Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an opening for a
senior-level Waste Management Professional to join the Environment,
Health, & Safety Division (EHS). In this dynamic role, you will
work across the Laboratory's scientific and operations
organizations to apply your knowledge of chemistry and waste
management techniques, practices and concepts to provide technical
support and manage waste management technical programs. You will
use your knowledge of chemistry to resolve issues related to
hazardous, radioactive, mixed, universal and medical wastes as well
as other Laboratory waste streams. You will also conduct work area
and facility audits, provide technical advice to waste generators
to ensure safe and compliant waste generation, and provide
technical program support and development.
This is a great opportunity to work with an experienced
Environmental, Waste, and Radiation Protection team to support
science and operations at Berkeley Lab, while building a rewarding
career with a highly regarded research institution!
What You Will Do:
Provide guidance, direction and recommendations to research and
operations personnel regarding effective and compliant
implementation of waste management policies, procedures, permits
and regulatory compliance requirements.
Develop and maintain close relationships with Laboratory personnel,
anticipating their needs and supporting planning and implementation
of their objectives by furnishing waste management input.
Provide waste characterization technical support to assigned areas
of research and operations. Classify waste to ensure safety and
compliance to meet on-site TSDF and off-site TSDF Waste Acceptance
Criteria and DOT requirements.
Determine proper application of waste generator's process
knowledge, and/or analytical results necessary to assure safe and
compliant management of waste streams. Identify, establish and
implement analytical methods to ensure accurate waste
characterization and verification.
Identify and implement plans, profiles, protocols, contracts,
documents and manifests necessary to ship waste to off-site TSDFs
or other receiving sites.
Serve as lead on medium to large waste management projects, as well
as participate in multi-disciplinary teams in support of waste
management and integrated safety management in assigned areas.
Develop and deliver training to Laboratory personnel. Develop and
maintain technical program documentation in subject areas assigned
ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and standards.
Compile and submit regulatory reports, requests for information and
other regulatory information. Act as Point of Contact with
regulatory agencies for assigned technical programs.
Provide Quality and Technical Assurance for Berkeley Lab's waste
management program, including for waste characterization,
classification and certification activities; implementation of the
Waste Management QA Plan and waste characterization QA program;
independent inspections, audits, and/or assessments of assigned
areas; and management and maintenance of applicable waste
management files and records.
What is Required:
B.S. in Chemistry and a minimum of 10 years of relevant
experience; or an equivalent combination of education and
Extensive chemistry background with hands-on experience working
with hazardous chemicals, including expert knowledge of standard
chemistry theories, techniques, concepts and practices as applied
to waste or environmental management.
Comprehensive knowledge of federal, state and local regulatory
requirements for management of hazardous waste and transportation
of hazardous materials and/or of radioactive and mixed waste and
transportation of these materials.
Broad knowledge of waste management principles and practices as
applied to research organizations and permitted hazardous waste
Extensive knowledge of EPA sampling and analysis methods and
interpretation of analytical data.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret data as well as
develop solutions to a wide range of very complex problems.
Effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability
to successfully deliver customer service-based technical
Proven ability to interact and work effectively with waste
management technicians and professionals and to deliver
presentations or briefings to interdisciplinary audiences and
senior management Demonstrated ability to apply sound professional
and technical judgment within defined procedures and practices to
determine appropriate actions, including experience in providing
technical advice, guidance, or leadership on medium to large
Experience in ensuring compliance with hazardous waste handling
facility permit requirements.
Applicable professional certification.
Knowledge in project management, and program development and
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid)
from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions
will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the
responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a
conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant
from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab,
1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab
is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination
Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and
supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications
from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups
presently considering scientific research careers.