U.S. nationals: Water Quality Environmental Analyst

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Livermore, CA, USA 🇺🇸

  • Job Code 1: TSS.2 Technical Services & Ops MTS 2
  • Job Code 2: TSS.3 Technical Services & Ops MTS 3
  • Organization: ESH and Quality
  • Category: Environmental, Safety & Health
  • Security Clearance: Anticipated DOE Q clearance (requires U.S. citizenship and a federal background investigation)
  • Pre-Placement Medical Exam: Not applicable
  • Pre-Employment Drug Test: Required for external applicant(s) selected for this position (includes testing for use of marijuana)
  • Position Type: Career Indefinite
  • Referral Bonus: $1500

Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Water Quality Environmental Analyst (EA) to support the Environment, Safety & Health (ES&H) Directorate, Water Resources and Environmental Planning Group.  You will provide comprehensive environmental regulatory compliance support in Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC), Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA), groundwater, and drinking water to LLNL programs as well as support to the Environmental Functional Area (EFA).

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will 

  • Monitor all aspects of SPCC/APSA, groundwater, and drinking water compliance including required permitting, sampling, and reporting.
  • Provide comprehensive environmental support to LLNL programs, in collaboration with senior staff members. 
  • Provide comprehensive technical support to ensure compliance with state and federal environmental regulations.
  • Coordinate and participate in regulatory inspections, audits, and site verifications by internal and external agencies.
  • Provide interpretation and guidance of moderately complex environmental regulations.
  • Prepare detailed permit applications and technical regulatory reports, under limited direction of an environmental subject matter expert (SME).
  • Perform data analysis including statistical analysis of environmental data; maintain spreadsheets and databases.
  • Provide technical and regulatory support to other organizations within the ES&H Directorate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the TSS.3 level

  • Serve as a primary technical contact for environmental regulatory compliance, interpret complex environmental regulations and legislation, negotiate the best compliance solution with regulators, prepare detailed applications and permit related documents, and serve as a resource and collaborate with LLNL programs.
  • Analyze proposed federal, state, and local environmental regulations and DOE requirements on orders for potential legal and operational impacts to LLNL.
  • Conduct highly complex environmental analyses and audits of operations and facilities to identify potential environmental issues and recommend solutions.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Geology, Hydrology, Physical, Chemical, Environmental sciences, Engineering, or related field, or equivalent combination of education, demonstrated knowledge, and relevant experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in SPCC/APSA, groundwater, or drinking water regulatory programs.
  • Experience in submitting and writing water quality regulatory reports or implementing monitoring plans.
  • Experience analyzing, interpreting, and assessing compliance of moderately complex environmental regulations and recommending solutions.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively present, explain and communicate moderately complex technical information to all levels of personnel and management. 
  • Strong analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills to evaluate, interpret, negotiate, recommend and implement actions/solutions for moderately complex problems.
  • Effective organizational skills with detail orientation necessary to handle multiple moderately 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.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment with a broad cross-section of people including effective interpersonal skills with the ability to handle sensitive and confidential issues with tact, discretion, and mature judgment.

Additional qualifications at the TSS.3 level

  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated significant experience in SPCC/APSA, groundwater, or drinking water regulatory compliance.
  • Significant experience analyzing, interpreting, and assessing compliance with complex environmental regulations and recommending and implementing solutions. 

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

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

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 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

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

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.  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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

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