Los Alamos National Laboratory Safety Basis Analyst in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Safety Basis analyst 3 or 4 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.
Working in the Safety Basis Division, the successful candidates will work within a multidisciplinary team performing Documented Safety Analyses and other Safety Basis documentation. The Safety Basis Division is responsible for providing qualified regulatory and safety basis support resources to various Laboratory organizations for meeting compliance requirements. Will initiate/lead planning and evaluate changes in safety basis for operational/mission needs, construction projects and major modifications. Evaluates changes at nuclear facilities in compliance with DOE orders and guides. This function is primarily concerned with safety analysis associated with facility-specific systems and operations.
Safety Basis Analyst 3 ($103,500 [$138,200] $172,800)
Safety Basis Analyst 3 will work with nuclear and non-nuclear facility systems and accepted methods for mitigation of risk from hazardous materials or facilities. Will perform hazard identification, hazard analysis, facility hazard categorization, accident analysis, and selection of controls. Development of associated Safety Basis documents including un-reviewed safety question determinations. Provides Department of Energy based nuclear and non-nuclear risk and hazard analyses for facilities, associated support equipment, and functional specifications and operations to control or eliminate hazards. Identifies the interrelationship of system safety basis requirements to facility design and process operations.
Safety Basis Analyst 4 ($125,200 [$167,900] $210,600)
In addition to the duties outlined above, the Safety Basis Analyst 4 will be required to lead and perform nuclear and non-nuclear risk and hazard analyses to ensure safe operation of nuclear and non-nuclear facilities. Provides procedural direction for development and implementation of safety basis documentation. Lead and perform hazard identification; facility hazard categorization; accident analysis; selection of controls; and development of associated safety basis documents including unreviewed safety question determination; technical safety requirements, safety assessment documents, facility safety plans and analysis.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Provides nuclear and non-nuclear risk and hazard analyses for facilities, associated support equipment, and functional specifications and operations to control or eliminate hazards. The action is often self-initiated and virtually self-supervised.
Initiates and leads planning and evaluating changes in safety basis for operational/mission needs, construction projects and major modifications.
Independently assembles input values, executes and interprets results for multiple safety analysis computer codes.
Applies knowledge and understanding of laboratory processes, structures, systems, and components to application of required safety basis principles.
Provides input to federal and state regulators through industry groups for the writing and revision of regulations.
Develop and review detailed fire environmental dispersion, particulate transport and release, fire, and chemical dispersion calculations to defend control selection for Documented Safety analysis (DSA)
Understands and adheres to all Laboratory and industry regulatory guidance and governance specific to safety basis.
Additional Job Requirements for level-4:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
Individual will lead and perform division level Safety Basis program and operational activities. Provides procedural direction for development and implementation of safety basis policy and procedures in support of the safety basis program.
Extensive experience with performing risk and hazard analyses
Develops and implements elements of 10CFR830 Subpart-A Nuclear Quality
Knowledge of multiple safety analysis code applications and capable of independently applying and interpreting the models and their results
Provides quality assurance, regulatory compliance and requirements implementation support for Safety Basis Division
Develops, designs and implements institutional Safety Basis policies and procedures related to quality, data gathering, analysis, cause and corrective action determination and verification, and process improvement activities
Experience performing Unreviewed Safety Question Determination
Provides direction for internal self-assessment and external management assessment for Safety Basis quality improvement of processes
Interprets, analyzes and resolves conflicting Safety Basis technical/quality issues
Supports and implements software quality requirements for applicable Safety Basis codes per DOE and laboratory standards
Develops audits, assessment scheduling processes that support Safety Basis Division and programmatic requirements
Education/Experience at lower level:
Position requires a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related Science [preference given to BS in nuclear, chemical or mechanical engineering] and a minimum of eight years of relevant 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 in Engineering or related Science [preference given to master’s in nuclear, chemical or mechanical engineering] and a minimum of fifteen years of related experience [master’s desired].
Quality Assurance skills
Knowledge/experience in Causal Analysis
Note to Applicants:
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For full consideration, please provide a cover letter addressing each of the minimum requirements and the desired skills described above.
This position may be subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification
Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities. This DOE Order establishes entry-level requirements to ensure employees in the positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.
This position will be part of the Laboratory’s Telework Pilot and may work from a remote/home location within a two-hour ground commute of the Laboratory. The Telework Pilot is in effect from Oct. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021, but may be shortened or extended at the manager’s discretion. Ability to report on-site is a must for this position.
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 maternity 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.
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.
Term position: Regular-status Laboratory employees applying for term-status positions may retain regular status with approval of the cognizant Principle Associate Director.
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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Cartelli, Christine Jolene (Christy)
Vacancy Name: IRC89178
Organization Name SB-WATS/Waste/Tritium
Req ID: IRC89178