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Los Alamos National Laboratory Program Representation and Transition to Operations Support Coordinator (Operations Support Specialist 1/2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Operation Support Specialist 1 or Operation Support Specialist 2 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.

Join our world class team! The Program Owner Representatives (POR) Division is looking for passionate and determined Operation Support Specialists to work in our Program Representation and Transition to Operations (POR-2) group. The Operation Support Specialist (OSS) is an integral member of the POR Division, supporting large, highly-visible, up to multi-billion dollar projects who support the plutonium strategy at Los Alamos National Laboratory. They will work in conjunction with POR-2 management and team leaders to manage the Transition to Operations (TTO) work scope, cost, and schedule for individual project scope. They will integrate across capital construction projects within the POR project portfolio with key stakeholders and customers at the LANL senior management level (Director’s Office, Deputy Director for Weapons [DDW], Capital Projects Directorate [ALDCP], Facilities and Operations Directorate [ALDOPS], and other Directorate offices) and federal customers (Defense Programs [NA-10, NA-196], Acquisition and Project Management [NA-APM, LANL APM] and the Los Alamos Site Office [NA-LA]) who support the equipment and infrastructure strategy for ALD Weapons Production.

The primary responsibilities for the OSS 1-2 are to support various technical and operational aspects of transition to operations (TTO) and program readiness at the Radiological Laboratory, Utility, and Office Building (RLUOB) and Plutonium Facility (PF-4), participate in integration and verification of the program and user requirements from initial planning through readiness and turnover operations. The OSS 1-2 will be part of a multi-disciplinary team and will work across divisions and directorates supporting various efforts and projects outlined within the POR Project Portfolio.

Operations Support Specialist 1 ($53,500 - $82,800)

The OSS-1 will support the installation and startup of operations (i.e., glovebox installation, and readiness assessments, safety management program compliance) for line-item construction projects within the POR Project Portfolio. Additionally, they will support the leadership and strategic planning of integrating projects with the ongoing operations activities. They should be able to recognize the procedures and regulatory guidance and governance specific to the project and program work in radiological and nuclear facilities such as PF-4, RLUOB, and CMR. They should have knowledge of engineering, safety basis, criticality safety, program operations, or readiness activities relative to complex projects and operations. They are expected to work across divisions and directorates to support diverse technical teams to achieve a common goal.

In addition to the OSS-1 job duties outlined above, job duties at the OSS-2 level include the following:

Operations Support Specialist 2 ($64,400 - $102,300)

The OSS-2 will support the POR management team and POR-2 leads in the implementation of guidance applicable to readiness requirements; oversee and coordinate on-site assessment teams; prepare, organize, and maintain electronic documentation records for review, logistical coordination; and coordinate and support closeout of findings. They are expected to work with participating organizations including construction, radiological protection, criticality safety, fire safety, nuclear safety, waste management, MC&A, physical security, glovebox/room/wing coordination, facility operations, and analytical chemistry/materials characterization groups to coordinate readiness activities. They will support POR projects to support transition from construction through commissioning, turnover, and close out of Design Change Forms in conformance with TA-55 configuration management requirements. In addition, they will support POR-2 leads to ensure project integration with readiness preparations for operational startup, including execution of management self-assessments and hot testing to demonstrate the readiness of AC/MC capabilities. They will also support the preparation and monitoring of cost and schedule data for projects.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Knowledge and Skills : Proven success working independently and as a contributing team member, and being able to interact effectively with all members of an Integrated Project Team (IPT); building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflicts. Ability to develop and nurture effective mid-level internal and external customer relationships. Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Suite applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) or similar applications.

Communication: Excellent oral and written communication skills including presentations to various audiences as well as applying team building concepts.

Additional Job Requirements for Operations Support Specialist 2

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:

Knowledge and Skills: Demonstrated experience working effectively and calmly under pressure of deadlines and changing priorities, to take the initiative and assume responsibility for organization, prioritization and following multiple tasks to completion. Demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems identified while completing work tasks.

Task Management: Experience completing assigned tasks within allotted time and being able to take on additional tasks when needed.

Education/Experience Operations Support Specialist 1: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 2 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Education/Experience at Operations Support Specialist 2: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 5 years of directly related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated hands-on working experience in a radiological facility or Hazard Category 2 Nuclear Facility (e.g., TA-55 PF-4).

  • Unescorted TA55 Access

  • Active Q-Clearance; participation in the Human Reliability Program (HRP) preferred.

  • Familiarity with the implementation of safety management programs or other LANL policies and procedures.

  • Familiarity with assessment processes to include, DOE Assessments, Management Self-Assessments (MSA), or the readiness review process, including familiarity with DOE 0 425.1D, Verification of Readiness to Startup or Restart Nuclear Facilities.

Note to Applicants:

  • For full consideration, please provide a comprehensive resume, which outlines how you meet the minimum and desired skills noted above.

  • This vacancy will close on June 16, 2021 midnight Mountain Standard Time. Note, if it is determined that there is an adequate applicant pool prior to this date, the position may close as early as May 25, 2021.

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.

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.

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)

Additional Details

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.

  • 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.

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



Contact Details
Contact Name Mondragon, Kimberly (Kim)
Email kmondragon@lanl.gov
Work Telephone 505-551-4409
Vacancy Name: IRC85488
Organization Name POR-2/Program Representation & Transition to Ops
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Req ID: IRC85488
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