Environmental Specialist 2 (31934)
Amentum in currently searching for an Environmental Specialist for their facility near Carlsbad, New Mexico. This is a government contract to the US Department of Energy (DOE) supporting the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). The Regulatory Environmental Services branch of amentum provides regulatory technical expertise on all facets of site generated waste types (radiological and mixed) including, inspections, characterization (sampling), packaging, acceptable knowledge applications, transportation preparation, and waste inventory at the WIPP facility. From the knowledge and files complied with working with these waste streams, various regulatory compliance reports are generated annually for submittal to the state of New Mexico, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Energy Headquarters. In doing these reports staff perform regulatory and scientiﬁc analyses, report and enter pertinent information in Quality Records that defend and utilize waste management inventory data for various regulatory compliance documents. These documents will also receive approval by the site DOE staff.
As an Environmental specialist, you will support the previous noted work scope, and be responsible for authoring / completion of the various reports to the DOE and regulators. The selected candidate, you must reside in Carlsbad or Hobbs, New Mexico. You will have the opportunity to interact with a multidisciplinary personnel with experience in waste management, analytical analysis chemistry, database management, waste characterization, waste packaging and shipping, and waste disposal.
As the selected candidate, you must be a self-starting problem-solver capable of writing and defending reports that support resolution of these issues. Job functions will be carried out with minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment requiring close cooperation, adaptability, initiative, and willingness to accomplish the mission and unique goals Site Environmental Compliance team. You will have latitude for independent action and decision-making in areas of assigned responsibility and must be able to manage multiple tasks concurrently.
The work location is located at the WIPP Facility, a 45 mile (~45 minute) commute from Carlsbad or Hobbs New Mexico.
There will be field work primarily associated with waste sampling and waste inspections. Weekly underground inspections will occur at the WIPP facility in the mine 2150 feet below the surface as well as on the surface.
For full consideration, please submit a resume addressing qualifications and experience related to the stated job requirements for this position.
Education/Experience: Bachelor degree in science (chemistry preferred), environmental management, and 3 years of relevant experience or an advanced degree of relevant experience. Work experience will be evaluated on a case-by-case for an applicant. Position may require travel. Position may require the ability to pass and maintain a Security Clearance. Experience in elements of waste management coordinating and facilitating high proﬁle DOE and Regulator’s meetings including the DOE’s Office of the National TRU Program User Group meeting.
Working knowledge of relevant regulatory policies associated with waste management.
Proven ability to present scientiﬁc and technical data both written and orally to groups of individuals from varied technical background.
Demonstrated ability to manage change, numerous tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
Experience in regulatory applications, audits, and assessments.
Excellent communication skills, oral, and written. Must be comfortable defending work to regulators and stakeholders.
Due to the nature of the work must be a US Citizen
No Dual Citizenship accepted
Experience in developing reports for submittal to the DOE, state regulators, and the EPA.
Working at a U. S Government facility.
Experience providing technical evaluations and recommendations to customers.
Proﬁciency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access.