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Field Environmental Analyst

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, California, US
Posting live until
18 Jun 2024

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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 important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$118,290 - $182,388 Annually

$118,290 - $151,932 Annually for the TSS.2 Level

$142,050 - $182,388 Annually for the TSS.3 Level

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Field Environmental Analyst (EA) in the Environmental Functional Area (EFA) within the Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) Associate Directorate. As a Field EA in EFA’s Field Support Group you will be deployed to the Integrated Safety Teams where you will enable LLNL programs to achieve comprehensive environmental compliance.

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.

You will

  • Maintain comprehensive understanding of EFA’s compliance areas, permits, procedures and best management practices.
  • Perform routine assessments and observations of operations and facilities to identify potential environmental issues and recommend solutions in accordance with LLNL’s established practices and procedures.
  • Analyze and assess waste storage, treatment, and disposal practices to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal waste laws, rules and regulations as well as with LLNL’s established practices and procedures.
  • Review work control documents, design drawings, and other technical documents to identify permitting requirements or compliance concerns for the Environmental Functional Area and bring these concerns to the attention of relevant subject matter experts for resolution.
  • Review environmental sample results and make applicable recommendations to the program to control environmental aspects and mitigate consequences of releases.
  • Provide Spill and Release response support to environmental incidents on site.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the TSS.3 level

  • Recommend solutions, in coordination with Subject Matter Experts, and based on your knowledge of EFA’s compliance areas, permits, procedures and best management practices.
  • Lead assessments and observations of operations and facilities to identify potential environmental issues, alternatives for control or corrective action, and negotiate, recommend and implement solutions.
  • Conduct complex analyses and assessments of operations, facilities, work control documents, design drawings, and other technical documents to identify permitting requirements or compliance concerns for the Environmental Functional Area, and collaborate with subject matter experts to negotiate, recommend and implement solutions.
  • Write and review technical reports and prepare environmental documents and assist in developing and presenting courses and presentations on environmental topics.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • BS degree in environmental sciences, environmental engineering, chemistry, biology, geology or related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Previous relevant experience with local, state, and federal rules and regulations and providing spill and release response and remediation support.
  • Experience conducting assessment and inspection activities, performing pre-inspection audits, and participating in the investigation of incidents or accidents involving environmental hazards.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and to present and communicate technical information to researchers, other EAs, and relevant technical staff.
  • Demonstrated effective organizational skills with attention to detail 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.
  • Experience working independently and in a team environment with a broad cross-section of people and organizations, and meeting schedules.

Additional qualifications at the TSS.3 level

  • Significant experience in environmental compliance with advanced knowledge of local, state and federal rules and regulations; providing emergency response and remediation support; participating in the investigation of incidents or accidents involving environmental hazards; and conducting assessment and inspection activities.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and demonstrated ability to present and communicate complex technical information to all levels of management, both internal and external to the Laboratory.
  • Demonstrated advanced analytical, decision-making and problem-solving skills to evaluate, interpret, negotiate, recommend and implement actions/solutions for complex problems.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master’s degree in chemistry, environmental sciences, environmental engineering or related field.
  • Familiarity with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), California Hazardous Waste Control Law (HWCL), Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasures (SPCC), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), DOE Orders, radioactive waste management, medical waste requirements and Department of Transportation waste regulations.
  • Familiarity with Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP).
  • Experience with providing environmental compliance support to construction projects or research and development projects.

Additional Information

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

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

Site 300

Site 300 is an experimental test site operated by LLNL. Situated on 7,000 acres in rural foothills approximately six miles southwest of downtown Tracy and 15 miles southeast of Livermore, Site 300 hosts approximately 200 employees with expertise in such fields as engineering, chemistry, biology, and environmental restoration. Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis ).

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. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 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.

We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Reasonable Accommodation

Our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request.

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LLNL digital

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place. Its defining responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Yet LLNL’s mission is broader than stockpile stewardship, as dangers ranging from nuclear proliferation and terrorism, to energy shortages and climate change threaten national security and global stability. The Laboratory’s science and engineering are being applied to achieve breakthroughs for counter-terrorism and non-proliferation, defense and intelligence, energy and environmental security.

Why work for us
LLNL is a recognized Glassdoor Best Places to Work where we stress work–life balance, an excellent 401K, medical, dental and vision benefits, paid leave and flexible work schedules.

Training and development
LLNL’s Education Assistance Program offers support to qualified employees who wish to pursue an academic degree, job-related course work, or a certificate program in a field that is pertinent to the mission of the Laboratory. Support may include reimbursement for tuition, lab, and registration fees. Several on-site university programs make learning even more convenient for employees.

What we are looking for
We offer opportunities in a variety of fields in science and technology. We are home to a diverse population of professionals that includes staff and postdoctoral researchers.

Livermore, CA, USA

Number of employees

Eligible to work in the US

How to apply
Apply online at

Closing date
All year round


Company info
7000 East Avenue
CA 94550
United States

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