U.S. nationals: Environmental Professional 2 (Water Quality Compliance)

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos, NM, USA 🇺🇸

Job Title: Environmental Professional 2 (Water Quality Compliance)
Location: Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name: EPC-CP/ Enviromental Compliance Programs
Minimum Salary: 77300
Maximum Salary: 126000

What You Will Do

Join our multi-disciplinary water quality team within Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), a research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. You will utilize your education and experience in this early career environmental professional position to assist in meeting our water quality requirements while widening the depth and breadth of your skills on our multi-disciplinary team. Our team provides technical leadership and direction throughout LANL for compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory requirements.

Reporting to the Water Quality Team Leader within the Environmental Compliance Program Group this Environmental Professional 2 will support:

  • The Water Quality Team in the submission of Notices of Intent (NOIs) under the requirements of NMAC (surface water and groundwater regulatory programs) for various discharges of treated wastewater; collecting and reporting of compliance and performance data; preparing internal/external correspondence, and assisting in responses to regulatory agencies.
  • The Laboratory’s compliance with the NPDES Pesticide Permit program by ensuring proper permit coverage for the facility, maintaining contact with internal groups applying pesticides, and internal/external reporting.
  • Collaboration with the NPDES Program Lead to improve compliance with the NPDES Industrial Outfall Permit, utilizing Environmental Management Systems to facilitate proactive identification of potential compliance issues. Follow through of ground-truthing, sampling, and communication with facilities to improve water discharge compliance processes.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Implementing Regulations

An experienced professional with an understanding of groundwater and surface water regulations including compliance and/or permitting programs. Specifically, generating and maintaining records according to established protocols and regulatory requirements under state regulations and/or EPA regulations for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program.

Problem Solving

Ability and experience to work well in both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing team-based environments through strong interpersonal skills while working effectively within a team environment and providing excellent customer service. Resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways. Provides resolutions to a diverse range of complex problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.

Communication Skills

Demonstrated ability to communicate both verbally (presentations, one on one, meetings) and written (correspondence and reports) in a clear concise manner with superiors, peers, customers, other personnel, and regulators. Proven customer service orientation and consultation skills sufficient to partner with client organizations to implement sound environmental practices.

Water Quality Program Experience

A combination of experience in water quality programs including both field experience (data collection, inspections, and sampling of outfalls, surface waters, and groundwater wells) and non-field experience (environmental management systems, models, geographic information systems, and commercial software packages) used to interpret and report environmental data/information. NPDES Pretreatment Program experience highly desired.

Education/Experience: Requires a BS in Earth Science/Environmental Science/Engineering, or related field and a minimum of 5 years directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Additional Education and Training

An advanced degree in water resources, hydrology or related degree.

Experience Working at a Large Complex Facility

An awareness of organization structure and environmental, health and safety policies, practices and procedures including tools to evaluate potential upcoming environmental projects, track compliance issues, and ensure that required work is documented clearly.


Demonstrated ability to create positive energy within a team environment resulting in an increased role of responsibility.

Data Evaluation

Some experience evaluating hydrologic data, water quality data, or statistical methods for surface water systems and application of these results under a regulatory environment.


This position will be cleared to a DOE “Q” clearance.

Note to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must submit a resume, transcript, and comprehensive cover letter addressing qualifications and experience related to each of the job requirements (Minimum Job Requirements and Desired Qualifications) of the position.

Travel Requirements:

Minimal, attend trainings and conferences.

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.

Vaccination Requirement:

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.

Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid maternity and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 – Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2. Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to [email protected] or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Contact Details

Contact Name: Gonzales, Christine J
Email: [email protected]
Work Telephone: 505-667-8695

Apply By: ASAP