Worker Safety and Health Functional Area Manager

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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We have an opening for the Manager of the Worker Safety & Health (WSH) Functional Area (WSH FA). In this role, you will provide day to day management and technical leadership of the functions, disciplines, and personnel within the WSH FA. Additionally, you will be counted on for strategic vision and technical oversight to meet the goals and objectives of WSH FA customers and stakeholders. You will be a key member of the Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) Directorate senior management team and report directly to the Associate Director for ES&H, ensuring that the WSH Programs at the Laboratory are effective, efficient, and compliant in order to enable the safe execution of Laboratory work. This position is in the ES&H Directorate within the Directors Office.

Essential Duties
- Serve as an integral member of the ES&H Directorate senior management team to formulate and execute high level goal setting and strategic planning.
- Provide overall leadership, direction, technical oversight, and personnel administration to the WSH FA while managing the delivery of an innovative, cost-effective, schedule-driven, compliant, and reliable WSH program. The WSH FA includes a variety of safety programs for biological, industrial safety (e.g construction, elevated work surfaces and fall protection, aviation) and industrial hygiene (e.g. chemical, hazardous materials and metals, exposure assessment, confined space, haz com, noise, non-ionizing radiation, and heat stress).
- Engage WSH FA customers and stakeholders to ensure comprehensive integration and teaming to operate with shared fate and as a valued and trusted partner, enabling successful mission execution and enhancing safety performance.
- Provide expert level understanding of WSH-related requirements imposed by the Prime contract to effectively liaison with the DOE Livermore Field Office (LFO) on regulatory interpretation and to resolve highly unusual, complex and/or sensitive technical issues.
- Serve as a key advisor to Directorate and Laboratory senior management on broad issues of WSH. Conduct frequent interactions across organizational lines to gain concurrence/acceptance on complex issues affecting all areas of the Laboratory.
- Develop and maintain meaningful, data driven performance measures for the WSH FA that inform Laboratory decision makers and accurately reflect the health of the WSH FA at the Laboratory.
- Oversee the WSH FAs performance management, salary management, and manage hiring and recruiting activities, including career development of employees and organizational succession management. Maintain a commitment to attract high-quality staff, and to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment.
- Collaborate with and benchmark against other DOE sites to share practices and continuously improve.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Bachelors degree in a science, engineering, or ES&H-related field, or the equivalent combination of education and extensive related experience.
- Significant experience leading and/or managing an ES&H program at a large company or national laboratory with a broad set of worker hazards, including significant experience with strategic planning, workforce planning, managing budgets, organizational dynamics, and establishing strategic and operational goals.
- Significant subject matter expertise in several of the safety programs within the scope of the WSH FA, with expert level knowledge of, and extensive experience interpreting and evaluating, WSH regulations imposed by the Prime contract, demonstrated ability to determine their applicability and impact on operations, and experience evaluating and proposing solutions for issues related to implementation.
- Extensive experience building strong working relationships and trust with a demanding customer base, leading staff in achieving high standards of customer service, and a personal commitment to a customer service ethos.
- Experience successfully collaborating on senior management teams to develop organizational strategy, objectives, measures, and goals.
- Expert situational awareness, problem solving, decision making, and analytical skills necessary to independently advise, recommend, and resolve highly complex problems impacting a large organization.
- Significant experience in performance management and supervision of organizational staff and managers, including performance issues, career development, annual performance appraisals, and salary management with the ability to motivate and inspire a diverse group of personnel.
- Expert communication, facilitation, collaboration, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills necessary to effectively explain, direct, present, advise, negotiate, and influence all levels of management, both internal and external to the Laboratory.

Desired Qualifications
- Masters degree in industrial hygiene, industrial safety, or related field.
- Certification as an Industrial Hygiene and/or Industrial Safety Professional.


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, 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.  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.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

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

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 applying cutting-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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.


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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