Lead Laser Safety Officer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

We have an opening for a Lead Laser Safety Officer to provide advanced support to the Laser Safety Office within the Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) Directorate. You will collaborate and participate in the planning, development, coordinating, monitoring and overall management of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) programs and operations of application of lasers and other non-ionizing radiation safety program requirements. You will interact with workers, supervisors, and managers from across the Laboratory to ensure lasers and other non-ionizing radiation work activities are performed in accordance with applicable standards. The Lead Laser Safety Officer represents the Institutional Laser and Non-Ionizing Radiation (e.g., ultraviolet, microwaves, and radio waves) Safety Program. This position is in the Safety Engineering (SE) Functional Area.

In this role you will

  • Provide advanced Laser Safety support, technical guidance, and implementation of the ANSI Z136.1 American National Standards Institute for the Safe Use of Laser, applicable Integrated Safety Management (ISM) and LLNL ES&H Manual requirements.
  • Investigate accidents, incidents, and reports of occupational injuries, illness, and exposures for possible causes. Prepare documentation and recommend appropriate measures to eliminate or mitigate reoccurrence.
  • Represent the organization as the technical resource by conducting walkthroughs, observations, audits, assessments and reviews of laser and other non-ionizing radiation systems, related work, and program effectiveness.
  • Provide strategic guidance and technical advice to directorate line management, ES&H management of regulatory issues, their potential impact and mitigation.
  • Collaborate with the Safety Education Training Section to develop, instruct, and maintain training courses that provide effective, efficient, and responsive training experiences.
  • Consistently track and develop safety requirements as specified in work control documents including interlock checks, laser parameter tables, and supporting documentation.
  • Develop, manage, and maintain specific laser and other non-ionizing radiation safety program documents.
  • Conduct training and mentorship to junior ESH professionals and stakeholders as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor's degree in a physical science, engineering, or in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene program or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of electrical requirements of ANSI Z136.1 American National Standards, safety rules and regulations, and the ability to interpret and interface various electrical components using these standards.
  • Expert-level experience and demonstrated ability to lead independent work involving Non-Ionizing Radiation, including ultraviolet light, microwaves, radio frequencies, and magnetic fields.
  • Advanced analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills to evaluate, interpret, negotiate, recommend, and implement actions/solutions for highly complex problems.
  • Advanced organizational skills with attention to detail necessary to handle multiple complex tasks in a demanding environment with conflicting priorities, tight and changing deadlines, and frequent interruptions while providing high-level customer service and good follow through.
  • Experience with technical supervision, administration, and resource management necessary to manage a professional/technical team with limited direct authority.
  • Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, and advise senior management, external sponsors, regulators, reviewers, and stakeholders.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master's degree in a physical science, engineering, or in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene program or the equivalent combination of education and significant related experience and demonstrated ability to lead independent work involving Non-Ionizing Radiation, including ultraviolet light, microwaves, radio frequencies, and magnetic fields.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in industrial, laboratory and construction settings. Experience in industrial safety, material handling, cranes, hoisting and rigging, trenching & excavation, electrical safety, LOTO, working at elevated heights and ergonomics in both laboratory R&D and industrial settings.
  • Certification by the Board of Laser Safety Certified Laser Safety Officer and/or Board of Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) and/or ABIH Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and/or ABHP Certified Health Physicist.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • 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 is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory. Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above). If you are selected and a clearance is required, 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. An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship. For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

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.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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In this role you will

  • Provide advanced Laser Safety support, technical guidance, and implementation of the ANSI Z136.1 American National Standards Institute for the Safe Use of Laser, applicable Integrated Safety Management (ISM) and LLNL ES&H Manual requirements.
  • Investigate accidents, incidents, and reports of occupational injuries, illness, and exposures for possible causes. Prepare documentation and recommend appropriate measures to eliminate or mitigate reoccurrence.
  • Represent the organization as the technical resource by conducting walkthroughs, observations, audits, assessments and reviews of laser and other non-ionizing radiation systems, related work, and program effectiveness.
  • Provide strategic guidance and technical advice to directorate line management, ES&H management of regulatory issues, their potential impact and mitigation.
  • Collaborate with the Safety Education Training Section to develop, instruct, and maintain training courses that provide effective, efficient, and responsive training experiences.
  • Consistently track and develop safety requirements as specified in work control documents including interlock checks, laser parameter tables, and supporting documentation.
  • Develop, manage, and maintain specific laser and other non-ionizing radiation safety program documents.
  • Conduct training and mentorship to junior ESH professionals and stakeholders as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor's degree in a physical science, engineering, or in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene program or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of electrical requirements of ANSI Z136.1 American National Standards, safety rules and regulations, and the ability to interpret and interface various electrical components using these standards.
  • Expert-level experience and demonstrated ability to lead independent work involving Non-Ionizing Radiation, including ultraviolet light, microwaves, radio frequencies, and magnetic fields.
  • Advanced analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills to evaluate, interpret, negotiate, recommend, and implement actions/solutions for highly complex problems.
  • Advanced organizational skills with attention to detail necessary to handle multiple complex tasks in a demanding environment with conflicting priorities, tight and changing deadlines, and frequent interruptions while providing high-level customer service and good follow through.
  • Experience with technical supervision, administration, and resource management necessary to manage a professional/technical team with limited direct authority.
  • Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, and advise senior management, external sponsors, regulators, reviewers, and stakeholders.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master's degree in a physical science, engineering, or in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene program or the equivalent combination of education and significant related experience and demonstrated ability to lead independent work involving Non-Ionizing Radiation, including ultraviolet light, microwaves, radio frequencies, and magnetic fields.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in industrial, laboratory and construction settings. Experience in industrial safety, material handling, cranes, hoisting and rigging, trenching & excavation, electrical safety, LOTO, working at elevated heights and ergonomics in both laboratory R&D and industrial settings.
  • Certification by the Board of Laser Safety Certified Laser Safety Officer and/or Board of Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) and/or ABIH Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and/or ABHP Certified Health Physicist.

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