D&D Coordinator (Material Control & Accountability Specialist 3/4) - Military Veterans
at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Job Title D&D Coordinator (Material Control & Accountability Specialist 3/4)
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name SAFE-NMCA/NUCLEAR MATERIAL CONTROL & ACCOUNTABILITY
What You Will Do
The Nuclear Material Control and Accountability Group is seeking enthusiastic individuals to provide nuclear material safeguards oversight in support of the Weapons Program Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) activities. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the NMCA D&D team and work closely with stakeholders to assure Material Control and Accountability requirements are met. NMCA is a growing organization that supports work/life balance, diversity, and assuring mission success. The successful candidate will need knowledge a strong attention to detail, questioning attitude, and excellent interpersonal skills.
This position will be filled at the Material Control & Accountability Specialist 3/4 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.
D&D Coordinator 3 (MC&A Specialist 3) $87,200 - $142,500
As a D&D Material Controls & Accountability Specialist 3 (D&D MBA Custodian) you will support and enable the Weapons Mission by working closely with stakeholders to facilitate D&D program compliance with Material Control and Accountability requirements. You will perform oversight for the control and accountability of legacy accountable nuclear material, material holdup, and waste items related to D&D activities. You will track all accountable items and ensure physical protective measures are continuously in place in accordance with a security plan until off-site shipment is performed. Additionally, the D&D Coordinator will monitor, analyze, and document nuclear material values in internal and external databases and determine significance of any analytical variances. This position requires the ability to work independently due to the requirement of some non-traditional shift work supporting the D&D program.
D&D Coordinator 4 (MC&A Specialist 4) $96,100 - $159,000
At this level, you will ensure nuclear material control and accountability procedure and regulations are being adhered to, assist staff from the D&D program on preparing for holdup measurements, inventory, provide guidance on how the D&D program will remain in compliance while planning and performing D&D activities, respond to abnormal conditions, participate in lesson's learned and process improvement exercises, and mentor less experienced staff. Ensure SAFE-NMCA oversees implementation of the LANL holdup program.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
- Advanced knowledge and experience in at least one of the following: nuclear facility operations, waste processing, D&D operations, and/or the application of Material Control and Accountability requirements at the operational level.
- Experience implementing and/or providing oversight of nuclear material handling, safeguards, waste, or D&D requirements in a nuclear facility
- Knowledgeable with NDA holdup measurement systems and data analysis methods in support of nuclear material control and accountability requirements
Demonstrated problem solving skills, analytical skills, and the ability to execute technically sound decisions consistent with NMCA procedures, regulatory drivers, and generally accepted accounting principles.
Additional Job Requirements for Material Control & Accountability Specialist 4:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
- Subject matter expertise in one or more of the following: nuclear facility operations, waste processing, D&D operations, and/or the application of Material Control and Accountability requirements at the operational level
- Experience working in a D&D work environment with advanced knowledge of waste handling and MAR requirements
- Advanced knowledge and experience interpreting inventory transactions to ensure good business practices and adherence to policies on accounting for nuclear materials.
Education/Experience at lower level: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience directly related to the occupation. Additional consideration may be given to professionally recognized training and certifications in related fields
Education/Experience at higher level: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree and 12 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. Additional consideration may be given to professionally recognized training and certifications in related fields.
- Knowledge and understanding of MC&A requirements as outlined in DOE O 474.2
- Knowledge of, or experience with, scientific work and/or operations within one or more Material Balance Areas in TA-55 and of TA55-RD-585 Nuclear Materials Control and Accountability Requirements
- Extensive experience with the use of nuclear material accountability systems such as LANMAS
- Experience with implementing successful process improvement projects designed to improve both efficiency and quality
- Experience working with federal clients at headquarters or field office level in a strategic manner to maximize client satisfaction
- Advanced MS Office Suite abilities (e.g. MS Excel, Word, and Power Point)
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is a 1 year.
Note to Applicants:
• Please include a comprehensive resume addressing in detail how they meet the minimum requirements and desired skills.
• This position will require some non-traditional shift work, which includes swing shift, mid-shift, or back-shift. Workdays Monday - Thursday with occasional weekend work to support the construction projects at TA-55. The non-traditional shift work schedule can offer a shift differential of the basic hourly rate.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
- PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
- Dental and vision insurance
- Free basic life and disability insurance
- Paidchildbirth and parental leave
- Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
- Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
- Flexible schedules and time off (PTO and holidays)
- Onsite gyms and wellness programs
- Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Clearance:Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances.Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances.See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.
Incentive Compensation Program:Position iseligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Employment Status Full Time
Appointment Type Regular
Los Alamos, NM
Continue the Mission with Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the world’s most innovative multidisciplinary research institutions. We focus on strategic science initiatives to uphold national security and ensure the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile along with other defense and research-oriented programs.
Los Alamos National Laboratory is a natural fit and next career for veterans and transitioning personnel from all branches of the military. You don’t need to be a scientist or engineer to work with us; we offer a vast array of career opportunities and need veterans’ unique and technical skillsets as we continue to grow. Hands-on and continuing education will equip you for your next mission.