Los Alamos National Laboratory Industrial Hygiene & Safety Professional 3/4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Reporting to the TA55 Deployed Facilities Support ESH Manager, the Industrial Hygiene and Safety (IHS) Professional is responsible for developing, recommending, and implementing programs and procedures associated with the recognition, measurement, evaluation, and control of potential health and safety hazards. The IHS Professional will provide daily industrial hygiene and safety support to programmatic and facility organizations to ensure the protection of workers, compliance with Laboratory ES&H; requirements, and mission success. The IHS Professional will use professional concepts and Laboratory objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways and contribute to the development of new theories and methods. The IHS Professional collaborates with the work force in developing solutions to complex ESH problems that require in-depth analysis of work activities and data. The IHS Professional promotes safety, security, and quality in all operations; exercises prudent fiscal and property management; promotes teamwork within the organization and across the Laboratory; promotes a positive work environment; and delivers exceptional customer service. This position is an opportunity for a motivated, innovative, and customer focused professional to support an established Group.

This position will be filled at either the Industrial Hygiene & Safety Professional 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.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

IH&S; Professional 3 ($87,000 - $144,800)

  • Advanced knowledge, and demonstrated application, of DOE and regulatory requirements related to industrial hygiene and safety in a research environment.

  • Advanced knowledge of and experience implementing industrial hygiene/safety-related risk assessments and corrective actions.

  • Advanced knowledge and application of techniques and procedures for industrial hygiene exposure assessment (both qualitative and quantitative), to include sampling and sampling techniques/instrumentation, sample analysis, and selection/implementation of controls.

  • Advanced skill in the preparation and communication of industrial hygiene/safety technical information to technical and non-technical personnel.

  • Advanced knowledge and ability to apply the hierarchy of controls to eliminate or mitigate hazards while ensuring mission success.

  • Advanced experience and skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions to industrial hygiene and safety related problems.

  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively within a team environment and provide excellent customer service.

  • Trained and fit to wear respiratory protection.

IH&S; Professional 4 ($96,600 - $161,300)

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the IH&S; Professional Level 4 requires:

  • Expert knowledge and application of Integrated Safety Management, Integrated Work Management, and other industrial hygiene and safety procedures.

  • Expert-level knowledge and ability to evaluate hazard controls and exposure data in order to make recommendations and improvements.

  • Expert-level knowledge and ability to develop, review, and evaluate site-specific safety/health programs and requirements.

  • Expert-level experience and skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions and recommending solutions to problems affecting industrial hygiene and safety.

  • Expert level skills in the preparation and presentation of industrial hygiene and safety technical reports and communication with technical and non-technical personnel.

  • Expert-level ability to represent the organization and laboratory on various internal or external boards and committees.

Desired Skills:

  • Broad knowledge of Laboratory organizations, operations, activities.

  • Experience identifying, applying, and interpreting federal codes, standards, and regulations in several IH program areas, including chemical safety, beryllium, exposure assessment.

  • At least one year of experience working in a nuclear facility.

  • Experience with internal (LANL) Environmental Safety & Health data collection tools and databases.


IHS Professional 3: A bachelor’s degree in related technical discipline and a minimum of eight years of related experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and professional-level experience. An advanced degree and relevant professional certification preferred.

IHS Professional 4: A bachelor’s degree in related technical discipline and a minimum of twelve years of related experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and professional-level experience. An advanced degree and relevant professional certification required.

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.

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.

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 Deployed ESH Division is an Environment, Safety and Health multi-disciplinary, cross-functional organization with a focused mission to provide technical ESH services that help the Laboratory, including programs and facility operations, accomplish work. Deployed Facility Support delivers customer-focused strategies while integrating and coordinating ESH requirements, programs, and services to include, but not limited to, Radiation Protection, Industrial Hygiene & Safety, and Environmental Protection. The Division's portfolio includes leveraging the programs and initiatives in supporting non-reactor nuclear and non-nuclear production and R&D; facilities and operations and construction activities.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Cartelli, Christine Jolene (Christy)

Organization Name: DESH-TA55/TA-55 Operations

Email: christyr@lanl.gov

Job Title: Industrial Hygiene & Safety Professional 3/4

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC69626