name: IRC94592
Organization Name SAFE-NMCA/ NUCLEAR MATERIAL CONTROL & ACCOUNTABILITY
Req ID: IRC94592