Operations Support Specialist 3

Los Alamos National Laboratory - Los Alamos, NM (30+ days ago)4.3


Organization NameSSE-DO / Strategic Science & Engineering
What You Will Do
Serving as a member of the SSE-DO Readiness Coordinator Team, responsibilities will include supporting various readiness activities to include management self-assessments, contractor readiness assessments, and federal readiness assessments at TA-55. The readiness coordinators are an integral part of the preparation and assessment teams. This position will support the management team and readiness managers in areas such as implementation of guidance applicable to readiness requirements, oversight and coordination of on-sight assessment teams, preparation and electronic organization of documentation records for review, logistical coordination, as well as coordination and support of closeout of findings. The selected candidate will need to be an excellent problem-solver, anticipate challenges or obstacles and tactfully resolve them with minimal supervision. This position works collaboratively with staff from OS-BSI, as well as staff and contractors assigned to the assessment teams.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
Advanced knowledge in the readiness review process, including working knowledge of DOE 0 425.1D, Verification of Readiness to Startup or Restart Nuclear Facilities.
Extensive working experience in developing the Assessment Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs).
Advanced knowledge of facility operations, including familiarity with integrated safety, formality of operations, compliance, performance, safety basis, work control, quality assurance, and performance feedback and improvement.
Advanced knowledge and experience with document control, and records management processes required for work conducted in a nuclear facility.
Advanced knowledge and experience with scheduling software, preferably Outlook.
Advanced knowledge and experience with training and qualification requirements related to DOE O 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, Qualification and Certification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities.
Demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems identified during or affecting the readiness process.

Desired Skills:
Experience using SharePoint document management and storage system.
Knowledge of TA-55/PF-4 programmatic activities, nuclear facility operational requirements, and the safety management programs.
Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development of new methods and process improvement initiatives.
Demonstrated experience in developing and leading a team of professionals to provide a final product, such as a management self-assessment report.
Education: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, postgraduate course work may be expected.

Additional Details:
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.

  • 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.
426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

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.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

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 regards 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

The Strategic Science and Engineering (SSE) Division’s primary mission is to ensure Los Alamos National Laboratory, through the Associate Directorate for Plutonium Science and Manufacturing (ADPSM), successfully executes its mission assignments involving nuclear, science, technology, and weapons components. SSE provides manufacturing systems, industrial and systems engineering, process improvement, equipment design, project management, and research and development expertise and support to the entire cross section of technical programs and groups across the ADPSM directorate. SSE manages the development, communication, and facilitation of ADPSM policies related to startup and readiness, criticality safety, conduct of operations, and the conduct of science and engineering into programmatic work.

Appointment TypeRegular Regular Minimum Salary72500 Maximum Salary118200