Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is seeking an experienced Environmental Services Group Leader to join the Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) Division. This management-level position will provide strategic, programmatic and technical management and leadership to the Environmental Services Group, which is responsible for the environmental protection, compliance and restoration functional areas at Berkeley Lab. As part of the Environment, Waste and Radiation Protection leadership team, this position will advise EH&S leadership on strategies to address regulatory matters, control environmental or public health hazards, and minimize liability risks to Berkeley Lab.
This is a rare opportunity for a senior environmental professional to join the Environment, Waste and Radiation Protection Department and work with a high-caliber EH&S team to support scientific research at Berkeley Lab, while building a rewarding career with a highly regarded research institution.
What You Will Do:
As the Environmental Services Group Leader, provide expert-level program management, technical leadership and staff management to a team (currently 14 full-time employees) responsible for environmental protection and restoration activities to ensure alignment with strategies and goals across the wider organization.
Develop staffing and resource utilization plans. Develop and maintain the charter of the team identifying roles, responsibilities, key activities, authorities and interfaces.
Recruit, train, mentor, and develop team members, recognize meritorious performance and build a cohesive, integrated and highly capable team.
Assure accurate and appropriate performance management of employees, including review performance of technical competencies.
Coordinate and oversee all activities in Environmental Services Group, including the development of programs, procedures, evaluations/analysis, work authorization documents, reports, permits, and quality assurance plans and training.
Maintain overall responsibility for cost control over the activities of assigned teams. Approve procurements, and review and certify invoices from subcontractors and regulatory agencies. Make decisions for obtaining supplemental resources and prepare proposals and/or financial justifications.
Maximize coordination, alignment, integration and collaboration between the Environmental Services Group and the Waste and Radiation Protection Groups, the wider EH&S organization, and teams in other Operations and Science Divisions.
Apply significant judgment and broad expert knowledge of environmental compliance/protection and environmental remediation/restoration requirements, industry standards and practices to establish and pursue independent courses of action to ensure internal client service, regulatory compliance and programmatic assurance and quality.
Review and approve environmental compliance program documents and reports prepared by the Group's staff to ensure they are technically accurate, complete, and politically sensitive prior to their submission to regulatory agencies, community environmental groups, Department of Energy (DOE) and EH&S leadership.
Serve as EH&S point-of-contact with DOE and external regulatory agencies on environmental protection and site restoration matters affecting the Laboratory. Maintain effective liaison with points of contact in federal, state, and local regional agencies.
Respond to and lead the response to on-site emergencies. Direct incident investigation and reporting.
Provide strategic management oversight of assigned Environment, Waste and Radiation Protection management systems. Ensure these systems are effective, meet all requirements and needs of Department personnel, and anticipate and meet the business needs of the wider affected Berkeley Lab community.
What is required:
Advanced degree and 15 years of relevant experience in the management and implementation of complex environmental compliance/protection and environmental remediation/restoration programs; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Previous supervisory responsibility and demonstrated experience in effectively leading an interdisciplinary team managing environmental compliance and/or remediation programs. Ability to resolve technical disagreements through leadership.
Extensive knowledge of applicable federal laws, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, and Toxic Substances Control Act.
Knowledge of project management, planning, budgeting and successful human resource/staff management.
Ability to manage several sets of complex tasks and conflicting priorities, particularly direction, management, organization and planning activities related to environmental protection, compliance and restoration.
Excellent written communication skills along with strong organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal effectively with people across all job classification levels to obtain positions most favorable to an organization, and develop and present briefings and reports to high-level management.
Proven ability to provide technical consultation and problem solving support to customer division(s) in the development of innovative solutions and standards relative to new processes and technologies in a dynamic research environment.
Proven success in negotiating and dealing with various regulatory organizations and exhibit sensitivity when dealing with community issues.
Knowledge of federal contractor assurance, quality assurance and compliance assurance management requirements and expectations.
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.