Emergency Preparedness Lead

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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We have an opening for an Emergency Preparedness Lead. You will be responsible for providing highly advanced technical and administrative direction to staff responsible for emergency planning including the identification of hazards and threats, hazard mitigation, development and preparation of emergency plans; including the training of a large, mostly volunteer Emergency Response Organization and the emergency drill and exercise program. You will complete tasks and supervise others in the development and maintenance of a technical basis for the programs, drills and exercises, off-site agencies liaison, and readiness assurance. This position is in the Emergency Program Organization in the Emergency Management Department. You may conduct occasional work at Site 300 in Tracy, CA.

Essential Duties
- Provide highly advanced technical and administrative leadership of technical or operational tasks of large multi-disciplinary and diverse team of engineers, technicians, and employees in planning the response to emergencies.
- Lead and direct the technical work of others responsible for the technical basis of the emergency programs including the Emergency Planning Hazards Assessments (EPHAs) for those LLNL facilities containing significant hazardous materials, which involves the application of rigorous hazards analysis modeling.
- Manage the LLNL Drill and Exercise Program consistent with the requirements of DOE Order 151.1D and associated guides for Site 200 and Site 300, including the multi-year drill and exercise plan for all facilities with significant quantities of hazardous materials; develop and maintain drill and exercise metrics to promote readiness assurance.
- Lead and direct the work of others who ensure readiness including all DOE-Headquarters and DNFSB assessments of the emergency programs.
- Lead and direct the work of others who maintain a comprehensive training curriculum and conduct training courses and training drills for the Emergency Response Organization that ensures proficiency.
- Develop new ideas, modify approaches, and conduct strategic planning for emergency preparedness for a work force of 7500 people.
- Participate and respond to actual emergencies as a member of the Emergency Response Organization.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Bachelors degree in engineering technology, science, business, or other relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Advanced technical leadership skills and significant experience leading and/or directing the technical work of others responsible for emergency response planning including conducting training courses.
- Extensive experience in emergency management programs and planning; and advanced knowledge of DOE Order 151.1D Emergency Exercise Program requirements.
- Extensive experience with the documents that form the technical basis of emergency plans; including knowledge of dispersion modeling of hazardous materials.
- Highly advanced technical, critical thinking, and decision-making skills necessary to independently advise and recommend appropriate actions and implement solutions to solve complex technical emergency planning problems.
- Ability to work collaboratively, effectively, and diplomatically in a diverse team environment and to cultivate and foster strong working relationships with diverse team members, emergency response personnel, Laboratory management, and external contacts.
- Highly advanced communication skills both verbal and written, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present and explain complex technical information.
- Ability to respond to an off-hour emergency; ability to travel to S300 in Tracy, CA.

Desired Qualifications
- Masters degree in a scientific or engineering discipline.
- Significant experience managing regulatory interpretation and implementation of Department of Energy and Federal regulations
- Emergency planning experience at other DOE or NRC facilities; Supervisory experience in emergency management.

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.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet 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. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis).

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.Site 300 is an experimental test site operated by LLNL. Situated on 7,000 acres in rural foothills approximately six miles southwest of downtown Tracy and 15 miles southeast of Livermore, Site 300 hosts approximately 200 employees with expertise in such fields as engineering, chemistry, biology, and environmental restoration.LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. 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, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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