Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an opening for a Waste Management Chemist to join the Environment, Health, & Safety Division (EHS). In this 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 field support and continuously improve and maintain 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 Lab waste streams. You will also assist with conducting 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 implementing their objectives by providing waste management input.
Determine proper application of waste generator's process knowledge, and/or analytical results necessary to assure safe and compliant management of waste streams.
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 WACs and DOT requirements.
Identify and implement plans, profiles, protocols, contracts, documents and manifests necessary to ship waste to off-site TSDFs or other receiving sites.
Support the development and deliver training to Lab personnel.
Improve and maintain technical program documentation in assigned subject areas 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.
Participate in multi-disciplinary teams in support of waste management and integrated safety management in assigned areas.
Provide Quality and Technical Assurance for Berkeley Lab's waste management program, including 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 5 years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong chemistry background with hands-on experience working with hazardous chemicals, including knowledge of standard chemistry theories, techniques, concepts and practices as applied to waste or environmental management.
Knowledge of federal, state and local regulatory requirements for management of hazardous waste and transportation of hazardous materials.
Ability to provide analysis and interpretation of data as well as develop solutions to moderately complex problems.
Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to successfully deliver customer service-based technical support.
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 small projects.
Applicable professional certification.
Working knowledge of environment, safety and health principles and theories.
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."
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.