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Industrial Hygiene/ Industrial Safety Professional

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Environmental, Safety & Health | livermore, CA | 03/22/2024

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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

$118,290.00 -  $182,388.00  Annually
$118,290.00  - $151,932.00  Annually for the TSS.2 level
$142,050.00  - $182,388.00  Annually for the TSS.3 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 multiple openings for early and mid-career Industrial Hygiene/ Industrial Safety Professional specializing in Industrial Hygiene (IH) or Industrial Safety (IS) to provide comprehensive 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 the industrial hygiene or safety aspects. 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. 

You will 

  • Under supervision, provide comprehensive safety and/or industrial hygiene support for one of the Laboratory’s directorates to ensure worker safety and compliance with applicable federal, state, local regulations, and DOE orders.
  • Understand IH or IS hazards in your assigned directorate and report regularly to line management on the issues associated with regulatory compliance 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.
  • Serve as the program owner of at least one IH/IS program for the institution.
  • 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 response support to incidents on-site.
  • Satisfactorily complete the ESH Professional qualification requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the TSS.3 level 

  • Independently provide advanced professional support to LLNL directorates. 
  • Mentor less experienced Health & Safety personnel.
  • Serve as a program owner for one or more advanced IH/IS Programs for the institution.


  • 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 exposure 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) Participating in emergency response and investigations of incidents or accidents. 3.) 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 workplace hazards.
  • 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 workplace hazards.

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 safety 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 and compiling exposure monitoring data, and confirming adequacy of controls.
  • Advanced knowledge of federal regulations and other consensus standards.
  • Experience managing ESH programs and developing and tracking performance metrics.
  • 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 Board for Global ESH Credentialing and/or CSP Certification by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
  • Knowledge of DOE Orders.
  • Experience implementing safety programs associated with characterization and demolition of contaminated facilities and impacted sites in both laboratory R&D and industrial settings.

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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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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