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Environmental Safety and Health Associate

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Environmental, Safety & Health | livermore, CA | 10/11/2023

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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 important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$132-360 - $164,328 Annually for the 371.2 level

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.


Job Description

We have an opening for a Senior Health and Safety Associate in the Environment Safety & Health (ES&H) Directorate to support one or more of the Integrated Safety Teams (IST). You will apply specialized and advanced ES&H technical expertise and oversight for a wide variety of complex ES&H tasks in support of R&D operations. You will be expected to possess the skills knowledge and abilities necessary to interact with Safety Disciplines, Facility Management, and Workers. Provide general direction to Health and Safety Technicians as delegated by Technician Supervisor.

You will 

  • Provide specialized and highly advanced technical support to ES&H Technicians, scientists, engineers, and managers supporting safe experimental work in facilities.
  • Analyze and interpret highly complex ES&H related data, share results, identify problems, and plan projects to address ES&H issues or requirements.
  • Qualify staff to operate radiological, industrial hygiene detection and analytical instrumentation and field monitoring equipment in support of contamination control applications.
  • Serve as primary contact and coordinator of technical work for Integrated Safety Team (IST) Disciplines in support of Discipline Action Plan (DAP) requirements and Program requests.
  • Direct and facilitate Health and Safety (H&S) Technicians in implementation of routines, surveys, sampling plans, and documentation as well as interpretation of applicable Work Control Documents.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and develop staff to review instructions and procedures to enhance efficient execution of work responsibilities.
  • Perform highly advanced ES&H surveillance operations; qualify staff to analyze and interpret ES&H instrument readings, analytical, and sampling results in support of IST Disciplines.
  • Provide ES&H direction in support of programmatic, institutional, and emergency support operations.
  • Lead and direct technician staff in complex ES&H related operations such as HEPA replacement, ventilation and piping assessment, workplace evaluations, area contamination assessment and recovery.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Scientific or ES&H related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Advanced skills, knowledge, and abilities in applied safety with emphasis in practical application of radiological, industrial hygiene, industrial safety, and/or environmental surveillance support.
  • Advanced experience operating radiological, industrial hygiene detection, and analytical instrumentation with practical knowledge of contamination control techniques.
  • Significant experience handling multiple projects, with demonstrated ability to collaborate with all levels of staff to achieve goals.
  • Significant experience demonstrating judgement to make independent decisions to support technical ES&H issues.
  • Advanced communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills to provide feedback, clear direction, and interpretation of safety requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience as a qualified Radiological Controls Technician.
  • Medically qualified to wear respiratory and personal protective equipment, and work with toxic and radioactive materials.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience as a qualified DOE Radiological Controls Technician.
  • AHERA Asbestos Inspector qualification and/or AHERA Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Worker qualification.
  • DOE Fissile Material and/or Tritium Handler.
  • Experienced in one or more NIF, ENG, SD, PLS, S300 facilities.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees may be considered for this position.

Site 300

Site 300 is an experimental test site operated by LLNL.  Situated on 7,000 acres in rural foothills approximately six miles southwest of downtown Tracy and 15 miles southeast of Livermore, Site 300 hosts approximately 200 employees with expertise in such fields as engineering, chemistry, biology, and environmental restoration. Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis).

Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. 

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 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.

We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Reasonable Accommodation

Our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory.  If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request. 

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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