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Environment Safety & Health Professional

Associate | Full-time
Environmental, Safety & Health | livermore, CA | 10/28/2021

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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 multiple openings for early and mid-career ES&H Professionals to provide comprehensive Industrial Hygiene (IH) support to LLNL programs and operations. This position will be on one of the Integrated Safety Teams (ISTs) that directly supports the mission work of the Laboratory. Based upon your experience, there will be opportunities to provide safety and environmental support in addition to industrial hygiene. You will interact with all levels of workers and management to perform your job, including external regulatory agencies.

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 

  • Provide comprehensive industrial hygiene (IH) support for one of the Laboratory’s directorates to ensure worker safety and compliance with applicable federal, state, local regulations, DOE orders.
  • Understand all IH risks in your assigned directorate and report regularly to line management on the health of the IH programs in the directorate you support.
  • Develop working relationships with line managers and workers in your assigned directorate, and maintain field presence to nurture those relationships.
  • Evaluate work activities and work with line management to identify hazards and recommend controls, and observe work being performed to ensure controls are adequate.
  • Conduct health and safety evaluations and inspections of buildings, equipment and apparatus to identify hazards and deficiencies, review collected data, identify trends, and provide recommendations to resolve and prevent recurrence of H&S and occupational exposures.
  • Write and review technical reports. Review and evaluate new/changed H&S standards, procedures, engineering drawings, and diagrams for conformance to H&S workplace standards.
  • Investigate accidents/incidents and reports of occupational injury/illness/exposures for possible causes. Prepare documentation and recommend appropriate measures to eliminate or mitigate reoccurrence. Provide emergency IH-related response support to incidents on-site.
  • Satisfactorily complete the IH professional qualification requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the TSS.3 level

  • Independently provide advanced IH support to LLNL directorates. 
  • Mentor less experienced H&S personnel.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for one or more IH programs.

Qualifications

  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship 
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in scientific, technical, health and safety, industrial hygiene or related field, or the equivalent level of demonstrated education, skills and experience.
  • Experience providing technical guidance, using knowledge of federal regulations and consensus standards, in anticipation, recognition, measurement and control of exposure to physical, chemical, biological, and ergonomic stress factors. Ability to interpret IH monitoring results and compare to legal standards. Ability to qualify and quantify occupational exposures and devise corrective actions.
  • Experience in industrial, research and development, large science, and/or construction/demolition settings. 
  • Experience with or knowledge of at least two of the following:  1) Conducting safety audits, preparing safety plans and technical reports, and successfully working potential worker safety and compliance issues with program customers and external regulators.2)  Implementing IH programs associated with characterization and demolition of contaminated facilities and impacted sites in both laboratory R&D and industrial settings. 3) Participating in emergency response and investigations of incidents or accidents involving hazards relating to IH. Experience applying incident analysis tools (fault tree, 5-why causal analysis, blue dragon).
  • Experience building strong working relationships and trust with a demanding customer base, a strong customer service ethos, and results driven orientation.
  • Experience working independently and in a team environment with a broad cross-section of people and organizations, managing complex projects, and meeting schedules.
  • Situational awareness, problem solving, decision making, and analytical skills necessary to evaluate, interpret, recommend, and reduce/resolve industrial hygiene risks.
  • Communication, facilitation, collaboration, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills necessary to effectively explain, direct, present, advise, negotiate, and influence worker, supervisor, and manager decisions/work practices to reduce IH risks.

Additional qualifications at the TSS.3 level

  • Advanced experience in two or more of the following: 1) Presenting and communicating complex technical information to management, workers, and regulators. 2) Providing technical direction and leadership to health and safety staff on IH related matters. 3) Reviewing and interpreting new health and safety standards and conducting a gap analysis against existing requirements. 4) Identifying Similar Exposure Groups, collecting IH monitoring data, and confirming adequacy of controls.
  • Advanced knowledge of IH federal regulations and other consensus standards.
  • Advanced situational awareness, communication, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills necessary to collaborate in a team environment for synergy. Present and communicate complex technical information to all levels of management, Laboratory personnel, regulatory agencies and key stakeholders.  

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety, or other scientific, technical or health and safety related field.
  • CIH Certification by American Industrial Hygiene Association and/or CSP Certification by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
  • Knowledge of DOE Orders.

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

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.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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.

LLNS is committed to offering reasonable accommodations during the application and recruiting processes due to a disability.  If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via our online form

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