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Scientific Technologist

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

We have multiple openings for an Environmental Scientific Technologist in the Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H) Directorate, supporting the Technical Services Department (TSD). Within TSD this position will support soil sampling and environmental monitoring activities for construction and demolition projects at LLNL. Additionally, the role will train on other ES&H field support and other safety related activities. This individual will interact with LLNL project managers, construction managers, and multidisciplinary health and safety professionals.

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.

In this role you will

  • Perform soil sampling and field survey activities according to applicable procedures.
  • Provide general technical support, sample screening, and recommendations to assist programmatic personnel in the safe performance of facility and experimental operations.
  • Observe, take measurements of, and analyze basic data from radiological and soil monitoring equipment, systems, and/or operations to determine compliance with established design or procedures. Initiate appropriate corrective action when needed to assure adherence to procedures and design criteria.
  • Obtain, prepare, and assist with analyses of environmental samples.
  • Perform tests and sample analysis associated with experimental operations.
  • Interact with co-workers, scientists, engineers, and skilled technical personnel and keep team management informed of changes to operations/facilities through regular communication.
  • Complete and maintain training, including qualifications establish in Work Control Documents as well as requisite ES&H Technician Training.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Job Responsibilities at the 502.3 Level

  • Lead soil sampling teams in the field and ensure sample screening and shipping is performed in accordance with established procedures.
  • Provide advanced technical support and perform advanced field tests and analysis on experimental operations in a wide variety of multi-discipline activities.
  • Perform advanced measurements, including obtaining, preparing, and management moderately complex sampling programs.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Associate degree in Environmental, Geological, Hydrological Science or related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related scientific area.
  • Intermediate technical knowledge and analytical, decision making and problem-solving skills to acquire and analyze basic data, report results in the form of formal survey maps, forms, databases, spreadsheets, emails and direct communication with programmatic personnel, safety disciplines, and management, and to identify and solve moderately complex technical problems to affected program or individuals.
  • Experience with environmental sampling techniques and detection equipment, or other analytical equipment of similar complexity and knowledge.
  • Effective, high-quality interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to write clear technical documentation for the purposes of documenting surveys, maintenance, work performance, and provide comprehensive technical guidance and training.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment in a fast-paced, schedule-driven environment and able to work various shifts in support of around-the-clock operations.
  • Ability to become medically qualified to wear respiratory and protection equipment, work with toxic and radioactive materials, apply torque, forceful gripping, pressing and pushing with hands and arms, climb ladders up to a height of 30 ft. and carry up to 30 lbs. Able to perform extensive bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, crawling, balancing, and climbing stairs and to work outside.
  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities.

Additional Qualifications at the 502.3 Level

  • Significant related experience in Environmental Sampling, Geological, Hydrological Surveys or related scientific area.
  • Advanced technical skills and knowledge, ability to acquire and analyze complex data, experience in the maintenance and operation of instrumentation and equipment.
  • Experience operating, maintaining, and calibrating sophisticated sampling and detection equipment, or other analytical equipment of similar complexity.

Qualifications We Desire

  • BS degree in a scientific field and relevant experience


All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Flexible Term appointment, which is for a definite period not to exceed six years.

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  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.

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LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

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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. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2.

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Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to 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

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. 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.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form.

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We have multiple openings for an Environmental Scientific Technologist in the Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H) Directorate, supporting the Technical Services Department (TSD). Within TSD this position will support soil sampling and environmental monitoring activities for construction and demolition projects at LLNL. Additionally, the role will train on other ES&H field support and other safety related activities. This individual will interact with LLNL project managers, construction managers, and multidisciplinary health and safety professionals.

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.

In this role you will

  • Perform soil sampling and field survey activities according to applicable procedures.
  • Provide general technical support, sample screening, and recommendations to assist programmatic personnel in the safe performance of facility and experimental operations.
  • Observe, take measurements of, and analyze basic data from radiological and soil monitoring equipment, systems, and/or operations to determine compliance with established design or procedures. Initiate appropriate corrective action when needed to assure adherence to procedures and design criteria.
  • Obtain, prepare, and assist with analyses of environmental samples.
  • Perform tests and sample analysis associated with experimental operations.
  • Interact with co-workers, scientists, engineers, and skilled technical personnel and keep team management informed of changes to operations/facilities through regular communication.
  • Complete and maintain training, including qualifications establish in Work Control Documents as well as requisite ES&H Technician Training.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Job Responsibilities at the 502.3 Level

  • Lead soil sampling teams in the field and ensure sample screening and shipping is performed in accordance with established procedures.
  • Provide advanced technical support and perform advanced field tests and analysis on experimental operations in a wide variety of multi-discipline activities.
  • Perform advanced measurements, including obtaining, preparing, and management moderately complex sampling programs.
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  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Associate degree in Environmental, Geological, Hydrological Science or related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related scientific area.
  • Intermediate technical knowledge and analytical, decision making and problem-solving skills to acquire and analyze basic data, report results in the form of formal survey maps, forms, databases, spreadsheets, emails and direct communication with programmatic personnel, safety disciplines, and management, and to identify and solve moderately complex technical problems to affected program or individuals.
  • Experience with environmental sampling techniques and detection equipment, or other analytical equipment of similar complexity and knowledge.
  • Effective, high-quality interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to write clear technical documentation for the purposes of documenting surveys, maintenance, work performance, and provide comprehensive technical guidance and training.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment in a fast-paced, schedule-driven environment and able to work various shifts in support of around-the-clock operations.
  • Ability to become medically qualified to wear respiratory and protection equipment, work with toxic and radioactive materials, apply torque, forceful gripping, pressing and pushing with hands and arms, climb ladders up to a height of 30 ft. and carry up to 30 lbs. Able to perform extensive bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, crawling, balancing, and climbing stairs and to work outside.
  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities.

Additional Qualifications at the 502.3 Level

  • Significant related experience in Environmental Sampling, Geological, Hydrological Surveys or related scientific area.
  • Advanced technical skills and knowledge, ability to acquire and analyze complex data, experience in the maintenance and operation of instrumentation and equipment.
  • Experience operating, maintaining, and calibrating sophisticated sampling and detection equipment, or other analytical equipment of similar complexity.

Qualifications We Desire

  • BS degree in a scientific field and relevant experience

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Posted: 2022-05-05 Expires: 2022-06-04

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