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Transportation Safety Basis Analyst

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Environmental, Safety & Health | livermore, CA | 10/23/2023

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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

$136,500 - $175,272 Annually

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

The Environment, Safety & Health (ES&H) Directorate has an opening for a Safety Basis Analyst to support the Packaging and Transportation Safety Functional Area (PATSFA) who will report to the Safety Basis Division Leader. This role supports the preparation, review, and maintenance of the Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) and Technical Safety Requirements (TSRs) for Site 200 Hazard Category 2 and 3 Packaging and Transportation Operations at LLNL.  The selected candidate will bring experience in hazard analysis for nuclear, radiological, chemical, waste storage, and explosive facilities.

You will 

  • Provide technical leadership in the review and maintenance of PATSFA technical documents such as safety basis calculations, Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ) documents, Documented Safety Analyses (DSA), Technical Safety Requirements (TSRs), and nonnuclear safety basis documents.
  • Prepare and review PATSFA regulatory compliance documents and procedures.
  • Serve as a PATSFA technical liaison to other LLNL programs and activities. 
  • Represent the Safety Basis Division to other organizations at LLNL.      
  • Interface and respond to LLNL and DOE assessments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • BS degree in a scientific or engineering discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Familiarity with application of 10 CFR 830, DOE-STD-1027, and other relevant guidance to Hazard Category 2 and 3 packaging and transportation activities.
  • Familiarity with DOE transportation activities and regulatory structure.
  • Experience with hazard identification and evaluation to facilitate accident scenario development, material release estimates, or documentation of accident consequences and probability of occurrence.
  • Experience writing and reviewing technical and/or regulatory documents and maintaining administrative processes.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills to interact with a wide spectrum of personnel, including mid-level management.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Operational experience with packaging and transportation activities.
  • Experience with application of 10 CFR 71, Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Materials, 49 CFR 173, General Requirements for Shipments and Packaging, DOE O 460.1D, Hazardous Materials Packaging and Transportation Safety, DOE O 461.1C, Packaging and Transportation for Offsite Shipment of Materials of National Security Interest and DOE O 461.2, Onsite Packaging and Transfer of Materials of National Security Interest.
  • Ability to use analytical software (e.g., ALOHA, EPIcode, HOTSPOT, MACCS2).

Additional Information

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

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

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-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.

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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. 

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