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Facility Safety Officer

Associate | Full-time
Environmental, Safety & Health | livermore, CA | 07/17/2021

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Facility Safety Officer to support the Nuclear Materials Technology Program (NMTP).  As the Facility Safety Officer (FSO) you will provide high level technical support, collaborate in the continuing implementation of the NMTP ES&H Program, and ensure regulatory and compliance obligations are met.  You will serve as a catalyst for the execution of NMTP’s Integrated Safety Management program through effective with NMTP managers, researchers, operations personnel, and ES&H support organizations. This position is in the Weapons and Complex Integration Directorate.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will

  • Ensure adherence to Facility Safety Plans, and Operational Safety Plans and other facility related safety documents. Analyze and interpret complex data, identify problems and provide original solutions to problems in order to ensure safety plans are adhered and a safe working environment is maintained.
  • Lead Management Assessment teams in support of startup activities including compliance with criticality safety and other safety controls.
  • Serve as an adviser on NMTP operations and facility-specific ES&H issues to the NMTP Assurance Manager, Facility Managers, and Building Coordinators. 
  • Develop, implement, and execute safety related programs including safety briefings. Review and implement facility training and qualification programs to ensure compliance with applicable codes and regulations
  • Maintain safety-related records and databases including the Response Action Forms and Facility Event Reports.
  • Maintains safety-related signs and notifications in the facility including: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA); Health Hazard Communication (HHC); Standard Criticality Control Condition (SCCC); and Facility Manager notices including workstation closure signs, maps, and emergency call lists.
  • Oversee regular field presence through attending pre-job briefs, conducting safety walkdowns, and performing criticality safety evaluations of programmatic activities.
  • Lead Management Assessment teams in support of startup activities
  •  Perform other duties as assigned.

 Additional job responsibilities at the 302.2 level

  • Act as Subject Matter Expert and point of contact for the Superblock on environmental, safety and health matters, advise and assist facility users to assure safe operation and full regulatory compliance.
  • Conduct weekly review of the Facility Activity Schedule, resolve conflicts and maintenance schedules and release work.
  • Act as the primary contact for emergency response and other off-normal events in the facilities such as equipment malfunctions, alarms, and worker injuries.


  • Ability to maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor's degree in occupational or environmental safety and health or related field or equivalent combination of education with extensive related experience.
  • Significant technical knowledge of and experience working in a nuclear facility, nuclear reactor, chemical, high hazard, (e.g., explosive), radiological operations, or similarly complex or highly regulated facility with administrative, ES&H, technical lead and/or supervisory authority and responsibilities.
  • Highly advanced technical expertise and experience planning the integration and implementation of new programs and/or operational best practices; lead and develop innovative principles, theories, and concepts.
  • Experience exercising a high degree of maturity, discretion and judgment with moderate to high programmatic and high safety related consequence of error.  Experience in interpreting and implementing high-hazard facility policies and practices.
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting complex data, reporting results, identifying problems and implementing solutions.
  • Advanced written, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills, specifically the ability to explain and present highly complex ideas as well as to influence employees and all levels of management and work effectively in a collaborative work environment with advanced organizational skills and attention to detail, accuracy and follow-through.
  • Advanced technical leadership or management experience in a research and development environment,
  • Ability to obtain Associate or Fissile Material Handler Certification including respirator certification/qualification.

Additional qualifications at the 302.2 level

  • Very highly advanced knowledge of and experience working with Facility Safety Procedures, Operational Safety Plan and other Work Control documentation.
  • Significant experience ensuring safe and secure operations in complex scientific organization(s); a thorough understanding of a Work Control system and advanced knowledge of high-hazard facility procedures.
  • Advanced knowledge and technical expertise with high-hazard facilities, that include programmatic activities.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above).  If you are selected and a clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

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