Los Alamos National Laboratory Occurrence Investigator (Contract Assurance Specialist 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Reporting to the Team Leader of Institutional Reporting, you will support and partner with the Facility Operations Directors (FODs) in identifying and responding to abnormal events, obtaining witness information, investigating facts leading up to and during the abnormal events, comparing process related documentation to the event facts and categorizing events in line with criteria detailed in DOE Order 232.2A. You will prepare the written content of occurrence reports for submittal to the DOE Occurrence Reporting and Processing System (ORPS) and perform causal analyses of events at all levels as requested by FODs or required by DOE Order 232.2A. You will do this by partnering with management staff with a broad range of operational and Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) subject matter experts (SMEs) evaluating the severity of safety or compliance consequences and apply a graded approach to the investigation.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Contractor Assurance System
Extensive working knowledge in one or more of the following Contractor Assurance System (CAS) related areas: audits and assessments; lessons learned; metrics; trending; risk characterization; issues and corrective actions management; process improvement; compliance; or investigations.
Demonstrated experience in writing clearly and effectively with minimal editorial changes. You will work with FODs and relevant SMEs to capture the facts surrounding events in a clear and concise manner, while ensuring the key details are captured and understood by the reader.
Experience gathering and analyzing information that is reported and presented to a management team and/or external customer. Demonstrated working knowledge of one or more methods of formal causal analysis (e.g. 5-why, change analysis, barrier analysis, events and causal factor charts, ishikawa diagram).
Advanced experience successfully interacting with management and customers with strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to lead and engage people. Proven success working independently and in a team environment, with both internal and external customers.
Education and Years of Relevant Experience
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited institution and a minimum of eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
Knowledge of LANL organization structure, policies, and procedures. Demonstrated working knowledge or competency in one or more of the following disciplines: occupational safety; industrial hygiene; health physics; environmental and waste management; regulatory compliance; US Navy or commercial nuclear reactor operations; radiation protection; or safety basis; or conduct of operations. Working knowledge of DOE Order 232.2A, DOE regulations for Worker Safety and Health, Nuclear Safety, Classified Information Security and DOE Order 226.1B
Recognized causal analysis qualification and proficiency of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.).
Active DOE “Q” or other Top Secret clearance.
Location: This position will be part of the Laboratory’s Telework Pilot and may work from a remote/home location within a two-hour ground commute of the Laboratory. Employee participation in the Telework Pilot may be shortened or extended at the manager’s discretion. Ability to report on-site is a must for this position.
COVID Vaccine :
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
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 1 year.
Note to Applicants: Along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications.
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
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, 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. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
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.
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 PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Contact Name Hamilton, Junior Victor Edward (Junior)
Vacancy Name: IRC92735
Organization Name IQPA-PA/QPA-Performance Assurance
Minimum Salary 94100
Maximum Salary 155700
Req ID: IRC92735
Category: Contract Management