Los Alamos National Laboratory Operations Support Specialist (Operations Support Specialist 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

This position will report to the TA-55 Operations Manager, the main responsibilities of this position will be operational improvements for TA55 Operations or the FOD. The selected candidate will be assigned the Operations Center Supervisor qualification and will be delegated Shift Operations Supervisor (SOS) duties responsible for providing day-to-day oversight to the Operations Center team for periods of time. The SOS will be responsible for providing administration and supervision of day-to-day operations of ADPSM facilities at TA-55, ensuring the safe operation of the nuclear work and the status control of safety systems and work control/work release for all activities within PF-4 and support facilities. The position will have input to performance grading but will not be responsible for evaluations.

This specific OCS may be assigned to a 4-10 schedule from 1330 to 2300 to provide coverage for after hour’s operations requiring a supervisor or assigned a standard 4-10 day shift that may be Monday through Thursday, Tuesday through Friday or Wednesday through Saturday to support TA55 operational requirements.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Expert level experience working within a formal Conduct of Operations framework (DOE or equivalent).

  • Expert experience and understanding of the following aspects of operations management as applied to a Nuclear Facility: systems engineering, work control, hazard identification and analysis, formality of operations implementation, safety basis and TSR development and implementation, configuration management, maintenance management, project management as demonstrated through successful implementation of new activity approval, work control, work request, FSR processes, IWD reviews and approvals.

  • Demonstrated expert level management of operations to comply with Limiting Conditions of Operation (LCO) as specified in the Technical Safety Requirements (TSR), including the management and supervision of surveillances and inspections in support of DSA/TSR compliance.

  • Professional knowledge and experience interpreting and enforcing DOE Orders pertaining to Nuclear Facilities; Understanding of DOE Order 232.1 reporting to include the critique process, reviewing root cause analysis, and participation in lessons learned reviews and meetings.

  • Thorough understanding of the concepts and principles of Integrated Work Management, Integrated Safety Management (ISM) and Integrated Safeguards and Security Management (ISSM), or equivalent non-DOE programs, including experience reviewing, approving, and authorizing both facility and programmatic work as demonstrated through activity approval processes, IWD and work package reviews and approvals.

  • DOE order 426.6 requires High School diploma.

Desired Skills:

  • Understanding of the P115 Verification of Readiness to Start Up or Restart LANL Nuclear Facilities, Activities, and Operations process and related LANL readiness policies.

  • Demonstrated experience with Radiation Protection requirements as specified in 10CFR835.

  • Demonstrated experience with the development or writing of technical procedures.

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.

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.

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_

TA-55 Facility Operations' Mission is to provide Plutonium Science and Manufacturing, and their tenants, with Safe, Secure, Compliant and Available Facilites. We strive for continuous improvement by fostering a learning organization with strong values for safety, people and cost effectiveness.

Maximum Salary: 144800

Minimum Salary: 87800

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Gasca, Alicia M

Organization Name: TA55-OPS/Operations

Email: agasca@lanl.gov

Job Title: Operations Support Specialist (Operations Support Specialist 4)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC69906