Industrial Hygiene & Safety Professional 1/2

This position will be filled at either the Industrial Hygiene & Safety Professional 1 or the Industrial Hygiene & Safety Professional 2 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.

The Associate Laboratory Directorate for Environment, Safety, Health, Quality, and Safeguards and Security (ALDESHQSS) has a need for several operational Industrial Hygiene and Safety Professionals supporting LANL programs and projects at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) through the LANL Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Division. Reporting to the IHS Manager for either STO or UIS, the Industrial Hygiene and Safety (IHS) Professional will be 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 S&H requirements, and mission success. The IHS Professional will use professional concepts and Laboratory objectives to resolve complex issues in creative. The IHS Professional will collaborate with the work force in developing solutions to complex ESH problems that require in-depth analysis of work activities and data. The IHS Professional will promote 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 Team.

IH&S Professional 1 ($64,400-$102,300)

An IH&S Professional 1 works primarily under supervision and follows established directions and receives detailed instructions on new projects or assignments. Work is reviewed for accuracy, soundness of judgment and overall adequacy. They use judgment within defined practices and procedures to determine appropriate action.

The successful candidate will:

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

IH&S Professional 2 ($77,300-$126,000)

An IH&S Professional 2 works under limited direction; receives general instructions on new assignments. Work is evaluated upon completion to ensure objectives have been met. They demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. They determine an approach to solutions, plans, schedules and arranges their own activities in accomplishing objectives.

In addition to the duties outlined above, the IH&S Professional 2 will be required to:

  • Use professional concepts and Laboratory objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Working knowledge of DOE and/or regulatory requirements related to industrial hygiene.
  • Working knowledge of industrial hygiene/safety-related risk assessments and corrective actions.
  • Working 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.
  • Working knowledge and ability to apply the hierarchy of controls to eliminate or mitigate hazards while ensuring mission success.
  • Experience and skill in the preparation and communication of industrial hygiene technical information to technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Experience working effectively in a team environment and ability to take direction until fully qualified.

Additional Job Requirements for IH&S Professional 2

  • In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the IH&S Professional 2 level requires:
  • Working knowledge and experience with unique hazards associated with radiological work.
  • Demonstrated high degree of attention to detail in ensuring data quality objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and accomplish tasks with limited supervision.
  • Experience working in a radiological facility.
  • Experience overseeing work requiring the use of respirators.

Education/Experience at lower level

Position typically requires a Bachelor of Science degree in a technical field or a combination of education and experience.

Education/Experience at higher level

A Bachelor of Science degree in a technical discipline and a minimum of five years of related experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and professional-level experience.

Desired Qualifications

  • Active DOE Clearance
  • Working knowledge of Laboratory organizations, operations, and activities, programs.
  • Knowledge and application of Integrated Safety Management, Integrated Work Management, and other DOE industrial hygiene and safety procedures in a research environment.
  • Experience identifying, applying, and interpreting federal codes, standards, and regulations in several IH program areas, including chemical safety, beryllium, exposure assessment.
  • Broad knowledge of Laboratory organizations, operations and activities.
  • Familiarity with ADESH data collection tools and databases.
  • Trained and fit to wear respiratory protection.